Forum Rules

Registration as a User implies acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  1. All material posted or uploaded to the forum remains the property of the original poster and PG Music Inc. The moderators and administrators of this site reserve the right without notice to access or view all such material including posts, profile information, emails sent through the forum software, and personal messages, to edit the subject of a post, or to move, rename, reclassify, or delete any post or other material at any time.
  2. There will be no profanity or foul language. Any disruptive language will be removed and you may receive sanctions.
  3. There will be no racial, ethnic, or gender based insults or any other personal discrimination.
  4. There will be no posts meant to offend or hurt any other member in a manner which is offensive or inflammatory.
  5. Spamming is not permitted.
  6. Pornography, warez, piracy, software hacking, or any other illegal transactions may NOT be linked in any shape or form.
  7. Advertising is forbidden in any relation to your account except by explicit permission. This includes, but is not limited to, any goods for sale, advertising websites, and commercial-related or competing products.
  8. Posting (or requesting) links to songs, music or other copyrighted material is forbidden. You are allowed to post links to your own original songs.
  9. All of the forums except for the Off Topic forum are for discussions of PG Music products only. The Off Topic forum is used for MUSIC-RELATED discussions that aren't about PG Music products. Please keep all your posts as constructive as possible.
  10. Any impersonation of a user within these forums, in any mode of communication, is strictly prohibited and will result in the offending user being banned.
  11. Multiple account sign-ups are not allowed.
  12. Actions taken by a moderator or administrator are final.
  13. This web site does not verify or guarantee the accuracy of the material posted to the forums or bear any responsibility for any loss, damage, or other liabilities caused by any posted message.

PG Music News
New Video - Installing Band-in-a-Box® from the Flash Drive Tutorial

When you order directly from us, there's an option to have your Band-in-a-Box® Pro, MegaPAK, or PlusPAK installation files sent to you on a flash drive (instead of DVD).
(this option appears during the check-out process)

We've created this handy tutorial video to walk you through the installation process:

Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson - YouTube Find (EricBlackmonGuitar)

Check out EricBlackmonGuitar's latest video, QUIK LICKS #14 Guitar Riffs Solo Lesson EricBlackmonGuitar HQ, where he not only teached a great guitar riff, but he also repeats that lick over a Band-in-a-Box backing track... what a great way to show how Band-in-a-Box is ideal for backing tracks!

Video link:

Thank you Eric!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Cleaned-up BB folder!

It's the first day of spring today, which means it's time to start spring cleaning!

We cleaned up the BB folder with our release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018. Over the years, this folder has been growing - there were up to 10,000 files in there! We've fixed this and put the files into various folders. This is done with a cleanup routine. The cleanup normally happens automatically during installation, but you can run it manually by selecting the main menu Help | Utilities | Run Cleanup routine.

The cleanup routine does the following:
-Moves Styles files (.STY/.STX) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Styles.
-Moves Soloists files (.ST2/.XT2) from C:\bb to C:\bb\Soloists.
-Moves various Demo folders to C:\Demos.
-Moves various songs and lessons folders to C:\bb\Songs and Lessons.
-Moves various files essential for running Band-in-a-Box to C:\bb\Data and C:\bb\Data\Lib.
-Moves various preferences files to C:\bb\Preferences.
-Moves tutorial demo songs, program manuals (.pdf), and the help file (.chm) to C:\bb\Documentation.

Oliver Gannon Interview - Appointed to the Order of Canada!

Oliver Gannon (Peter Gannon's brother), was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition for "his achievements as a musician" on December 29, 2017!

Oliver recently sat for an interview with CBC's Hot Air host Margaret Gallagher - read a summary and listen to the interview at

'I don't know ... why they chose me. But I'm very glad and I'm not giving it back'
-Oliver Gannon

To be clear, and avoid any confusion, there are two brothers: Peter Gannon is the "Band-in-a-Box" PG Music guy, and Oliver Gannon is the jazz guitarist who just won the Order of Canada.

#Monday Motivation - Free Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Want to snag yourself a free Band-in-a-Box® hard drive? Tell everyone how much you love Band-in-a-Box® with your very own Band-in-a-Box® Testimonial video!

Submit your video, and when we use it on our website (and YouTube page) we will send you a FREE Band-in-a-Box® Hard Drive!

Learn more about how to submit your video testimonial here.

Take a look at the video testimonials we've already received at

User Tip - Custom Drum Shots

Have you ever wanted more control of the RealDrums generated within Band-in-a-Box? (example: with the same consecutive shot/hold/push)

Forum user Pipeline shared their steps in an incredibly detailed forum post to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out: Custom Drum Shots.

#FunFactFriday - Team PG!

Did you know... Within Band-in-a-Box®, choose Help | About Band-in-a-Box, and you'll see more than just information on the program - you'll also see a complete list of Team PG - we're currently at 35 team members!

Forum Stats
27258 Members
49 Forums
50737 Topics
417597 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Apeckover2, RandallSmith, fingers55, Mjolnnir, BigRd

27257 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
VideoTrack 178
Matt Finley 173
Noel96 140
David Snyder 135
Deryk - PG Music 127
MarioD 118
dcuny 118
Pipeline 114
Janice & Bud 111
BlueAttitude 106
Today's Birthdays
Al-David, Notareol