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#578262 - 01/28/20 01:23 PM [User Showcase] 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14252
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14252
2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2019), we've had 1,089 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase by 157 different artists. Wow! Now over 8,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

In 2019 alone there were over 26,000 posts in the User Showcase forum, with 1.1 million views! There were song compositions posted from at least 23 countries, including: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, France, Japan, Denmark, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey Channel Is, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, and Sweden.

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 2019 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2019, 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
Birchwood
BlueAttitude
Bob P
Chris37
Crossroads
cubanpete
dani48
David Snyder
dcuny
Deej56
Don Gaynor
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
floyd jane
Ghostgum
Greg Johnson
gruverider
Guitarhacker
Janice & Bud
jannesan
Jim
JoanneCooper
MarioD
musician17
PeterF
rayc
RichardB1985
Rob4580
Robertkc
Ronnie Fields
rsdean
Rustyspoon#
Scott C
Steve Young
Tangmo
Tommyc
Torrey Bliss
Troy Schiewe
TuneMonger
Will Josef

If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2020 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 29, 2020) (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 2020, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2020 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 2019 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2020 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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#578265 - 01/28/20 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5766
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5766
Loc: Davis, CA
I guess I got here first! What an incredible company!!! What an incredible product!! I had completely quit writing before this product came out, and now I spend hours everyday with music, and hours every month with some of the finest writers and people I've ever come across! Congrats to all!! THANK YOU PG MUSIC!!!!! Take care all. Greg


Edited by Greg Johnson (01/28/20 04:39 PM)

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#578268 - 01/28/20 01:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8568
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 8568
Loc: Florida
Well stated, Greg!! Incredible Company. Incredible Product indeed!!
And like you, BIAB helped me return to writing after a long hiatus - and because of it, music become a huge focus of my life again.

Congratulations to all of the awardees! Those who participate in the Showcase make some wonderful music and make it a place that is a joy to spend time.

A HUGE thanks to Dr. Gannon and ALL of the folks at PG Music.

Band-In-A-Box is MAGICAL.

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#578270 - 01/28/20 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3149
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3149
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Thank you Peter.
Band in a Box is such a big part of my life I use it just about every day.
Thank you to the PG staff for their outstanding customer service.
Congrats to all the winners. Rob4580

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#578290 - 01/28/20 03:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 974
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
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Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 974
Loc: Virginia USA
Thank you so much PG Music! Without BIAB, I would be just putzing around aimlessly on my guitar.

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#578294 - 01/28/20 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2998
Loc: Missouri
Thank you Peter Gannon and all of the team at PG Music!! It is such an honor to be included on this list with so many great songwriters/musicians/producers etc. I would have such a struggle producing the music I hear in my head without this tremendous software! Just about any musical idea conceived in the mind can be put into a tangible form with this program! I hope that all of us on this list will use this great gift to produce music that will not only bless our listeners but also convince others that they can achieve what they only dream about when it comes to making their own music through the use of BIAB. Many thanks again, Torrey Bliss
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#578303 - 01/28/20 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5817
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5817
Loc: South Carolina
Congratulations to all the winners.
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#578307 - 01/28/20 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Troy Schiewe Offline
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Registered: 06/29/19
Posts: 36
Loc: Canada
Thank you so very much for the software and all the support you give to me and the community! Your software allows me to achieve a level of quality in my music that I would never be able to reach on my own.

Once again thank you for your generosity,

Troy Schiewe

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#578308 - 01/28/20 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3551
Tommyc Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3551
Thank You So Much! I Love Band in a Box! smile

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#578326 - 01/28/20 07:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2060
Rustyspoon# Offline
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Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 2060
Peter,
Thank you! You are very generous!
I would not ask for a refund. I hope I can transfer my prize to a talented friend who I was convincing for some time to try BIAB, leaving him without a choice but to try it and fall in love with it smile (I am sure he will)

P.S. I use BIAB almost every day. Even if I am very tired, I try to dedicate 10-20 minutes to it just exploring the enormous wealth of creativity and fun. Thank you for amazing product talents you managed to squeeze into the small box.

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#578348 - 01/28/20 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 278
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Offline
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Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 278
Loc: SA, Australia
Dear Peter,

I started reading your post and thought, "How marvellous that PG Music wants to reward talented users of Band-In-A-Box with a free upgrade. I wonder who they are?" Half a dozen names immediately came to mind. I was pleased to eight that I recognised before I had scrolled down to the letter G. Then I came to a name I did not expect to see.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your generous offer. I love interacting with BIAB. It is the most brilliantly conceived and extremely effective music creation tool I have ever worked with. Last year I turned out more than a dozen brand new musical creations as well as significantly better remakes of earlier compositions - not to mention backing tracks of artist's songs. Without BIAB I would still be struggling along with midi.

