The Sound & The Fury 

Attention songwriters: The

Dallas Songwriters Association’s 20th Annual Song Contest is on, with “more than $5,000 in prizes to the top winners in each category.” “The best way to appreciate the talent in this contest is to look to our 2008 grand prize winner, Mark Wayne Glasmire, who is a 2009 Grammy qualifier,” said DSA President Steve Sullivan, in a meaningless statement (anyone can be a “Grammy qualifier.” All you have to do is release an album and send it for consideration. To be a nominee, though, you need enough votes). Nevertheless, if you’re into competing and think that you have the goods, you have until February 15 to send your song. You can either do it online ( or or by mail (CDs only, DSA 2009 Song Contest, Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Bld. #20, Dallas, TX 75219, $20 per song). This is an international contest, so expect stiff competition (last year’s winners came from California and Texas as well as Canada, Portugal, and the UK). The categories are Christian/Inspirational, Country, Americana/Folk/Bluegrass, Pop/Rock/R&B/Alternative, Love Songs/Easy Listening, Children’s/Novelty, Singer/Songwriter, Instrumental, Music Video, and Bare Bones. More info on Good luck! — Enrique Lopetegui



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