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Noisy Planet Adds Super Prize to Contest Package!
September 15, 2009

Noisy Planet Adds Super Prize to Contest Package!

Hi Durangang...mrJack here with some important updates on the now-closed "Write With A Hit-Maker" songwriting contest. First of all THANKS TO ALL who entered. Really good stuff! THE SONGS ARE STILL BEING JUDGED today and tomorrow as we round up a few last-minute audio-files. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY FRIDAY, 09.18.09. STAY TUNED!

ALSO, special thanks to Noisy Planet who has sweetened the deal even more for our winners by contributing the following great additional prize package which includes:

- hosting your artist showcase page on
- 250 promo cards personalized with your photo, top 3 song titles and personalized web address
- distribution of one album to top online retailers, including iTunes, Amazon MP3, and eMusic
- 300 plays on internet radio guaranteed
- a $90 value provided to you as part of your prize package!

Next Expo Oct 8-10 in Colorado Springs!

Hey Everybody, Jim Attebery here with a few reminders regarding our upcoming Expo Oct. 8-10 in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.

To help inform area songwriters, next week Jack Hayford and myself and other local Durango-ites will be having a little get together on Wednesday, September 23rd (6:30-8:30PM) at The Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill in Colorado Springs. Come by and learn more about this great 14 year songwriting event!

When you make your reservations at the Doubletree (info below), make sure you mention that you are part of the DURANGO GROUP to get the special room rate reserved for us. Or, just click here to reserve your room.

As usual we have a pre-Expo "Meet and Greet" (and party!) planned for Wednesday October 7th (the day before the Expo), 6-8:30 PM. Our little get-together will be held at The Thirsty Parrot Bar and Grill in Colorado Springs. If you can come in a day early, this extra day of networking (and showcasing at the open mic!) is a good (and fun!) opportunity to spend time with Expo staff, industry pros and, of course, songwriters!

Our Next Expo is Oct 8-10th, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO at the Doubletree World Arena Colorado Springs).

NOTE: THIS IS A LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE due to a scheduling conflict. If you have already made a reservation at the Marriott (original venue), your reservation has been changed to the Doubletree but your credit card information is not on file with the Doubletree. To avoid any availability issues, contact the Doubletree Colorado Springs immediately at 800.222.8733.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we assure you that the Expo will not miss a beat as a result of this change. The new location has beautiful rooms and they are actually $10 cheaper ($109 per nite) than the Marriott rooms. The Doubletree is everything we expect in location, amenities and service!

If you have any problems, call Jim Attebery directly at 970.259.9747.

10th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference THIS WEEK!

The 10th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 16th through Saturday, September 19th, 2009, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world.

The Americana Music Festival features approximately 100 performances by legends and the next generation of stars of the four day event.

By day, the Americana Music Conference features numerous panels, seminars and much more providing the most educational music industry forum for discussion in the land. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives,, merchandisers and new media professionals.

Simply put, the Americana Conference has something for anyone who has a passion for music.

The 2009 Americana Music Festival & Conference will once again be the place to be this week in September!.

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About Our Nashville Durango Nite

From mrJack: We very fortunate to have as our monthly Durango Nite host the very popular live music venue The Listening Room Cafe, located in Cummins Station. Owner Chris Blair and staff have made a fabulous new listening room (just as the name suggests!). Terrific people, sound, service, food, drinks and MUSIC! WATCH HERE FOR NEXT SHOW!

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