2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

Posted by: PeterGannon

2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 10:36 AM

2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2017), we’ve had over 1,050 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now over 6,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all that have contributed. There were contributions from 139 different people during the year. From 25 countries!.. Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is., Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America,

We’d like to thank and recognize these amazing contributions that people have made!

So we announce the "Top 40" User Showcase Awards...to the top 41 contributors of 2017 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We’ve reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2017, and have based the results on a combination of the following criteria:

- great compositions/arrangements/productions
- use lots of Band-in-a-Box or RealBand (RealTracks or MIDI)
- most contributions
- other contribution to the forum (songwriting tips etc.)
- haven't won before (not an absolute requirement)
- haven't already got a free version from beta testing etc.

And the winners (alphabetical order) are:

44kfl
90dB
Al-David
Animarorecords
Biglad
bluage
BlueAttitude
Buford
Charlie Fogle
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
Don Gaynor
edshaw
F.M.M.
floyd jane
furry
Greg Johnson
gruverider
guitar1
HiroshiK
Icelander
Janice & Bud
jannesan
JoanneCooper
Jon Thomas
LPMan
MarioD
PeterF
Riccled
RnAM
Rob4580
Robertkc
ROG
rsdean
Samuel Davis
Scott C
Sergio Guarneri
Steve Young
Tommyad
Torrey Bliss


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2018 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 28, 2018) (attn: Callie), and provide details of where you want it to be sent. (don't forget to let her know your Forum name)

If you've already purchased 2018, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2018 via another means (beta testing etc.), then you can designate "someone else" to receive it (just send that info privately in your email).

If you're a Mac user, you can either get 2017 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2018 Mac UltraPak when it comes out.

Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
Posted by: SpaceDog

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 10:44 AM

Wonderful job everyone. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks PGM for such a great product and support.

SpaceDog
Posted by: sslechta

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 10:57 AM

Congrats winners!
Posted by: ROG

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 11:37 AM

Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.

So, a big thank you to Peter Gannon and all the staff at PG Music for the award, but
also for producing such an amazing program as BiaB. It really has changed for ever, the way
I write and record music.

Cheers, ROG.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.

So, a big thank you to Peter Gannon and all the staff at PG Music for the award, but
also for producing such an amazing program as BiaB. It really has changed for ever, the way
I write and record music.

Cheers, ROG.


I couldn't say this any better. I am honored to included in this list of fantastic musicians.

Thank you Dr. Gannon for your generosity.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 12:57 PM

This continues to AMAZE me.

What other company would DO this? Like having the community of this forum isn't reward enough? Like having this MAGICAL product to realize the best potential of our music isn't enough? To have the people who "keep it going" and keep it energized "recognized" in this way is mind-boggling.

AMAZING.

Congratulations to all the awardees. It's a good list - a varied list of styles and influences, locales and personalities.

Y'all done good.

Thank You, Dr. Gannon - and all the folks at PGMusic. You make our lives better.

floyd
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 01:02 PM

Congratulations to all of the winners. Well deserved!
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 01:15 PM

It is a great honor to be included in this talented group. It is truly humbling.

Thanks to Peter, and all great people at PG.


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: Icelander

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 01:17 PM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Honoured to be included in the showcase awards amongst so many people I admire and respect.
Congratulations to all of them.
You beat me to it and said it better than I probably would've, so in a true "if it's not broken, don't fix it", I'm nicking this as my sentiment cool

p.s. I see this has already been quoted once, I have a feeling it will be again before this is over wink

EDIT: p.s.p.s. I also have a nasty suspicion that the only reason I made the cut is because that adds such an obscure country to your bragging list - and I'm the only one from it who's active on here! grin
Posted by: jford

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 01:23 PM

Congratulations, everyone. There is really some awesome music in the showcase.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 01:46 PM

Peter,

Thanks so much. It is incredibly generous of the company to do this, and I am very humbled to receive this along with the other outstanding forum members mentioned below.

