DSA 2016 Song Contest
Opens June 1. Deadline Sept 30th.
The Annual DSA Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. It provides a benchmark for popular songwriting competency.
We offered over $5,000 in cash and prizes. There are winners in each category, plus grand prize winners.
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.
See Contest Rules for eligibility.
Important Dates for 2016 Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Sept 30, 2016 (ends at midnight, CST)
Drawing For Free Ipod: Oct 13, 2016
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 8, 2016
Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Dec 13, 2016
Top Ten Reasons To Enter The Dsa Song Contest
- You can win a casio privia keyboard.
- You can win cash
- You can win a one year DSA membership or more.
- You can get a free trial membership for entering online at Broadjam or Sonic Bids
- Semifinalists get a chance to perform at the Awards or other DSA Showcases
- Semifinalists and Winners get their names published in Songwriter Notes and the Press Release
- Entrants can get peer review on their song
- Winners get their songs on the awards soundcloud site.
- Contest recognition looks good on your resume
- We are a small contest, so you have a better chance to win.
Eight Song Categories
Love Songs/Easy Listening
Singer/Songwriter (songwriter is the performer)
2016 Winner Bill Wren with the Casio Privia – winners – pictures from Awards Dinner – Link to past contest winners
Winner Bill Wren with his Grand Prize, a Casio Privia keyboard. Notice Broadjam.com is up on the screen in the background. Part of the suite of prizes he won. GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Read Grand Prize Judge Roy Elkins comments Grand Prize Winner Bill Wren 1. Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren and Frank Ralls, Port Aransas, TX Known […]
Hello Songwriter, Your newsletter, Songwriters Notes, is now online to view at: http://songwriternotes.blogspot.com/ IN THIS ISSUE: DSA events https://dallassongwriters.org/events/ WORKSHOPS SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday – Half Price Books Feb 2 and Feb 20 at Tino’s, Monthly Meeting and Critiques – Half Price Books SHOWCASES and OPEN MICS Open Mics on 1st 2nd […]
Hello Songwriter, Your newsletter, Songwriters Notes, is now online to view at: http://songwriternotes.blogspot.com/ IN THIS ISSUE: DSA events https://dallassongwriters.org/events/ WORKSHOPS SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday – Jan 2 Half Price Books Feb 2 and Jan 16 at Tino’s, 2nd Tuesday Meeting Jan 10th – Meadows Center – Guitar Pull – Song Feedback SHOWCASES […]
Click on title for a link to play the song. AMERICANA 1. Two Trains by Renee Saffier, Andy Hill and Hard Rain, LA, CA 2. Just Can’t Drown a Broken Heart by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX 3. My Unsung Hero by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX CHRISTIAN 1. Hearts Wide Open by Michael R. J. Roth, Arlington, VA 2. It Could Be You by Robert Graham, […]
Hello Songwriter, Your newsletter, Songwriters Notes, is now online to view at: http://songwriternotes.blogspot.com/ IN THIS ISSUE: DSA events https://dallassongwriters.org/events/ WORKSHOPS SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday – Sept 12 Half Price Books Dec 5th and Dec 19th at Tino’s, 2nd Tuesday Meeting Dec 13th – DSA AWARDS DINNER AND CHRISTMAS PARTY at Sons of […]
2016 DSA SONG CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS AMERICANA California by John Mason, Grand Prairie, TX Just Can’t Drown a Broken Heart by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX Lucky in Love by Rick Babb, Dallas, TX My Unsung Hero by DeDe Wedekind, Houston, TX Two Trains by Renee Saffier, Andy Hill and Hard Rain, LA, CA CHRISTIAN Only A […]
T. Edwin Doss Wins 2015 Song Contest with Jessie Brown – Bonnie Warren and John Keawe are Runners Up
Born in a small town in Alabama, T. Edwin grew up in a family that enjoyed music. By the time he was six years old, he was copying his sister’s piano lessons without taking formal lessons. He managed to acquire a right-handed guitar from a friend and learned chords “up-side down”. After three years, someone […]
This is the last full day to get your tickets to the DSA Song Contest Awards and Christmas Party for a $12 donation. The donation will be $15 at the door. All proceeds go to support Dallas Songwriters Association and are tax-deductible. Go to the event page, find out more info, and get your tickets. […]
We just heard an update from our grand prize song contest winner. Lucia Comnes is enjoying her Casio Privia Keyboard! Warm greetings to you from Ashland, Oregon. I am on a Pacific Northwest tour here and I was finally able to play the Casio Privia keyboard new out of the box. It is a […]
LUCIA COMNES WINS GRAND PRIZE WITH HER SONG, “NO HIDING PLACE” “Lucia Comnes is a singer, songwriter, fiddler & guitarist with a ‘singular voice’ (SF Chronicle) and ‘a powerful imagination’ (C. Poling) whose atmospheric roots music crosses genres of Americana, folk, Celtic, bluegrass & alternative.” Drawing from the past but refreshingly contemporary, Lucia demonstrates that […]