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#368533 - 10/04/16 08:28 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! (2016)
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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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#368544 - 10/04/16 08:58 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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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]
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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]
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Congratulations to all the contest winners.

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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]
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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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#368558 - 10/04/16 09:48 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to all the contest winners!
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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]
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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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#368563 - 10/04/16 09:58 AM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to all winners and no winners !

From Italy
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Jon Thomas Offline
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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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#368580 - 10/04/16 12:04 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations everyone! You've done well smile
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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]
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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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#368588 - 10/04/16 01:17 PM [2016 & 2017 Xtra Styles Contests - Closed] Re: Congratulations Xtra Styles Song Contest Winners! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Congratulations to all the winners.
Also other participants and Forum members.

Good luck with your professional music.
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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]
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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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#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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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

https://soundcloud.com/ron-davis-670103812/the-day-was-hot

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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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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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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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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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