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HSA September 2020 Song Critiques Closed / Song Revisions Open / ANNUAL VOTING

Attention HSA Members,

A special thanks goes out to the 13 members who took the time to critique or offer suggestions to the songwriter(s) who uploaded songs for the September Song of the Month Contest. Constructive critiquing is a very important part of the Art and Craft of songwriting for our Houston Songwriters Association members. It is a teaching method that is just as valuable as learning structure, melody, writing lyrics, etc. Many songs have been revised from the critiques received from our peers. Even if you don’t upload a song in the Song of the Month Area, you can still support your fellow writers throughout the year through the critiquing and voting process. The area for critiquing the September songs is now closed and the period for revising songs is now open.

If a songwriter wishes to “Edit” their song, lyrics or MP3, they may do so from September 18 through September 22, 2020. To edit your song, go to the website at and click on the Members Area, then click on "Edit." This will bring up all of your songs that you have uploaded to the website.

Select the song you wish to edit to make changes to the lyrics and/or add a new MP3, then click on the Submit button. It may take a few seconds to confirm that your submission was successful. IMPORTANT: DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES ON THE SONG TITLE area as it will delete all of the critiques that are shown, but send a message to Danny Liggett at to make the SONG TITLE change for you.

To make sure your changes have been made, go back to the Song of the Month Area to view and listen to your song. You may want to indicate in the top portion of the lyric area what changes have been made (lyrics and or MP3) so that the listener will know that changes have been made prior to when voting opens on September 23 through September 30, 2020.


Believe it or not there is only one more month, October, before the HSA 2020 Season closes and annual voting begins. To be eligible for Songwriter of the Year, as a single member, you must have a minimum of 4 songs uploaded during the 2020 Season. To be eligible for Songwriter of the Year as a Collaboration Team, the same Collaboration Team must have a minimum of 4 songs uploaded during the 2020 Season. If you need to see how many songs you now have in order to qualify for 2020 Songwriter of the Year (as a single songwriter or on a collaboration team), see the list of songs that have been uploaded for 2020. (Single songwriters will also receive credit for songs they collaborated on as well.) You do not have to be a Song of the Month Winner to qualify for Songwriter of the Year.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us immediately at

Thank you all for your membership and participation in helping to make HSA successful.


Houston Songwriters Association

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