2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

Posted by: PeterGannon

2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 03:48 PM

2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2018), we've had over 1,200 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase. Wow! Now over 7,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

Compared with the previous year, there were 12% more songs posted (1200), 24% more posts in total (26,880), and 16% more people who posted songs (164)! There were contributions from 25 countries... Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

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 43 contributors of 2018 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018, 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
Al-David
animarorecords
Belladonna
BlueAttitude
Chris37
Crossroads
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
dcuny
Deej56
Don Gaynor
eddie1261
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
floyd jane
Greg Johnson
gruverider
guitar1
Guitarhacker
Janice & Bud
jannesan
JoanneCooper
MarioD
PeterF
Phil Leith
Riccled
RnAM
Rob4580
Robertkc
ROG
rsdean
Rustyspoon#
Samuel Davis
Scott C
Steve Young
Tangmo
Tano Music
tommyad
Tommyc
Torrey Bliss
Will Josef


If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2019 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 28, 2019) (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 2019, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2019 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 2018 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2019 Mac UltraPak when it comes out.

Once again, thanks to all the creative people who create, produce and share these wonderful songs!
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 04:36 PM

This is so cool!

Thank you so much!

I've enjoyed this software for many years now

I am so grateful

Kenny 44kfl
Posted by: rsdean

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 04:42 PM

Peter,

Thank you so much.

I am blown away by the generosity of this company and community.

Bob
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 04:52 PM

You are amazing people at PGMusic with an outstanding approach to the difficult art of making customers happy!

Thank you so much for including me on that list!

I, however, got a relatively cheap ($50) upgrade to 2019 Ultra because I was one of the winners of the PAK5 contest in the autumn last year. I don't need a refund... instead please add the $50 to the prize fund for the next contest (if you are having one).

Thanks again,
Will
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 04:56 PM


Thanks Peter and PG Music! This past year has been a blast.

Thanks so much for all the joy you bring to so many lives, and for all the beautiful music you help us to create.

You are my favorite company in the world!!!

smile
Posted by: eddie1261

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 04:57 PM

Absolutely stunned and shocked to see my name on that list. Thanks to all at PG, to the promoters, everybody at the academy, all the fans who voted for me....
Posted by: Tommyc

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 05:08 PM

WOW!!!!!! Too Cool!!!!!
Posted by: cubanpete

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 05:51 PM

Well Peter, once more, many thanks for this company and your generosity. No one other company of this type or any (as far as I know) do this for their customers. Congratulations to all winners!

Mike B.
Posted by: Samuel Davis

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 06:46 PM

Thank you Peter and the PG Music staff. It's an honor to be chosen. You have a great product and I look forward to checking out the new features in the 2019 version.
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 07:02 PM

Thank you so much Peter and the whole PG Music team! For years I had songs in my head that I could not put into a meaningful tangible form until I found your product! It has allowed me to express myself musically with confidence! I am very grateful for this wonderful gift and will do my best to produce my best works yet with it! Congratulations to all the other winners who I know feel like I do! Let's all make some great music together now!
Posted by: HearToLearn

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 07:21 PM

Wow! Congrats to all the winners! It's cool to see so many names I recognize. Perhaps the day will come when I will win. You all give a lot to aspire to. Many great songs and discussions have come from that list! Well deserved!
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 07:47 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. Well deserved by all.
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 08:13 PM

Peter & PG music crew.
First of all, thank you! This is quite a generous gift.

Generally PG forum members are very polite and respectful. I am trying my best to keep the spirit alive too. Kindly do not take this as insult of any kind. If it is possible, I would like to donate my prize share to contribute to development of BIAB. Specifically to further Mixer or/and GUI development. I know it is a drop in the sea, but I rather support the progress, than take it away.

My biggest prize was meeting some fantastic members who helped me with technical issues, creativity, language and even collaborated with me on a few tunes.

I recognize that this year update was a major step forward in the right direction. Please do not stop! Thank you.

Congrats to all winners! You kept me entertained all year long smile

Misha.
Posted by: Noel96

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 08:44 PM

Congratulations everyone!!!
Posted by: rayc

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 01/31/19 09:27 PM

Well done you lot. GREAT prize.
Posted by: ROG

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 02:04 AM

Many, many thanks to Peter and the team at PG Music for this amazing gift of amazing software.

