Dallas Songwriters Association

Dallas Songwriters Assoc. is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing learning opportunities about the craft and business of songwriting. All styles of music are welcome in the DSA, and membership includes writers of all ages. DSA monthly activities include meetings with guest speakers, song critiques and performance showcases and open mics that are open to the public and streamed to Facebook and Youtube. In addition, the DSA offers song contests, a Hall of Fame program, community awards, youth programs, and publishes a monthly newsletter, Songwriters Notes.

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS IN 2022
MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Friday, August 12, 2022

DSA EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2022

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

DSA SONG CONTEST IS OPEN- Enter now thru Sept 30th

More info: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

Enter on DSA website: https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-annual-song-contest/

Enter on Broadjam :  https://www.broadjam.com/contests/contest.php?contest_id=20525

MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques 
https://dallassongwriters.org/song-critique/
 1ST THURSDAY Monthly - not this month - Pool party instead, Aug 6, at Joe's

DSA Board Meeting - Tuesday, Aug 30, 7pm

OPEN MIC  - Virtual -
DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

SHOWCASE AND OPEN MIC
Live streamed to Facebook from the Venue
Love and War - Thursday - Aug 25 - Monthly on 4th Thursday - 7-9PM
 Please sign up with host Rickey Gene Wright and don't forget to  BRING YOUR OWN MIC

SHOWCASES - Physical & Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

SPECIAL EVENTS

DSA Picnic Pool Party - Aug 6

DOWN THE LINE 

"WILD DAWG" OFF-SHORE FISHING ADVENTURE 2023 - June 8 - 11 - see photos on Facebook from trip this year
Join this group for Texas Coast Deep Sea Fishing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/486583939901589

View our past events on our Youtube channel.
NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL- 
DSA HALL OF FAME - 2022 Hall of Fame was held on April 23rd at Love and War- 
2022 Inductees: Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, LeAnn Rimes, Bill Mack, Kelly Clarkson, Charley Pride, Towns Van Zandt, David Card, Charles McGarry. Check our Facebook page for photos. Here's the video on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUFMBTD89o&t=3995s 

2021 Inductees: John Denver, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Janie Frickie or Gregg Smith 

The Dallas Songwriters Association celebrated the songs of these North Texas icons at the 2022 Dallas Songwriters Hall of Fame virtual event, which was held on Saturday, April 17, 12-3 Please head over to our channel and don't forget to subscribe.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-3Y_SmChiZRqM9rmPfrLWbL

More info here: https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com

 Donate to Hall of Fame

Via Square 

https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/donate-to-dallas-songwriters-hall-of-fame/27?cs=true&cst=custom


PayPal link

Donate to DSA via PayPal Tip Jar https://py.pl/2S7dRL98V4Y (Thank you!)


Via stripe store

https://dallassongwriters.org/donate-to-dsa/


CONTESTS
SONG CONTEST  - 2022 DSA International Song Contest Opens June 1 - Deadline Sept 30. https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

2022 Winners announced on January 14, 2023 

2021 Winners were announced on January 15 - Press Release - https://dsapress.blogspot.com

Here is a look at the wonderful talent from last years contest.
Awards Program-  2021 Contest - AWARDS VIDEOS on Youtube
 2021 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 1 - annual song contest, young songwriters song contest and lyric contest awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn9o0mgl8lo


2021 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 2 - Best Songs of the Meeting, Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, community Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqm3cmFbuEY


2020 Contest - AWARDS VIDEOS
                                   2020 Winners Announced Jan. 16
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
 2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 1 - semi-finalists perform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O53tKlKWRs&list=PL2QmQKUl70-2fZsHAIcWZTejZVKttRKMX


2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 2 - finalists perform - awards given

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZJ_TN9f7_I&list=PL2QmQKUl70-0NTzHsFcVDDtQRkAyMoZud


2020 DSA Song Contest Award Winning Songs - 30 sec clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVnE1vn4cN4


2020 DSA Award Certificates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7CJkGDKwg



LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Sept 30
                                  
                                   2021 Fall Winners
                                    2021 Summer Winners
                                   2021 Winter Winners
                                       2020 Fall Winners
                                     2020 Summer Winners
                                       2020 Spring Winners
                                      2020 Winter Winners 
                                    
 Enter Here on in DSA Stripe store - pay and upload lyric

YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST  - 2022 Contest Open - deadline Sept 30
2021 Winners were announced Jan 15
Entrants must be 18 & under  - Winner performed at Awards Program

BEST SONGS OF THE MEETINGS  - http://bestsongsofthemeeting.blogspot.com
Winners were announced Jan 22
Vern Dailey Songwriters of the Year - Song of the Year - Community Awards

DONATE


Donate to DSA in general here:

Non Profit Guidestar profile link:  https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/75-2357558

DSA QR Code to donate from your paypal account.




