Vote for May’s YouPerform Contest Winner!

We hope you’re enjoying our Musicnotes.com YouPerform Contest, where we offer you the chance to record your performance and win a $100 gift certificate to http://www.musicnotes.com! Our contest entrants this month decided to perform one of our eligible songs from our Musicnotes Editions. For the first time, one of our contestants decided to submit a creative video, where she did not record herself as a performer. We contacted our contestant, asking her why she chose to submit her entry this way. She said, “I do not show myself singing because I wanted to put the emphasis on the words of this beautiful song – which is really like a prayer
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Meet Your April YouPerform Contest Winners

We had the chance to catch up with our April 2009 YouPerform Contest winners, who were happy to share the story of how this duet met and honed their music together with the help of our online sheet music catalog. Narelle and Elaine’s musical journey began at a housewarming party where Narelle sang the song “Welcome to my World.” When speaking with Elaine after her performance, Narelle discovered that not only was Elaine a musician as well, but an active volunteer who dedicated her piano and accordion skills to perform music at local retirement homes and care facilities for the elderly. Excited by the idea, Narelle offered to sing and
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Meet our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place YouPerform Contest Winners

Musicnotes.com is proud to present to you the three, talented musicians who won our YouPerform contest for March. March is the first month we awarded first, second and third place prizes, and we hope that for this month’s contest we’ll be able to do the same. (You can read our updated Musicnotes.com YouPerform contest rules for more information.) All three of our winners played variations of the song Bunessan which is also referred to as Morning Has Broken. We had the chance to catch up with our winners, and we’d like to shine the spotlight on them as they talk about their experiences in music and their contest entry. First
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5 Staff Classical Music Picks for February’s YouPerform Contest

Are you practicing your video entry for February’s YouPerform Contest? In January, we had announced new rules that would allow you to pick from over 1,000 songs featured in our Musicnotes Editions format. Some of you had asked why we limited the contest to the songs that we had arranged. All of our Musicnotes Editions are songs that are within the public domain that we arranged, which gives us the ability to offer you permission to record your performance. Even though you may love songs like Bella’s Lullaby or Stairway to Heaven, legally we can’t grant you permission to record the song. That right belongs to the copyright holder. The
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