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Attention HSA Members,

Congratulations to the HSA October 2023 Song of the Month Winners, Jay Harris for his song titled ANGEL WINGS and to Bud Bierhaus for his song titled MAYBE WE SHOULD GO BACK HOME

! Honorable Mention, for the song with the 3rd highest number of votes was a tie with Ray Wyatt for his song titled BARCELONA GIRL and Andrew Richardson for his song titled SING HER SONG. You can hear all of these songs on the Home Page of our website at Also, a recap of the October Meeting is shown on the Home Page under Monthly Meeting Information.

A special thanks to the 20 members who participated in commenting on the songs and the 24 members who voted. Remember, anyone who is registered on the website may comment on the songs posted each month. We are very grateful to the members who may not be able to upload songs each month, but still take the time to support their fellow songwriters by reviewing, commenting and voting on the songs.

Reminder - November starts the New HSA 2024 Song of the Month Season.

November 1, 2023/24 ON-LINE MEETING - The HSA November On-Line Meeting is now open. You can access all of the open areas for the Song of the Month Entries on the Home Page by clicking on Monthly Submission / Commenting Schedule or clicking on the Members Area Page.

The November Schedule for all of the Song of the Month entries are as follows:

Nov. 1 – 14 Upload songs for submissions and comments by members

Nov. 1 – 30 Members may continue to comment on the songs posted

Nov. 15 – 30 Songwriters can revise their song, if necessary

Dec. 1 – 10 Voting for November Song of the Month

HOUSTON FACE-TO-FACE MEETING – is onthe 2nd Sunday of the month, November 12, 2023 at Kojak’s Fine Foods, 1912 W 18th St., Houston TX 77008. The doors open at 1:30PM and the meeting starts at 2:00PM. GALVESTON FACE-TO-FACE MEETING is on the 2nd Monday of the month, November 13, 2023 at the Huli Huli Hut (Behind the White Door), 310 19th St., Galveston, TX 77550, starting at 7:00PM.

Members are welcome to attend either or both meetings, if they wish to do so. You may perform your song live or bring a recording. The guidelines and timelines for presenting songs, etc., remain the same for both meetings. Only members who are current in their annual dues may present one song per month. Members who bring a song to the face-to-face meeting for commenting, should provide 30 copies of the lyric sheets to be passed out to the attending members. Songs can be played live or with a recording. Note, if you bring in a song that has already been posted to the website for the current month, it must be the same song you bring to the Face-to-Face meeting. You cannot bring in a different song during the month. If you are planning to upload your song in the November Song of the Month Contest, you must do so by Tuesday night, November 14, 2023.

IMPORTANT – The HSA 2023 Annual Voting for Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Collaboration Song of the Year will start tomorrow, November 2, 2023. We will send out a separate email with more detailed information to assist you in the Annual Voting process.

Thank you for your continued membership, support and participation in helping us be successful. If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible at


Houston Songwriters Association

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