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Annual Song Contest held by the Dallas Songwriters Association to provide a benchmark for popular songwriting competency. Winners in each category, plus grand prize winners.

CATEGORIES AND JUDGES:Finalists in each category will be judged by music industry professionals from record labels and publishing companies; Grand Prize winner will be chosen by A&R and/or industry professionals of Broadjam.com or Sonicbids.com.

DSA is CELEBRATING 27 YEARS IN 2014

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014 DSA SONG CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

AMERICANA
Hold Me by Dickey Johnson, Dallas, Tx
Irons & Chains by Rob McHale, Troutman, NC
No Hiding Place by Lucia Comnes and Gawain Mathews, San Francisco, CA
Over Space & Time by Nitanee Paris, Malibu, CA
Surrounded Again by Ron McHale, Troutman, NC
The Night the Love Ran Out by Nelson Wright, Seattle, WA
Under a Tree by Eric Bettencourt, Austin, TX

CHRISTIAN/ INSPIRATIONAL

Isaiah's Song by Katie Riley, Oreland, PA
I Love Myself by Da Professor, Parkland FL
Known & Loved by Blue Light Bandit, Framingham, MA
Mary's Lullaby by Martha Myre, Dallas, Tx
No Room by Martha Myre, Dallas, Tx
Believe by Life Is Hard, Houston, TX
Ave Maira de la Plaine by Thierry Coupey
What You Made of Me by Mike Hyden
The Journey by Rob Cariddi, Fort Mill, SC
The Plans I have for You by DeDe, Houston, TX
Angel Like You by Nitanee Paris Lawson, Malibu, CA
Where Peaceful Rivers Flow by Dickey Johnson, Dallas, Tx

COUNTRY

American Soldier by Life Is Hard, Houston, TX
Hide N Watch by Rio King, Plano, TX
Honky Tonk Shrink by Rio King, Plano, TX
Hot And Spicy Night by Brian McNulty, Grand Rapids, MI
Just Me Missing You by Shane Martin, Zac Wrixon,Jon Ritter,John Ritter, Maple Plain, MN
Made In The USA by Roger Kaye, Glen Falls, NY                                   
My Shine by T Ediwin Doss, Silver Springs, MD               
Professional Help by T Edwin Doss, Silver Springs, MD
Where The Corn Used To Grow by Benjamin Neuman, Nashville, TN    
Here For The Beer by Jeff Moxey, Waterville, ME
Do The World A Favor by Renee Safier, Andy Hill, Redondo Beach


INSTRUMENTAL
Change the World by DeDe, Houston, TX
Haklaut by Tomer George Cohen, ?
Malibu by Maxim Senin, Lakewood, CA
Marketplace Morning by Christian Taylor, Seattle, WA
Surreal McCoy by Charlie Hill, Tulsa, OK

LOVE SONGS/ EASY LISTENING

Love Is Everything by Al Hovden, Vancouver, BC
Whisper In the Wind by Tristen Beauregard, Dublin, OH
Sleep by Chase Kroesche, Los Angeles, CA
Apricots by Chase Kroesche, Los Angeles, CA
One More Night by Dickey Johnson, Dallas, TX
To Touch You Once Again by Dickey Johnson, Dallas, TX
Something Just Clicks by James Bennett, Tulsa, OK
 Do You Miss the Heat by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA

NOVELTY / CHILDREN
The Christmas Song That No One Knows by Renee Safier and Andy Hill, Rodondo Beach, CA
Fishin Buddy by T Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD
Snowflake by Katie Hardyman, Taree, NSW, Australia
Squishy Flip Flops by Randy Sauer, Hayes, KS
Soda Pop Bob by Randy Sauer, Hays, KS
Jingle Jangle Christmas by Rob Cariddi, Fort Mill, SC
Big Juicy Steak by D Schnur, ?

POP/ROCK
Alive by Victoria Celestine, San Antonio, TX
Breaking Up by Stephanie K, Detroit, MI
Detour by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA
Exception to the Rule by Debra Gussin, Los Angeles, CA
Fall Back by Chloe Jean, Mill Valley, CA
Fallen Angel by Thierry Coupey, Montreal, QB
Forget You Girl by  Debra Gussin,  Los Angeles, C   
Go M.I.A. by Jonathan Bluth, Westlake Village, CA
In My Dreams by Mike Hyden, Ralston, NE
I've Already Won by  Debra Gussin,  Los Angeles, C 
Learn to Breathe by Nitanee Paris, Malibu, CA         
Life's A Roller Coaster by Thierry Coupey, Montreal, QB
Lost It by Mark Evans and Ellis Thompson, Plano, TX
Meteor by Nick Deutsch and Joey Auch, NY, NY
Miss Opportunity by Mark Evans, Plano, TX
Prince by Stephanie K, Detroit, MI
Rumor by Mike Hyden, Ralston, NE
Run by Amanda Loving, Katy, TX
Stormy Weather by Mike Hyden, Ralston, NE
Story of a Broken Heart by Stephanie K, Detroit, MI
Tender by Chase Krossche, Los Angeles, CA
Theresa Smile by Mike Hyden, Ralston, NE
Up Is Down by Mike Hyden, Ralston, NE
What Could Be Better by Chloe Jean, Mill Valley, CA
Worked Up by Tony DeSimone, Yardley, PA

SINGER SONGWRITER
Open Up by Denise Rosier, Lake Forest, CA
I’ll Be Coming Home by T. Edwin Doss & Radio Flyer, Silver Springs, MD
Slow Work in Progress by T. Edwin Doss & Radio Flyer, Silver Springs, MD
Sleight of Hand by Tobias the Owl, Seattle, WA
No Day Like Today by Emma Walsh, TX
The Songwriter by Alan Babbit, San Francisco, CA
Homework by Victoria Celestine, San Antonio, TX
Hide N Watch by Rio King, Plano, TX
Honky Tonk Shrink by Rio King, Plano, TX
Turtle Bait by Rio King, Plano, TX
Small Town Living Life by Stephen Blackwell, Wills Point, Tx
Say That You Love Me by Gracie Lott, De Soto, TX

Semifinalist are invited to perform at the Christmas Party and Awards Dinner on Dec. 9 at 7PM at the Sons Of Hermann Hall, Dallas, Tx.

TOP TEN REASONS TO ENTER THE DSA SONG CONTEST

10. You can win a casio privia keyboard.

9. You can win cash

8. You can win a one year DSA membership or more.

7. You can get a free trial membership for entering online at Broadjam or Sonic Bids

6. Semifinalists get a chance to perform at the Awards or other DSA Showcases

5. Semifinalists and Winners get their names published in Songwriter Notes and the Press Release

4. Entrants can get peer review on their song

3. Winners get their songs on the awards soundcloud site.

2. Contest recognition looks good on your resume

1. We are a small contest, so you have a better chance to win.

Now in it's 24th year!

The DSA 2014 Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. Offering over $5,000 in cash and prizes this year, the DSA has EIGHT categories in all. See Contest Rules for eligibility.

MOTIVATING AND UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THRU EDUCATION

MUSE-Motivating and Uplifting Songwriters thru Education
DSA is a 501 C-3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing to songwriters everywhere opportunities for learning about the craft and business of songwriting. Songwriters Newsletter is published by the Dallas Songwriters Association c/o Sammons Center for the Arts 3630 Harry Hines Blvd Box 20 Dallas, TX 75219.
Barbara McMillen, Editor, Founding President Emeritus http://www.barbaramcmillen.com

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