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DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SHOWCASE 9/27/10
September 26, 2010

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SHOWCASE 9/27/10



Tomorrow 9/27/10 is a big day for Durangonians who hope to showcase at our next Expo in Boulder/Broomfield Oct. 7-9.

IF YOU ARE TRYING TO SHOWCASE AND HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED CALL JIM ATTEBERY TOMORROW BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY FOR INFORMATION. 970.259.9747

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And...the voting site is now live again. CLICK HERE

You will see that there are five folders on this page: All, Pop, Country, Pop Finalists and Country Finalists.

The songs in the "All" category are listed alphabetically by author's name as submitted...by first name in many cases. (There may be some incomplete files too, we are doing some house-cleaning.)

In the other folders, the songs are listed according to PUBLIC VOTING. This is interesting because we can watch this change over time. What "cream" will rise to the top? The songs picked by the judges...the winners and runner-ups? Probably...and many others as well.

The Expo is convinced that "exposure" (or "spins") is absolutely essential to determine the ULTIMATE longevity (and value) of a song. Songs have to grow on you....and the more they grow the more they will be worth to the artist in the future.

We are taking some steps to help make sure your WWAHM submissions (man, are these good!) GET HEARD. They'll never get used if they never get heard...no play, no pay!

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CONGRATS AGAIN TO THE SONGWRITING CONTEST WINNERS!!

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FOR WWAHM 2010-2

Some interesting notes:

• One of the runner-ups, "Arizona Rain" got NO VOTES because it was submitted to "Non-Public" entries...which anyone can request.

• Most of the winners and runner-ups were written by multiple time Expo-ites. Coincidince? We think otherwise.

• Artists who have a big, loyal, vocal fan-base can easily get their songs heard and VOTED ON. That doesn't mean they will win (and they didn't this time), but it does still tell them somehting important. That THESE songs are very well liked by THEIR fans. And first you have to make fans before you can mobilize them...having fans is GOOD. Very good. And critical to selling your music and making money.

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Early Expo arrivals and Denver area locals join us Wednesday, October 6th from 6:30 ON at The Walnut Room for our traditional "Expo Goes to Town" get together. Music of course, laughter on demand...FUN way to meet some new people...and GOOD FOOD in a hip venue!

The Walnut Room located at 3131 Walnut Street is "Denver’s premiere American-Pizzeria, serving up great food, affordable drinks, and today’s best live music. Our intimate concert venue has become a second home for the best local entertainment, as well as some of the hottest national touring acts, including Howie Day, Gavin DeGraw, The Flobots, Jewel, Chris Isaak & The Fray...."

COME JOIN THE PAR-TAY!

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The Expo keeps getting better! Hit songwriter and creator of MasterWriter software, Barry DeVorzon has signed on to the next Expo in Boulder/Broomfield. Barry has HUGE film and TV credits and a successful publishing company to boot. Learn more about Barry here.

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NEW! Extra-Special Guest Appearance from Melanie!

Yes it's TRUE! Melanie Safka of Woodstock and #1 "Brand New Key" fame is taking part in our EXPO OCT 9th 2010!

Melanie is one of the ICONS of 60s rock and folk music...and one of the few to still be performing at a very high level—all over the world. We know she has many friends and fans in Colorado...we are excited to be able to bring her to the Expo and to the Front Range area. She has a new record about to be released and is fresh off her historic show at The Isle of Wight in England. Don't Miss Melanie!!

She'll join this huge line-up of Al Anderson, Chuck Cannon, Shawn Mullins, Tony Scalzo....

PLUS...Brice Long, Danny Myrick, Keith Follese, and Walt Aldridge!

WOW! Get onboard and REGISTER NOW!

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Important Note about the Next Expo in Boulder/Broomfield Oct 7-9, 2010: The rooms we have reserved at the magnificent Omni Hotel (what a place!) are going fast now. DON'T GET LEFT OUT OF STAYING WHERE THE ACTION IS! Truly, your experience of the Expo will not be complete unless you stay and the hotel. It's a 24/7 kind of event. Writers and industry guests spill out into the hallways, gather on the balconies and poolside (terrific pool area at the Omni!)...you do not want to leave...you could miss an important networking opportunity. Double up with others if necessary but try to stay at the hotel. We may even be able to help you find a room with others...call Jim!

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If you have questions about anything "Expo" call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747.

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MAKE PLANS NOW! Southwest Airlines still has some very low fares into Denver...Click here to check them out!

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Our FALL EXPO is booked for OCT 7-9 at the incredible Omni Interlocken Resort near Boulder [Broomfield, CO]—CLICK HERE to see and print out a PDF of our Registration Form.

If you would like us to send you a Brochure/Registration Form via postal service, contact us.

"The Omni is a welcome retreat into modern luxury. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year-round resort provides all the comforts for the 21st century business and leisure traveler. And with a wealth of activities located right on the premises, the Omni Interlocken Resort has something for everyone, no matter what your pleasure.

"Golf enthusiasts will find our 27-hole championship golf course challenging yet rewarding, with its striking scenery and more than 400 feet of elevation changes.

"After a few rounds of golf, escape into a sanctuary of our Mokara Spa, an environment of total relaxation and the perfect escape into serenity. Enjoy a relaxing massage, body treatment or one of our rejuvenating facial treatments. Spa services include use of the sauna, fitness room, steam room and inhalation room."

Conference Dates: October 7 - 9, 2010
Special Expo Room Rate: From $122 per night
Click here to reserve your room now!

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