Thanks so much to those of you who have contributed to the fundraising drive for Dallas Songwriters Association. For those of you who haven't yet, there is still time. We are 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 been having a lot of fun at our new showcase at Angela's in Plano the 2nd and fourth Saturday.
Come join us. The food is great and of course, so is the music!
Tony Ramey is playing on Sunday November 16th at 5PM at Grady Yates house concert in North Dallas, Tony has written hits songs for Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery and George Strait. Here's a complete bio: http://tonyramey.com/about-tony/.The deal that Tony was offering at the October show still stands. 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.
The DSA Christmas Party and Song Contest Awards will take place on December 9th at the Sons of Hermann Hall. Semifinalist from our song contest are invited to perform.
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.
If you are not able to attend, please assign your proxy to a fellow member who will be attending. You can do this by email to the member who can present the proxy to cast a vote for you. Or you can email your proxy to me by replying to this message.
Following elections our guest speaker will be DSA's webmaster, Rachel Wilhelm, demonstrating the roll out of our new DSA website. This is very exiting for DSA members because there are many new features in a members only area. Find out how to get the best out of DSA. Don't miss this meeting.
Song Contest Semifinalists Announced, plus, Drawing for the IPOD.
Critiques will follow.
DEC 9 - DSA Christmas Party and Song Contest Awards, Sons Of Hermann Hall
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
SPECIAL DATES FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Saturday Night at the Angela's at the Crosswalk in Downtown Plano
Featured: Sugar Daddy and the MandMs, Terry McCall, Duke McBoagin
After Show - 9:30 - 11: Michael Brandenberger, Mark Evans
Featured: Aaron Shook, Bobby Montgomery
After Show 9:30 - 11: David Byboth, Trevor Dahlen
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 -
Patron Sponsor L3: Bobby Montgomery, Harry Hewlett, Latoya Cooper, Kent Poynor, Ken Duren, Terry Bloss, Martha Myre, Michael Brandenberger
Patron Sponsor L1: Ann Cornelius, Suzi Morse
Patron Sponsor: Bill Kapac, Mary Guthrie
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, Mary Matthews, Marcus Belmore, Patrick Beck, Marcy Carter.
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: BC Cornish, Jasmine Dia, Richard Hopson, Gigi Gostas, Randy Brown, Mimi Balkey
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Tony Ramey show at Grady Yates House Concert in North Dallas on November 16th - Chance for song critique and free workshop. RSVP here to get your name on the list. $20 cash at the Door. LIMITED SEATING
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.
16th Three Moon Houce Concert with Tony Ramey.
11 DSA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections
16 Tony Ramey House Concert
9 DSA Christmas Party and Song Contest Awards showcase - Sons of Hermann Hall
9. Featured Articles:
By Shirley Halperin, Andrew Hampp -- U2 has gone from setting records to breaking them and, with the band's game-changing Apple partnership, simply defying all imaginable expectations.
By Amy Davidson -- "Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people's playlists ever again? It's really rude."
Nielsen's Music 360: Americans Make Music Top Entertainment Choice
By Willard Foxton-- It strikes me that art is less valuable than it's ever been. If we consume it more, but value it less, what does that mean for society? [Thanks to Neil Turkewitz for the link.]
By Debra A. Klein -- Max Martin has written more than 50 top ten hits worldwide, including sales of over 135 million singles, but unlike other top sellers, very few people except those in the industry, or who scrutinize liner notes, know his name.
By Courtney Harding
By Jesse Lakes
By Nick Fuller -- Songwriting and performing music are still super competitive occupations, fraught with daunting uncertainty; but today looks like a better day than ever before to make a dent in the music universe...
By Dave Kusek -- Every musician has to start out booking their own gigs, but, as you've probably realized, this is a lot easier said than done...For promoters, it's a game of risk management - they want to book bands they know will fill the room - so getting the spot as a new band can be very tricky.
By Christiane Cargill Kinney -- On October 2, 2014, the United States Tax Court issued its decision in favor of artist Susan Crile, and found that she had indeed "met her burden of proving that in carrying on her activity as an artist, she had an actual and a honest objective of making a profit," even though she oftentimes did not, and that she should be considered a "professional artist" under the tax laws. What does this mean for artists as a whole?
By Dean Kay -- Tears are welling as I post this. Steve was a good friend, a massive talent and a caring person when it came to others - especially in the creative community. All who knew him, loved him. We will miss him dearly. I will especially miss his humor and the fact that he was always ready with the right prescription when the best medicine for any situation was a good laugh. God's speed my friend.
NPR Staff -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Carlos...has become one of the world's most celebrated musicians, a destiny that was difficult to imagine during his childhood in a small Mexican town. ... Santana shares his journey from Autlán, Mexico, to international stardom in his new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. The book is dedicated to his mother, Josefina. [Thanks to the Copyright Alliance for the link.]
By Susannah Alexander
By Taruffi L, Koelsch S.--This study explores listeners' experience of music-evoked sadness. Sadness is typically assumed to be undesirable and is therefore usually avoided in everyday life. Yet the question remains: Why do people seek and appreciate sadness in music?
By Rob Walker -- [Obviously inspired by The Nicholas Brothers]
Song, Lyric and Fiddle Contests
Second annual youth Songwriter and composition competition for ages 10 thru 17. Deadline Feb 1. Submissions are on-line with youtube or MP-3. For Guidelines and prizes, see: http://www.violettesbybecky.com/blog/composition-competition-songwriter/