Quarterly Entry Deadlines:
Winter – March 31
Spring – June 30
Summer – September 30
Fall – December 31
Prizes To Be Awarded
Of course the MAIN prize is what we ALL aspire to:
Recognition For Our Lyrical Work!
ALSO: The 1st place winning lyricist receives:
A certificate, $50 cash and a 1 year DSA membership.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner’s lyrics and judges critiques will be published in the DSA “Songwriters Notes” and on the DSA Website.
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 […]
SEMIFINALIST Addiction by Ireland Casteel, Grapevine, TX Blue Collar Man by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx River of Memories by Charles Carter, Dallas, TX The Whole Nine Yards by John Coughlin, Eureka, MO Angels and Strangers by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ Friday Night by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ Open Blinds by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, NJ 1st […]
SEMIFINALISTS FENCES by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, PA A TASTE OF LOVE SO SWEET by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, PA REMEMBER ME AS A SUNNY DAY by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, PA SAID A FATHER TO HIS SON by Bill Kapac, Williamstown, PA SUGAR FROM THE VINE by Ynana Rose, San Luis Obispo, CA RIVER OF MEMORIES by […]
Here are the Lyric Contest Critiques for the Summer 2015 Contest. My apologies for the delay. First Place – Trains by Nancy Line and Candy Kattenburg Trains is a cute, sentimental song. I would like to hear the music. With that said, it could be a really good song. It begins with a parenthetical “Sound […]
FIRST PLACE IN HIS HANDS © Lauren Smith, Livermore, CA This is a well constructed song with a good message. I didn’t change much…just changed or took out a word to make the meters match. I would try to shorten the bridge to 2 lines. 1st VERSE One Sunday morning there was smoke above the […]
Before presenting the results, I would like to apologize for the lateness of the posting. I had too much on my plate – both personal and DSA -and the lyric contest suffered, for that I once again apologize. I am resigning the position to concentrate on other positions. In the Summer Lyric Contest: 1st – […]
Q&A with Dori 1Q: Who are your favorite songwriters? Ian Axel, Diane Warren, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kacey Musgraves What makes these songwriters special to you? The emotion that is conveyed in the lyric as well as their clever use of simile, catch phrases and great prosody between music and lyric. 2Q: What inspired “’Waiting […]
DOWN by Don Coyne, Los Angeles, CA FORGOTTEN WARRIOR by Don Wall, Dallas, TX GIMME A BIG CITY by John Thomas Lane, Monument, CO CORN BREAD by Don Wall, Dallas, TX FIRST PLACE DOWN ©2015 Don Coyne, Los Angeles, CA This song is so appropo for today’s younger generation. When I critique, I substitute my […]