I have to tell you a very sad thing. DSA member and really special friend, Steve Weisberg has passed away. Please see #6 Member News below for our thoughts. You can also find over 500 postings on Steve's Facebook page.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/Submission Deadline: Sept 16, 2014
Drawing For Free Ipod: Oct 14, 2014
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 11, 2014
Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Dec 9, 2014
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 - June 10
Jay's music has found homes in various genres, from southern rock to blues to americana/country to funk and singer songwriter...so please peruse through the entire catalog - thanks so much!
Jay Johnson is a multi-genre (he hates that term, by the way,) multi-award winning (hates that one, too) performer singer/songwriter. Among his most recent accolades, Jay was nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 Texas Music Awards.
To hear the winners go to our Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/dsa-best-songs
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked June 30th - SPRING CONTEST
6. MEMBER NEWS -
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Michael Roth, Allen Larsen, Wyler Delray, Renee Safier, Cole Dillow, Frank Precure, Mike Myers, Matt Cords, Deanna Washington
Member News :
DSA MEMBER AND LONGTIME FRIEND, STEVE WEISBERG, PASSED AWAY
See this personal article by Barbe and Buck of thoughts about Steve.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
9. Featured Articles:
PREZ SEZ: Tune in to DSA President's musings and DSA goings on.
Throughout the year 2000, NPR presented the stories behind 100 of the most important American musical works of the 20th century, across all styles and genres. [Here they are from the NPR Archives.]
By Robin Hilton
Canada NewsWire -- Results of the Music In Business research study confirm the importance of music to business owners has increased in the last two years, and most businesses believe that the music they play gives them an advantage over the competition.
By Bruce Houghton -- Most U.S. Copyright Office fees, including registration and related services went up as of May 1, 2014.
Much Ado About Copyright's 'Making Available' Right
The Copyright Alliance -- The Copyright Act of 1976 imposes liability upon those who make copyrighted works available to the public without authorization of the copyright owner. Notwithstanding my view that Congress intended such reach, I recommended that Congress clarify the scope of the distribution right in view of dissensus in the courts.
By Dave Kusek -- Building a new site or refurbishing an old one can seem a daunting task, so I've broken it down into 5 things you should keep in mind through the design process
By Kelland Drumgoole –- [Y]ou want to, not only sell your music video, you want to engage with your growing audience and earn more fans. Facebook is the answer for that.
Christmas for Cowboys by Weisberg and Denver
From deep in the bowels of my former singing partner's jam packed, memory laden, death trap of a garage, comes a long lost video (lifted from a Kinescope) of one of our performances as regulars on the daily Tennessee Ernie Ford Show from San Francisco in 1963 ... Most interesting thing about this clip is the tag. Check out Robert Kennedy's apparent total befuddlement as to why he had been forced to be a witness. [Thanks to Hank Jones for risking his life to dredge this 51 year old memory of what it was like to have hair and makeup.] -- DK
By Nina Ulloa
By Clyde Smith -- Play With Your Music (PWYM) is a collaborative effort between faculty from NYU, P2P University and the MIT Media Lab. It's a free learning community organized around an introductory course featuring music, in this session, by Peter Gabriel. Participants will learn remixing basics and work on their own as well as with other students. It starts May 16th.
By Simon Reynolds -- "...I'm always afraid that somebody's going to turn off the tap."
By Kieron Monks -- [I'm waiting for one of these things to set someone on fire.]