Big event this month is that we are having a fundraising drive for Dallas Songwriters Association, which is a non-profit educational organization. That means your donations are totally tax deductible and the great news is that a sponsor, who has asked to be un-named, will match our funds raised. Please go to our kagi store online to donate: http://store.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=7TE_LIVE , Or you can donate by mail to: Dallas Songwriters Association, Sammons Center For The Arts, 3630 Harry Hines # 20, Dallas, Tx 75219 See DSA Prez, Michael Brandenberger's full Letter of Request for Support here: http://dsaprezsez.blogspot.com/
We've moved our showcase from the House of Blues to downtown Plano, for the 2nd and 4th Saturday at Angela's.
We have a special show and song critique opportunity with Tony Ramey on October 24th in Mckinney. Did you see Tony when he played on Good Morning Texas? He was wonderful. He has written hits songs for Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery and George Strait. Here's a complete bio: http://tonyramey.com/about-tony/. Some of us went early to the Grapevine Fest to catch his set. I'm expecting a big turn out at this show at the Sanctuary Theater, plus for a price of the show, you get to submit a song for critique by some of Nashville's finest and a chance to attend a workshop later this fall. See #7 below for details.
Coming in November on the Second Tuesday will be our Annual Membership Meeting and Elections. Also, our Web Master, Rachel Wilheim, will unfold the new DSA website to our members explaining the new member only features.
We finally have the results of the Spring Lyric Contest and our Song Contest is in the process of being judged.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST CLOSED - 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 - October 14
Nov: Annual Membership meeting and Elections - Rachel Wilheim will unveil our new website
Dec: Christmas Party and showcase.
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
SPECIAL DATES FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Saturday Night at the Crosswalk at Angela's in Downtown Plano
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked December 31st
One Night Stands by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ
Peace Is Not So Far Away by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ
Turtle Bait by Rio King, Plano, TX
The Old Wrecked Vet by Rio King, Plano, TX
Forever Free by John Mason, Grand Prairie, TX
Letters In The Moonlight by John Mason, Grand Prairie, TX
This Backyard's Rockin' by Sarah Ashley, Maryville, TN
End to End by Mark Paterson, Plano, TX
Workin' For You Ain't Working For Me by John Thomas Lane, Monument, CO
6. MEMBER NEWS -
EXPIRED IN JULY: Lynn Adler
EXPIRED IN AUG: Donna Lisa, Sandra Foster Brown, Alex Gordiscas, Kevin Reardon, Macy Medford
EXPIRED IN SEPT: Bill Honker, Ted Alvarez, Ken Golden, Mary Matthews, Marcus Belmore, Patrick Beck, Marcy Carter.
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Tony Ramey show at The Sanctuary Theater in the Adriatica Village in McKinney, TX on October 24th - Chance for song critique and free workshop.
Tony Ramey and Dig It Deep Publishing will be sponsoring a *FREE* song critique (a $50.00 value service for the price of a $15.00 ticket to a killer singer-songwriter evening out!) where a sound media submission along with the lyrics to a single song will be critiqued by any one of our pool of hit songwriters (Tony Ramey is included in that pool along with the likes of Clay Mills, Darius Rucker and Diamond Rio #1's; Kris Bergsnes, Gold and Platinum records on Wynnona Judd and Tim McGraw; Willie Nance, #1's on George Strait and Brad Paisley; and many others who are good friends and colleagues of Tony Ramey). Specific instructions for submission will be given with confirmation of attendance in the days following the show (a guest book will be provided at the show for active member signatures and emails to check against the Dallas Songwriters membership roster.
But that's not all! Any member of the Dallas Songwriters Association will also have an opportunity to attend a *FREE* 3-4 hour Saturday workshop and clinic to be scheduled in late November-Mid December. All you have to do is the following:
1. Submit, with an RSVP of attendance to this email [email@example.com], a guest list that indicates you're hosting THREE other people who've purchased tickets for the show.
2. When your list is checked against those who sign the guest book and note their "Host" for the evening, the RSVP hosting member gets a free pass to the clinic and workshop!
A couple of items to remember: Make sure your list doesn't duplicate someone else's (in other words, make sure your guests aren't on someone else's guest list); the first RSVP "hosting" email received will take precedence, and duplicates will be disqualified. Keep in mind also that it's fine to host other active members to qualify for the workshop, but duplicates will disqualify hosting members from it. In short, just make sure you be careful whose "guest list" YOUR "guests" are on.
24 Tony Ramey, Sanctuary Theater, McKinney, Tx
16th Three Moon Houce Concert with Tony Ramey.
11 DSA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections
9 DSA Christmas Party - Save the date
9. Featured Articles:
By Sarah Burke -- A new documentary creates an intimate portrait of roots music preservationist and Arhoolie Records' owner Chris Strachwitz. When asked what defines the music he likes, Strachwitz simply said: "It's real ... stuff with guts, intention, and soul." [Must see video: THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!]
By Chris Castle -- Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave) said it best: "Winners never quit and quitters never win. The recording artists of the pre-72 era are winners and we are not quitting until it's all made right for every single one of us."
Barbra Streisand Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Chris Brown at No. 2
By Keith Caulfield -- With the arrival at No. 1, Streisand becomes the only act with No. 1 albums in each of the last six decades.
By Scott Rawdon -- The program, called Music & Memory, trains nursing home staff members, elder-care professionals and family caregivers how to create and provide personalized playlists on digital music players, such as iPods, that enable those struggling with dementia to reconnect with the world through memories triggered by the music they love.
By MitaCarriman, Esq.
By Janelle Rogers
Music Copyright Law explained in a whole new way. In plain English.
By Ellery Bonham
By Paul Resnikoff
By Glenn Peoples -- If you're unsure about the language and processes of music royalties in the United States, a new informational graphic should help. The Music Business Association, also known as Music Biz and formerly known as NARM, has put together a cheat sheet with the help of ASCAP, Harry Fox, The Recording Academy, SESAC and SoundExchange. [Thanks to Laurie Jakobsen for the link.]
By Joe Youorski [Thanks to Janine Coveney for the link.]
By Steve Gordon -- Managers have never played a more important role in the music business than today. And if your musical career has reached a certain level, you probably need one. But what is a music manager, anyway?
[We're not in Kansas anymore.]
38 Maps That Explain The Global Economy
By Matthew Yglesias
By William Yardley -- Gerald Wilson, whose eight-decade career as a jazz composer, arranger, big-band leader and trumpeter spanned generations, styles and geography, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 96.
David Anderle, A&R for Frank Zappa, Beach Boys & More, Dies at 77
By Phil Gallo
David Anderle RIP
By Chris Castle -- When David finally went home to paint, he'd given us all the inspiration of a creative life well lived. And we are all the richer for him. I doubt we will see his kind again. But I will be looking.
By Stephen Thompson -- Eleanor writes via email: "You've tweeted about your hatred of the word 'songstress.' Writing about music is tricky, but what words do you think should ALWAYS be avoided, and why?"