You've read about Catherine, Roger's mom, in this newsletter before with updates on her health since her fall last April at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. She has had a lot of set backs this year and has moved around a bit for various surgeries and treatments. She is now back at North Park Health in McKinney. Please continue to send her your cards and letters of encouragement.
Roger has resigned as president and Michael Brandenberger our current VP has stepped in to fill the position until the election of officers on January 12th.
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 -
Tuesday, January 14th - SONGWRITER TONY RAMEY (We are BACK at the normal place, CCC.)
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 MARCH 31th - WINTER 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.
EXPIRED IN DEC: Scott White, Buck Morgan, Michael Brandenberger
PLEASE RENEW THIS MONTH: Grady Yates, Steve Erickson, Ray Phillips, Terry Bloss, Kelly Aldous,Tim Malloly, Mikah Young, Carlos Savetman
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 8-12th
1-4 MIDEM, Cannes, France
9. Featured Articles:
It’s compelling when an artist takes a concept and crystallizes it into words you wish you had come up with. For example, let’s say you want to send a message to all the big media companies that are looking to use music from a DIY artist for their television shows but claim "budget restrictions" when it comes to paying for the music they want to license.
Enter Whitey, AKA Nathan White, a Berlin-based electro-rock multi-instrumentalist/composer from London who apparently shuns many standard DIY promotion tactics (like having an official website). He has, nonetheless, crafted a 10-year indie music career and has landed songs on Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, in addition to releasing multiple albums and scoring other notable licensing placements. READ MORE...
By ASCAP100 -- An extraordinary collaboration between 15 top ASCAP songwriter and composer members, including Ne-Yo, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Claudia Brant, Amy Grant, Carter Burwell, Josh Kear, Savan Kotecha, David Lang, Bear McCreary and Stargate.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on the new blog DSA Music Biz News
By Jamie Purpora
Ray Price Has Died
By Associated Press -- Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. He reached the Billboard Hot 100 eight times from 1958-73 and had seven No. 1 hits and more than 100 titles on the Billboard country chart from 1952 to 1989.
An Obituary for the Letter E
By Joshua David Stein -- The letter E, an influential vowel and one of the most frequently used letters in the English language, died yesterday. It was 2,800 years old.
- Stage Tips: Perform Like Hendrix, Townshend and Angus Young