The Dallas Songwriters Song Contest winners have been announced. Our Grand Prize Winner is Jay Gallagher from Philadelphia, PA. See #1 below.
DSA Special events coming up include:
* A booth at the Arlington Guitar Show on Oct 19th and 20th - come out to the show and stop by the booth -
* ST JUDES SONGS THAT SAVE CONTEST DEADLINE APPROACHES
DEADLINE: OCT 16TH
ST JUDES is calling all Singer-Songwriters to enter this free contest and gain exposure for their art. Have your songs heard by Nashville producers, songwriters and record label executives and raise money for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. After fan and social media voting, the finalists will perform their original songs on stage on October 25, 2013 at the Arlington Music Hall in Arlington, Texas. The winner of the Songs that Save Songwriter of the Year competition that evening will go on to perform with some of Nashville's most prestigious songwriters at one of Dallas' top events of the year - the Evening Under the Stars event at the Omni Hotel Dallas on October 26, 2013.
Enter here: http://songsthatsave.com
* Also, coming up in November - DSA director, Will Brown, is chairing a committee producing a Veterans Day event at Tarrant County College, South Campus, in Fort Worth Texas. It will be a mid-day live music event on November 11 featuring performers who are current or former members of the military. Some veterans from the Psychology and Music departments are working on putting together a backing band that will also cover some of the songs from "Songs From the Soul of Service." If you are a performer who is a veteran or current member of the military and you would like to perform during this event please contact Will.
Have a great October. Don't miss going to the State Fair and have a Happy Halloween!
Help DSA today at no cost to you.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Winners Announced.
2013 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest
GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Do You Believe by Jay Gallagher, Philadelphia, PA
JAY GALLAGHER - RECEIVES
A Casio Privia Piano
Looking Glass by Rick Webster, Perth, Australia
wins studio time at
2nd Runner up
wins recording time at
2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
All winning songs are on a CD Compilation that was given out at the Awards Ceremony. To get any 3 double CD's simply make a quarter note donation to DSA through our online store and send us an email to request which 3 years of Cd's you want us to mail you.
2nd TUESDAY WORKSHOP -
JENNI PEAL to SPEAK ON OCTOBER 8
4th place to Mary Guthrie, Braver Than We Want to Be
3rd place to James and Roger, Carribean Moon
2nd place to Casey, The Good War
and 1st place, DSA Song of the Year, to Brooke Malouf for Thank God He Broke Your Heart.
2012 DSA Vern Dailey Songwriter of the Year winner is James Pappas
To hear the winners go to our myspace page.
Did you know that A and R reps from labels and music publishers are listening to our Myspace page each month?
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked Dec 31th - FALL CONTEST
6. MEMBER NEWS -
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS and RENEWALS - SONG CONTEST WINNERS: Whitley Hill, Eric Bettencourt, Brian Kalinec, T Edwin Doss, Brent Benton, Stephen McWhirter, Debra Gussin, Roger Kaye, Kevin Reardon, Rick Webster, Charlie Hill, Arek Religa, Nitanee Paris, Glen Naylor, Katie Hardyman, Kate Diaz, Renee Safier, Randy Sauer, Jay Gallagher, Maureen Fitchen, Denise Rosier, Cal Scott, Eddie Lott.
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Morri Hartgraves
Member News :
Barbara McMillen announces the New York City Staged Reading of "Give Me A Break" on Oct. 25 and 26, 2013 at the Barrow Group Theatre at 312 W36th St. Here's the love song from the show,
"In Your Eyes" from the musical, Give Me A Break.
Former DSA guest speaker and friend, John Bryant, informs me that his group is funding a documentary film on Kickstarter about his group, Stewart Copeland and the creation of a composition for the Dallas Symphony. Check out the complete story, which is very interesting here and maybe you can help them reach their goal of $95,000.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
12 Oktober Fest at Sons of Hermann Hall
15 Deadline for St Judes contest http://songwriterevents.blogspot.com/
15-19 CMJ, NYC http://www.cmj.com
19-20 Indie Week, Toronto, CAN http://canada.indieweek.com/
19 -22 IEBA Conference, Nashville TN http://ieba.org/
25 Contest Winner Performs at St Judes Benefit
25 -26 Staged version of Give Me A Break, NYC
7 - 12 NERFA Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson, NY
12 DSA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections
9. Featured Articles:
By Fresh Air -- With a career that spans rock, pop, country and everything in between, Linda Ronstadt knows no genre, only what her voice can accomplish. [Autobiography: Simple Dreams - A Musical Memoir - by Linda Ronstadt]
By Edictive -- While music styles have been changing for years, and every singer, band or producer tries to bring something brand new to the music industry, a music producers' aim is to make their products popular among the listeners to gain the overall recognition for their achievements in the music sphere.
By Melinda Newman -- Never has a town so little been responsible for such a big sound.
By Eliot Van Buskirk
Bob Berryhill, the original guitarist for the surf band the Surfaris discusses how the 1963 chart topper "Wipe Out" came to be...From the wonderful NAMM Oral History Program
By Shaun Letang
By Chris Castle -- Each recording of a song contains two copyrights: the copyright in the "musical work" or what is commonly called the "song" and the copyright in the recording of the song, commonly called the "track" or the "master." 90% of all mistakes made by anyone in discussions of the online music business start right there.
By Chris Castle -- We will be focusing mostly on the song copyright in Part 2, continuing to address primarily the basis for public performance royalties and the mechanical royalties that currently form the basis for the "streaming mechanical," payable for on-demand streaming services in addition to the public performance royalty.
By Christopher Helman -- Ray Dolby died in San Francisco, age 80. He suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and acute leukemia. A pioneer in the field of sound, Dolby will be remembered as the man who took the hiss out of sound recordings.
By Dave Cool -- HFA serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company's fast and easy online licensing tool. We interviewed HFA's Director of Marketing & Communications, Dalita Keumurian, to find out more about Songfile and the process of recording and releasing cover songs.