Thanks again,
Bob
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 02:44 PM

Thanks Dr. Gannon, and the wonderful staff at PG Music.

And congratulations to all of the awardees.

As has been said many times, this forum represents a magnificent group of musicians, and a beautiful, inspiring and uplifting community of talented souls with gigantic hearts.

Thanks for all of the friendships and blessings, and here's to a great 2018 for everyone!!
Posted by: RnAM

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 02:47 PM

Once again PG Music has shown its great generosity!
We are very grateful to be among the 2018 Showcase Award Winners.
We are definitely going to create lots of music in 2018 with this wonderful program.

Thank you!

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Hugh2

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 03:09 PM

Congratulations to all the winners.I heard some really lovely ones during the year.Super people on the forum and hope for future success of PG Music,I cant measure the difference this company has made to me(im sure i speak for most people)Well done to all urs Hugh
Posted by: Hugh2

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 03:10 PM

Well done Mario!!super stuff urs Hugh
Posted by: Noel96

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 03:19 PM

Wow! Congratulations everyone! You'd done a great job and the awards are really well deserved smile

Bet wishes,
Noel
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 03:59 PM

Thank you so much Dr Gannon and everyone at PG Music for giving people like me the opportunity to musically express myself in ways that would otherwise be impossible! I am very honored to be included in this list of very talented musicians/singer/producer/songwriters! And congratulations to all the other winners! Let’s all take this wonderful blessing given to us and make the best music of our lives in 2018. Torrey
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 04:24 PM

Thank you, Dr. Gannon! Your generosity never fails to amaze me.

It's an honor to be listed among such a long list of very talented musicians, singers, composers and songwriters.

The friendly, family atmosphere exhibited here by folks at all levels of musicianship is not found anywhere else on this planet.

Thanks again for this wonderful award and to all other awardees for their contributions to Users's Showcase. Such fantastic music.
Posted by: Sundance

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 05:23 PM

Congrats to all the winners! All the best to each of you! And to PG Music for being such a remarkable company.
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 05:30 PM

thank you Dr.Gannon and pg staff for a great product and generosity and Congratulations to all the winners there is some great talented people on this forum i am humbled to be on the list thank you so much eric
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 06:25 PM

Dr. Gannon, thank you for this great generosity.
I'm proud to be a part of this group and humbled
by all the talented folks here.
I've loved using Band In A Box for many years now.
It's still the go to, the one, the best out there
even after all these years and it continues to
amaze me with each new version.

thank you so much,

Kenny
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 07:24 PM

Thank you very much Peter and all the staff at PG Music for your awesome work to continually improve the program that has given new life to so many songwriters here... and all over the world.
As Floyd said - what other company would do this!

Robert
Posted by: Samuel Davis

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 09:00 PM

I'm honored to be included with so many great musicians in this list. Thank you Peter Gannon and the PG Music staff for providing us with such an amazing program to help us create our songs. I look forward to creating and sharing many more tunes with you all this year.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 09:09 PM

Thank you Dr. Gannon and all the staff at PG Music. To be included on this list is not only an honor, but is humbling to be included in a group of such talented and gracious people.

I seriously doubt there is a more generous, rewarding and honorable company in any retail business. Please note that my appreciation goes not only to - THE ENTIRE STAFF @ PG MUSIC - but also to my fellow forum colleagues who give mutually to each other with education, confidence, encouragement and respect. They have helped me grow in so many different ways - most of which would not have been possible without PG Music and it's wonderful products and the gift of this site.

Many thanks to the PG Music Family and the Family of Friends & Musicians on the forums.

Alan & Di
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 11:05 PM

Doctor Peter Gannon and all of your staff at PG Music,

PG Music is the absolute GREATEST!
Thank you to all so much.

BIAB is an unique and amazing product which I have been using for about 20 years.
I'm very happy and honoured to have been included in this year's awards.

And… Congratulations to all the other winners.

I wish you all a fun and prosperous 2018!

