Next we're at the Wildflower Festival May 16- 18. You can fly your company's banner on our stage by talking to Steve about a space by email. For details see this page http://dallassongwriters.blogspot.com/p/advertise.htm
The Wildflower Festival Songwriters Workshop on Friday, May 16, all day, is an event not to be missed. The fabulous hit writer, Steve Seskin, is mentoring. Go here to register and become a Wildflower Insider.
DSA has announced the date of it's summer picnic pool party and Jam to be the first Saturday in August. Mark your calendar for August 2nd.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Opening Soon
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 - MAY 13
Ted Pearce Speaks On his Career As A Christian Artist at May 13th Meeting
|Christian Artist Ted Pearce|
To hear the winners go to our Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/dsa-best-songs
HARDCOPY OF SONGWRITERS NOTES 2014 SPRING
includes 2013 critiques winners
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked June 30th - SPRING CONTEST
6. MEMBER NEWS -
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Aaron Shook, Richard Braund, Dickey Johnson, George Albert, Dan Roark
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Steve will cover many topics such as writing memorable melodies, show me don't tell me lyric writing, rhyme and metaphor, rewriting and writing truthfully. For more information on these subjects, visit Steve’s website at http://steveseskin.com/.
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Get Acquainted
10:00 am – 4:00 pm - Workshop
Location: Residence Inn by Marriott
1040 Waterwood Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
Maximum Students: 30
Steve will also perform on the Singer Songwriter Stage on
Saturday, May 17 at 3:30 pm.
9. Featured Articles:
ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN Collaborate on MusicMark
To meet the needs of today's changing marketplace, ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN have collaborated to create MusicMark. The new initiative is designed to simplify the music registration process, and create a synchronized picture of the music of the songwriters, composers and music publishers that each performing rights organization (PRO) represents.
By Armen Chakmakian -- Armen Chakmakian is a Grammy-nominated composer, keyboardist and recording artist.
PREZ SEZ: Tune in to DSA President's musings and DSA goings on.
By Sari Delmar
By Bob Boilen -- Baggy pants make different music than skinny jeans. Cowboy hats sound different than fedoras. T-shirt-and-jeans bands make a different noise than suit-and-tie bands. You can often look at a band's clothing and have a pretty good idea what it'll sound like. But what about shoes?
By Jeff Sheinkopf
By Dave Kusek
By Nate Ashcroft -- Hum enables rudimentary songwriting on the go by combining note-taking and recording, so that artists and band members can share ideas with each other via text messages and email.