Our Second Tuesday Meeting will feature guest speaker, Ray Baker, producer, sax player and publisher. See #2 below.
On May 21st, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Friends will perform in the round at Poor Davids Pub. Sponsored by DSA and Dallas Business Council For The Arts. Did you know that Liz won a Grammy in 2010 and has written 20 hits with Taylor Swift! This a a show not to be missed and the best value in town that evening. For More Info... http://songwriterevents.blogspot.com/2015/05/liz-rose-and-friends-at-poor-davids-on.html.
The Wildflower Songwriting School will feature mentor Cliff Eberhardt on May 15th. See #7.
The Dallas International Guitar Show is coming to Fair Park May 29th - 31st. The best entertainment value, this show is not to be missed with numerous performance stages, clinics and two buildings filled with venders where you can buy, sell and trade guitars and other related gear.
Congrats to James Michael Taylor, winner of the BW Stevenson Contest at Poor David's Pub, who split his $100 winnings with all the finalist.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - Winners Announced - See the complete list on our contest page. 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.
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
May 12 – Ray Baker - publisher, producer, jazz sax player email@example.com
June 9 – Hal Ketchum - tentative
July 14 – Bill Nash
August 11 – No Meeting
TBA Summer Picnic and Jam
September 8 – Co- Writes
October 13 - Turk Wilder
November 10 - Annual Membership Meeting
December 8 - Christmas Party and Awards Dinner
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
KITCHEN CAFE' - North Dallas
EVERY LAST MONDAY - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hosted by Michael Brandonberger
Featured artist each month followed by open mic.
Every 2nd Tuesday 7-9 PM @ Fuel Coffee House 106 Main St, Llano, Texas
SUMMER 2014 WINNER
Bounce by John Hyden, Ralston, NE
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
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
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, Bob Fisk, Richard Hunt
EXPIRED IN FEB: Jonathan Malone, Jesse Anderson, Wayne Dobry, Anthony Castillo, Daniel Zagotta
EXPIRED IN MARCH: Julia Pauletti, Jeff Rodgers, Carol Shaw, Craig Langford, Johnny Cromer
EXPIRED IN APRIL:Tom Thomas, David Wysong, Gary White, Kerry McCall, Randy Overton, Kent Poynor, John Mason
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Ann Cornelius, Mark Evans, Julie Jean White, Dan Roark, Aaron Shook, Mathew Cords.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
9 Meet Nico and Ninz at Grammy U Soundcheck, The Parish, Austin, Tx
13-17 SERFA - South East Regional Folk Alliance, Montreat, NC
15 - 17 Wildflower Festival, Richardson Tx
21 Liz Rose and Friends at Poor David's Pub
22 - June 6 Kerville Folk Festival
23 Max Baca and Los TexManiacs at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
29-31 Dallas Guitar Show
31 Tony Ramey at The Rustic, Dallas, Tx
- 6 Kerville Folk Festival
13 Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good at MCL Grand, Lewisville, TX
15 Grammy In The Mix, Hyatt, Austin, TX
20 Tony Ramey at Poor David's Pub, Dallas, TX
21 - 23 New Music Seminar, NYC
31 - Aug 2 Newport Jazz Fest, Newport RI
8 DSA Pool Party Jam and BBQ
29- 31 Kerrville Wine and Music, Kerrville, Tx
4 - 6 Bedford Blues and BBQ, Bedford, TX
23 - 27 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Conference Austin, Tx
9 Austin City Limits Fest, Austin, Tx
15 Tony Ramey at Love and War in Plano, TX
10 DSA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections
8 DSA Christmas Party
9. Featured Articles:
ASCAP -- "This ruling reaffirms what we already know – that the ASCAP Consent Decree and the rules that govern music licensing are outdated and completely out of step with the way people listen to music today.... Powerful corporate interests, like Pandora, are determined to stand in the way of meaningful music licensing reform so that they may continue to shortchange songwriters. This is a wake up call for creators to stand together, get involved and fight for their right to be paid a fair market rate for the use of their works."
In this fascinating interview, taped for the NAMM Oral History Series, Jay Morgenstern, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Abe Olman Publisher Award winner [given to publishers who have published a substantial number of songs that have become world-renowned and who have helped to further the careers and success of many songwriters] discusses historical events that helped shape the Great American Songbook. [Happy 85th birthday, Jay, my dear, dear friend. Hugs and kisses from Michelle, too.]
BBC News Magazine -- Richard Berry, writer of "Louie Louie" sold his interest in the song – outright – for $750.00. Robert Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and J. Edger Hoover helped contribute to the song's fame. ... But, you ain't heard nuttin' yet... [Thanks to Scott Thoen for the link.]
Wicked's Stephen Schwartz Named Recipient of Tony Awards' 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award
By Bethany Rickwald -- Stephen Schwartz has been named the 2015 recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for his work with ASCAP and as president of the Dramatists Guild. ... The Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award is presented annually to a member of the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on DSA Music Biz News
By Paul Resnikoff
U.S. Music Consumption Up 14 Percent in First Quarter, Streams Make Up Losses in Sales
By Glenn Peoples
By Paul Resnikoff -- *source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); all revenue inflation-adjusted to 2013.
By Zac Cataldo and Brent Godin
By John Degen -- I offer this short list of seriously dumb copyright myths to help you through the clutter of free culture bunkum. Hope it helps:
By Dave Cool -- Should you register songs with the Copyright Office? What's needed to release a cover song? Make sure you're properly informed when it comes to Copyright! [Thanks to Stephanie Falvo of HFA for the link.]
By Zac Cataldo and Brent Godin
By Jeremy Weiss
By Brian Hazard
By Sari Delmar
Music Biz Explains Ins and Outs of ISRC Codes in New Infographic
IFPI -- [Thanks to HFA's Stephanie Falvo for the link.]
By Earl Brinkley
By Jerry Shriver -- Think how your heart felt when you first heard that misery come pouring out of your hi-fi or transistor radio: This gentle, eternally devoted soul had just been blindsided by his woman, who'd left him broke, bleeding inside and sleeping out in the rain. And still he pleaded for her return.
The Associated Press -- Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. ... "As amazing an artist as he was, multiply that by a million and that's how nice a guy he was," said his attorney, Judy Tint.
6:08: A group of Stanford grads develop a new model for Silicon Valley: no regulation, no taxes, no copyright, no competition (and almost no women!)
10:58: How our digital economy shifts money from creators to digital monopolists
22:06: How technological progress impacts people outside the creative class
24:35: We've seen huge productivity spikes, but the benefits go to companies, not workers
27:04: What keeps us in the dark about how technology is affecting us?
32:45: What does it mean when 80% of downloads come from 1% of songs?
35:19: Being human in the technological age
37:44: What we need to revive the creative class and those who support it
41:47: How today's tech can help us achieve a creative renaissance
By John W. Mashni -- Obtaining the proper music licenses helps protect your production from a copyright lawsuit, which can ultimately prevent the release of your final product. Watch this short video clip for three practical tips on music licensing.
By The Boot Staff
By Stephen Thompson
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Each day, approximately 20,000 new songs appear on Spotify, which now has over 30 million tracks. ... Spotify data analyst and jazz pianist Kenny Ning took it upon himself to analyze the key of every track on Spotify, to determine how frequently they appear, and we turned the result into a chart.
By Amy Sciarretto
By Jamie Davis-Ponce
By Brandon Waardenburg