Mission

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 29 YEARS IN 2016

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Saturday, February 27, 2010

DSA 2009 SONG CONTEST CLOSED

Now in its 20th year, The DSA 2009 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 TEN categories in all. See Contest Rules for eligibility.

Submissions CLOSED.

Thanks to our Online
DSA Song Contest Submission Partners:

To Enter Online, you Must Join Broadjam by
Receiving a Free 90 Day PROMoB Membership.

or
To Enter Songs O n l in e, you Must Join Sonic Bids
Receiving a Free 90 Day Membership with a 1 month Free Trial of Sonic Bid's EPK
Electronic Press Kit)

Each entry was entered into the drawing for an IPOD
Drawing held March 9!

GRAND PRIZE
Guitar
(Make and Model TBA, List Value over $900)


Premier Demo By

A Premier Nashville Recording Service

(List Value $705.00)

They recorded the demo of Lady Antebellum's "I Run to You" which was just voted as the Single of the Year at the CMA Awards.


Grand Prize Winner &
1st & 2nd Runner Up Receive:
($199.95 Value)
Includes Artist Website, 1 Yr. Hosting
1 Yr. Sonicbids Membership
Additional Prizes
1st Runner Up Receives:
1 Day of FREE Recording and a Night in
Merlin's Cabin at
River Sound Recording Studio on the Llano River in the Texas Hill Country

2nd Runner Up Receives:
($800 value)

1st Place in each category Receives:
$100

A 1 year Broadjam MoB Membership ($49.95 value)

A 1 Yr. Sonicbids Membership
2nd Place in each category Receives:
$50
A 1 year Broadjam MoB Membership ($49.95 value)

A 1 Yr. Sonicbids Membership

All Winners Receive a One Year
DSA Membership
($50.00 Value)

Read about this year's
Judges


10 Song Categories
Multiple Winners In Each Category

Entry Fee $20
Get $5 off a new or renewed DSA Membership for each contest entry.

Important Dates
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Submissions Open
Monday, February 15th, 2010
Submissions Close at Midnight.


All Winners Receive
a One Year
($50.00 Value)


Need More Info?

Winners will be announced on-line
Announcement Date:
Finalists, 4/13/2010


2008 Winner Mark Glasmire in Beaird Studios

http://dsapress.blogspot.com/



Songwriters Notes April 2009
Hard Copy with 2008 winners announced

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?id=1520070&da=y




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 26th year!

The DSA 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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