Check out the newsletter, Songwriters Notes, for details at:

Stay connected to us on Facebook:
BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Friday, July 1, 2022

DSA EVENTS FOR JULY 2022

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

DSA SONG CONTEST IS OPEN- Enter now thru Sept 30th

More info: http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

Enter on DSA website: https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-annual-song-contest/

Enter on Broadjam :  https://www.broadjam.com/contests/contest.php?contest_id=20525

MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques 
https://dallassongwriters.org/song-critique/
 1ST THURSDAY Monthly - July 7, 6:30 - Eric Ramsey, https://ericramsey.net/about

DSA Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 26, 7pm

OPEN MIC  - Virtual -
DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - July 6, 13, 20, 27

SHOWCASE AND OPEN MIC
Live streamed to Facebook from the Venue
Love and War - Thursday - July 28 - Monthly on 4th Thursday - 7-9PM
 Please sign up with host Rickey Gene Wright and don't forget to  BRING YOUR OWN MIC
Live streamed to Facebook from the Venue
Opening Bell - Thursday - July 14 - Monthly on 2nd Thursday - 6-8PM
 Please sign up with Bill Martin and don't forget to  BRING YOUR OWN MIC
First hour is open mic and second hour is 2 30 minute member showcases.

SHOWCASES - Physical & Virtual - check on Facebook for updates


POOR DAVIDS BW STEVENSON SONG CONTEST Winners Announced
SPECIAL EVENTS

BLUE CHRISTMAS IN JULY -  On SATURDAY, JULY 23,  6 - 11pm at Sons of Hermann Hall, OBA

COLUMBIA LODGE 66 will be celebrating the birthday of Hippie Bobby Wilbanks and Gregg A Smith with BBQ and Featuring the great blues player TEXAS SLIM https://www.facebook.com/people/Texas-Slim/100037191472595/ $15 at the door. ($10 with a toy or bicycle helmet) benefiting the Larry Tutson Jr Toy Drive https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/854043412

DSA Picnic Pool Party - Aug 6

SonsStock - Aug 13

DOWN THE LINE 

"WILD DAWG" OFF-SHORE FISHING ADVENTURE 2022 - June 9 - 12 - see photos on Facebook from trip this year
Join this group for Texas Coast Deep Sea Fishing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/486583939901589

View our past events on our Youtube channel.
NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL- 
DSA HALL OF FAME - 2022 Hall of Fame was held on April 23rd at Love and War- 
2022 Inductees: Willie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, LeAnn Rimes, Bill Mack, Kelly Clarkson, Charley Pride, Towns Van Zandt, David Card, Charles McGarry. Check our Facebook page for photos. Here's the video on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUFMBTD89o&t=3995s 

2021 Inductees: John Denver, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Janie Frickie or Gregg Smith 

The Dallas Songwriters Association celebrated the songs of these North Texas icons at the 2022 Dallas Songwriters Hall of Fame virtual event, which was held on Saturday, April 17, 12-3 Please head over to our channel and don't forget to subscribe.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QmQKUl70-3Y_SmChiZRqM9rmPfrLWbL

More info here: https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com

 Donate to Hall of Fame

Via Square 

https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/donate-to-dallas-songwriters-hall-of-fame/27?cs=true&cst=custom


PayPal link

Donate to DSA via PayPal Tip Jar https://py.pl/2S7dRL98V4Y (Thank you!)


Via stripe store

https://dallassongwriters.org/donate-to-dsa/


CONTESTS
SONG CONTEST  - 2022 DSA International Song Contest Opens June 1 - Deadline Sept 30. https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

2022 Winners announced on January 14, 2023 

2021 Winners were announced on January 15 - Press Release - https://dsapress.blogspot.com

Here is a look at the wonderful talent from last years contest.
Awards Program-  2021 Contest - AWARDS VIDEOS on Youtube
 2021 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 1 - annual song contest, young songwriters song contest and lyric contest awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn9o0mgl8lo


2021 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 2 - Best Songs of the Meeting, Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year, community Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqm3cmFbuEY


2020 Contest - AWARDS VIDEOS
                                   2020 Winners Announced Jan. 16
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
 2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 1 - semi-finalists perform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O53tKlKWRs&list=PL2QmQKUl70-2fZsHAIcWZTejZVKttRKMX


2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 2 - finalists perform - awards given

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZJ_TN9f7_I&list=PL2QmQKUl70-0NTzHsFcVDDtQRkAyMoZud


2020 DSA Song Contest Award Winning Songs - 30 sec clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVnE1vn4cN4


2020 DSA Award Certificates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7CJkGDKwg



LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Sept 30
                                  
                                   2021 Fall Winners
                                    2021 Summer Winners
                                   2021 Winter Winners
                                       2020 Fall Winners
                                     2020 Summer Winners
                                       2020 Spring Winners
                                      2020 Winter Winners 
                                    
 Enter Here on in DSA Stripe store - pay and upload lyric

YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST  - Winners were announced Jan 15
Entrants must be 18 & under  - Winner performed at Awards Program

BEST SONGS OF THE MEETINGS  - http://bestsongsofthemeeting.blogspot.com
Winners were announced Jan 22
Vern Dailey Songwriters of the Year - Song of the Year - Community Awards

DONATE


Donate to DSA in general here:

Non Profit Guidestar profile link:  https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/75-2357558

DSA QR Code to donate from your paypal account.




Check out the newsletter, Songwriters Notes, for details at:

Stay connected to us on Facebook:
BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP