Our Second Tuesday Meeting will feature guest speaker, Kathy Forste from the internet radio station, KC Cafe. See #2 below.
Workshops and conferences this month include The Waymores at the MCM Grand in Lewisville and the Folk Alliance in Kansas City. SXSW is coming in March. This is Black History Month, I hope you will check out the articles in section 9 about songs in the movie, Selma, and the Centennial Celebration of the Folk Recordings of John Lomax for the Library of Congress. Also,one of those folk songs, Stagger Lee, is a new musical from an SMU Fellow, and is playing now at the Wylie Theater.
Grammy Awards are coming up this Sunday evening, 7PM CT on CBS.
The Wildflower Performing Songwriter Contest is now accepting entries. See #10 below.
BW Stevenson song contest at Poor David's is coming next month.
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
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. details here: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/p/awards-dinner-tuesday-december-9-at.html
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.
KC Cafe Radio Music Director, Kathy Forste, tells Secrets of Getting AirplayMusic Director KATHY FORSTE graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Broadcasting and Film and a minor in music. KC Café Radio is a realization of her two passions, broadcasting and music. Kathy has worked in television and radio for the past 30 years in various capacities. This includes production, master control, programming and development for ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS. Kathy’s passion for music began as a child. At the age of 13 she wrote her first “real song” and has been writing songs and playing guitar ever since. She started performing live about 24 years ago as a solo artist in Oklahoma. She has played everywhere from Seattle, Washington to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Kathy has written, recorded and produced three CD’s, “Mojo Hum”, “Too Late For Regrets” and “Home Fires”. In her role with KC Café Radio Kathy has had the pleasure of interviewing over 60 singer/songwriters for the KC Café Radio website. She is also the sole ear for choosing the music of almost 500 songwriters and 5,000 songs for the playlist on KC Café Radio. In her role as music director she coordinates and books the music for KC Café Radio Concert series which has included such well known acts as the Stray Birds, Jonathan Byrd, Beth Wood, Jeff Campbell and Stephanie Urbina Jones. Kathy is a member of Folk Alliance International and Kansas City Songwriters Group. www.kccaferadio.comhttps://dallassongwriters.org/calendar/2015/01/2nd-tuesday-monthly-dsa-meeting-2/
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
Mar 10 – Annie Litt, DJ from KNON
April 14 – Jim Collins , Country performer, songwriter
May 12 – Ray Baker - publisher, producer, jazz sax player email@example.com
June 9 – Hal Ketchum - tentative
July 14 – Giovianni on Social Media For Songwriters - tenative
August 11 – No Meeting
September 8 – Brooke Malouf - tentative
October 13 - OPEN
November 10 - Annual Membership Meeting
December 8 - Christmas Party and Awards Dinner
Sweet Rolls and Cream by Rio King
We announced the winners of our second Tuesday Meeting Critiques at the Awards Ceremony on December 9th. See details here: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/p/awards-dinner-tuesday-december-9-at.html
Please, feel free to eavesdrop.
Buck, this really IS an honor and I'm having a blast already with Song of the Year acclaim!
While Bobby Montgomery, the recently named Dallas Songwriter of the year, may not have Hollywood girth and brawn, he makes up for it in character.
He more than fills the Duke’s boots when you need someone you can count on.
When Bobby found the Dallas Songwriters, he found a home. He knew there was something valuable here, and things of value need to be cared for. More.....
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
Saturday Night at the Angela's at the Crosswalk in Downtown Plano
Featured: LaToya Cooper, Helene Cronin
After Show 9:30 - 11: Barbe McMillen, Harry Hewlett, open call.