I can assure you that the UltraPak will be put to good use. Many, many thanks!

Kind regards,

Ghostgum


Edited by Ghostgum (01/28/20 10:39 PM)

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#578360 - 01/29/20 02:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3370
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3370
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thank you Peter and PGMusic!

I've been using BIAB since 2002, back when it was all midi. The first time I bought it I got the basic package plus the blues expansion pack, which was floppy disk #16 if I recall correctly wink What a long way the program has come since then!

Like floyd, BIAB got me back into making music again after not doing anything with it after the last band I was in broke up in the mid 90's.

It has allowed me to do things I would never be able to accomplish on my own, and I couldn't imagine life without it at this point.

And the fact it is a Canadian company makes be proud to be Canadian!

Thanks again, PGMusic rocks! cool



Edited by BlueAttitude (01/29/20 02:22 AM)
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#578368 - 01/29/20 04:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 7164
Guitarhacker Offline
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I stand here, absolutely humbled to be included in such an amazing group of musicians, singers, and song writers.
And to PG music, the staff, the programmers, the sales staff, the tech support folks who work so hard to create and improve an already amazing, jaw dropping, unbelievable musical package that allows me and so many others to do what we do so easily......and at a professional level......

A great big THANK YOU doesn't seem to be enough.... But yeah.... Thanks guys for all your hard work.


Edited by Guitarhacker (01/29/20 04:44 AM)
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#578369 - 01/29/20 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16629
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16629
Loc: Australia
Congratulations everyone!

When I started reading the list, the first thought that popped into my mind was "Wow! This is a 'who's who' of Users Showcase."

I've enjoyed listening to songs from everyone on the list!

Well deserved!
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#578372 - 01/29/20 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1136
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
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Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1136
Loc: Germany
Dear Mr Gannon, dear PGMusic staff,

what an incredible honor to be part of that list of fantastic songwriters !!! I'm completely humbled and thank you so much for it.

I really want to express my thankfulness for brightening up every single one of my days with that wonderful (sometimes I tend to think: almighty) software BIAB and that obviously infinite mumber of brilliant RealTracks, for the kind and supportive contact with the PGM staff, for giving us users the opportunity to share our productions and, last but not least, for the chance to become friends with wonderful folks all around the world.

Maha and I don't even dare to imagine how our life would be without all that.

Congratulations to all you winners - and thank you for all those wonderful songs and posts that you contribute to this great forum.

All the best to all of you,

Stefan

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#578375 - 01/29/20 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: Crossroads]
Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1926
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Posts: 1926
Thank you Dr. Gannon and PG Team biab has help me to grow as a musician and has a way of challenging me in a positive way as well as musicians that contribute here I am humble to receive this award, Dr. Gannon thanks for contributing to our music world and a Great product thanks so much eric
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#578445 - 01/29/20 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 9254
Loc: GA USA
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We've said it for years and will continue to do so. You folks epitomize what customer service/support is all about or should be all about. The community you've built with the forums and the remarkable diversity of its members is unparalleled. And the sheer joy that your products bring to so many is remarkable.

Music has always been a big part of our lives and Band-in-a-Box has encouraged us to take our musical journey to so many new and fun places.

Thanks to all the staff!!! We hugely appreciate your support.

J&B

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#578454 - 01/29/20 02:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 3978
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
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Loc: Iceland
Names on that list I haven't seen before, which is just brill cool

Congrats to all, old & new!
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#578455 - 01/29/20 02:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 5067
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Thanks y'all! And congratulations to all the winners!

Love you PG Music!

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#578459 - 01/29/20 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 831
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
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Oh my word! Thank you so, so much. I can't think of any music company that

a) has produced such a brilliant and extraordinarily useful music songwriting program; and
b) that treats its customers in such a brilliant way.

It's been said before, above, but what you have achieved in both these ways (including this phenomenal forum made up of such extraordinary musicians that all get together in such a collegiate spirit to share their Band-in-a-Box creations) is nothing short of, well, incredible. Thank you again - you have just encouraged me (if this were ever somehow possible) even more to keep writing and creating with your superb program ... you won't hear the end of me now, haha. Genuine gratitude!
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