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#639764 - 02/02/21 10:45 AM [User Showcase] 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to....
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PeterGannon Offline
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Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 14608
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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Have Fun!
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]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 8192
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
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Congratulations folks!
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Dan,
BIAB2021, Dell XPS 8920 Intel Core I7-7700 @ 3.60GHz 16GB RAM
"...My goal is not to create backing tracks for my music, but rather to get more of me in my music."

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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: 10814
Loc: GA USA
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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: 7809
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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Add nothing that adds nothing to the music.


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: 6035
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
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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: 4117
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4117
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: 3477
Loc: Florida
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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: 3366
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
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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: 17412
Loc: Australia
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 17412
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: 4356
Loc: Sacramento, California
dcuny Offline
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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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My virtual singer development blog

Vocal control, you say. Never heard of it. Is that some kind of ProTools thing?

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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: 1255
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Online   content
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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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Enjoy whatever happens!
marty

Babu Music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLDrsXTXfShgnGalQZ0ElQw
Me on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/marty-straub

My website: http://martystraub.com/

using Band in a Box, Reaper & Cakewalk

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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: 3278
Loc: York, England
ROG Offline
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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: 256
Loc: United States
Ronnie Fields Offline
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Registered: 11/20/17
Posts: 256
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]
Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3594
Loc: Missouri
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Loc: Missouri
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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www.soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss



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#639826 - 02/02/21 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: 2020 User Showcase Awards.... Congratulations to.... [Re: PeterGannon]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 3400
Loc: Cooran Queensland Australia
rayc Offline
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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
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Pop on over to The Recording Rebels for positive, honest commentary, critiques and support. https://therecordingrebels.com

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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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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: 13683
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: 1185
Loc: United Kingdom
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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]
Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 661
Loc: France
Chris37 Offline
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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]
Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 3950
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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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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