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#639764 - 02/02/21 10:45 AM [User Showcase] 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
Registered: 05/29/00
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PeterGannon Offline
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Posts: 14857
2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....

You may have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2021 UltraPak ..... check here

Over the past year (2020), we had a record 1,310 new original compositions posted to the User Showcase by 197 different artists. Wow! Now over 8,000 songs in the Showcase! Many thanks to all who have contributed.

In 2020 alone there were 25,500 posts in the User Showcase forum, with 1.9 million views! There were song compositions posted from at least 21 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Is, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, UK, 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 42 contributors of 2020 – a free Band-in-a-Box 2021 UltraPAK for Windows (including the 49 PAK bonus)

We've reviewed the contributions from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2020, 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:

Al-David
animarorecords
BabuMusic
bawb
Birchwood
BlueAttitude
camog
CaptainMoto
Chris Dent
Chris37
cubanpete
David Snyder
Deej56
Derochette
Don Gaynor
Ezekiel's Storm
F.M.M.
floyd jane
Greg Johnson
GuitarHacker
Henry Clarke
Janice & Bud
jptjptjpt
MarioD
musician17
PeterF
rayc
rob4580
Robertkc
ROG
Ronnie Fields
Rustyspoon#
Scott C
Steve Young
Tangmo
Tano Music
TexasFrets
tommyad
tommyc
Torrey Bliss
TuneMonger
vicarn

If your name is on the list.... congratulations! You have won a free Band-in-a-Box 2021 UltraPak Hard Drive (including free shipping of course)

To collect your award, please contact marketing@pgmusic.com (by Feb 28, 2021) (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 2021, we will refund your purchase price. If you already have BB 2021 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 the 2020 UltraPak or request a raincheck for the 2021 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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Peter Gannon
PG Music Inc.

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#639765 - 02/02/21 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 9267
Loc: Wauconda
Happy Birthday MusicStudent Offline
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Congratulations folks!
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#639776 - 02/02/21 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 11633
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
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Loc: GA USA
Congrats to all and thank you PG Music for your products, your generosity and the opportunity to participate in this great forum community. And from that community we have made wonderful and enduring friendships.

You all bring a LOT of joy to MANY people!

J&B
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#639778 - 02/02/21 12:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 8197
Guitarhacker Offline
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Congrats to this amazing group of musicians and writers.

Seriously, all I can say is thanks to PG Music and everyone who works there, for  making the absolute best software in the music business. Bar none. It lets me express the creativity in my soul in a way that nothing else can do.

And in case you didn't know..... PG is one of the most generous companies in the world.

Thank you!
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As the sword chooses the warrior, so too, the song chooses the writer.

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#639780 - 02/02/21 12:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6567
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6567
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Congrats to the members of the forum included in this years awards

Thanks PGMusic for the honour. Really appreciate being included in this group.

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#639785 - 02/02/21 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4225
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4225
Loc: Helsinki, Finland

Hi, friends !

Congrats to all the winners !
I knew I was without a chance
this year having been away for
so much of the time !

I think I´ll try to come back
this year if time and health
permits !

The BIAB is a fantastic tool
making composing so much easier
when you have an orchestra beside
you as you are experimenting your
way forward with your tune !

Absolutely incredible !
and how much hasn´t it helped
you learning how different
chords do sound ?

A magical tool, without a doubt !

stay Safe and Take Care everyone !

Cheers
Dani

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#639788 - 02/02/21 01:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 3495
Loc: Florida
Thank you to PG Music for your generosity. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes who works there. And thank you to all the creative contributors to the showcase. This forum is hands down the most supportive and sharing music community on the internet. This amazing software certainly came in handy during the lockdown periods of this past year. Tom

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#639795 - 02/02/21 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3477
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
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I am truly humbled. Thank you Peter and congrats to all the winners

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#639798 - 02/02/21 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17763
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17763
Loc: Australia
Congratulations everyone!

