Our Second Tuesday Meeting Barbara McMillen, yes, yours truly, will be speaking on The Bridge: What Is It and Do I Really Need One? See #2 below.
On June 19th, we will have the next DSA Showcase at Poor David's Pub. I'm in the line up along with some great DSA talent. Here is the link to the event page.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - We are planning to launch the song contest later this month. 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
July 14 – Bill Nash - alt tunings with many capos
August 11 – No Meeting
August 8 : Summer Picnic and Jam
September 8 – Co- Writes
October 13 - Turk Wilder
November 10 - Annual Membership Meeting
December 8 - Christmas Party and Awards Dinner
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.
June 27—Rachel Wilhem/Shane Andrews. AfterShow, Dan Roark
July 11—Terry Bloss/Richard Hunt
July 25 —Dan Roark /Mark Evans
August 8—Raquel Wynne/Ian Dickson
August 22—Bryan Adams Joyner/James Pappas
Every 1st Thursday 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
EXPIRED IN MAY: Ann Cornelius, Julie Jean White, Aaron Shook, Mathew Cords.
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Joanna Endsley, LaToya Cooper
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
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:
By Paul Williams
Step Into The Songwriter's World ... Feel the LoveBy Paul Zollo
By Erik Philbrook -- The closing scene of Mad Men's much-anticipated series finale was brilliant. It featured one of the greatest ads in TV history – the groundbreaking Coca-Cola commercial featuring the song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," written by former ASCAP EVP, International, Roger Greenaway, and his longtime songwriting partner Roger Cook. ... We asked Greenaway to talk about how he and Cook came together with McCann-Erickson ad exec Bill Backer and the commercial's producer Billy Davis to create such a historic cultural touchstone.
MUSIC BUSINESS - more articles posted on DSA Music Biz News
Given recent reports about vulnerabilities in WordPress installations, is it a safe environment to use for hosting your sites? Resident security guru (and WordPress geek) David Gewirtz provides some valuable guidelines.
By Paina B -- The more media platforms that take notice of you, the greater the exposure, the greater the chance to expand your audience. In order to successfully do this, you MUST do your homework.
By Ari Herstand
By Zach Miller -- Music supervision has roots dating back to silent films, when composers provided background music in the theaters during the showing. Now, the craft has evolved into a multifaceted profession with responsibilities that range from licensing, curation, and even producing.
Digital Music News -- The following is from our ongoing series, 'The 11 Contracts Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know," by music industry attorney Steve Gordon. The series includes horrific contracts from hell that you should never, ever sign.
By Dan Servantes
By Bobby Moore -- Social media has become one of the most powerful self-promotional tools for all artists. But while many acts use social media like Facebook and Twitter to advertise new releases and upcoming shows, a few go the extra mile, upping their statuses as fan-friendly by interacting with others or posting clever content.
By Wallace Collins -- Wallace Collins is an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer based in New York. He has been in the business for over 30 years...In this post he explains the basics of sample clearance.
By Wallace Collins
75 Tips And Tricks To Get Your Music Out Of The Bedroom
By Rory Seydel -- Sometimes you need a little inspiration to kick start the process. Here are 75 light-bulb inducing ideas.
By Brian Hazard
By Davey Alba -- These days, making online videos has become a way for clever creators to make a full-time living—or at least some extra cash. And now they have another way to get paid.
By Vinny Ribas -- Contrary to popular belief, the biggest challenges that talented indie artists have do not stem from a lack of promotion or the state of the music industry in general.
Ken By Ken Ritter -- B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die." But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died last month at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care.
By Carolina A. Miranda -- At a time when music is available everywhere — in cars, on computers, cellphones and MP3 players, as well as in countless bars, clubs and concert venues across Los Angeles — the idea of driving more than an hour and a half to a house concert in the middle of the Santa Clara River Valley might seem like the sort of thing only the most die-hard devotee would do. But there are other reasons to make the pilgrimage to Bunn's farm. [Thanks to Michelle Kay for the link.]
By Aaron Staniulis
CRAFT OF SONGWRITING
By Frank DiGiacomo -- George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is a two-hour white-knuckle adrenaline rush that sounds as feral and unpredictable as it looks. That's thanks to a score composed by Tom Holkenborg, 47, the Dutch musician producer and engineer also known as Junkie XL. … Holkenborg talked to Billboard about how he got the gig and worked closely with Miller to produce a movie and a score that, he says, "is like nothing out there."
By Andrew Powell-Morse
The Guardian -- From plitter to drabbletail: the words we love [Thanks to By Levi Sumagaysay for the link].