And The Winner Is…

I want to thank everyone that entered to name my Fan Club. I got some really fun ones, some really strange ones, and some that made me think whaaa? Either way, I’m spending a little time rambling about it as I really wanted to dig in and give you, the fan, a chance to make a difference. I really love the fact that you put in time and effort to come up with what you did. It’s really a heartwarming thing. It truly is! I think without further ado I need to say: And the winner is…

Unity 42

Submitted by Tom B. Patter.

The reason behind it was two fold. First was the word Unity – the concept of uniting people thrills me. Not only because it’s uniting the idea of the fan club, but also uniting people behind my music. The number 42 represents a play on the book Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Wherein if you’re familiar with the story… 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Thus uniting music with life, the universe and everything, well that really worked for me.

So congrats to Tom B. Patter for the winning submission. You rock my world and you’ll be getting all my released music to boot.

Here’s the runner ups:

Division 83 – Monty Wilson
J-Sides – Jeff Peterson
The Unexpected’s – Stacee Schmidt-Cottrell

They each receive a song of their choice. As well. Thanks yet again to everyone that participated, you’re all winners for putting forth the effort! For those sittin on sidelines waitin to see what would happen, I hope you’ll put your party hat on next time!

– Jody

Create A Winning Fan Club Name And Win!

** Update – Contest has ended. Thank you for all your submissions! **

That’s right, you can help me create an awesome name for my insider’s club to my music. Lady Ga Ga has her Monsters, Maroon 5 has S.I.N. (strength in numbers), KISS has the KISS Army, Train has Trainline, John Mayer has (or had) Local 83, etc. You get the picture. Essentially I’ve got a temporary name in place over to the right column there (J-POP, for Jody’s Power Of People). However, I’ve found out that J-POP has a very different meaning in Japan and rather than stay with it, I’m looking to find something else that is fitting to the music and you the fan.

What do you have to do?

Put your thinking cap on and start coming up with simple ideas that promote the music, the fans, the idea of being healthy and being environmentally conscious. It’s primarily about the music, but if there is a way to combine those elements by keeping it short and sounding cool – then you may very well win. Enter as many ideas as you’d like. But for each entry you will need to provide a short blurb/essay about your entry to explain it what makes it cool.

You do have to sign up for my email list, if you’re not already on it [quick, painless, and the form is on the ride side of this page]. Once you’ve done that and when you have your entry ready email it via the contact page. Please use the Subject “Fan Club Entry”. You may earn bonus points for making a video about your entry, posting it to YouTube and linking it.

What is the deadline?

Entries need to be submitted by February 10th 10 p.m. e.s.t  (entries received after that time won’t be considered).

If there are multiple entries that contain the same name/term then it will be the first one submitted that will win the grand prize. Other entries will win a subsequent prize.

What is the winner’s prize?

The winning entry will get a copy of my entire released catalog.

If there are alternate winners, they will get a copy of a single song of mine of their choice.

When do I find out if I win?

The winner will be announced here on on February 14th at 10 a.m. p.s.t. Cause I love you [in a purely adoring way].

What are you waiting for?

Starting brainstorming and get your entries in!