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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 CATEGORY SEMIFINALIST

Song titles only are listed because the judging is still in process and the songwriters must currently be anonymous until completion of the process at which time all names and home towns will be added to this listing in September.

AMERICANA
1. Carla Moore
2. Parting Song
3. Possum Trot Road
4. Memory Museum
5. Circle Back
6. Screen Door
7. Cold Blood
8. The Twilight Years
9. The Lost Angel
10. Old Grim
11. Lonely at the Bottle
12. Cook a Chicken

Christian / Inspirational
 1. When A Soldier Comes
2. Spirit's Hymn
3.The Sky Is The Limit 
4. He Did His Best Work On Wood
5. Point Me Home
6. Snowflake
7. Sing It
8. A Dance With Angels
9. Church of The Last Chance
10.  Sweet Communion

Country
1 All Part Of Our Love
2 Already Gone
3 Dancing on Dandelions
4 Dear John Letter Again
5 Driftwood You & Me
6 GUITAR PLAYERS GET THE GIRLS
7 HEADSTONE
8 I Knew
9. I Miss Someone All the Time
10 I'll Meet You In Dallas
11 If you were my girl
12 Professional Help
13 The Point of No Return
14 Your Memory's Never Done Me Wrong 

Instrumental
1.   Backlash
2.   Dogs In Paradise
3.   Friday Night Chant 
4.   Jazzy 
5.   Looking Glass 
6.   Warrior

Love
1.   A New Love Song
2.   Caught
3.   I Keep On Wanting You
4.   Paris August Moon
5.   So Beautiful
6.   The Very Best In Me
7.   When Did You Know
8.   Where The Willow Weep

Novelty / Childrens 
1. Echo The Gecho
2. Cat In My Hoody
3.Rockin' THe Kazoo
4. The Christmas Song No One Knows
5. Down To Earth
6. Jasper's Worst Christmas
7. Jonathan Baker
8. Dig Into Reading

Pop/Rock/Alt/R&B
1. 3, 2, 1
2. Do You Believe
3. Ice Cream
4. Like They Do It In The Movies
5. Lucid Lover
6. Museum Day
7. River
8. Shade of Grey (Starlight Mix)
9. So Long
10. Story Of A Broken Heart

Singer / Songwriter
1. Trans-Pecos Serenade
2. Open a Vein
3.  Smallest Act of Kindness
4. Hands of Angels
5. Shadow
6. Nicer Here
7. Beautiful Like You
8. Smoke & Ashes
9. Honey Pie
10. Empty Space
11. Slow Work in Progress
12. Cold Cold Christmas Day
13. Philadelphia

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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