DSA Meeting – Song Critiques Finale!

Last Chance to Submit Song Critiques for 2017, THURSDAY, OCT 5

Here comes da judge!

Mr. Troll describes himself as “Just an old biker/hippie trying to make a ripple,” and he’s doing just that, as the larger than life host at Poor David’s Pub Open Mic. We were honored last year to have him as our 2016 judge for Song of the Year, and he has accepted our invitation to do it again this year. If anyone knows a good song, he does – the best songwriters in Texas have been on his stage. So, polish up your songs and and get ’em in for the judging – just think of the bragging rights you will have, if you’re lucky enough to be our 2017 winner.

As you probably already know, our monthly meeting format is different this year.  Instead of judging a “winning” song each month that is eligible for the “Song of the Year”, all songs submitted at each meeting will be entered in the DSA Member Best Songs of the Meeting at the end of the year for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the year. We are considering adding a peoples choice award.

Each song entry will receive friendly feebback from two music industry professionals, Joe Milton and Barbe McMillen.  Joe has been an LA touring musician, studio musician and songwriter and currently owns Jo Musik, a Dallas area music production company and studio that has done music for film and TV, voice over and dialogue, plays, live shows, jingles, industrials and videos. Barbe is currently Associate Professor of Songwriting at Collin College and President Emeritus of the DSA.  She is also a voting member of the Recording Academy that votes for the Grammy Awards.  As a recording artist she has recorded five albums and has written an off Broadway musical called “Give Me Break”.

Songs can be on a CD, or emailed to Harry Hewlett at hhhewlett@gmail.com, or performed live, or even mailed in (you don’t have to be present) or members can enter online at https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-meeting/song-of-the-month/.  Just let me know if you want to get a spot at the meeting because we are limited on time and you must be a member to submit your song(s).  The song entry/critique fee is $10 for each song.  Be sure to provide copies of lyrics for the group so they can give friendly feedback too.

Sign in and Networking begins at 6:30

Announcements at 7PM

Program about 7:30

Future Meetings

Monday, November 6, Membership Meeting and Elections, Half Price Books

Friday December 8, Awards Banquet, Sons Of Hermann Hall


Meeting Agenda:

6:30 PM – Sign In / NETWORKING
8:00PM – Song Feedback

The Critique Panel consists of 1 to 3 respected industry professionals. The Panel, DSA members, and guests will listen to each song and then judge each song based on 6 categories: Hook, Melody, Lyric, Structure, Originality, and Emotional Truth.

For Entry into the MEMBERS ONLY Monthly Contest for Song of The Year and Songwriters of the year. Submit online here.

View the Critique Form   Submit a Song online for Members Only Song of The Month Contest (Members Only)