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WWAHM CLOSES TONIGHT! and EXPO UPDATES!
February 20, 2015

WWAHM CLOSES TONIGHT!

We know! It's always rush rush at the end to get your tracks together and actually do the admin work of entering WWAHM.

So DON'T STRESS. The contest doesn't close until 3am EST which means, for practical purposes, it's not going be wrapped up until Saturday morning, the 21st.

And we are online virtually all the time in this period so, if you NEED anything just email jack@durangosong.com.

THANKS TO ALL WHO'VE ENTERED SO FAR!!

AND REMEMBER!

These WWAHM co-writes are precious to the winners. Yes, it's a contest and unfortunately there can only be one ultimate winner in each category.

BUT DON'T FORGET: THREE RUNNERS UP WILL WIN AN EXPO DISCOUNT WORTH OVER $150!

And there is still another advantage that is important.

The songs in our contests get listened to by some talented and well-positioned people, even before the last round of judging by the hit writers and/or their publishers.

There has been more than one instance already where the judge wanted to find out more about an artist or a song that didn't even get forwarded by them.

PLUS PLUS PLUS: We archive your song on our Music Discovery Site. This is a sister site that gets a lot of traffic from areas not related to the Expo, which creates another opportunity to find your audience. It's another free channel for you.

See the site here: http://wwahm.herokuapp.com/

This discovery site is ONLY for WWAHM participants and is finding it's own way online. (If you want to add your songs email jack@durangosong.com.)

Join WWAHM! It's WORTH DOING! BUT HURRY! IT ENDS IN THE NEXT 18 HOURS!!

LARRY BEAIRD IS BACK!!!

Expo-ites know that Larry Beaird and the Beaird Music Group is one of the most important contacts, and friends, to have in Nashville.

Larry is just plain one of the best in the music business and has the credentials to prove it. And Larry is a super nice and genuine person. Take this opportunity to get to know how he can help YOU.

Here's what's going down with the Beaird Arranging the Hit Workshop on Friday afternoon the 27th.

Larry has charted every #1 song of 2014! (from Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart). He will be presenting the results of his research for the first time at the Durango Songwriters Expo (Santa Barbara) October 26-28th.

PLUS: Attendees of his Arranging the Hit workshop will be able to register for a chance to win a free Premier Demo from Beaird Music Group valued at $625.00. AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY!

DON'T MISS LARRY'S PRESENTATION AT THE EXPO!

Check out his video here and check our beairdmusicgroup.com for a lot more.

Marriott Update

Our pal and sales rep Bill Gesler at the Marriott has informed us that the room situation at the Marriott is not looking good for those who still haven't booked their stay.

But not to worry! There are several hotels (one right next door) close by. Here's a list if you find that the Marriott is full:

Alternatives to Marriott if Rooms N/A:

Motel 6 Buellton 333 McMurray Road, Buellton (805) 688-7797

Quality Inn 630 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton (805) 688-0022

Days Inn Windmill 114 East Highway 246, Buellton (805) 688-8448

Pea Soup Andersens Inn 51 East Hwy 246, Buellton (800) 732-7687

Meet and Greet at SoHo Santa Barbara Wednesday February 25th!

Don't forget our Wednesday Meet and Greet at the fabulous SoHo restaurant and music venue on the 25th, the day before the Expo starts!

If you are local or get in early PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING!

And if you would like to play on the Open Mic that night, COME EARLY, because there will be a LOT of songwriters with instrument in hand!

COME ON!

When: Wednesday, February 25th 6pm-10pm
Where: Soho Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State St # 205
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Directions
Get off the 101 at the Carrillo Exit.
If coming from north, turn left onto Carrillo St...If coming from south, turn right.
Go straight for 4 blocks, then make a left turn on Chapala St.
Go Straight 2 blocks until you see Anapamu St. Go past Anapamu and turn right into the parking lot in the middle of the block.
SOhO is upstairs in the courtyard connected to the parking lot.

If you have any questions about the Expo, call Jim at 970-259-9747.

If you have questions about WWAHM, email mrjack@durangosong.com.

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WHAT'S YOUR EXPO SUCCESS STORY?

Something that starts happening a lot in the last 30 days is people facebooking and emailing us with updates: success stories and life changes.

It Blows Us Away!

One of our peeps called this week to share that in the last year he has gotten 20 songs placed in the popular TV show Heart of Dixie.

TWENTY!!

MANY of those cuts were co-written with OTHER Expo-ites!

And another called to say "I just had Salvation Army Switzerland use my music in their commercial!

(And that was just ONE of her recent successes!)

We have had major publishing deals (several) just since the last Expo in October.

We have had MANY Expo-ites get placed in film or TV.

AND, OH BTW...Meghan Trainor went #1 and is nominated for TWO Grammys on Feburary 8th!

Tell us YOUR success story and send a recent pic to jack@durangosong.com.

We are making a video reel of the staggering number of success stories coming from The Durango Songwriters Expo [Since 1996!]

WWAHM ENDS TONIGHT THE 20TH!!

OUR TWO HIT SONGWRITERS for WWAHM 2015-1!!!

Pop Category - Alissa Moreno

Country Category - Bernie Nelson

We will be posting, emailing and youtubing about our writers over the coming days. Click on their links to find out more about them now.

This is gonna be a GREAT WWAHM!!!

WWAHM WARM-UP WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Thanks to all of you who helped spread the word about WWAHM by sharing our upcoming contest on Facebook and Twitter, and to friends.

Here are the five winners, listed below. Each winner will receive an upload link to submit their songs after the contest is underway.

CONGRATS ALL and THANKS!!!

1. Dan Lowe
2. Andy Ard
3. Joee Corso
4. John Pawlak
5. Jenny Lehman

Questions? Email wwahmcontest@gmail.com

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET?

Just another quick reminder that REGISTRATION IS OPEN and well underway for our upcoming Expo in Santa Ynez California February 26-28 2015!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL, CALL JIM ATTEBERY
AT 970-259-9747

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Our own Meghan Trainor NOMINATED FOR TWO GRAMMYS! (Well, she didn't win a Grammy but...wow, what a year for Meghan!)

Meghan's debut album sales EXPLODING!!!

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