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
2nd Runner up
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 -
Annual Membership Meeting and Elections November 12.
PLUS + Veteran and songwriter, Capt. Steve Wilson to speak following elections.
Jan: Tony Ramey
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.
Member News :
Brook Malouf made the finalists for the Songs That Save contest for St Judes. Her song was performed at the Arlington Music Hall.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
More at: http://dallassongwritersworkshops.blogspot.com/
9. Featured Articles:
By ASCAP -- ASCAP hits its 100-year milestone on February 13th, 2014...As it approaches its birthday, ASCAP is celebrating its 100-year history – and looking ahead to its future – by launching its 100 Years, 100 Days campaign and website today.
By Armand D'Angour -- The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.
By Chris Robley -- Lots of people just aren't aware of how music education can positively affect a young person's entire development, from a boost in learning and verbal skills, to better grades and SAT scores, to just — ya know —feeling good about life in general.
By Anastasia Tsioulcas -- An old video is suddenly making the internet rounds, because living vicariously through a performance nightmare is an ever-popular sport, I guess. It depicts pianist Maria João Pires in front of an audience with conductor and the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Just another day on the job for this elegant Portuguese soloist — until she realizes that she's prepared the wrong concerto for the performance.
Thanks to Larry Ray for the link.
By Cory M. Amron, Tanya Marie Curcio, Joan C.Makley, William H. Oldach III and Christopher M. Ott
By Lukas Camenzind -- With over 7 million copies sold, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" is one of the highest selling singles of the past few years. But WHY was the song such a huge success?
7 Tips For Handling An Embarrassing Rejection
By Bruna Martinuzzi -- We've all been rejected in business, but it's how we deal with it that ultimately defines us.
By Dave Cool
The Life Of Doc Pomus, Songwriter To The Stars
By NPR Staff -- His name would spin around and around on the vinyl, the writer of a thousand songs: Doc Pomus. As the man behind smash records including 's "Viva Las Vegas," "Lonely Avenue" and The Drifters' "This Magic Moment," he shaped the early sound of rock 'n' roll.
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71
By Jon Dolan -- With the Velvet Underground in the late ‘60s, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry.
By Matthew Lobas -- The brand new Sheet Music Direct iPad app features a new design, better ways of discovering new sheet music and the best-in-class performance mode.
By Cari Cole -- Veteran vocal coach Cari Cole talks about proper vocal care and five things you can do to avoid major vocal health issues.
By Stephen Thompson -- Anyone who's ever worked in front of a crowd can tell you what it's like to lose an audience's interest; to feel a shift in the split-second between a moment that works and a moment that causes an audience's entire collective mind to wander simultaneously.
The Making of LeAnn Rimes' 'Spitfire'
During the past few years, LeAnn Rimes’ private life has become tabloid fodder, the result of the public’s insatiable appetite for titillation. Being the constant subject of gossip, rumor and innuendo was understandably horrific for Rimes. So, in a sustained act of self-therapy, the 31-year-old artist, who’s been making records since the age of 13, set about working through the intense emotions she was feeling in the songs she was writing, while also seizing on a handful of outside songs…
By Angela Watercutter -- If Alien taught us anything — besides that Sigourney Weaver is awesome — it's that in space, no one can hear you scream...
By SameOldShawn -- Rap's history has been traced many ways -- through books, documentaries, official compilations, DJ mixes, university archives, even parties. But until now you haven't been able to look at the development of the genre through its building blocks: the actual words used by emcees.