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July 23, 2011

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Sneak Peek at WWAHM 2011-2!

Hey Everybody! We are about to release Write-With-A-Hit-Maker 2011-2!

Remember, we have a WWAHM contest just before each Expo (Santa Barbara and Boulder), which explains the "2." The 2011-2 edition is about to launch ahead of our fall Expo

On Monday 7.25.11 all the new information about the contest will be posted to our website here.

The contest is ready to launch now except there a few small clean-up issues remaining to be completed. (We have a sleek new logo - see above - thanks to our great friend, Expo-ite and now GRAMMY WINNING Tim Fagan!). Our tech team needs to update the logo on our new contest pages.

There are some exciting new features in WWAHM:

1. You can now upload your picture (or suitable image) to your song submissions.

2. We have added a new field called "Song Purchase Link." It is a place to put a URL (please put complete http://www... address) TO YOUR SITE or any site where the visitor can BUY YOUR SONG! This is an optional but potentially excellent source of generating sales of your music!

3. Public Voting has been improved. Only one vote (thumbs up or thumbs down) is allowed and the total "thumbs up" vote count is displayed. Visitors can also leave comments as in past contests.

You can see what the new 2011-2 portal looks like, and even test it out if you want with the demo files. Try it here.

Please note that you must create a login name and password to enter each of our contests. The reason for this is that we make a submission workspace in the cloud for all entrants. You can start a submission, save it, and come back to it later to finish. This is important because many times entrants wish to change their entry or song before submitting. It's a very unique and helpful feature!

There are TWO CATEGORIES, POP and COUNTRY, for this contest. The cost to enter is $45 for one category and $75 for two. You can submit up to two songs in each category.

WRITE WITH KEITH FOLLESE OR VINCE MELAMED!

We are extremely excited about the two hit songwriters who have agreed to co-write with our winners. Keith Follese (over 200 cuts with major artists!) is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville and Vince Melamed is an iconic country/rock piano player and songwriter. He's played with the best including Dylan, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet and many more, and co-authored the legendary duet by Don Henley and Trisha Yearwood, "Walkaway Joe" (written with Greg Barnhill, also a past Expo participant). As usual the Expo has attracted top mentors to co-write with the winners!

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