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#1072407 - 01/24/15 01:51 PM Finalist & cash prize  
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My collaborator and I won the popular vote and a $500 cash prize two days ago on the SongDoor 2014 songwriting contest ('Instrumentals' category). smile

Billy Playle and I had worked together on two songs ('Near-Life Experience' and 'Enter My Keep') a couple of years ago. He created an instrumental based on each of the song tracks, and I posted them to the competition. We were one of the three finalists (one other guy had two tracks in the running as well).

Though we missed out on being the category winner, it was a tremendous buzz simply having got both tracks into the Finals. And the cash prize was a nice bonus, and a neat way to begin the new musical year. wink

Donna


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#1072410 - 01/24/15 02:08 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Super Donna and Billy! Congrats!

Best, John smile

#1072411 - 01/24/15 02:26 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Congrats!!! I voted a couple times here and there (but not as much as I should have!). Always glad when the good guys win one.


"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The 'hard' is what makes it great."
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#1072416 - 01/24/15 06:16 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Good on you, Donna.
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#1072420 - 01/24/15 07:56 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Vicarn]  
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What great news to receive, and undoubtedly well deserved. I am sincerely happy for you Donna.

Best,
Marvin

#1072490 - 01/25/15 06:17 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Marvin Adcock]  
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Congratulations. I voted just about every day.First I voted for your other song until I realized which one was moving ahead so I got behind that one.

#1072501 - 01/25/15 11:28 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Great news! Well done.......


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#1072508 - 01/25/15 11:59 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Colin Ward]  
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You go girl!

#1075483 - 03/02/15 11:19 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Wonderful news Donna!!! Thanks for sharing w/the gang!


My Music at Soundclick
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=788266

~call it a blessing or call it a curse, but I see all of life in verse~

Always open to collaborations smile

God Bless Our Military!!!
#1075530 - 03/03/15 01:14 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Lynn Orloff]  
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No fair, Donna:

You entered the contest with a "ringer!" That Playle can flail the keys with aplomb and panache. (You ain't too bad yourself!)

Congratulations,

Dave

#1075621 - 03/04/15 04:39 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: Dave Rice]  
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Thanks, everyone. smile It was a thrill. wink Very motivating. wink

Donna


Honour the Earth. Without it, we'd be nowhere.

Life is too important to take seriously.

http://www.reverbnation.com/donnamarilynrichblend

Guild of International Songwriters and Composers


#1075697 - 03/05/15 02:21 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Whooooohooooo !

Show me the money Donna ! smile

cheers, niteshift

#1075763 - 03/05/15 08:59 PM Re: Finalist & cash prize [Re: niteshift]  
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Nice work!

Must feel great


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