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 31 YEARS IN 2018

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Song Contest

AMERICANA
1. The Man Who Drank Your Life Away by Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN
2. Stuck by Mark Patterson, Plano, TX
3.  A Hard Road Diggin That Coal by Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN
HM Movin' On  by Michael Roth, Arlington, VA

CHRISTIAN
2. Pull Me Up by John Latini, Ypsilanti, MI
3. Bless Your Soul by Kevin Hale, Brentwood, TN

COUNTRY
1. Drop Dead Gorgeous Day by Bobby McCormick
2. Fire by Susan Odella, Virginia, MN
3. Wanderin’ Eye by Mimi Balkey & Snag, Dallas, TX

INSTRUMENTAL
1. Side Step by Bill Wren, Rockport, TX
2. Fais Deaux Deaux by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX
3. Come Sundown by Andre Kerek, Miami, FL

LOVE SONGS/EASYLISTENING
1. All the Lovin' I Need by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA
2. After All This Time by Phil Ipsan, NY, NY
3. Bluebirds and Butterflies by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX

NOVELTY/CHILDREN
1. Spiderwebs in my Heart by Clark Ford, Aims, IA
2. Real Moontan by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA
3. The App Song by Charles Carter, Dallas,TX

POP/ROCK/ALT/RnB
1. Pull Me Up by John Latini, Ypsilanti, MI
2. Your Brain On Love by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA
3. All of Our Lives by Phil Ipsan, NY, NY
HM I Will Never Set You Free by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX

SINGER/SONGWRITER
1. Gypsy Heart by Stefanie Johnson, Bethleham, PA
2. That’s The Way The Wind Blows by John Latini, Ypsilanti, MI
3.  Reinventing Ourselves by Debra Gussin, LA, CA
HM  Broken Horses by Scott Thorn, Aitkin, MN

GRAND PRIZE WINNER  
1. Pull Me Up by John Latini, Ypsilanti, MI
2. All the Lovin' I Need by Louis Cates, Alexandria, VA
3. Broken Horses by Scott Thorn, Colorado, CA

Number 66, “Forever Now,” was drawn from all the song contest entries. The Winner of The Bluetooth Speaker is Charles Carter, Dallas, TX

See Grand Prize Judge, Roy Elkins', Comments

https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/p/2018-song-contest-judge-roy-elkins.html

Saturday, December 1, 2018

DSA CHRISTMAS PARTY AND AWARDS DINNER, Dec.8

Saturday December 8, 2018
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75226

6:00pm….Doors Open
6:30pm….Buffet Begins
7:00pm….Program begins

Admission: $20.00 Advance Purchase……$25.00 At The Door
Buy your advance tickets now on-line and save 20%

The DSA Awards Banquet committee has been steadily working overtime on your behalf to bring about this years exciting program in which we recognize and honor the exceptional talent within our ranks.

According to our independent, industry professional judges, the song entries in both our international and monthly song contests are outstanding! I can hardly wait to hear the results.

You will enjoy a Christmas Buffet and performances by semifinalist from our song contest and membership meeting song critiques. 


Come and enjoy the fellowship of your fellow songwriters.

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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