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#611523 - 08/21/20 09:49 AM [Off-Topic] Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown!
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We're thrilled to tell you a little about the latest Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist, Mel Brown!

Bass player Mel Brown has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards (and he won two of them!), with many appearances on #1 Billboard albums and singles - you may have heard of him and listened to his playing in the past. On top of performing, he's also an author, educator, and musical director! He's been using Band-in-a-Box for about 10 years, and has this to say:

"Band-in-a-Box is my 'go-to' solution for creating accompanying tracks. I've always used it for my in-person teaching activities, but now that so much of activity in this area is 'on-demand' video content online, the need for audio quality, musicality, and ease of use in my production workflow are much more important. The RealTracks have solidified Band-in-a-Box as my primary composing tool as well. As an independent musician, Band-in-a-Box makes it possible to take full advantage of opportunities with full confidence in my final product - for a price that completely makes sense. If you haven't tried it, you're truly missing out"

Learn more about Mel Brown here.



Check out all of the Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artists: www.pgmusic.com/endorsers.php
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#613100 - 08/31/20 12:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I must admit, I've never seen the words "Band-in-a-Box user" and "Emmy nominated" in the same sentence before! grin


Joking aside though, so what exactly makes a person an "endorsing artist", then?
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#613113 - 08/31/20 03:00 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
Joking aside though, so what exactly makes a person an "endorsing artist", then?



Somebody who is well known that says they use the product. This guy using it may generate some sales. ME using it, on the other hand, generates NO sales, since outside of the people on here and my total of 5 friends in the entire world even know I exist. Thus I am probably not likely going to become an endorser. Though I HAVE told people about this and it did result in at least one of them buying it.


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#613155 - 08/31/20 05:58 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: eddie1261]
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Joking aside though, so what exactly makes a person an "endorsing artist", then?

Somebody who is well known that says they use the product.
And here I always thought that was an oxymoron crazy
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#613156 - 08/31/20 05:59 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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PG Music has people on many different journeys providing video endorsements. A few threads down, PG Music created a post detailing their requirements and what assistance they will provide. You can view the post +++ HERE +++
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#613161 - 08/31/20 06:19 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Just to share a story with you about endorsements. The Ensoniq rep that covered the Cleveland area was Doug Nestler, a GREAT guy with a lively sense of humor. I saw him at the store that used to take my money and talked to him about an endorsement, telling him I have FIVE Ensoniq products on stage and they could toss SOMETHING my way since we played 4-6 shows a week and hundreds of people saw us and many asked me about my sound. He said that Ensoniq just flatly did not endorse artists. So I invited him out to see us that night right near where he was staying. He said he would pop out and unwind with a beer or twelve.

He walked in about 4 songs into the first set to see my rig with every reference to Ensoniq covered with duct tape. He pointed at the tape on one of the ESQ-1s and gave me a disgusted look while shaking his head. About 10 minutes later, a round of beers came to the stage. For everybody but me! We laughed about that for the next 4 years until he left Ensoniq before their ship completely went under and they were acquired by EMUlator.


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#613165 - 08/31/20 07:30 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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I clicked on the pic thinking it was an endorsing video, that would of been good.
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#613167 - 08/31/20 08:29 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: eddie1261]
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Originally Posted By: eddie1261
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He walked in about 4 songs into the first set to see my rig with every reference to Ensoniq covered with duct tape. He pointed at the tape on one of the ESQ-1s and gave me a disgusted look while shaking his head. About 10 minutes later, a round of beers came to the stage. For everybody but me! We laughed about that for the next 4 years until he left Ensoniq before their ship completely went under and they were acquired by EMUlator.

So the the blame for the demise of Ensoniq clearly falls squarely on your shoulders. You stopped promoting it and they went under grin
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#613193 - 09/01/20 05:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: VideoTrack]
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So the the blame for the demise of Ensoniq clearly falls squarely on your shoulders. You stopped promoting it and they went under grin


Yep! But I still use an EPS16+ sampler and an ESQ-1 to play along with the horn section for some sound thickening!! And of course my beloved Nord for organ, piano and strings. That is THE best sounding keyboard I ever had. It has gotten the nickname "The 37 pound B3" to a lot of Nord people.
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#613420 - 09/02/20 03:08 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
I must admit, I've never seen the words "Band-in-a-Box user" and "Emmy nominated" in the same sentence before! grin


Perhaps you meant "Grammy nominated" instead of "Emmy nominated"? wink
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#613422 - 09/02/20 03:14 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Band-in-a-Box® Endorsing Artist Mel Brown! [Re: dcuny]
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I must admit, I've never seen the words "Band-in-a-Box user" and "Emmy nominated" in the same sentence before! grin
Perhaps you meant "Grammy nominated" instead of "Emmy nominated"? wink
Oh, well spotted... no wonder then, eh crazy
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