Attention HSA Members,
Congratulations to the HSA September 2023 Song of the Month Winners, Ray Wyatt with his song titled DON’T COME LOOKIN’ and to Warren Hanson for his song titled THE INNKEEPER. Two songs tied for Honorable Mention for the song with the 3rd highest number of votes goes to Andrea R. Cannon for her song titled BITTERSWEET BOSSA and to Dan Hunziker and Patricia Bishop with their collaboration titled WHERE DO WE GO? You can hear the songs for the September 2023 winners on the Home Page of our website at www.houstonsongwriters.net.
A special thanks to the 26 members who participated in commenting on the songs and the 27 members who voted. We are very grateful to those 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 that are posted.
OCTOBER 0N-LINE MEETING- The October 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 Meeting Information/Monthly/Schedule on our website.
The October 2023 Schedule for the Song of the month entries are as follows:
October 1 -14 Upload songs for submissions and comments by members
October 1 -28 Songs can continue to be reviewed by members
October 15 -23 Songwriters can revise their song, if necessary
October 24 -31 Voting for October Song of the Month
Remember anyone who is registered on the website may comment on the songs posted each month. There is also an additional area for scoring sections of the song in the comments area along with the written comments as well. Only the songwriter will be able to see both the scoring area and written comments by clicking on the Edit area and the title of the song they wish to see.
Reminder: All HSA members who are current in their yearly dues who upload a minimum of 4 songs to the website throughout the HSA Calendar Year (11 songs) may be eligible for the Songwriter of the Year Award.
HOUSTON FACE-TO-FACE MEETING – is on the 2nd Sunday of the month, October 8, 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, October 9, 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 October Song of the Month Contest, you must do so by Saturday night, October 14, 2023.
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 email@example.com.
Houston Songwriters Association