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#368533 - 10/04/16 08:28 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! (2016)
Callie - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1271
Loc: Victoria, BC
Wow - we had a great response to our Xtra Styles Contest... 76 entries! Thank you to everyone who submitted their songs!

After listening to all the songs, the winners are:

Jazz:
I'm On The Right Track Now - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Don Tomlinson
Xtra Style used: _TRINKET
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop:
The Day Was Hot Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: DC Ron
Xtra Style used: _ELEVEN.STY
Original Forum Post

Country:
Lovely Mystery - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: jcspro40
Xtra Style used: _BADLAND.STY
Original Forum Post

Singer/Songwriter:
What About Me - Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: tommyad
Xtra Style used: _THICKET.STY
Original Forum Post

Congratulations!





Edited by Andrew - PG Music (01/04/18 10:04 AM)
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PG Music Inc.

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#368544 - 10/04/16 08:58 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2597
Loc: Florida
Thanks PG. I really appreciate the award. Biab is an amazing program and has definitely changed how I write and perform these songs. I'm totally hooked and spread the word at every opportunity. Also the showcase is filled with great writers and artists. I have learned a great deal about recording by listening to this very knowledgable community. Y'all are the best! Lastly, congrats to all the winners and to all the participants in this contest. Now I have to go hat shopping as my head just swelled up a couple of sizes. Tom

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#368547 - 10/04/16 09:06 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
colly Offline
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Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 297
Loc: uk scotland
Congratulations to all the Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners!

Well done ....big thumbs up

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#368551 - 10/04/16 09:12 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4167
Loc: South Carolina
Congratulations to all the contest winners.

Charlie
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BiaB Ultra Pak 2018:Build 510, RB 2018 Build 4; Windows 7 64 bit AMD Athlon IIX2 215 Dual-core processor; 500GB hard drive; 4GB DDR3 Memory.

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#368552 - 10/04/16 09:16 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
gibson Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
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Congrats to all the winners. Some newbies, to my ears at least. I look forward to hearing more from them.
and then there's Tom grin Well done mate!

and thanks to PG for the interesting journey of using styles per se.

Congratulations Don Tomlinson, DC Ron, jcspro40 and tommyad
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My showcase songs


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#368558 - 10/04/16 09:48 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
RnAM Offline
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 2917
Loc: The Netherlands
Congratulations to all the contest winners!
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We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.

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#368561 - 10/04/16 09:53 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: RnAM]
rodipoet Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 300
Loc: Netherlands
Congratulations to all the contest winners.
It was fun to participate and listen to my competitors.


Edited by rodipoet (10/04/16 09:57 AM)
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Rob de Klerk, Dutch singer-songwriter
www.robdeklerk.nl

Biab 2018, Sonar x3, N.I. Komplete, Win 10,64, Akai EIE pro interface

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#368563 - 10/04/16 09:58 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
GT_OR Offline
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Registered: 08/25/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Italy, Oristano
Congratulations to all winners and no winners !

From Italy
Gianfranco
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#368568 - 10/04/16 10:38 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
44kfl Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 1401
Loc: Middletown, PA.
Congrats to all the winners!

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#368571 - 10/04/16 11:01 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Will B - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 09/15/16
Posts: 408
Congratulations to all the winners! What an impossible choice, any of the entrants would've been qualified in our opinion smile Richly deserved!
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#368578 - 10/04/16 11:32 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Jon Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 165
Congrats to everybody and especially the winners. Well deserved!
It's been a lot of fun to participate.
Let's do it again! :-)


Edited by Jon Thomas (10/04/16 11:33 AM)
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BIAB 2018 Audiophile edition
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#368580 - 10/04/16 12:04 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12582
Loc: Australia
Congratulations everyone! You've done well smile
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LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


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#368583 - 10/04/16 12:18 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Jim Fogle Offline
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Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 3439
Loc: Winston-Salem, NC USA
Congratulations to each contest participant. Creating and posting a song in less than 30 days is an achievement worthy of mention.

Congratulations to the four contest winners! Don't spend your PG Music cash prize all in one place. grin
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Jim Fogle
2018 BiaB (512) UltraPlusPak RB 2018 (Build 5)
Sonar Home Studio - Cakewalk Music Creator 6 - Audacity
i3 laptop, 64bit Win 7, 8 GB ram, 480GB HDD
Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

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#368588 - 10/04/16 01:17 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
seeker Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 4047
Loc: 80 Mi North of Sacramento CA
Congratulations to all the winners.
Also other participants and Forum members.

Good luck with your professional music.
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FrankB

Down The Street vs2015 12-03-2014
Win7, AMD QuadA8-5500,16GB,2TeraHD, Komplete 10
PG Ultra Plus 2016,Alesis 12USB, Sonar Platinum

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#368597 - 10/04/16 01:54 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3169
Loc: North Carolina
Congratulations to each and every person who contributed to this very fun and exhilarating contest, many of whom worked long hours on multi-layered works of art, producing truly original, groundbreaking, musical, stylistically innovative and extremely well produced songs that were far out of the norm or status quo or what one would expect to generally hear. A lot of truly phenomenal talent was on display. In my opinion, every person who submitted was a winner. Congrats to all, inclusive of the official well-deserved winners but also inclusive of all the artisans who contributed to this magnificent effort.
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Audiophile Everything + Studio + Instruments + Fingers
ASCAP, NSAI

www.davidsnydermusic.com
www.reverbnation.com./davidpsnyder
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Want to hear what other program users are doing with their Xtra Styles? Visit our Xtra STyles Contests forum to hear all the songs submitted during previous song contest we've had: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=102&page=1

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