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December 23, 2011, 07:35:59 PM
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Hello Smiley  This is my first post straight out of the newbie section, so I hope that this isn't a ludicrous idea to many of you.  But, I think there's something to it.

I like to dabble in some music writing from time to time (see the name?).  Since I'm going through this Bitcoin kick, I had an idea that could combine music, Bitcoin, and marketing.  So...

Why not a Bitcoin theme song?  I'm thinking the song needs to (1) be extremely catchy, (2) be extremely cheesy to aid to it's catchiness, (3) have simple, cheesy, catchy lyrics that are repeatable and that get stuck in your head, and (4) be able to be choreographed either in the form of a line-dance or a tonga conga line.  (I was mixing conga lines with Tonka trucks  Grin )

Of course, only 1990's style rap and hip hop is suitable for this task -- sort of like a M.A.A.R.S. meets Will Smith meets the Space Jam rap song kind of thing.

So, for example (use your imagination here,)  "Na naa na naaaa na na (Do the Bitcoin!) Na naa na naaaa na na (Do the Bitcoin!)"

An additional idea that I had was to try to subtly incorporate various musical motifs from across the world into the song.  You know, like a "we're all in this together" statement.  Maybe some African drums, use of the akebono scale as an Asian motif, Native American wind instruments...but all of it would be integrated so that the song maintains its dance rhythm.  

I figured this might be a good way to help promote Bitcoin, either virally, or if you happen to get about 20 Bitcoin extroverts together someplace.

I would be more than happy to spend the time writing, developing, and producing an official Bitcoin theme song.

What do you all think?

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December 23, 2011, 07:50:00 PM
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Overall, I like the idea.  One thing that seems beneficial to me would be if the theme of the song communicates the fact that Bitcoin is a force to be reckoned with in contrast to having the song be some kind of novelty, pop song, like Pac-Man Fever.  At the same time, it shouldn't go in the direction of force so that it comes across as a profanity filled gangsta rap song either.  It needs to be an anthem that will stick around forever like Freebird, or Stairway to Heaven.
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December 23, 2011, 07:54:54 PM
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Maybe even a chant the OWS folks can mic check.

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December 23, 2011, 07:58:39 PM
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Overall, I like the idea.  One thing that seems beneficial to me would be if the theme of the song communicates the fact that Bitcoin is a force to be reckoned with in contrast to having the song be some kind of novelty, pop song, like Pac-Man Fever.  At the same time, it shouldn't go in the direction of force so that it comes across as a profanity filled gangsta rap song either.  It needs to be an anthem that will stick around forever like Freebird, or Stairway to Heaven.

That's a great opinion.

I was never thinking of a gangsta rap song.  I had never heard Pac-Man Fever before and it's stunning that that was what I was originally thinking; something along those lines.  But, I see your point.

I actually write a lot of rock, acoustic, and piano music and I could easily go more in the direction you're suggesting.  Actually, I think it would be more natural for me.

It'd be nice to hear other opinions too Smiley
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December 23, 2011, 08:05:22 PM
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Already done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYqqS7aTBVQ

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December 23, 2011, 08:20:18 PM
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 The only thing that's missing is a rainbowed alpaca flying across at some point to disturb the black and white a bit.

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December 23, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
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Nice!
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December 23, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
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 The only thing that's missing is a rainbowed alpaca flying across at some point to disturb the black and white a bit.
The B/W signifies it's digital. The repeating patterns represent the continuous rhythm of the block rewards. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.  Tongue

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 The only thing that's missing is a rainbowed alpaca flying across at some point to disturb the black and white a bit.
The B/W signifies it's digital. The repeating patterns represent the continuous rhythm of the block rewards. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.  Tongue
aye, and the rainbowed alpaca would be the 'speculators' or 'UP UP UP' crew disturbing the rhythm.  Wink

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December 24, 2011, 01:19:09 AM
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don't forget the bitcoin boomdeyada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5NGVH8HDaw
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December 24, 2011, 02:11:35 AM
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How did we miss this one;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KsxHlJuVBU&feature=related

On Topic; viewing the few I came across there is room for more. Sadly, my jingle creativity is severely lacking.
Bitjammin, did you have any lyrics in mind as of yet?

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December 24, 2011, 06:24:22 AM
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How did we miss this one;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KsxHlJuVBU&feature=related

On Topic; viewing the few I came across there is room for more. Sadly, my jingle creativity is severely lacking.
Bitjammin, did you have any lyrics in mind as of yet?

Well, "Bitcoin" would obviously be one of the lyrics.   Other than that, not so much.  I consider song writing (as opposed to, say, music theory) as my greatest musical capacity and I typically write my songs as I go (continually revising, of course), so I honestly wouldn't really imagine having any specifically great ideas until I was already in the middle of the process.  I would also likely write the lyrics last after I have written and completed recording the song.

