DSA 2018 Song Contest
Opens June 1. Deadline Sept 30th.
The Annual DSA Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. It provides a benchmark for popular songwriting competency.
We offered over $5,000 in cash and prizes. There are winners in each category, plus grand prize winners.
Finalists in each category will be judged by music industry professionals from record labels and publishing companies.
Grand Prize winner will be chosen by A&R and/or industry professionals of Broadjam.com.
See Contest Rules for eligibility.
Important Dates for 2018 Song Contest
Submission Deadline: Sept 30, 2018 (ends at midnight, CST)
Drawing For Free Bluetooth Speaker: Nov 1, 2018
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 1, 2018
Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced at the Awards Dinner: Dec 1, 2018
Top Ten Reasons To Enter The Dsa Song Contest
- You can win a casio privia keyboard.
- You can win cash
- You can win a one year DSA membership or more.
- You can get a free trial membership for entering online at Broadjam or Sonic Bids
- Semifinalists get a chance to perform at the Awards or other DSA Showcases
- Semifinalists and Winners get their names published in Songwriter Notes and the Press Release
- Entrants can get peer review on their song
- Winners get their songs on the awards soundcloud site.
- Contest recognition looks good on your resume
- We are a small contest, so you have a better chance to win.
Eight Song Categories
Love Songs/Easy Listening
Singer/Songwriter (songwriter is the performer)
Can’t read this page? Try this link https://dsapress.blogspot.com/2019/03/john-latini-wins-grand-prize-in-2018.html Grand Prize winner, John Latini, was a semifinalist in the categories of Americana, Christian, Pop and Singer Songwriter. His grand prize winning song, “Pull Me Up”, won in two categories. A three time Detroit Blues Champion, John Latini is riding the wave from his last release and […]
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Winner Bill Wren with his Grand Prize, a Casio Privia keyboard. Notice Broadjam.com is up on the screen in the background. Part of the suite of prizes he won. GRAND PRIZE WINNERS Read Grand Prize Judge Roy Elkins comments Grand Prize Winner Bill Wren 1. Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren and Frank Ralls, Port Aransas, TX Known […]
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