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

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

DSA EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2022

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques 
https://dallassongwriters.org/song-critique/
 1ST THURSDAY Monthly - Harry Hewlett on facilitating the click and play feature on your youtube channel.

DSA Board Planning Meeting - Saturday, Jan 8, 12pm

OPEN MIC  - Virtual -
Harry's DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86341155881

Live streamed to Facebook from the Venue
Love and War - Thursday - Jan 27 - Monthly on 4th Thursday - 
 Please sign up with Harry and don't forget to  BRING YOUR OWN MIC
SHOWCASES - Physical & Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

Songwriters Round at Porta Di Roma - on the 3rd Friday, Jan 21 - 6:30pm - 9pm
Format: Songwriter’s In The Round (Three Stools Three Songwriters At One Time)
Streamed to DSA Facebook Page.
Mic stands and sound system provided by Rickey Gene Wright and Songwriters are to bring there own microphones.
Hosted by Rickey Gene Wright   for details - text him at (214) 537-5047
2301 Performance Drive Richardson, Tx 75082 
 Across from Eisemann Center

DSA Virtual Global Showcase- Every Saturday 12 - 2 Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Awards Shows on 15 & 22
DSA members performing on Zoom from around the world. Tune in and see members from far away.   Invite friends. Share to your groups.
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87932958559


SPECIAL EVENTS


DSA CONTEST AWARD PROGRAMS 

DSA Awards Show - January 15, 12 - 2 via Zoom
Winners of International Song Contest and Young Songwriters Contest announced
Performances by Semifinalists 

DSA Best Songs of the Meeting Awards Show - January 22, 12 - 2 via Zoom
Winners of the Vern Dailey Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year Awards announced
Community Awards announced
Performances by Semifinalists


"WILD DAWG" OFF-SHORE FISHING ADVENTURE 2022 - Next Year - June 9 - 12 - see photos on Facebook from trip this year


View our past events on our Youtube channel.
DSA HALL OF FAME - 2022 Hall of Fame April 2022 date TBD - 
2022 Inductees: Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson, Charley Pride, David Card

NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL- 

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  - 2021 - https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
Semifinalist announced on November 4 
Awards Show on January 15

Here is a look at the wonderful talent from last years contest.
Awards Program-  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 Dec 31
                                  
                                   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 announced Jan 15
Entrants must be 18 & under  - Winner performed at Awards Program

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

DOWN THE LINE 

DSA Hall of Fame - April 23, 2022
Deep Ellum Arts Festival - April 1-3
Dallas Guitar Show - May 6-8

DONATE

Donate to DSA in general here:

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

DSA EVENT FOR DECEMBER

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques 
https://dallassongwriters.org/song-critique/
NO MEETING 1ST THURSDAY - CHRISTMAS PARTY ON 15TH

DSA Christmas Party at the Neathery Estate, McKinney, Tx on December 15, 6-9
Look for the event on the DSA facebook page and rsvp there.

DSA Board Planning Meeting - Saturday, Jan 8, 12pm

OPEN MIC  - Virtual - no open mic on 15th - instead come to our Christmas party
Harry's DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Dec 1, 8, 22, 29
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86341155881

Live streamed to Facebook from the Venue
Love and War - Thursday - Dec 23 - Monthly on 4th Thursday - 
 Please sign up with Harry and don't forget to  BRING YOUR OWN MIC
SHOWCASES - Physical & Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

Songwriters Round at Porta Di Roma - on the 3rd Friday, Dec 17 - 6:30pm - 9pm
Format: Songwriter’s In The Round (Three Stools Three Songwriters At One Time)
Streamed to DSA Facebook Page.
Mic stands and sound system provided by Rickey Gene Wright and Songwriters are to bring there own microphones.
Hosted by Rickey Gene Wright   for details - text him at (214) 537-5047
2301 Performance Drive Richardson, Tx 75082 
 Across from Eisemann Center

DSA Virtual Global Showcase- Every Saturday 12 - 2 Dec 4, 11, 18, 25
DSA members performing on Zoom from around the world. Tune in and see members from far away.   Invite friends. Share to your groups.
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87932958559


SPECIAL EVENTS


DSA Christmas Party at the Neathery Estate, McKinney, Tx on December 15, 6-9

DSA Awards Show - January 15, 12 - 3 via Zoom

"WILD DAWG" OFF-SHORE FISHING ADVENTURE 2022 - Next Year - June 9 - 12 - see photos on Facebook from trip this year


View our past events on our Youtube channel.
DSA HALL OF FAME - 2022 Hall of Fame April 2022 date TBD - 
2022 Inductees: Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson, Charley Pride, David Card

NOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL- 

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  - 2021 - https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
Semifinalist announced on November 4 
Awards Show on January 15

Here is a look at the wonderful talent from last years contest.
Awards Program-  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 Dec 31
                                  
                                   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 announced Jan 15
Entrants must be 18 & under  - Winner performed at Awards Program

DSA Hall of Fame - April 23, 2022
Deep Ellum Arts Festival - April 1-3
Dallas Guitar Show - May 6-8

DONATE

Donate to DSA in general here:

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

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

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