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#454419 - 01/29/18 10:36 AM [User Showcase] 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
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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!
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Have Fun!
Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#454421 - 01/29/18 10:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
SpaceDog Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 959
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Wonderful job everyone. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks PGM for such a great product and support.

SpaceDog

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#454423 - 01/29/18 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Congrats winners!
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#454430 - 01/29/18 11:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
ROG Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 2614
Loc: York, England
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.

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#454449 - 01/29/18 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: ROG]
MarioD Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 11450
Loc: Hamlin NY
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.
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#454452 - 01/29/18 12:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 6281
Loc: Florida
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
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#454454 - 01/29/18 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Registered: 06/05/12
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Congratulations to all of the winners. Well deserved!
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#454456 - 01/29/18 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
90 dB Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: Florida
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
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#454457 - 01/29/18 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: ROG]
Icelander Offline
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Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 3026
Loc: Iceland
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


Edited by Icelander (01/31/18 12:02 PM)
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#454459 - 01/29/18 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Congratulations, everyone. There is really some awesome music in the showcase.
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#454468 - 01/29/18 01:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
rsdean Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 3363
Loc: Woodstock, NY
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
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#454476 - 01/29/18 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
David Snyder Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Carolina
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!!
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#454479 - 01/29/18 02:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
RnAM Offline
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 3107
Loc: The Netherlands
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
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#454481 - 01/29/18 03:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Hugh2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 260
Loc: Ireland
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

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#454483 - 01/29/18 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: MarioD]
Hugh2 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/16
Posts: 260
Loc: Ireland
Well done Mario!!super stuff urs Hugh

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#454484 - 01/29/18 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 13730
Loc: Australia
Wow! Congratulations everyone! You'd done a great job and the awards are really well deserved smile

Bet wishes,
Noel
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#454496 - 01/29/18 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1673
Loc: Missouri
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
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#454502 - 01/29/18 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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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.

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#454513 - 01/29/18 05:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Sundance Offline
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Congrats to all the winners! All the best to each of you! And to PG Music for being such a remarkable company.
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#454515 - 01/29/18 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2017 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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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

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