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#368603 - 10/04/16 02:27 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 11/22/08
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This is very humbling, thank you. Have to credit the lyricist, who made the song possible, and the vocalist who knocked it out of the park. Congratulations as well to the other winners. But then we're all winners here. smile

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#368623 - 10/04/16 05:30 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 05/11/15
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Congratulations to all the contest winners.
It was fun for me to participate and listen to my competitors.

Best Regards.

From Japan
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#368632 - 10/04/16 06:42 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 123
Loc: Southwest USA
Congratulations to the winners! That was a fun contest and encouraged me to get back to work with BIAB!
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#368649 - 10/05/16 12:50 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 551
Loc: North Yorkshire, England
Congratulations to the winners and all my fellow participants!

Everyone did a great job.

Thanks PG Music for running a very stimulating competition. I hope to participate again on your next one! Must have been hard to choose with so many great entries, so I guess you now know what it's like for Simon Cowell.

Cheers
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#368658 - 10/05/16 04:44 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congrats to the winners and all who participated. Great tunes, and well done everyone!
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#368669 - 10/05/16 06:14 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congrats to the winners and yeah, it's good to see some new names in this list.

Well done.
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#368670 - 10/05/16 06:23 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 08/10/12
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This was a good way to show off some of the new styles. And good to see some "new" people showing their efforts (and old favorites, as well).

Congratulations to the winners...
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#368684 - 10/05/16 07:27 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
Mark Money Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 16
Loc: UK
Congratulations to all the winners!
Well deserved - some great entries!
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#368740 - 10/05/16 01:26 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 654
Congratulations! It was a close very close pick, thank you for all the submissions!
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#368757 - 10/05/16 02:37 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 06/05/12
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Congratulations to all participants, regardless of the score. You all submitted your best efforts. Great job.
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#368895 - 10/06/16 03:05 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Congratulations! to all and winners great work eric

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#368972 - 10/07/16 08:37 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 824
Loc: Ohio-USA
WOW! It is VERY humbling to get picked out of such a group of artist's that entered. shocked I was floored, really, to see that I won, that I was picked over the extreme talent that showed up for this contest.

I am honored & grateful beyond words.....really....

A HUGE Thank You to everyone involved, and a Great Job to everyone that entered, listening to all the tracks was a enjoyable experience, ya folks have talent! grin cool
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#368988 - 10/07/16 10:30 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I'm hoping that there will be more contests like this. Win or lose, everyone really wins. The music was great; so many different genres and musical ideas. I was floored by the songs I heard.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for the music from those that didn't!
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#369291 - 10/09/16 10:03 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Big congrats to the winners and all who submitted songs. Both the contest and the user forum are wonderful ways to demonstrate the power, versatility and the incredible productions possible with BiaB.

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