Producer Lou Lofredo is requesting songs for a new female artist he is recording. See the post on the members only yahoo group.
Songwriting Contests to watch for the Spring are Wildflower, BW Stevenson, and Kerville. See #10 for contest details.
Spring classes start this month at Collin College. I'll be teaching songwriting classes on TR 11:30 - 1 and W 7 - 9:45. Also, a Music Business Class at 5:30 on MW. You must register before Jan 20th. http://www.barbaramcmillen.com/p/workshops-online-classes.html
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST -
WINNERS ANNOUNCED DEC. 8 AT THE AWARDS DINNER
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.
JANUARY 12th: Co-writes For Very Busy People
Co-writes are back by popular demand. We will divide into small groups to complete a writing assignment. This is our most fun meetings, so don't miss this one.
2900 Live Oak
Reviews of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakers
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
October Sky by Kerry Kean
If I Hold You Tenderly by Michael Roth, Dulles, VA
Ducky, If You're Listening by Brenda Peak, Council Bluff, IA
Trains by Nancy Line and Candy Kattenburg, Martinez, CA
What's Your Plan by David DelBianco, Wrightstown, PA
SPRING 2015 - WINNERS
6. MEMBER NEWS -
At the board meeting on October 27th, Harry Hewlett was voted back on the board.
NEW MEMBERS: Have you joined our member only yahoo group where you can talk with the group and get special offers and last minute updates on events? subscribe: email@example.com
Renew your membership online.
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
4 DSA SongSwap at Half Price Books
7 DSA Open Mic at Half Price Books
7 Studio Movie Grill and the Angelika Film Center Dallas, there will be a special screening of ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS to celebrate the birthday of the King of Rock and Roll
13-17 ASG Symposium, Austin Tx at the Holiday Inn Midtown
18 DSA SongSwap at Tino's
19 DSA Open Mic at Sons of Hermann Hall
21 DSA Open Mic at Dunn Brothers Coffee
25 DSA Open Mic at Kitchen Cafe
21 - 31 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
29 Deadline Kerrville New Folk Contest
1 Deadline for Wildflower Songwriting Contest
11 - 20 SXSW
16 - Deadline for BW Stevenson Contest
22 - May 1 New Orleans Jazz Fest http://www.nojazzfest.com/
29 - May 1 Dallas International Guitar Show, Market Hall, Dallas, Tx
20 - 22 Wildflower Festival, Richardson, Tx
9. Featured Articles:
STREAMING: Spotify announces database to properly manage royalties: http://bit.ly/1NSS6yT
RECORD LABELS: Independent labels are the future. Learn how you can create your own digital record label in 2016: http://bit.ly/1JEY4lb
INDUSTRY: Songkick to sue Live Nation and Ticketmaster for anti-trust: http://bit.ly/1OpkIPr
LEGAL: How to properly license a cover song: http://bit.ly/1TmVrK4
BUSINESS: Pandora signs licensing agreements with ASCAP and BMI: http://bit.ly/1Uegdff
Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
2 Blank Space
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
3 Girl Crush
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
4 See You Again
Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
5 Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
WILDFLOWER SONGWRITING CONTEST
THE 28th B.W. STEVENSON MEMORIAL SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION:
ENTRY DEADLINE 4/15/2016
$1000 GRAND PRIZE!!!
CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON THE B.W. STEVENSON SINGER-SONGWRITERS COMPETITION