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#436941 - 11/07/17 09:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today!
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We're so excited that Band-in-a-Box® 2017 has been nominated as one of the Music Software products for the 2018 SOS Awards!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote! If you haven't had a chance yet, you can vote here... (the polls are open until 23:59 PST on November 30th)

Winners will be announced at the Winter NAMM show in January, 2018.

What are the SOS awards? Held annually by Sound On Sound, these awards celebrate a number of products launched within the last year, including categories like Audio Interface, DAW, Guitar Technology, Music Software, and more - the winners are chosen by the readers, and people just like you! To learn more about the SOS awards, click here.

SOS voting rules are available here.

Sound On Sound Awards - a list of 2017 Winners.
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#437055 - 11/08/17 04:00 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Awesome! Got my vote(s) in smile
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#437063 - 11/08/17 05:06 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to you all! And YES, I voted!

GOOD LUCK Band-in-a-Box
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#437111 - 11/08/17 08:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!
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#437220 - 11/09/17 05:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done.

Quite a few of the categories did not apply to me, but clicking "none" is a small price to pay to be able to give a boost to the good folks at PG Music and what I consider one of the 3 essential pieces of music software on my computer.

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#437228 - 11/09/17 06:47 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#437235 - 11/09/17 07:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post - Next time I suggest you ONLY POST THE ONE LINK THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS!


I'm providing the only link there is for voting. In order to cast your vote for us, you have to choose something from every category (or choose 'none' for these categories). smile

(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
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#437268 - 11/09/17 12:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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PG has my vote.
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#437276 - 11/09/17 12:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Voted!

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#437291 - 11/09/17 01:47 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!

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#437315 - 11/09/17 05:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Callie - PG Music
Originally Posted By: Icelander
I almost gave up voting because there are just too many inconsequential links in this post...
---(yes, there were additional links in my post for the rules etc., however the "vote here..." link is the only one you'll need to vote)
And that's precisely the one link I nearly missed. I see now you've put that one in bold, however, which is much better cool

p.s. It then didn't even let me vote for your category anyway, something about "have already voted" confused
- So it looks like I got all worked up in vain


Edited by Icelander (11/09/17 05:59 PM)
Edit Reason: further details
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#437537 - 11/11/17 12:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I Voted!!

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#437722 - 11/12/17 03:23 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Done!
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#438280 - 11/16/17 06:52 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: jcspro40]
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I gave my vote to PG Music! Hank

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#439844 - 11/23/17 07:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Nominated for a 2018 SOS Award... Vote Today! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Voted for this great product today

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A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

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