I'm honoured to be included in this list of musicians who's work I always admire.

ROG.
Posted by: Scott C

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 06:20 AM

Thanks Peter and the PG Music Team. This is a very generous gift. This software has made it possible to enjoy my music every single day. Your company has also introduced me to a great group of people. Our collaborations are especially dear to me. Thanks again
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 06:24 AM

Thank you PG Music! Awesome!
Posted by: Chris37

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 06:30 AM

Thanks Peter and PG Music Staff !
It's a great honour for me to be one of the 43 winners for 2018.
Band-in-a-Box is a very high quality tool for all musicians in the world ! Christian
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 06:47 AM

The Showcase did seem to Explode! this year. More posters, more songs. A flurry of activity. And for the most part, a great group of caring, involved folks...

As others have said, this is such an AMAZING thing for a company to do!!

HUGE thanks to the entire crew at PG Music - for what you do and the incredible software you have created (you coders do not get the credit you deserve!!!). It has changed ALL of our lives. I sincerely hope that the varying productions posted in the Showcase encourage prospective customers to purchase Band-In-A-Box and jump on board... it is THE most worthwhile music software available anywhere.

Congratulations to all the recipients.

fj
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 07:02 AM

Many thanks Peter,and PG team biab has help me to grow as a musician very honored and grateful to be a part OF this list of musicians chosen, thanks for your generosity and contribution to our music world Fmm
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 07:26 AM

Man!!! So Cool. Thank you PG Music for what you do and how you do it!

Without your hard work, none of what I do here would be possible.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 10:13 AM

An amazingly generous gift! Thank you to Peter and all the PG team for your great product and support for your customers.

Robert
Posted by: Phil Leith

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 12:33 PM

Wow. I just saw this. And ... I'm on the list.... I had no idea. What an honor!

I had the 2018 ultra pack, and I did upgrade to 2019.

This software has really opened up my music production capabilities. I released "Alive" as a single, and I'm still polishing up old pre-BIAB versions of my originals to release a whole album ... er ... CD ... uh... collection of mp3's ... or whatever they call them these days.

I LOVE THIS SOFTWARE!
Posted by: dani48

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 01:08 PM

Dear Peter and staff !

I too feel more than honored
for this grand gift ! I am
humbled in fact to a degree
that I can only say that I am
so grateful for this wonderful
gift ! Thank you Peter and staff !
I promise to come up with new
and exciting music as soon as
I have the time to sit down and
produce it !


Cheers
Dani
Posted by: JoanneCooper

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/01/19 08:44 PM

Peter and the team. Once again your generosity has floored me! I continue to use your software everyday of my life and continue to shout its praises from the roof tops. I really appreciate the gift.
Posted by: jannesan

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/02/19 02:00 AM

Thanks PG Music very much for this gift, you are too generous, I'm sure I would continue making music with your fantastic life changing Program even without this kind of reward, but I'm really honored to be on the list once again smile

Janne
Posted by: Crossroads

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/02/19 04:12 AM

Wow, thanks a lot, Peter and that great PG Music team.

When I joined this great forum last September I was very uncertain if I resp. my songs would be accepted here, and now you gave me the honor of being one of the 2018 Award winners, something I would not even have dreamt of a couple of months ago.

Believe me that I am more than just flattered: I am honestly thankful.

Thankful for having the great pleasure of using your awesome software products - Band-in-a-box is something like world wonder no. 8 to me anyway.

Thankful for this fantastic forum with great members who write and produce brilliant songs galore. And who are always friendly, benevolent and constructive. Any of my fellow winners of this award deserve it so much - man, they are all so talented

Thankful because I even have come into closer contact with some of them who I already regard as friends.

I am looking forward to all the music and all those posts that the months ahead will bring - no doubt: Being retired could be far more boring and unpleasant.

