Our Second Tuesday Meeting will feature guest speaker, Annie Howe from the local radio station, KNON. Annie, who has been involved with the station for many years, will enlighten us on the ins and out radio airplay. See #2 below.
The worshop and performance with The Waymores at the MCM Grand in Lewisville was absolutely the best! Don Henry, Sally Barris and Tom Kimmell each took time to introduce themselves, talk about their background and present an important element of songwriting, demonstrating an example from one of their own songs. After the introductions, the group began commenting on songs presented live by each registrant. Everyone was able to learn from the comments.
I was sad not to be able to take in Folk Alliance in Kansas City, however, I did try to tune into KC Cafe Radio without success. Apparently, the live showcase stream was so popular that the servers could not handle all the hits. Hopefully, they will try again next year with more success.
I'm headed down to SXSW next week for one day only, Thursday. Anyone up for commuting together? I have a number of things scheduled for the day, but most important is the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy's Membership Meeting. It's very inconvenient that SXSW is not aligned with Spring Break this year. Sure limits my ability to take in the week, because of teaching duties at Collin College.
BW Stevenson Song Contest at Poor David's is calling for entries, deadline April 15th. See #10 below.
Thanks to our new Lyric Contest Director Dan Roark and DSA Prez Michael Brandenberger, we are caught up with the lyric contest announcement. See the most recent announcements below in #5. Next quarterly deadline is March 31st.
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.
KNON DJ, Annie Litt, talks about the eclectic radio station, her show and how you can get your songs played on air.
Action Anni Howe is the Monday morning DJ on KNON, 89.3 FM from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM in Dallas, hosting the Action-Packed Monday Morning Blend show. The show has been on the air for 72 weeks. Having served as President on the Community Advisory Board, and as Chairman of the PSA Committee for the station, Anni has been involved with the station since 1988, a witness to the inner-workings of community radio in many different capacities, volunteering and co-hosting with Ranger Rita on her Texas Folk, and Magic Time Warp shows. Anni's recorded music has been featured on KNON and she has performed her songs live on the air.
Anni works as a graphic designer and electronic pre-press technician at Texas Envelope and Curtis Business Products, and also does free-lance work for the printing industry and private enterprises. In her free-time she enjoys sky-diving, SCUBA-diving, yoga, reading, cooking, and spending time with her dogs and friends and family.
Anni is a songwriter and performer, who plays several instruments (poorly), including harmonica, guitar, bass, fiddle, keyboard, and vocals, and has released a CD containing her own original material, as well as performing on recordings of other artist's songs. She has worked with a number of producers in professional studios, as well as experimenting with recording and producing her own music in her home studio. Anni has experience producing Public Service Announcements for KNON, including researching and writing copy, and producing the vocal and music tracks for on-air play.
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
April 14 – Jim Collins , Country performer, songwriter -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Collins_%28singer%29
May 12 – Ray Baker - publisher, producer, jazz sax player firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9 – Hal Ketchum - tentative
July 14 – Barbe
August 11 – No Meeting
September 8 – Open
October 13 - OPEN -
November 10 - Annual Membership Meeting - ken looking for speaker
December 8 - Christmas Party and Awards Dinner
Alone With Alone by Dickey Johnson
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 artist each month followed by open mic.
May 9: LaToya Cooper, Helene Cronin
Every 2nd Tuesday 7-9 PM @ Fuel Coffee House 106 Main St, Llano, Texas
5. DSA LYRIC CONTEST - Next deadline postmarked MARCH 31st
We are still moving our webste. This will probably be the last Lyric Contest post on the old site. Please use the new site for online entries.
Thanks to new Lyric Contest Director Dan Roark and DSA Prez Michael Brandenberger for getting us caught up with the quarterly contests. Here are the semifinalist. The winners are posted on the old WEBSITE.
SUMMER 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
FALL 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Bounce by John Hyden, Ralston, NE
The Road of Life by Catherine Pitman, Tualatin, OR
Stuff by mail in
Angels Down The Road by John Thomas Lane, Monument, CO
Three Toed Wolf by Rio King, Plano, TX
Hide N Watch by Rio King, Plano, TX
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON THE LYRIC CONTEST WEBSITE.
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
EXPIRED IN FEB: Jonathan Malone, Jesse Anderson, Wayne Dobry, Anthony Castillo, Daniel Zagotta
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Julia Pauletti, Jeff Rodgers, Ken Duren, Carol Shaw, Craig Langford, Johnny Cromer
Member News :
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
• SoundEmerge Master Series - Ralph Murphy hosts award winning songwriters.
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
10 - 18 Art Week all over Dallas
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:
With the release by the U.S. Copyright Office of its 245-page study, "Copyright and the Music Marketplace," the lines are being drawn in the battle over compensation for music rightsholders in the digital age. The U.S. Copyright Office’s study examines the aging music licensing framework in light of the creation of and invest in music in this century. It makes a number of recommendations that “would bring both clarity and relief to songwriters, artists, publishers, record labels, and digital delivery services,” according to a statement.
By Eriq Gardner -- As the "Blurred Lines" trial resumed, jurors got an inside peak at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.. ... Few things are more closely-guarded in the song business than financial profitability,
Stevie Wonder on Duke Ellington
By Scott Timberg -- There's been a lot of talk about Mr. Wonder lately, largely because of the recent concerts. It reminds me of what may be my favorite Stevie song, from a record my parents had when I was a kid and which I pretty much wore out. Cool that he is tipping his hat to another piano player. [For a good time, click here and savor a little Stevie.]
Raising Pops: Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Complete A Family Circle
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on DSA Music Biz News
[Here's an important look at 'fair use.']
By Terry Hart -- ... in its historical application—as a privilege for the incorporation of expression from an existing work into a new work—courts should look at necessity. Whether necessity is an essential element of fair use is a separate question, but at the very least, it should play a key role in any fair use inquiry to ensure that the doctrine remains consistent with copyright's ultimate goals.
by Ari Herstand
By Cherie Nelson
By Marc D. Ostrow, Esq. -- Anyone with an interest in the music business should read the full report – or at least the 11-page executive summary. But in case even that's too much, here's all you need to know, complete with analysis, in little more than half the length of the executive summary:
By H. Kumar Percy Jayasuriya
By Paul Resnikoff
By Leo Lichtman
By Ariel Hyatt
By Stuart Dredge -- After a glitzy night in Los Angeles for the Grammys awards, we can say that it wasn't just stars who upped their profile – the issue of songwriter royalties has more prominence than ever...
By Brandon Waardenburg
By Dylan Welsh
By Felix Contreras -- Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has died. The musician's ebullient personality reached a nationwide audience as a member of NBC's Tonight Show band, and the sound of his expressive trumpet inspired younger musicians for nearly eight decades. The 94-year-old musician died Saturday.
By Alice Vincent -- Lesley Gore, who died on Monday, sang You Don't Own Me and It's My Party before she was 18
Love Songs You Love To Love
By Robin Hilton, Bob Boilen -- In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked our listeners to name their ideal romantic song. After receiving over a thousand replies, we tallied the results, listened, swooned (and sometimes scratched our heads).
By Joshua Alston, David Anthony, A.A. Dowd, Kyle Fowle, Alex McCown, Josh Modell, Noel Murray, Sean O'Neal, Katie Rife, Evan Rytlewski, and Mike Vago
[WATCH THIS...or I will come over to your house and let you beat me up! – DK]
By Steve Rennie-- Success in the music business starts with the right attitude and knowing how to "get out of your own way." Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella discusses how he helps athletes and performers do just that.
By Chris Price
CRAFT OF SONGWRITING
Song, Lyric and Fiddle Contests