Our Second Tuesday Meeting will feature folk community scenester, Bill Nash, who will give us the lowdown on some alternative tunings for the quitar, using multiple capos for ease of play. This is great for anyone who has arthritis or MS but loves to play guitar. See #2 below. NO SECOND TUESDAY MEETING IN AUGUST - ALL OTHER EVENTS REMAIN THE SAME.
We lost member, Jay Johnson, last month. He is already greatly missed. He left a legacy of great songs. Listen here. https://soundcloud.com/jayjohnsonmusicdotcom/jay-johnson-long-road-to-heavenanother-day
There will be no newsletter in Aug. I take a break and go to the mountains. Next Songwriters Notes Issue will be in September. Have a great summer!
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - DEADLINE SEPT 30TH
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2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
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July 14: Bill Nash
Long time member of the local folk community and friend of Uncle
Calvins, Bill Nash will speak at the July 14th DSA meeting on
alternative tunings for the guitar using multiple capos. Because of
health issues and his unwillingness to give up what he loves doing, Bill
has developed ways of playing guitar that require less finger mobility.
Come see how you can adapt Bill's discoveries to your songwriting.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Nash-Music/108308564708?fref=ts
Free to Members | $5 for visitors
July 14 – Bill Nash - alt tunings with many capos
August 11 – No Meeting
September 8 – Co- Writes
October 13 - Turk Wilder
December 8 - Christmas Party and Awards Dinner
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
Hosted by Craig St.Clair
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
SUMMER 2014 WINNER
6. MEMBER NEWS -
TIME TO RENEW THIS MONTH: Mary Guthire, Jay Gerwertz, Stephanie Stewart, John Knoblauch
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8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
11 Summer Series in Addison - Tom Braxton
9. Featured Articles:
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By Billboard Staff -- Singer, songwriter and ASCAP president Paul Williams made his first-ever trip to Midem over the weekend to share his thoughts on digital music, fair treatment for creators and "out-of-step" music licensing laws. Billboard contributing editor Jem Aswad handles the interview with the Grammy winner, following his keynote speech at the global music confab in Cannes, France.
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Billboard followed the money to determine who's pulling in the largest (and smallest) paychecks in the industry: from the tens of millions in equity awards reaped by Apple executives to a radio-station mascot's minimum wage. [Reporting by Jem Aswad, Megan Buerger, Ed Christman, Shirley Halperin, Andrew Hampp, Glenn Peoples, Alex Pham, Jeff Rabhan, Phyllis Stark and Ray Waddell.]
By DartsyaTarkovska -- We all know how popular YouTube is but when it comes to music, there are still lots of musicians who still don't know how to deal with it. Most of them can't shoot official videos to each song of the album and post it every week. So... you have nothing to show, right? Well, it's not true. There're at least 4 types of videos strictly connected to your music and guess what? You can make it Today!
By Chris Robley -- Check these to-dos off your list first.
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By Jim Koch -- Ever wondered whether ASCAP pays royalties for YouTube performances? The good news is YES, we do. Even better: ASCAP royalties are just one of two income streams available when your music is played on YouTube. Let's take a closer look at these two revenue streams and the steps you should take to get paid.
The Musician Online: Branding Yourself
By Cherie Nelson
By Kelsey McKinney -- The digital age has changed the way album covers are created, designed, and thought about... But that's not necessarily a bad thing. ... A great album cover in the digital age is part of a great branding.
By Adam Bernard -- I spoke with eight musicians whose work has been heard on major TV shows to glean as much information as possible regarding what happens after an episode that features one of their songs airs.
ASCAP -- The Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer of Titanic, Avatar, Glory, Braveheart, Apollo 13, An American Tail and over a hundred more films died in a plane crash in the Los Padres National Forest on Monday, June 22nd.
By Duane Byrge -- A steely, hard-charging personality, he was wildly successful in a wide-ranging entertainment career that spanned more than 50 years. ... Before his success as a motion picture producer, Weintraub was a force in the management and musical fields. Weintraub spent more than two decades promoting concerts and some of the top musical acts in the world: Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, the Beach Boys, the Pointer Sisters and John Denver, among them.
Photos & Video: Stephen Colbert inducts Toby Keith into Songwriters Hall of Fame; Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry Also Inducted
By Brandy McDonnell -- [Note: Lady Gaga killed. The Willie Dixon tribute featuring Ledisi and Richie Sambora burned the house down. And, Jennifer Nettles' rendition of Bobby Braddock's "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was to die for. DK]
By Jonathan Hack
By Jonathan Hack -- Whether you're belting on Broadway, or singing the blues in the shower, there are a few things you can do to combat colds, overcome fatigue, and be the best singer you can be, night in and night out.
How To Deal With Criticism As A Musician
By Bobby Borg -- If you want to progress, you’re going to have to learn how to deal with criticism as a musician and channel it to help you improve. Here are five tips to help you navigate the inevitable.
By David Milsont
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