When I was shooting a Valentine’s Day music video in a shopping mall where I invited passersby to write the name of the ones they love on a placard above the title of my song “I Could Never Live (Without Your Love)” for inclusion in my video, their eagerness and excitement to step in front of the camera was simply electric – it made me realize that there were more ways than one to say I Love You. In this article I will discuss the option to send an MP3 gift on Valentine’s Day.
What is perhaps the advantage with MP3 is that you can buy a single track; a selection of tracks; or even an album with just a couple of clicks…and have that delivered to the person you want instantly. Now let’s assume you like a certain song on an album, and that that song was never released as a single, yet it has the message you want to convey on this auspicious day. Well, unlike CDs, where you cannot extract the song you want without having to buy the entire album, with MP3 you can.
And so it is Valentine’s Day, and you want to send that special song containing the title and lyrics that will convey your message, what would you do? Well, here’s a plan.
Digital music gift cards do the job! You may send the recipient the link to the track you want to send them as a gift, along with a gift card or voucher they can use to pay for the track. Here are the top five digital music gift cards: iTunes Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon MP3 Gift Cards, eMusic Gift Subscriptions, Wal-Mart Gift Cards. Needless to say, digital music gift cards also make great last minute gifts!
And it doesn’t have to end there. You can get quite creative with this if you put your mind to it. I’ll tell you what I did. I invited my fans and passersby at the mall to send a Valentine’s Day message that would appear in my music video. The idea was pretty simple. They wrote the name of the person they love above the title of my song “I Could Never Live (Without Your Love)”. We took a video shot of that, and it ends up in my
music video. I upload that to YouTube and share the link with everyone who took part so that they too can share it with the ones they love and friends. Yes, it is a form of viral marketing, but it can be great fun. Try it!
If you happen to be a musician or have the rights or permission to use a piece of composition, you could perhaps do the same. Create a video especially for Valentine’s Day and have that song/music play in the background. Use a placard to scribble your message and face the camera. Better yet, why not turn this into an event? Host a small party and invite friends to record their messages along with you. It could be great fun! Creating a YouTube video especially for Valentine’s Day messaging is easy and has a much deeper intrinsic value – for the effort and thought behind it – than you could ever imagine. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
About The Author: Joett is a vocal coach, singer & songwriter and teaches voice four times a week. Download Joett's single from iTunes and Amazon MP3. Listen to his music on Internet radio Jango