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SW101 will be closing as of April 1, 2019

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Mar 01, 2019, 08:02 AM

Dear Valued Songwriter 101 Member,
It has been a wonderful 13 years since BMI started this site and we hope you have enjoyed the relationships you’ve developed during that time. As of April 1, 2019, SW101 will be closed down. Please make sure that your lyrics are backed up, as they will be unavailable after March 31, 2019. Please also remember to get contact information for any members you’d like to keep in touch with. Good luck in all of your creative endeavors and keep writing!
Thanks,
The SW101 team

 
     
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Peter Ripley Joined Feb 24, 2004
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Mar 01, 2019, 10:44 AM

That’s terrible news. I’ve really appreciated this site and met some great people here. Thanks for making it available. I will miss it greatly.

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Mar 01, 2019, 11:03 AM

Gosh, that‘s sad sad sad news. I am a member since 2009. I met sooooo many nice and talented people here. With some of them I had the pleasure to collaborate.
So many people here helped me on my writing… and now?

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Mar 01, 2019, 11:33 AM

I thought it existed always and will last forever…
Ok, nothing is perpetual…
then
jpfolks.com
songstuff.com
are friends of songwriters
so far

 
     
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Aleksandr Saltovskiy Joined Oct 16, 2007
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Mar 01, 2019, 12:42 PM

Thanks Peter for your service. I often imagined what aggravations you must have experienced, especially since the spammers went epidemic. So long 101. We’ll haunt these hallowed halls of the campus of Songwriter101 until the Universe takes us elsewhere!

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Gary E. Andrews Joined Apr 12, 2005
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Mar 02, 2019, 09:49 PM

WOW, so sorry to hear this.  I have so much enjoyed the relationships developed here, and friendships formed.  Really going to miss this site and everyone here.  Good luck and best wishes to all,

Deacon

Music is an international language, say it with a song.

 
     
Deacon Joined Aug 30, 2009
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Mar 03, 2019, 09:53 AM

I am very sad to see Songwriter 101 close down!😥 I have been a member since 2006..
There are so many talented and special folks here!! They have been so helpful to me😥
I want to thank all of them and wish them future happiness😥 Fran Williams

Kickin’ Up My Country Boots, And Dancin’ On My Roots!!

 
     
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F Williams Joined Jun 06, 2006
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Mar 03, 2019, 01:19 PM

I see the old guard only replied to that sad message:
me (12 years of membership), Gary (14 yrs) and others close to that…
other members don’t care, right?
Does it mean the songwriting is dying?

 
     
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Aleksandr Saltovskiy Joined Oct 16, 2007
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Mar 03, 2019, 03:47 PM

Is it an April’s Fool trick ?

If the closing is true, I will move to https://forums.songstuff.com/

I loved this place and I was always faithful to Songwriter101 since 2005.

My email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Be seeing you!
Guy E. Trepanier

 
     
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Guy E. Trépanier Joined Dec 05, 2005
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Mar 03, 2019, 05:56 PM

Hmmmmm…... Am I the only one who wants to know “WHY” ?

 
     
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JAPOV Joined Jul 02, 2006
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Mar 04, 2019, 06:50 AM

Well, I am a member of a couple of other forums.

- Songstuff
- Muse´s Muse (which closed down a couple of years ago and reopened again)
- JPFolks
- Songwriting Kitchen

But I enjoyed it HERE the most, because of all the nice people around here. I did not do a lot of posting on the other boards.

Truth is, with all the social media and stuff, forums happened to become “uncool” for a lot of people. That´s sad. Boooh.

...every once in a while, I get in the mood or so…and start to play..

http://www.songcycle.org

 
     
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Martin G Joined May 27, 2009
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Mar 04, 2019, 03:10 PM

Hello everyone,

Yes, that is too bad this is shutting down. It’s been a very helpful and enjoyable site. I confess I too have not been around much lately as the spam just became annoying. I hope over the next few weeks some discussions can be put up here and possibly many of us can switch over to other sites. If there is a way to keep it going, I would be interested in how I could be of help.
I hope all of you are doing well and achieving your musical objectives. I am always available privately, through my web site or other online avenues Facebook being one.

I will continue to check here until it shuts down. Thank you to the moderators for all you do for all of us.

MAB

 
     
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MBarne4908 Joined Jul 29, 2010
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Mar 04, 2019, 04:17 PM

Hi Gary E Andrews, did you receive my 2:E-mail addresses that I sent to you???
Hope we can stay in touch😎 Thanks for all the help you have given me!!😎

Fran Williams

Kickin’ Up My Country Boots, And Dancin’ On My Roots!!

 
     
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F Williams Joined Jun 06, 2006
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Mar 04, 2019, 11:07 PM

Yes! Got ‘em Fran! Wrote ‘em down. Sorry I didn’t respond. It occurred to me I should but I’m a horse’s hind end when it comes to etiquette. I was just looking for how to store them on the computinator archive. I have done some work with you I’m quite proud of, like your “She Devilin’ Queen, Betty Jean” and I still harbor hopes of someday getting you a recording of it. I’m just such a hermit and Luddite I don’t socialize much, which is what it would take for me to get it done. Thank you for taking up the slack in my end of the rope!

There will always be another song to be written. Someone will write it. Why not you? http://www.garyeandrews.com

 
     
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Gary E. Andrews Joined Apr 12, 2005
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Mar 05, 2019, 02:04 AM

I’ve been hanging around here since 2006. I can’t count the number of collaboration songs I’ve written with people I’ve met here. Probably over 100 songs. I really love this place and all the good people here. Those other forums aren’t comparable. I’m really going to miss this site. So sad.

I wish all the best to everybody here. You’ve been like family to me. Good luck and goodbye.

Take care
Robert


http://www.robertbaitinger.de

 
     
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Robert Baitinger Joined Jun 01, 2006
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Mar 05, 2019, 03:56 AM

ANYONE THOUGHT OF STARTING ANOTHER SITE OR TAKING OVER THIS ONE

IF THAT WAS POSSIBLE


STREAMING HAS DAMAGED THE INDUSTRY VERY SERIOUSLY


MYSELF AND A FEW OTHERS ARE HITTING THE VINYL TRAIL


THE SALES ARE INCREASING MONTH AFTER MONTH AND THE SOUND


IS SO MUCH BETTER  


VINYL CHARTS WILL BE THE NEXT THING AND MANY SINGERS AND LABELS


WILL WANT A LOT OF THE ACTION   WAIT AND SEE

[ Edited: 05 March 2019 04:02 AM by Peter Kristian]
 
     
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Peter Kristian Joined Jan 11, 2008
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