On December 9th, at Sons of Hermann Halls, we announced our song contest winners. Our grand prize winner was Lucia Comnes; Second place was local girl, Gracie Lott, and James Bennett took third place. See the press release about the grand prize winners here: http://dsapress.blogspot.com/2015_01_01_archive.html See the complete list of winners on our song contest page: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com. Our Christmas Party and Awards Dinner was so much fun. Not only did we enjoy performance from some of our semifinalists and winners of the song contest, but we announced the winners of our second Tuesday Meeting Critiques..... drum roll...Song of the Year was Honky Tonk Shrink by Rio King and Songwriter of the Year was Bobby Montgomery. See details here: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/p/awards-dinner-tuesday-december-9-at.html
Thanks so much to those of you who have contributed to the fundraising drive for Dallas Songwriters Association. We back on track with operating expenses for 2015.
Our Second Tuesday Meeting will feature guest speaker, Giovanni Galluccion Social Media for Music. See #2 below.
The Department of Transportation has ruled on regulation of carry on musical instruments. No longer are we at the mercy of the individual airlines. See the Dallas Morning News article.
Workshops and conferences this month include Steve Seskin at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and Austin Songwriters Symposium. February will bring the Folk Alliance to Kansas City.
The Wildflower Performing Songwriter Contest is now accepting entries. See #10 below.
Need to run and do the voting process for the Grammy Awards.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Winners Announced - See the complete list on our contest page. http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/
LUCIA COMNES WINS GRAND PRIZE WITH HER SONG, "NO HIDING PLACE"
WINNER of IPOD: Maxin Senin, Lakewood, CA
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.
EXTREME CO-WRITES - Back by popular demand.
We’re excited to have a collaborative songwriting session with our members for this Tuesday meeting! Bring your guitar and your creativity. We'll divide into groups and will be given an assignment to be completed during our meeting time.
Unfortunately our original speaker for this date can’t make it. We’re planning to reschedule Giovanni Gallucci later in the year to present some great information on how to utilize social media for your songwriting career.
TO BE RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE.
GUEST SPEAKER: Giovanni Gallucci http://gallucci.net. on
Social Media for MusicLearn how to utilize social media for your songwriting career with Giovanni Gallucci.
Free to Members | $5 for visitors
Sign in and Networking begins at 6:30
Announcements at 7PM
Program about 7:30
Song Critiques follow – Members only may enter for $10
DETAILS ON MEETING PROCEDURES
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
Saturday Night at the Angela's at the Crosswalk in Downtown Plano
Featured: Randy Brown, David Byboth
After Show - 9:30 - 11: James Pappas, Buck Morgan, open call.
Featured: Tony Ramey, Jay Johnson
After Show 9:30 - 11: TBA, Harry Hewlett, open call.
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked MARCH 31st
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Elections for Officers and Planning Meeting to be January 10, 10AM - 2PM
Patron Sponsor L1: Ann Cornelius, Suzi Morse
Patron Sponsor: Bill Kapac, Mary Guthrie, Mimi Balkey
Natinee Paris Lawson, Denise Rosier, Al Hovden, ChristianTaylor Michaels, Debra GUSSIN, Deborah Wedekind, Gracie Lott, James Bennett, Rob Lutzwig, Maxim Senin, Mike Hyden, Randy Sauer, Rob Cariddi, Roger Kaye, Stephen Blackwell, Dickey Johnson, Renee Safier
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
EXPIRED IN DEC: Scott White, Brad Davis, Ashley Sichler, Davi Morales
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Grady Yates, Terry Fansler, Ray Phillips, Bill Kapac, Tim Spitzer, Brian Joyner, Cliff Monroe, Troll Mallow, Brit Morgan, Skip Spoonts, Mark Bone, Aaron Rose,Laura Bertwell, Jordy Searcy, Cousin Don Brown, Erin McGee, Bob Fisk, Richard Hunt
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Need Health Insurance? Have questions or need help enrolling in an Affordable Health Plan?
EVERY ARTIST INSURED: HELPING YOU FIND AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE
THIS WORKSHOP WILL:
- Walk you through your Affordable Care Act options and requirements.
- Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed.
- Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with the help of federal subsidies.
- Help you with enrollment!
