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September 27, 2005

An a cappella anniversary

A milestone of sorts as this blog celebrates its two year anniversary having made my first post in September 2003 while I was residing in England. I was not sure how much interest there would be but figured it would be fun to put together and a way to develop further interest in the genre. By sharing some of the news that, as a principal in the a cappella business, I regularly come across plus articles and such the blog has indeed become a unique source of news and information on vocal harmony music. The readership has grown each and every month since the beginning and now has many thousands of unique readers each month.

Thanks to all of you who send press releases and announcements and please keep them coming. Do remember that group's concert announcements and such should also be posted on the relevant regional newsgroups (links to the right). A special thanks also to sponsors Primarily A Cappella, Shure and Discmakers for their continued support.

One question I am often asked is why the comments feature is turned off. Sadly every time I turn them on within days the site gets deluged with spam which I then have to manually delete which becomes very tedious and takes time I just can't spare, Hopefully the software I use (Movable Type) will one day come up with a way to block the spammers but until then I'll have to leave the comments feature off.

With the recent birth of my son I have been happily distracted but I'm now getting "back in the saddle" again and am brimming with new ideas for helping stimulate further exposure for a cappella music. There are also some very exciting developments on the business side of things and a cappella fans can expect some cool announcements soon.

Meanwhile thanks for taking the time to read my humble postings and I look forward to another year of a cappella news, views, reviews and more.

John Neal

Posted by acapnews at September 27, 2005 10:11 PM