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WWAHM CONTEST ENDS FRI 2/11 MIDNIGHT PT!
February 08, 2011

WWAHM CONTEST ENDS FRI 2/11 MIDNIGHT PT!

Hey Gang your WWAHM coordinator mrJack is here with a reminder that we extended the submission (and VOTING) deadline for our Write With A Hit-Maker songwriting contest until THIS FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT. There's still time to get in!

Even if you are not submitting to this contest, it will be helpful to the songwriter-in-you (and us!) to listen to some of the submissions. Please vote too!

Help us (and the judges!) know what's ringing your bell (there's some really good stuff in this contest, as usual!)

While the public voting doesn't decide the winners (the judges and hit songwriters and publishers have the final say!), it does help to bring attention to the most popular songs. The top twenty vote-getters (across all categories) will be moved into the finalist folders based on the tally we take just after midnight PT on Friday 2/11/11.

Please check out our new friends from HELLO MUSIC too. A lot of new people have come in from their great organization....Hello HELLO! Listen to some of those songs (in the HelloMusic tab)! See what your peers are up to!

Isn't that what the EXPO has always been about? THE NETWORK. Cool people are in WWAHM just like cool people go to the Expo...and they are not all the same people! Check it out....(yes it's dull to look at right now but don't look...LISTEN. :)

IF YOU ARE IN THIS CONTEST PLEASE FIND YOUR FILES, PLAY THEM, AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN THE RIGHT CATEGORY! THANKS A LOAD - IT HELPS!

Marriott Room Alert!

If you want to stay where the action is at the Santa Ynez Expo, stay right at the conference center. There are not many rooms left in our block. HURRY AND GET YOURS.

You can stay someplace else and have a great time but we highly recommend staying with our group at the Marriott...and they love us for that (we've been there 7 years in a row!). Call Bill Gesler (at the Marriott) at 800-638-8882 and get your room with a view reserved NOW!

UPCOMING CONFERENCES!

New Music Seminar LOS ANGELES FEB 14-16! SEE BELOW AND GO IF YOU CAN!

Folk Alliance MEMPHIS FEB 16-19
EXPO-ITES WILL be sighted and even co-hosting a privagte showcase room! If you are going to be at Folk Alliance next week and want to know more, email jack@durangosong.com.

Don't Miss The New Music Seminar!

Do you want to get signed or make it on your own? Come hear the Presidents of the Indies and Major Labels talk about what they are looking for and how that is changing in the new world! Do you want greater exposure and more money as an artist, manager, label or agent? See the 22-18 minute presentations from the CEO’s of the leaders of the new music business show you how! Visit one on one with 24 mentors at the NMS Mentoring Sessions or the Songwriting, Voice and Producer’ Workshops. Find your next business partner! Network with over 80 of the top CEO’s and luminaries speaking at the New Music Seminar in Los Angeles February 14-16, 2011.

For the complete information and to register, go to www.NewMusicSeminar.com.

WWAHM VOTING PORTAL LIVE!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted to this edition of the Write With A Hit-Maker contest! VOTING is now LIVE! We have extended the deadline to enter from FEB 6th to FEB 11th at MIDNIGHT.

You can see and/or bookmark the Voting Site here.

More WWAHM Contest Info

WWAHMERS make sure you check out this contest's new Film and TV category! The winners (2) will get a song placed with RipTide Music/Pacifica! Rich Goldman and RipTide have long been part of our Expo and over the years many Durangonians have benefitted from Rich's eyes and ears for TV/FILM songs...just ask our good friend Richard Harris!

Some people in the industry say that Film/TV has become the "New A&R." Certainly music supervisors HAVE become a major conduit in recent years for breaking artists and songs. It is definitely a market that you as an artist or songwriter cannot afford to ignore, that is for sure.

People who work in Film and TV have increasingly taken an interest in the EXPO and Expo-ites. Recently The Darlins got a call about their song "Nothin' But Hank" because it was up on our website. Film/TV/A&R execs DO check out the Expo...more and more so.

Remember that what you are trying for, if you enter this category, is winning a master Film/TV usage of your track. ENTER IN THIS CATEGORY ONLY IF YOU HAVE A MASTER RECORDING OF THE SONG(S) YOU ARTE SUBMITTING.

We thank Rich Goldman and RipTide once again for giving the Expo such a great new opportunity for our folks!

CHECK IT OUT!

(A cool new feature this year is the ability to SAVE A DRAFT of your WWAHM online entry form and come back to it, giving you a chance to consider and reconsider the material you are entering!)

Please be sure to check out our new WWAHM Song Contest (and Expo!) co-sponsors Hello Music. "Hello Music hooks you up with partners that elevate your music." We're proud to be one of their hook-ups!

The 2011-1 (Santa Barbara) Write With A Hit-Maker Contest deadline has been extended until 2/11/11 at Midnight! Click here for more information.

There are three ways to enter: by mail, through our friends at SonicBids or through our newly updated DSE interface available here!

Note that you will need to create a login with your email address and a private password. This new functionality will allow us to better manage your WWAHM account and save time. PLUS YOU CAN SAVE A DRAFT ENTRY AND COME BACK TO IT LATER which is helpful if you are entering in multiple categories. (You should be able to seamlessly enter one, two, or even THREE song contest categories - see details here).

Please note also that there is an inconsistency with the pricing in the new interface and THREE CATEGORIES is $105. WE WILL CHARGE YOU ONLY $100 for all three categories, despite what it says on the online form!

Please email jack@durangosong.com with any questions/problems/issues and we will resolve them all quickly. THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR WWAHM CONTEST!



Register Now for the upcoming 2011 Santa Barbara / Santa Ynez EXPO February 24-26!

Click on the link to get the SB 2011 Registration Form or call Jim Attebery at 970-259-9747 to register by phone.

Click on the banner below to reserve your room at the Santa Ynez Marriott.

From our Friends at Ash Street Music!

NEW! TOMMY'S TWO CENTS WORTH!

Over the years we have consistently had people ask us about song critique services. Check out Tom Gould's cool new "Two Cents Worth" service....

Publishing music may be their business, but June McHugh and Tom Gould have a broader agenda than purely stuffing the charts of Country Music Radio. "When Tom or I hear a good song or witness the raw talent of the artists we've signed, I'm awe- struck and then the protective "she-bear instinct" rises in me."

June McHugh is a nurturer with keen musical instincts as much as she is a fiercely loyal promoter and advocate for Ash Street Music's artists and pool of writers.

Check out all the recent big cuts and credits for our friends at Ash Street Music.

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