Community Council of Greater Dallas staff will discuss how to apply for health coverage via healthcare.gov, provide you with assistance in navigating the Marketplace web site and help you with the enrollment process.
This event is free and open to everyone in the visual and performing arts and entertainment. Guests are welcome.
Monday, January 12, 2015 -- Workshops at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Navigators will be available to help you enroll and answer questions after the 2 pm event.
Funded by the Hearst Foundations
Jan 12 2015 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm CST
SAG-AFTRA DFW Local
15110 Dallas Parkway, Suite 440
Dallas Texas 75248
JAN 14 -18 - AUSTIN SONGWRITERS SYMPOSIUM
Feb. 21 The Waymores + SONGWRITER WORKSHOP! mclgrand.com
• SoundEmerge Master Series - Ralph Murphy hosts award winning songwriters.
17 Ruthie Foster at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
14 -18 Austin Songwriters Symposium, Austin Texas http://austinsongwritersgroup.com/
22- 25 Winter NAMM, Anaheim CA
18 - 22 Folk Alliance International and Winter Music Camp, Kansas City, KA http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/
21 The Waymores + SONGWRITER WORKSHOP! at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
14 Willis Alan Ramsey & Special Guest Alison Ramsey
at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
17-22 SXSW Music Conference, Austin http://www.sxsw.com
24-28 Winter Music Conference, Miami, FL
3 - 5 Deep Ellum Festival, Dallas, TX
18 Tom Faulkner at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
13-17 SERFA - South East Regional Folk Alliance, Montreat, NC
15 - 17 Wildflower Festival, Richardson Tx
23 Max Baca & Los TexManiacs at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
13 Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good
at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
9. Featured Articles:
Includes a video of Walter Afanasieff discussing how he and Mariah Carey wrote, "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
Classic Tracks: The Making of LeAnn Rimes' 'Blue'
The story of the recording of "Blue" by LeAnn Rimes is one with many twists and turns, and has now become part of country music lore. Sometimes lost in the tale is that the heart of the story runs through the legacy of producer Norman Petty and his studio in Clovis, N.M.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on DSA Music Biz News
By Chris Cooke -- Today our focus is the music industry's data challenge, that of copyright ownership data. The data that tells us who owns and controls music copyright.
By Stephanie Falvo -- Mechanical royalty calculations are explained with these rate charts. Charts are available for different license configurations including physical, permanent digital downloads, ringtones, subscription services.
By Kathleen Parrish
By David Reeves -- AMAZING set guys, you were great... er we didn't take as much as expected at the bar though, so obviously we won't be able to pay you. Really sorry. I think we have a few bottles of beer left over that you can take'. The band saunter outside into the first rays of sunrise, 2 warm beers between them, full of defiance and resignation.
Showco Founder Jack Calmes Passes at 71
Jack Calmes, who co-founded pioneering concert sound company Showco, died of cancer on January 5 at the age of 71.
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NPR -- John "Jabo" Starks and Clyde Stubblefield laid the grooves on many of James Brown's biggest hits.
Billy Joel Receives the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
[Elizabeth South, is a music teacher in Durham, North Carolina. She's really quite good.]
VIDEO: For Apple, Music Making is For Everybody: New Holiday Ad
By Peter Kirn
By David Raths -- New tech tools that give students control over their music also inspire them to create and innovate.
Weapon Of Choice: Why The Stratocaster Survives
By Robert Goldstein
By Jamie Harris -- "I thought it was a country song and I thought people would be angry at me for covering a country song," [Midler] explained. "Both of my producers said at the time, 'If you don't sing this song, we're going to kill you!'
CRAFT OF SONGWRITING
By Ace Collins from the book: The Stories Behind Country Music's All-Time Greatest 100 Songs
By Kelly Wallace -- Sure, you know 'LOL' ... but what about 'IWSN?'
By Scott Timberg -- Why do people make art, write songs, tell stories? Partly, it's to deal with pain and suffering. This week I spoke to one of my musical heroes about the lineage of dark, gloomy folk songs from the American South — many of them originating in the British Isles, from Child Ballads and the like. Here is what Welch had to say about the tradition of tragedy.
Only 300 entries accepted. 10 finalists compete on May 16 on the Singer Songwriter Stage.
Genres include Acoustic, Folk, Country, Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic.
Four $500 cash awards. Opportunity to perform on the Courtyard Stage.
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/