While the coronavirus has temporarily curtailed most Dallas Songwriters Association face-to-face meetings, open mics, and showcases, the global pandemic has awakened new possibilities for outreach to connect the global music community with the Texas music scene.  In response, DSA is going global and in many cases virtual in order to grow our membership and provide new opportunities for our members.

2020 is setting up to be the biggest year ever for the Dallas Songwriters Association and it starts with our Annual International Songwriting Contest, which offers more than $5,000 in prizes with winners in 8 categories.  In 2019, we had entries and winners from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, and all over the United States. Blogspot

In addition to our International Songwriting Contest, members can enter other contests, including the Quarterly Lyric Contest, Rising Star for 18 & Under, and monthly song critiques.  DSA currently offers members 2 virtual workshops each month, 2 virtual showcases, a virtual open mic, as well as special events. Facebook

DSA is using to facilitate our virtual events, and we encourage you to join DSA to jump into the Texas music scene and take advantage of these new opportunities from anywhere in the world.

This year, our annual DSA Hall of Fame Event, which honors outstanding songwriters with North Texas ties, has been postponed until Sep 19, 2020.  Honorees will include John Denver, England Dan, and John Ford Coley, Janie Fricke, and Gregg A. Smith.  Live performances by DSA Rising Star Students, DSA Members, and the BYO Musicians Network will be broadcast LIVE to a global audience.

Live performances and camaraderie with fellow songwriters make up the soul of DSA.  Recent events have shown us that reaching out to the global community is hugely important to our mission to promote the craft of songwriting, provide realistic, educational opportunities to better navigate the music industry and to provide exclusive performance opportunities, both LIVE and VIRTUAL.

To fulfill our mission, the Dallas Songwriters Association invites guest speakers to address our virtual audience for now and to join our monthly workshops in the future.  These workshops offer educational information from accomplished songwriters and industry professionals, everything from jingle writing, to DIY videos, to the new economics of the music industry.  If you would like to conduct a workshop, please contact DSA president, Michael Brandenberger.

Dallas Songwriters Association is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization.  Please join DSA as we join the GLOBAL community.

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