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: guitar1

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 11:11 PM

I did not expect to be doing this today, and I can honestly say, I was completely flabbergasted when I realized I was included in this list. I want to thank each and every person even remotely connected to this fabulous software, with all my heart. BIAB & RB has enabled many, many musicians of all skill sets, to hear in real time, what they can hear in their heart and minds. I salute each and every one of the veterans and experts who have helped me along the way. Their input has been invaluable to me and I know to many others. I feel honored to be in such company. Thank you, one and all.
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/29/18 11:21 PM

Dear Peter and all the PG Music staff.

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift. I have said so many times before how this software and this company has changed my musical life forever. It continues to give and give. I am looking forward to "wowing" all those folks on the FAWM forum with what this product can do and to continue to spread the good word about it to all who will listen.

Congrats to all the winners. I am honored to be included in this list.

Have a wonderful 2018
Posted by: molsenhouse

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 02:35 AM

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

And to the PG staff for the opportunity to make and share the passion for music.
Remember: The best songs are yet not written – Keep on making music!
Posted by: Hugh2

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 04:22 AM

Hi Torrey well done,I'm in SEDONA man,I'm in Sedona!!super song urs Hugh
Posted by: tommyad

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 04:58 AM

Dr. Gannon and all the PG staff, thank you for including me in this exercise of generosity to your loyal followers. It is astounding to see that a company in this day and age genuinely cares about their customers. To all the winners CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done. To all that continue to follow or participate in the forum, thanks for making this such a rewarding experience. It's almost hard to believe the consideration and kindness that has been shown here in this wonderful community of writers, musicians, and producers. I believe we are all truly lucky to have found this product and this forum, Tom
Posted by: Buford

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 05:13 AM

A big "Thank You" to Peter and all the folks at PGM for their generosity and continued support of our songwriting efforts. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who uses BIAB to create better music. I'm very honored to be included in the list. BIAB changed the course of my musical life and made it possible for me to create my dearest musical ideas. PGM...you guys rock!

Long may you run...

Bob Buford
Summertown Studios
Colorado

Posted by: dani48

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 05:39 AM


Dear friends of PG Music !

I would like to thank Peter and staff
so much for including me among the winners
of this fantastic and exceptional software!

I promise you that I will use the new
software to make as good music as I possibly
can and in this process also surpass my
100 th song on the site !

It is already brewing ...........

My best congrats to all the other winners
and my biggest thanks once more to Peter
and crew !

Thank you

Dani
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 06:24 AM

We deeply appreciate the honor and what PG Music has brought into our lives. Six years ago we never dreamed we would ever write and record music again. The passing of our friend and mentor Randy Howard and subsequently leaving our band had taken away our music making desire. But we continued to listen to and enjoy many musical genres. We switched from a PC to a Mac and it came with a DAW....hmmmm...I explored it out of curiosity, googled it a bit and ran across mention of BiaB. So now in addition to our love of the outdoors we have this wonderful product that has led us on a musical journey we never dreamed of. And that journey includes making forum friends that have become much more than virtual "net friends."

Customer service and satisfaction are easy words to say. Meeting those expectations is something that relative few companies do well. Dr. Gannon and staff present an example of what can be done when the focus is genuinely not only on a great product but also on those individuals who use that product.

Thanks again. It means a lot!!

J&B
Posted by: jannesan

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 07:31 AM

Thank you PG Music for your generosity. I am really honored to be included in the award list.

BIAB has given me really much joy as a songwriter. I published almost 40 songs last year with BIAB arrangement. And not joy for me only: last year it gave me also opportunity for intensive collaboration. I arranged several songs with BIAB for Miira and one of them (introduced on this forum Letters To Johny) got an honorable mention in the SongDoor songwriting competition, I believe that the BIAB arrangement gave that song an extra push.

Congratulation to other winners and thanks to all amazing showcase forum contributors for your music and feedback.

