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#140657 - 12/13/11 01:40 PM User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to....
PeterGannon Offline
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2011 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak ..... check here

Over the past year, we’ve had over 400 compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Many thanks to all that have contributed.

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

So we announce the User Showcase Awards...to the top 15 contributors of 2011 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak for Windows (including the 20 PAK bonus)

We’ve reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 1, 2011, and have based the results on a combination of the following criteria:

- most contributions
- good arrangements/productions
- use lots of BB or RealBand (RealTracks or MIDI)
- other contribution to the forum (songwriting tips etc.)

And the winners (alphabetical order) are:


Don Gaynor
eddie1261
George Nelson
Ian Fraser
jford
Kemmrich
MarioD
Mr_Songman
PgFantastic
Robh
rsdean
Steve Young
Sundance
tommyad
Tommyc


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2012 Everything Pak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Dec. 31, 2011) (attn: Cat Cantwell), and provide details of where you want it to be sent.
If you've already purchased 2012, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2012 via another means (beta testing etc.), then you can designate "someone else" to receive it (just send that info privately in your email).


Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#140658 - 12/13/11 02:22 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Actually Peter the thanks should go to you and the rest of the PGMusic staff. BiaB an extremely useful tool! It has kept me and I’ll bet a lot of other musicians playing and recording. I have learned a lot about musical genres that I couldn’t have explored without it. It is a great learning, practicing, recording and live playing piece of software that just keeps getting better and better.

Then to put the icing on the cake you have set the bar for customer service and satisfaction so high that I know of no other software company can even come close.

Keep up the outstanding work and thank you very much - MarioD
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#140659 - 12/13/11 02:28 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
PeterGannon Offline
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Thanks Mario!
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Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#140660 - 12/13/11 02:29 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 7796
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Wow, my first songwriting award ever. This is way too cool.
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#140661 - 12/13/11 02:47 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: jford]
Kemmrich Offline
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Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 1770
My first thought was that's amazing -- my second thought was that I was on a pretty good list of folks!! My last thought was, what a great product BIAB is and what a great company PG Music is.

I started writing songs back in 2007 and my number one issue was drum/percussion and then filling out the sound with other instrumentation. I finally upgraded to BIAB 2009 and voila, instant better production. I also use BIAB as an actual composing tool where I let the automatic intros feature and the demo songs push me in directions I might not have gone before. (Unfortunately, BIAB can't do a thing about my lead singing!!)

In any case, I am very appreciative of this recognition and mucho thanks to the entire development, production and customer service staff at PG Music!!!!

Kevin
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#140662 - 12/13/11 02:53 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Kemmrich]
seeker Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 3965
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
Peter,

What a great Idea "User Showcase Awards"

It is a very nice thank you for all the work these folks have
done helping the rest of us.
Also nice recognition for their "Music and other efforts".

Great Idea also as encouragement to the rest of us.

Thanks,
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#140663 - 12/13/11 03:07 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: seeker]
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Congratulations to the winners....

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#140664 - 12/13/11 03:18 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: jazzmandan]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 8986
Loc: Australia
Congratulations winners

That's a brilliant effort and a well deserved result!

Happy Christmas to you all,
Noel
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#140665 - 12/13/11 03:52 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Offline
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Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1234
Loc: New Mexico
Quote:

Actually Peter the thanks should go to you and the rest of the PGMusic staff. BiaB an extremely useful tool! It has kept me and I’ll bet a lot of other musicians playing and recording. I have learned a lot about musical genres that I couldn’t have explored without it. It is a great learning, practicing, recording and live playing piece of software that just keeps getting better and better.

Then to put the icing on the cake you have set the bar for customer service and satisfaction so high that I know of no other software company can even come close.

Keep up the outstanding work and thank you very much - MarioD




Yes Congrats & KUDOS to all the winners!!

I would like to strongly SECOND MarioD's above comments about PG (KEEP IT UP)!
Larry
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#140666 - 12/13/11 03:57 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Noel96]
Ian Fraser Offline
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Registered: 07/02/00
Posts: 1696
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
To say I was surprised would be an understatement. To say I was thankful to have this amazing software to give my songs "life" would also be an understatement.

To have this great forum in which to bounce ideas around with great people is awesome.

Thanks Peter for making all of it possible.

Cheers - Ian
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#140667 - 12/13/11 04:00 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
John Conley Offline
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Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 8333
Loc: London, Ontario, Canada
Way to go guys. You too Ian.

Now I'm going to quit crying. Stupid old man.
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#140668 - 12/13/11 04:05 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
retake Offline
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 193
Loc: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Congratulations everyone!

Steve
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#140669 - 12/13/11 04:55 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1615
Loc: New York
Hey Peter,

Thank you so much - this was quite unexpected and very appreciated.

Bob
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#140670 - 12/13/11 05:43 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Ian Fraser]
Muzic Trax Offline
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Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 4759
Loc: California
Way to go people !!

Trax

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#140671 - 12/13/11 05:56 PM Re: User Showcase Awards for 2011.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 1311
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Wow! What a pleasant surprise!

Peter, thank you so much for producing such an outstanding product. And thank you to all the staff at PG Music. Your service is unsurpassed, in my opinion. I am so honored to be included with such a great group of people here.

Thanks!

Steve
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"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of." - Robert Schumann

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