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

DSA is CELEBRATING 33 YEARS IN 2020

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Monday, November 8, 2021

DSA SONG CONTEST 2021 - SEMIFINALISTS

  DSA SONG CONTEST 2021 - SEMIFINALISTS (11/8/2021)


AMERICANA/BLUEGRASS:

57 Chevy

Bayou Sef

Beautiful Mess

California

Dreamland

Farewell to Maggie Valley

Gone Gone Gone

Hayride

Heaven or Hell

It’s a Long, long road

King of the interstate

Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues

Secondhand

Sonic or Dairy Queen

The Tunnel

Weight of a Dream

When I Look Into Your Eyes

You make me wanna dance


CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL:

Best work on wood

Dear Jesus

He wants you back

Half my hearts in heaven 

Home

My amazing Grace 

One rich man

The promise


COUNTRY:

A HARD REFRAIN

BAYOU SEF

BLUE COLLER MAN 

COLORADO

COMIN HOME TO YOU

COWBOY BOOTIE CALL 

DALLAS TONIGHT

DATE WITH AN ANGEL

DON’T GO MAKING PROMISES 

DREAM LAND

I’M SORRY

IN DREAM LAND

KISS ME IN THE KITCHEN 

WHITTLE


INSTRUMENTALS

Alone Again

Come Sundown

Farewell My Angel

Last Bus To Hell

Night On Zombie Mountain

Pads

Re-Discovery

The Devils Willing

The Soldiers Widow

Where Is She Now



LOVE SONGS & EASY LISTENING:

Baby, You're Gone 

Bluebirds and Butterflies 

Crazy

Dallas

Dreamland

Farewell My Angel 

Lover's Rendezvous 

Over the Moon

Save a Little For You

Still in Love With You 

That Man 

You Imagine


NOVELTY/CHILDREN:

Bluebirds and Butterflies

I Got an App for That

I Hate Jazz

In Dreamland

King of the Interstate

My Dad, My Dog, and Me

My Wish List

Peas Porridge

Slay Me With Your Eyes

Smilers


POP/ROCK/ALT/R&B:

Comin Home To You

Dallas

Dreamland

Except You

I Knew Her When She Wasn’t All That

Miss The Heat

She Takes Me

Start Again

Summer Days

Tidal Wave

We Pray Love Never Ends

Wicked Web

Zip Code


SINGER/SONGWRITER:

Daddy Had a Bad Day 

Dallas

Hey Now

Magic of Music 

Shahre Adamha

The Speed of Life 

These Are the Days 

Tidal Wave 

Transistor Radio 

White Dream

Zip Code


Semifinalist are invited to perform via Zoom at our Awards Show on January 15, 2022 from noon to 3PM. Please let us know by contacting Showcase Director Harry Hewlett.

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

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 30th 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.

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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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