Thursday, August 4, 2011

Texas Independent Music Expo - Saturday, November 5

Texas Independent Music Expo is all about the Music! It was established to help independent music artists realize their potential, seek promotional opportunities and connect with music industry professionals through networking, exhibitor booths, music workshops and a performing songwriter competition.  Join us for a  full day of great music by aspiring singer-songwriters and musicians. The event will take place at Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226.


I Wrote A Song... Now What? 
Presented by Jo Musik
Recording a professional demo and what to look
for in a studio, producer, engineer.
Music in Film & TV 
Presented by Linda (Kordek) Milton
The business of film music in LA and Dallas.
Copyright! What You Need to Know! 
Presented by Craig Crafton
The legal elements of a song.
Grammy CSI: What Makes a Hit Song 
Presented by Barbara McMillen. 
An examination of the elements and structure 
            of the 2010 Grammy winning 
           Song of the Year, 
         "Need You Now" by Lady Antibellum.

Opportunities to have your song critiqued will be available for performing or non-performing songwriters at $10 each. Your song will be reviewed in person by a panel of industry professional judges. Songs are submitted on a first come first serve basis by reserving an available 10 minute time slot on a sign up sheet.  You may submit as many songs as you wish.

The Critique Panel consists of 2 respected industry professionals. The Panel and guests will listen to each song and then judge each song based on 6 categories: Hook, Melody, Lyric, Structure, Originality, and Emotional Truth. The panel will give their comments and critiques about each song after the song is played. Lyric sheets and evaluation sheets will be returned with comments. After all songs have been played and critiques are complete, the judges scores will be tallied and the top two songs for the day will be picked. 1st place winner will get $50 in cash, 1st and 2nd place winners will get a free DSA membership ( a value of $50), and a DSA t-shirt.

1. Submitted song should be on a CD (that should include your name and phone number) or can per performed live. 

2. Approximately 2 typed lyric sheets should be provided to the judges for each song.

3. You may submit as many songs as you like.

4. You may submit a lyric only for critique.

5. Sign up is on a first come basis the day of the event. Sign up sheet will be located on a table in the front hall outside the front meeting room. Each time slot in 10 minutes to allow ample time for the judges comments.

6. All decisions of the judges are final.

7. Winners will be announced at 9:30PM on the main stage. Winners do not have to be present to win and if not present, will be notified by email.

8. Contest in not valid if their are less than ten entries, however, critiques will still be performed during the 10 minute time alloted.

1 comment:

  1. I love to listen to independent music and I have lots of collection of it. Now I want to know what are the best songs right now and the best independent music too.

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Educational workshops on the craft and business of songwriting featuring industry professionals as panelist or guest speakers.