Janne
Posted by: Scott C

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 10:49 AM

Thank you Dr Gannon and the staff at PG Music for the wonderful gift. This software gives me so much enjoyment. Congratulations to the other forum members who received this gift as well. It is truely appreciated
Posted by: cubanpete

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/30/18 05:46 PM

As I read all of the comments about this award and the winners I try to say something different but there's no use. Just about everything has been very well said.
Thanks you Peter and all the staff for this amazing honor.

Mike B.
Posted by: furry

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 09:25 AM

Really humbled to be included in the list. Thanks Peter
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 10:22 AM


Many thanks to all of you of PG Music for this beautiful gift.
I look back to four/five years ago;I was trying several music programs when I ran into Band in a Box.
I look at today and I can consider the great musical improve I have had.

My compositions give me great satisfaction and fun. BiaB is absolutely irreplaceable (and I don't look for other programs anymore grin

Compliments to all the winners, a great group of people. I am just sorry regret that we can communicate
via pc. Sometimes I think what could come out if we could play together live!

Sergio
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 12:50 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. Well done. Looking forward to what's to come this year.


And a huge KUDOS to the best company in the music software biz. PG Music is the only company I know of that does this.

Again.... Congrats to all the winners this year.
Posted by: Don Gaynor

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Many thanks to all of you of PG Music for this beautiful gift.
I look back to four/five years ago;I was trying several music programs when I ran into Band in a Box.
I look at today and I can consider the great musical improve I have had.

My compositions give me great satisfaction and fun. BiaB is absolutely irreplaceable (and I don't look for other programs anymore grin

Compliments to all the winners, a great group of people. I am just sorry regret that we can communicate
via pc. Sometimes I think what could come out if we could play together live!

Sergio

Sergio,

La meravigliosa connessione Internet facilita la collaborazione con altri musicisti di tutto il mondo. Se desideri lavorare con altri musicisti BIAB o hai bisogno di un vocalist, basta chiedere sul forum.

Adoro le tue composizioni nella User Showcase.

Donny
Posted by: PeterF

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 05:42 PM

I think all those positive comments speak for themselves.
Thanks for such inspirational software and a company to go with it.
Congratulations to all the winners. It’s been amazing to converse with become friends with and make music with people all over the globe as a result of this software and the forum that goes with it.

Peter
Posted by: Jim Fogle

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/18 07:16 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks you PG Music for your generosity to your customers. Looking forward to hearing all the songs of 2018.
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/18 04:49 PM

Wow. Just saw on another thread the mention that I was included in the list this year.

Very humbled and grateful. PGMusic is an outstanding company and a wonderful staff of caring people. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks so much for the generous and awesome gift.

Charlie
Posted by: HiroshiK

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/04/18 07:16 PM

Dr. Gannon and the PG stuff members managing and supporting the Forum,

Thank you very much for giving me this great honor. I am very happy to be included in the list of the winners together with other outstanding artists. I am encouraged and motivated a lot to continue my music creation work and share its outcome with the forum members including the PG stuffs. They are all excellent artists as well as appreciative listeners.

BIAB is my best partner, tutor, helper as well as Shelpa in my music creation journey. It took me to the foot of the high mountain and helped me try climbing up for the summit. Without it, I could just look it up from far away. I want to empress my gratitude to all those who are/were invloved in the development of this incredible application software.

Hiroshi
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/08/18 03:07 PM

Thank you Peter for this wonderful gift. Its gone to a good home. Rob
Posted by: gruverider

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/10/18 11:08 AM

Congratulations to everyone who uses and enjoys Band In A Box. And to PGmusic for being such a consumer friendly company. I'm looking forward to hearing some wonderful songs from all who participate and look forward to all newcomers that want to share their songs and comments and grow this wonderful community.

Thank you PGmusic for the generous gift.
Posted by: bluage

Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/13/18 12:04 AM

??????????

Sure you got that right, bossman blush ???

All right. You got my attention.

Pardon my expression of surprise, but the only thing I ever "won" in my life was a pet turtle when I was ten years old...and then, it died frown , and I don't know why...

It's very nice of you. Thank you.

LOREN