Poor David's BW Stevenson Song Contest is underway. See Contests below.
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 - APRIL 8
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 -
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Keith Thompson, Claire Ulanoff, Steve Johnson, Michael Andrews, Kerry McCall, Phillip Wildmon, Andy Schrumpf, Tom Jorden, Loretta Dunnaway, Suzi Moore, Tom Thomas
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
• SoundEmerge Master Series - Ralph Murphy hosts award winning songwriters.
Register and view online. http://soundemerge.com/
9. Featured Articles:
By Jim Fusilli -- The unavoidable conclusion is that most musicians might have invested their time more fruitfully in a place where music was the primary focus of attention.
By Eliot Van Buskirk
By Tom Roland -- The Bluebird, which seats no more than 100 people, has long been a difficult place to get a table. Now, thanks to its central role in the ABC drama Nashville, it's close to impossible.
By Rebecca Macatee
By Nate Rau -- It wasn't played by a rock 'n' roll hero like Bob Dylan or Elvis Presley, but a historic guitar is on sale for $250,000 at a Nashville instrument shop. The guitar is the earliest known Fender Stratocaster, the electric guitar that has built a cult following all its own.
By Katie Hasty, Melinda Newman, Liane Bonin Starr, Daniel Fienberg, Gregory Ellwood, Alan Sepinwall, Dave Lewis and Chris Eggertsen
VIDEO: Rhapsody in Blue Harmonica
This wonderful performance of the George Gershwin classic is from 2009 when the performer, Leung Pak-yue, was 13 years old. [Thanks to Hank Jones for the link.]
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
[Tenacity, veracity and a strong mother who redefined the meaning of the blind leading the blind. If you didn't see this on 60 Minutes – it's worth the time to watch.]
VIDEO: The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts
By 60 Minutes -- Marcus Roberts lost his sight as a child, but gained incredible insight into American music -- inspiring a generation of jazz musicians. CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis reports.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on DSA Music Biz News
By Aaron Ford -- Deciding to spend money to increase awareness of your project is a big decision...I've found that a step-by-step thought-process prevents one from completely blowing it.
Songcoin: A Digital Currency for the Music Industry...
By Nina Ulloa
By Christian Cawley -- Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that you can't? There are in fact three ways to do this, methods that have remained hidden – until now!
By Dave Kusek -- It's the success every musician dreams about – making it big on your own. But you know what? It's no fairy tale. The career of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has been a long, hard road – one that a lot of people would have turned away from a long time ago...Here are some key lessons to learn that helped Macklemore and Ryan Lewis find their success.
By Stuart Dredge -- Digital music isn't just a recorded thing: there are a growing number of ways that digital technology – from apps and social media to big data – is having an impact on the live music market.
By Ari Herstand
By Shannon Curtis -- As someone who has made a career as an independent artist, I have found no better way to build a collection of superfans than partnering with existing fans to put on deeply connective concerts in their homes. The remarkable success I've experienced with this model has led me to abandon traditional club touring, instead performing almost 150 house concerts in the last 2 years.
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By Mackenzie Carlin
By Ben Blatt -- What is the most common rhyme in the history of pop music?
• Americana Music Festival Showcase submission open.
• Expo Management looking for anthem song.
* Texas Music Project and Earth Day Rising Star Contest