All the best to everybody,

Stefan
Posted by: tommyad

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/02/19 05:24 AM

PG Music has once again shown great generosity in the continuation of the showcase awards. Thank you for this amazing gesture. This magical software along with the best musical forum around has been life enhancing for many of us. I am sure that I speak for all users in that we are forever grateful for the product and the continued enhancements provided by a wonderful and caring group of people. Tom
Posted by: PeterF

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/02/19 01:42 PM

Thanks for your incredible generosity and great product. Tom said very eloquently what I was thinking in the post above mine.

Peter
Posted by: guitar1

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/02/19 05:07 PM

Congratulations to all the wonderful musicians who are featured here. They deserve to be recognized for their commitment, not only to this forum, but the musical talent by which they are driven.


For my own part, I am just honored to be among them.

To Peter and all the unknown and sometimes unsung contributors and engineers who are responsible for this amazing software. I Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is through your hard work and talent that me and many others are able to further pursue our own dreams. I salute you!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/03/19 05:43 AM

Thank you Dr. Gannon and staff.

BiaB has brought great joy to our lives not only through use of the product but also from the lasting friendships we’ve made with many forums members.

And for that we are deeply appreciative!

J&B



Posted by: Tano Music

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/03/19 05:57 AM

Thanks to all who included me on this list...love the community, and the PG products have been essential in helping me "make real" the music in my head!
Tom Sperrazzo
Posted by: RnAM

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/03/19 12:17 PM

Thank you so much Peter and all the other members of the staff!
We appreciate your gesture very much and we hope to create a lot of beautiful music with this wonderful program.

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Tano Music

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/03/19 05:14 PM

Thanks to all who included me on this list...love the community, and the PG products have been essential in helping me "make real" the music in my head!
Tom Sperrazzo
Posted by: MarioD

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/05/19 11:07 AM

Thank you so much for your generosity! I don't think that I would be playing music today if I didn't have BiaB. I know that I would not be exploring all of the different genres that BiaB as introduced me too.

I am honored and humbled to be a part of these outstanding contributors.
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/05/19 10:50 PM

Doctor Peter Gannon and all of your staff at PG Music,

PG Music is the absolute GREATEST!
Thank you all so much.

BIAB is an unique and amazing product which I have been using for about 20 years.
I'm very happy and honoured to have been included in this year's awards.

And… Congratulations to all the other winners!

All the best,

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Icelander

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/08/19 02:35 PM

Many of my favourite contributors on that list this year, which is rather pleasing smile
Posted by: dcuny

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/10/19 09:26 AM

Ooops! As usual, I'm super late to this train! Thanks to floydjane for cluing me in. smile

And thanks to Peter for his generosity!

As with a lot of folk here, I wouldn't be writing and posting music at all if not for BiaB and all the support I get from people on this forum. I'm grateful to be part of this music-making community. laugh
Posted by: SpaceDog

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/15/19 05:30 PM

My congrats to all the winners. PGM Rocks!!!

DC SpaceDog
Posted by: Riccled

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/21/19 05:10 PM

Hi everyone.
Thanks again,I’m delighted to win the award for the 2nd time,I’m delighted to have such appreciation for my tracks and of course such outstanding software to create them with,well done to my colleagues too on their awards!

Great stuff!
R.
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/21/19 08:41 PM

Wow!! I just found out I won on the Showcase Awards. I hardly ever win anything so just didn't check here. BIAB was so nice to actually email me. I really love BIAB and there's nothing else out there like it. Being able to bring your music to life is a Godsend. Thanks to a great company!!
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/22/19 08:58 PM

Thank you so much for this wonderful prize.
Band in a Box has been a large part of my life for many years.
I am very humbled. Thank you again. Rob
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 02/27/19 03:05 AM

Thanks to Peter and all of the PGMusic people. It is an honor just to be named and remembered. Thanks also to Blue Attitude Dave for the timely reminder I've known about this for a couple or three days now, but I've been really busy. I hope everybody is doing well, and doing good too.
Posted by: Hugh2

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 03/09/19 01:29 PM

Hi All,
Congrats to all the great songwriters on Pgmusic.Well done and well deserved,H
Posted by: edshaw

Re: 2018 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... - 07/13/19 05:03 PM

Congratulations to all those featured. A great selection!
I am sure many echo my sentiment when I say this forum has been a huge help in nurturing my journey along, in and out of "the box."