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#578262 - 01/28/20 01:23 PM [User Showcase] 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14155
PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14155
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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PG Music Inc.

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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: 5449
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 5449
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: 7991
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 7991
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: 3093
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3093
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: 781
Loc: Virginia USA
Ezekiel's Storm Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/02/18
Posts: 781
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: 2784
Loc: Missouri
Torrey Bliss Offline
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 2784
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: 5520
Loc: South Carolina
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 5520
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: 3489
Tommyc Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
Posts: 3489
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: 1591
Rustyspoon# Offline
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Registered: 03/07/18
Posts: 1591
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: 233
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Online   content
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Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 233
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: 3016
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3016
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: 6861
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: 16366
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 16366
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: 1125
Loc: Germany
Crossroads Offline
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Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 1125
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: 1803
F.M.M. Offline
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Posts: 1803
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: 8584
Loc: GA USA
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Loc: GA USA
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]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 3880
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
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Posts: 3880
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: 4933
Loc: North Carolina
David Snyder Offline
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Thanks y'all! And congratulations to all the winners!

Love you PG Music!

smile
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#578459 - 01/29/20 02:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2019 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 631
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 631
Loc: United Kingdom
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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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® for Mac Patch Updates Ready! (2019 & 2020)

We've JUST released FREE Updates for existing Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2019 and 2020 program users!

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407
Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323

What do these include?

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Update - Build 407: (get it here)
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List was empty if launched from main toolbar.
Improved: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: Buttons in Custom toolbar are not draggable.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: RealDrums Quick List menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Find a Sub for RealDrums menu item did not do anything.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.
Fixed: Some style demos for the newest RealTracks would not play.
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.

DAW Plugin 2.5.18
Fixed: "Open Recent" opened file chooser dialog
Fixed: Unfold feature not working with some songs
Fixed: Choruses not resetting when playback is stopped in DAW
Fixed: Chord superscripts
Fixed: Clicking zoom many times will crash standalone plugin
Fixed: Undo removes all chords after opening a song
Fixed: Buzzing sound in Studio One
Fixed: Plugin determining chord accidentals now matches main program
Fixed: Removed alert menu when sync playing tracks that are not up-to-date (generated).
Fixed: Cancelling generate made song lose "dirty" state
Fixed: All selected tracks should drag from the plugin
Fixed: Shortcut file feature not working always working. Support was also added for pgshortc.txt files
Fixed: Double clicking grey area in chord sheet started playback
Fixed: Bar highlighting skipped last chorus when the start bar is greater than 1
Fixed: Right-click on bar should first launch popup menu
Fixed: Double clicking anywhere on a track should open its picker
Added: About to File Menu
Added: "year" to plugin name
Fixed: remove sync tempo button if already synced
Fixed: improve 2 finger scroll (too fast)

Summary of changes for Band-in-a-Box® 2019 Update - Build 323: (get it here)
Fixed: Bootup time is faster.
Fixed: It is not possible to type ^ (caret symbol for pushes) in chordsheet if using an Italian keyboard layout.
Fixed: Opening songs from older versions might misinterpret song title as ?.
Fixed: The time signature button on the main toolbar did not do anything.
Fixed: A maximum of 1990 MIDI events are loaded from a song file into the Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: Various problems with localized versions.

#TBT Band-in-a-Box® 2017

Three years ago we were just rounding up our BETA testers to help finish up the testing of our Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac!

With that version, we redesigned the main screen GUI, added support for popular .SFZ sound format as well as PG Music’s Hi-Q sounds (sforzando SFZ Synth.), added Natural Arrangements options and Hi-Q Guitar RealCharts, applied many, many, many enhancements to the existing powerful program features, and more! Read all about Band-in-a-Box® 2017 here.

Now, three years later, we're thrilled to say that we're already done BETA testing, and weeks into the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac release! Of course, that means we're having a SALE on Upgrade packages, but only until April 30th!

Band-in-a-Box® - Trombone RealTracks!

Happy National Trombone Players Day!

To all the trombone players out there - this is a day to celebrate you (no joke...)! Not a trombone player? Good news - if you have the Band-in-a-Box® UltraPAK, UltraPAK+ or Audiophile Edition, you have a two AMAZING trombone players in your band already!

Dennis Esson:
RealTracks Set 144: Dixieland – Fast Soloists
RealTracks Set 178: Dixieland - Medium Soloists

Ian McDougall:
RealTracks Set 13: Older Jazz Swing Soloists
RealTracks Set 15: Mainstream Swing
RealTracks Set 17: Bossa
RealTracks Set 19: Jazz Ballad

Welcome to the Team David!

We are thrilled to say that we've added David to our Customer Service Team here at PG Music!

You may have already noticed him - he's already made his appearance here on the Forums, chiming in with assistance and User Showcase Song Feedback.

Welcome to the team David!

Updated Song Titles Browser in Band-in-a-Box® 2020!

If you're looking for a Band-in-a-Box® Style in the feel of a familiar/popular song title, then the Song Titles Browser option in the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker is the perfect feature for you!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2020, we’ve added 3,400 more song titles including requests from users, so there are now 14,000 titles to search from!

Just type in a familiar song title or artist name - once you have found the song, press the [OK - Find Matching Styles] button. This will take you to the StylePicker window with styles that best match the tempo, feel, and genre of the selected song title.

Didn't find the song you were searching for? Post your title request to our Wishlist forum: Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database - we think that the 3,400 new titles added with Version 2020 is proof that we're paying attention!

Learn more about the different features of the Band-in-a-Box® StylePicker here.

SongPicker Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac!

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker has been enhanced with our newest 2020 version!

The SongPicker now builds faster for large song lists (>30K and up to 60,000 songs). The [Song] button (or the [Open] button) now has 3 additional menu items to launch the SongPicker.

- Open SongPicker in Current Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the current folder of the last loaded song.
- Open SongPicker in Home Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the home folder, which is Applications/Band-in-a-Box/MySongs or as set in the SongPicker.
- Open SongPicker in Favorite Folder: This launches the Favorite Folder dialog which allows you to choose any previously used folder where a song was loaded from, and then open the SongPicker in that folder.

In the SongPicker, there is a new “Open in Home” option. If this is enabled, the SongPicker will always open in the home folder instead of the current folder when you press the default [Song] button to open the SongPicker.

Searching for songs matching a chord progression or melody has been enhanced. There are three new checkboxes: "Key must match exactly," "Chord Extension must match exactly", and "Time Signature must match."

Click here to jump to the SongPicker subject in our New Features video to learn more. (32:11)

(read more about this feature in our Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Online Upgrade Manual.)

We Have a $0 Down Easy Payment Plan!

Did you know... you don't have to pay for your Band-in-a-Box® (or other PG Music Inc. products) purchase right away? We offer an Easy Payment Plan! With our $0 down payment option, purchase today and don't pay for 30 days! The total of your invoice will be split equally, and charged every 30 days for 4 months after the initial purchase date. You can enjoy your software, with four convenient monthly payments for Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, with no added interest charges or service fees!

To choose this option, add your purchase to the Shopping Cart, and begin the checkout process. Step 3 of this process allows you to choose between:
[]Pay full amount now.
[]Easy Payment Plan. Pay $0 now, and four monthly payments, starting one month from now.

If you choose the Easy Payment Plan, simply agree to the RECURRING BILLING / EASY PAYMENT PLAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS and your order will be processed right away! That's right - choosing this payment option won't delay you receiving your order - even if you choose to have your order shipped, you'll still have the download links available to you - there's no need to wait!

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