Every 2nd Tuesday 7-9 PM @ Fuel Coffee House 106 Main St, Llano, Texas
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked MARCH 31st
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Officers Elected at the Planning Meeting on January 10, 2015
Bobby Montgomery - Executive VP, VP Programs
Dicky Johnson - Treasurer
Rachel Wilhelm - Tech
Buck Morgan - Showcases/ Open Mics, Workshops
Dan Roark - Lyric Contest Director
Barbe McMillen - Communications, Administration, Newsletter
Joe Milton, Steve Sullivan, Ken Duren and James Pappas - At Large
Patron Sponsor L1: Ann Cornelius, Suzi Morse
Patron Sponsor: Bill Kapac, Mary Guthrie, Mimi Balkey
EXPIRED IN NOV: BC Cornish, Jasmine Dia, Richard Hopson
EXPIRED IN DEC: Scott White, Brad Davis, Ashley Sichler, Davi Morales
EXPIRED IN JAN: 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
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Jonathan Malone, Jesse Anderson, Wayne Dobry, Anthony Castillo, Daniel Zagotta
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Come to this workshop on Saturday, February 21 in Lewisville, Texas to learn their insights on becoming an effective songwriter!
You may be a gigging artist, a seasoned or amateur songwriter, or someone who would just like to write a song; there is a feast of knowledge for everyone.
Contact: Tim Phillips
• SoundEmerge Master Series - Ralph Murphy hosts award winning songwriters.
8 Grammy Awards, 7PM on CBS
18 - 22 Folk Alliance International and Winter Music Camp, Kansas City, KA http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/
14 Tony Ramey at the Rustic, 4PM
21 The Waymores + SONGWRITER WORKSHOP! at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
27 Tony Ramey at the Texas Theater in Greenville
14 Willis Alan Ramsey and 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 and Los TexManiacs at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
13 Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good
at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
9. Featured Articles:
By Nate Rau -- Since 2000, the number of full-time songwriters in Nashville has fallen by 80 percent...The result has been the collapse of Nashville's musical middle class — blue-collar songwriters, studio musicians, producers and bands.
By Charles Alexander -- Recently my favorite reporter at The Tennessean, Nate Rau, wrote a brilliant piece on the collapse of the musicalmiddle class in Nashville. It seemed to be a report that resonated with a lot of Nashville based artists, songwriters, musicians and music business professionals alike. Not too long after that Josh Collum of Sorted Noise, a Nashville music for film/TV and artist services agency painted a more complete picture of the Nashville musical landscape in his Tumblog.
NPR -- Writer Ben Yagoda has set out to explain a shift in American popular culture, one that happened in the early 1950s. Before then, songwriters like Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern wrote popular songs that achieved a notable artistry, both in lyrics and music. That body of work, at least the best of it, came to be known as the American Songbook. By the early 1950s the popular hit song had evolved into a work of less artistic ambition. Novelty and simplicity ruled — and sold. What happened?
By Alaister Moughan -- The debate on the future of the music business and the streaming economy is often framed by discussions of user base and per stream payments. What these parameters leave out is the business practices which bring about these rates.
By Andrew Flanagan -- Unlike some other recent cases of supposed compositional purloining, this one ended quite...peacefully.
By Randall Roberts and August Brown -- Sly Stone, who had been reportedly living out of a van in recent years, wins millions in royalty lawsuit. [Thanks to Michelle Kay for the link.]
By Hillel Italie -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
By Sir Mashalot -- A mashup of six country music songs that all sound suspiciously similar.
By Andrea Romano -- Solomon's chin puppetry is so impressive that it's impossible to look away.
By Bobby Moore
By Michael Brandvold
This visualization shows the influence that Elvis has had on modern music. Mouse over any artist on the graph to see how they were influenced directly or indirectly by The King of Rock and Roll. Click on an artist to sample their music. http://static.echonest.com/insights/elvis/elvisualization.html
By Bryan Gardiner
CRAFT OF SONGWRITING
By Kathleen Parrish -- Some of the greatest and most successful songs were written after heart-wrenching moments in life.
By Mason Currey
By Michael Adams -- The first episode of The Simpsons aired twenty-five years ago, on 17 December, 1989, and since then, English has never been the same. Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, and their friends in Springfield, Wherever-it-is, have given us fancy words of pure invention.
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/