I really like the first song that was posted.  I mean, I REALLY like it.  But, in my opinion, it gets a few minus points for sounding too much like the Beatles (I actually don't really like the Beatles; they kind of bore me, but this song is pretty) and it also gets a few minus points because I swear they did almost a direct copy of that "down....down" motif.  Not sure where I heard it, though.

I do agree there is room for more, and perhaps this leaves open the possibility for a "Pac-Man Fever" type of song, one in which the word "Bitcoin" is repeated throughout the song, and one that is more geared toward the "novelty" side of things...the kind of song that might get 1,000,000 hits on YouTube in a week and then zero after that. 

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December 24, 2011, 10:48:05 AM
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Bitcoin needs a new song marketing attack that no one is on yet.  I suggest a ring tone campaign.  Go back to your 'jingle' idea, but focus on just a true jingle.  A catchy phrase over just a few notes of memorable music, not a full song, just a jingle.

Now, make it a ring tone campaign.  Make it where it isn't annoying, make sure to offer up downloads and formats for every single phone type possible, be fairly serious on this, wav, mp3, wmv, etc, let people know it's for everyone.

I would think there would either have to be a humor slant or the jingle would have to be that good sounding where people will hear it off of a Bitcoin users phone, and want that tune too.

I think for any non creative people who would take this on, the quickest and easiest route to go on this would be some kind of parody jingle.  Take a catchy song that people hate, flip it and make it one they like.  Just a general rule about music, if there is a huge popular song that everyone listens and bobs their head to but everyone claims to hate, that is the song to parody, those people are wanting to hear that music with different words, give it to them.

Enjoy this marketing idea that is unexploited, it is for you Bitcoin, but I'd like to see someone try to tap this market, I don't have the product to sell to match with this thought, but I can see it working with Bitcoin going along the idea of music spreading awareness.

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December 25, 2011, 03:13:11 AM
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Bitcoin needs a new song marketing attack that no one is on yet.  I suggest a ring tone campaign.  Go back to your 'jingle' idea, but focus on just a true jingle.  A catchy phrase over just a few notes of memorable music, not a full song, just a jingle.

Now, make it a ring tone campaign.  Make it where it isn't annoying, make sure to offer up downloads and formats for every single phone type possible, be fairly serious on this, wav, mp3, wmv, etc, let people know it's for everyone.

I would think there would either have to be a humor slant or the jingle would have to be that good sounding where people will hear it off of a Bitcoin users phone, and want that tune too.

I think for any non creative people who would take this on, the quickest and easiest route to go on this would be some kind of parody jingle.  Take a catchy song that people hate, flip it and make it one they like.  Just a general rule about music, if there is a huge popular song that everyone listens and bobs their head to but everyone claims to hate, that is the song to parody, those people are wanting to hear that music with different words, give it to them.

Enjoy this marketing idea that is unexploited, it is for you Bitcoin, but I'd like to see someone try to tap this market, I don't have the product to sell to match with this thought, but I can see it working with Bitcoin going along the idea of music spreading awareness.

Like a Jim Cramer voice screaming 'Bitcoin' oppose to 'Booya'? Or a Timmy voice (South Park) yelling 'Bitcoinnnn'? Or both, alternating. I wonder what that would sound like.  Cool Imagine that noise coming from a smartphone, stemming from your pants pocket.

And market it as the only free APP where you can even get free money (in BTC) (thinking the Bitcoin facet type websites current up and running).

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December 25, 2011, 04:40:14 AM
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A - Team theme song...  


Maybe changed to the B team ? lol

That is all....

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December 25, 2011, 03:23:51 PM
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A - Team theme song...  


Maybe changed to the B team ? lol

That is all....

I cannot poo poo your fart of an idea, I'll be back, I think I got something.

If you have a problem - if no one else can help - and if you can find
them - maybe you can hire: The B-Team.


Edit: I give up, I had a couple of elements going but could not make it sound right, instead I have a neat A-Team ringtone at the moment lol

I was using audio parts from this mix http://soundcloud.com/papuga/papuga-a-team-remix
And the proper intro audio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVonyVSQoM
Then I took out the proper audio and started using this http://www.hearwho.com/proccesstext.aspx to have the word " THE B TEAM "mixed in

I will not share the unfinished product, but anyone feel free to have fun with all that, I ended up really enjoying some parts of that basic A-Team remix, so this was all worth doing just for that.

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December 25, 2011, 07:17:06 PM
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How about the old Slinky jingle? It was catchy. There was a good parody used on Ren and Stimpy a few years back called, 'Log'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP0kWqJJZa4
the full version with intro can be seen on the nick toon site.
http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/clip/stimpys-big-day-log-song-1.html

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