|DSA Member and Collin Songwriting student, |
Matt Cord with Stax recording artist, William Bell
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST OPEN - http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/
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 - September 9
Dru uses the software program, Band In A Box, and will demonstrate how songwriters can use it to record and perform their songs.
Nov: Annual Membership meeting and Elections - Rachel Wilheim
Dec: Christmas Party
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked September 30th
6. MEMBER NEWS -
EXPIRED IN JULY: Lynn Adler
EXPIRED IN AUG: Donna Lisa, Sandra Foster Brown, Alex Gordiscas, Kevin Reardon, Macy Medford
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Bill Honker, Ted Alvarez, Ken Golden, Bobby Montgomery, Mary Matthews, Marcus Belmore, Patrick Beck, Marcy Carter, Rio King, Harry Hewlett, Rachel Wilhelm
Member News :
DSA MEMBER AND LONGTIME FRIEND, STEVE WEISBERG, PASSED AWAY
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
23 Art House Feed Back on Songwriting, Dallas, TX
27 Flaco Jemenez concert, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Tx
9 DSA Christmas Party - Save the date
9. Featured Articles:
Music Licensing From A Songwriter's Perspective
By Paul Williams – "[F]ederal regulations that govern how music is licensed — and thus, how songwriters like me are compensated for our work — don't reflect the way people listen to music today."
A Brief History of US Copyright Term
By Terry Hart -- [B]efore we can have a useful discussion on the length of copyright protection, it's necessary to look at how the current term of copyright protection evolved in the US and how that compares to copyright protection in other countries.
PREZ SEZ: Tune in to DSA President's musings and DSA goings on.
By Sari Delmar
Turning 'Likes' Into a Career
By Sheila Marikar -- Social media stars use Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr to build their career
16 Point Band Website Assessment Checklist
By Dave Cool
10 Things I Learned From Releasing an Independent Record...
By Ellery Bonham
Why Songwriters (and Indie Publishers) Need the PROs
By Phil Galdston, Maria Schneider & David Wolfert -- Council of Music Creators [artists] explain the dangers of withdrawing from the PROs.
How To Reach The Best Music Business Contacts. Period.
By Laura Schneider
By Taylor Swift – [Y]ou should know that you're reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying...it's just coming alive.
10 Reasons Why Your Band Is Failing At Social Media
By Ari Herstand
Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones, Dies
By Kristen de Groot
By Tom Huizenga -- Among the dead and the survivors [of World War I] were musicians. We've been listening to some of their creations.
VIDEO: Working For TheWeeknd: GoPro Filmmakers Capture Major Musical Moment
By Doug Levy
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Guitarist Doug Smith masterfully covers Guy Van Duser's arrangement of our nation's proud anthem. [Thanks Willa Hubert for the link. Also, thanks to Willa, who, as the world best assistant, made me appear competent for years.]
20 Most Forced Rhymes In Pop Music History
By Andrew Unterberger
Moog Theremini Melds Analog & Digital
By R. Colin Johnson -- Redesigning the Theremin -- Moog style
By David Newhoff – [T]he word parody itself is frequently used as a catch-all description for a variety of works that are not, in fact, parody.
By Liam Martin -- Fans have been voting for the top 100 riffs since July, choosing from a selection put together by a panel of music critics, record producers, and BBC Radio DJs.