ASG is offering DSA members a discount to the Symposium in Jan. See workshops #7 below.
I can't believe the year has come and gone. It's been a busy one for me. I hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! and HAPPY NEW YEAR and enjoy your holiday season.
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 -
Lisa Byrn will host our Xmas Party Open Mic (Christmas originals or Christmas covers) Tuesday Dec. 10 at Tino's, Too, 2205 K Ave. near downtown Plano. Networking starts at 6:30, and tunes start around 7. DSA will provide appetizers, but feel free to come for dinner and drinks. This is a great time to bring a friend or spouse to meet your friends at the DSA.
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
Austin Songwriters Group Symposium Jan 8-12thInterested in going?
ASG offers a discounted Symposium registration rate of $175 (50% off!) for Dallas Songwriter Association members.
Please respond to Loretta Dunnaway for the discounted group price.
Sign up for transportation with http://www.megabus.com/ $1 direct bus to Austin Jan 8 and $25 direct bus back to Dallas Jan 12. There is a discounted rate at the hotel Holiday Inn Midtown $79@ nite.
8 -12 ASG Symposium, Austin, TX
25 & 26 10th Annual Songcrafting Seminar at the Bluebird Cafe
19-23 Folk Alliance, Kansas City, MO
7 - 16 SXSW, Austin, TX
4 - 6 Deep Ellum Art Fest, Dallas, Tx
2-4 Dallas Guitar Festival, Fair Park, Dallas, Tx
14-18 SERFA, Montreat, NC
16-18 Wildflower Festival, Richardson, Tx
25-28 SWRFA, Austin, Tx
Arlington Guitar Show, Arlington, Tx
9. Featured Articles:
By ASCAP100 -- Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," recorded by Bing Crosby for the 1942 musical film Holiday Inn, resonated strongly with listeners during World War II...It went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song and today it remains the best-selling single of all time.
By Suzanne LaBarre -- From gospel to grunge, this timeline shows the evolution of rock with addictively clickable audio samples.
By William Loeffler -- Music has always been used in movies or television to signal danger, romance or action...the digital revolution has brought music into countless aspects of our daily lives.
By Ann Powers -- 12 Years a Slave is the most compelling film about music to be released this year, maybe this century...director Steve McQueen [follows] the lead of his fiddler main character, to root out the way music has fed both racism and the fight against it since the time that his hero, Solomon Northrup, first earned his living playing Africanized tunes at white people's parties.
We know that music has a profound affect on people, but what exactly does it do to their brain, their ability to think, make decisions or learn?
By Dangerous Minds
By Matt Diehl -- Way back in the '20s and '30s, Kansas City first got put on the musical map as one of the most esteemed locales for jazz and blues in the country, famed for the nightclubs dotting the neighborhood around 18th Street and Vine. Kansas City was the birthplace of jazz legend Charlie Parker, and the likes of Count Basie and Lester Young made their names there, as did locals like blues titan Big Joe Turner.
By Pat Cerasaro -- "Do-Re-Mi" is reworked and remixed in a compelling and dynamic new manner byway of the new music video headlined by digital music star Mike Tompkins, who directed it, and highlighting popular YouTube personality Chester See.
By Devon Maloney -- This is important, Dylanites. Nearly 50 years after its release, Bob Dylan's classic "Like a Rolling Stone" has finally got an official music video, and it's pretty much the best thing ever: an interactive video that lets the viewer flip through channels on a virtual television and watch such luminaries as Drew Carey on The Price Is Right, Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast and the dudes from Pawn Stars lip-syncing to the 1965 recording of the song.
By Angela Watercutter
49 Female Music Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice
By Ariel Hyatt
By Katten Muchin - Rosenman LLP
By Chris Richards -- [ASCAP member] Shane McAnally — the red-hot country songwriter who helped pen Kacey Musgraves's "Merry Go Round" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" — explains the long, convoluted journey that a song makes from his fingertips, through Music City's time-worn machinery, to the listener's ear. [Thanks to The Copyright Alliance for the link.]
Bob Beckham Dead: Singer, Publisher and Mentor to Dolly Parton Passes Away at 86
By Billy Dukes -- Bob Beckham scored two country hits early in his music career, but soon found his niche on the other side of the radio. The 86-year-old is remembered as a friend and mentor to songwriters like Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton.
By Russ Hughes -- They say nostalgia isn't what it used to be, but perhaps the modern recording world has more than its fair share of rose tinted glasses - you don't see too many computer sites waxing lyrical about wanting to recreate their old gear. [Don't miss the "Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen" video that accompanies this article.]
By Steve Denning
By Jeffrey Marlow -- You're a smart person: a believer in science, an acolyte of technology, a 21st century citizen. So answer this: Could you, and you alone, make something as simple as a pencil?