I really love how PG Music support their community.
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#639801 - 02/02/21 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 5119
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
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Loc: Sacramento, California
Congratulations, all! laugh

Thanks to PG Music for this, and thanks to everyone who contributes to the forums and makes the such a great place to hang out.
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#639804 - 02/02/21 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 1833
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
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Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for your creativity and encouragement. Thank you also to the folks at PGMusic for not only making the best program for creating music, but providing and maintaining a forum for all of these folks to help make it better. If I'm not being clear, let me just say... I'm freaked out! This is so cool!! Hear ya later. THANKS!
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Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper, Cakewalk, Ozone 9

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#639805 - 02/02/21 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 3289
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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Loc: York, England
Congratulations to all the winners and I'm honoured to be included in the list.

Many thanks to Peter and all at PG Music for the generous award of this superb software.

ROG.

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#639814 - 02/02/21 03:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 11/20/17
Posts: 327
Loc: United States
Ronnie Fields Offline
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Registered: 11/20/17
Posts: 327
Loc: United States
Congratulations to all the winners and a warm thank you to PG Music for allowing us to share this wonderful gift of music, and to help us make it even better with Band In A Box!!

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#639823 - 02/02/21 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 4086
Loc: United States
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Loc: United States
I would like to say a big thanks to PG Music for including me with all of the talented folks (congratulations to all of you) listed here! It's a tremendous honor!
BIAB has been a vital part of my music production for many years now and couldn't imagine how I would survive musically without it! T
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#639826 - 02/02/21 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 4341
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Online   content
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I'm surprised and chuffed!
Thank you PG Music.
It'll get plenty of use.
Congratulations and well done to all recipients.
Thank you also to all who commented or responded to songs I posted.
Such interaction is always helpful.
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Cheers
rayc
"What's so funny about peace, love & understanding?" - N.Lowe

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#639860 - 02/02/21 10:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Al-David Offline
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Talk about a great and generous company! Thanks for allowing me the privilege of using your fantastic software. PG Music is, bar none, the most supportive and kind company in the music business. And thanks to all the forum members who listen our music - and that of all the other terrific artists/composers who hang out there.

Christmas in February ... what a great idea! Thanks to Dr. Gannon and his great staff. Wishing you a very successful year in 2021.

Alan & Di
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#639861 - 02/02/21 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 15247
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
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Congratulations to all. Just as importantly, thank you PG Music for your generosity smile
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#639865 - 02/03/21 12:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 1368
Loc: United Kingdom
musician17 Offline
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Posts: 1368
Loc: United Kingdom
Wow.

Thank you PG Music for your extraordinary kindness. Band-in-a-Box is, for me and I'm sure it's the same for many others, literally a lifesaver. Many have been the times when, when confronted with a tricky situation, I have just sat down to write a song about things ... sometimes to have a cathartic experience, sometimes because I felt inspired, etc. Long story short, none of this would have ever been possible without this absolutely unique software - the only one of its kind I know of.

Thank you for including me amongst the winners. I am genuinely humbled to be amongst such amazing artists. The Showcase forum has provided me with the opportunity to talk to like-minded people on a daily basis, to learn and get moral support for my songs and, not least in the slightest, to hear others write music - often at a level I can only aspire to. Thank you so much, therefore, for hosting these amazing forums.

PG Music = a one-of-a-kind company, creating unique music software which uniquely facilitates music writing alike no other music software I have ever been aware of, with a generosity and soul that's second to none. Genuine thanks once more.
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#639868 - 02/03/21 01:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Chris37 Offline
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Loc: France
I'm always surprised to appear on this list.
Thanks very much to PG Music and congratulations to all the winners.

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#639872 - 02/03/21 01:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Posts: 4302
Loc: Ontario, Canada
BlueAttitude Offline
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thanks very much PGMusic, man, what a company!

And what a product! I've been using BIAB since the floppy days. I can't imagine life without it at this point, it has certainly changed my musical journey.

Thanks also for these forums. I've learned a lot during my time here and have met many great musicians and songwriters. And I have made some great friends here too.

Congratulations to all!

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