Our Christmas Party is just around the corner. Tuesday, December 9, 7PM at Sons of Hermann Hall. Food, fun and great music, showcasing semifinalists of the song contest. Oh, and we will be announcing the winners. See below for details.
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/
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST Semifinalists announced - 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.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7PM til ?
SONS OF HERMANN HALL, 3414 ELM, DALLAS, TX 75226
FUN, FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC
This event is free, but we will be asking
We will be announcing our song contest winners mixed into a program of performing semifinalist. Who will win, you wonder? Come out to find out.
Afterwards, our Prez, Michael Brandenberger, will be an open mic so everyone has a chance to play.
Parking at Sons of Hermann is a little confusing. There is parking across the street on the east side of the building at the old Brake and Clutch. You can also take the Green Line to the Baylor station and walk east 2 blocks on Elm Street.
Please RSVP to Bobby Montgomery
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
SPECIAL DATE FOR DECEMBER
Saturday Night at the Angela's at the Crosswalk in Downtown Plano
Featured: Marcus Belmore, Mark Evans
After Show - 9:30 - 11: Raquel Wynn, Buck Morgan, open call.
Featured: Lisa Byrn, Rio King
After Show 9:30 - 11: Dan Roark, Harry Hewlett, open call.
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, Bill Honker, Morri Hartgraves
Patron Sponsor L1: Ann Cornelius, Suzi Morse
Patron Sponsor: Bill Kapac, Mary Guthrie, Mary Balkey
EXPIRED IN JULY: Lynn Adler
EXPIRED IN AUG: Donna Lisa, Alex Gordiscas, Kevin Reardon, Macy Medford
EXPIRED IN SEPT: Ted Alvarez, Mary Matthews, Marcus Belmore, Patrick Beck, Marcy Carter.
EXPIRED IN NOV: BC Cornish, Jasmine Dia, Richard Hopson, Gigi Gostas, Randy Brown, Mimi Balkey
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Scott White, Buck Morgan, Brad Davis, Ashley Sichler, Davi Morales
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
9 DSA Christmas Party and Song Contest Awards showcase - Sons of Hermann Hall
14 -18 Austin Songwriters Symposium, Austin Texas http://austinsongwritersgroup.com/
22- 25 Winter NAMM, Anaheim CA FEB
18 - 22 Folk Alliance International and Winter Music Camp, Kansas City, KA http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/
17-22 SXSW Music Conference, Austin http://www.sxsw.com
24-28 Winter Music Conference, Miami, FL
9. Featured Articles:
By Abhilasha Shah
By Terry Hart – What next?
By Paul Riismandel -- I am focusing on the sound quality and fidelity of Deezer Elite, since that is the chief advantage of the service compared to its major competitors, like Spotify.
By Bobby Borg
Encore article on Keys
Keyboardist Ian McLagan dies after a stroke
Former DSA member Louie Cate's most recent cut, Mistletoin'
Bob Lefsetz's playlist for Bobby Keys greatest solos
Spotify link: http://spoti.fi/1vOVofJ
By Tom Huizenga
VIDEO: Interview: Songwriters 'Screwed' By Spotify: NMPA CEOCNBC'S Squawk Alley -- David Israelite, National Music Publishers Association president & CEO, explains how songwriters are getting taken advantage of by streaming services like Spotify and Pandora..."Songwriters don't have any choice, they can't say no, they don't get to negotiate the value of their songs in a free market, and as a result, the value of songwriting has been decimated with these streaming services."
By Anastasia Tsioulcas
Video: Billy Joel - New York State of Mind - ASCAP Centennial Awards
By Valerie Ogden -- Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!
Song, Lyric and Fiddle Contests
20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition http://www.songwriting.net
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/