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MySpace and YouTube as a promotional tool

This may be old hat to you, but I’ve just started trying something new to me. I have a couple of videos on MySpace, which are basically slide shows of 2 of my songs, Only Memories Survive and Watch Me Daddy.

I’m trying to promote W atch Me Daddy because I want a great singer to pick the song up and I am also trying to market it as a song that I will edit (commercially of course, I am trying to forge a career as a songwriter) and turn into a new son that someone can give to my daughter. Wouldn’t you love your daughter to have her very own song?

Anyway, what I have started doing is when someone sends me a friend request, having listened to their songs and left a comment, I embed the song into my comment so they can watch the video and listen to it without having to go to my MySpace Page, where they can also of course watch it.

I’m doing the same when I leave a comment for an artist who I think will like the song. It’s not technical. All you need to do is go to your video on YouTube and copy the ’embed code’ which you paste into the comment.

Something else I have started doing is including a photo, like this one, into my MySpace comments. You will have seen that there is now an Add Photo command when you put comments onto someone’s page. It is a little confusing because you follow the instructions, click on the photo you want, but it is not obvious what to do next. All you do is click on the x to close the page and the photo is magically there.

Me, jammimg in Jamaica

Me, jammimg in Jamaica

Now if only they would fix the counter on my page. Last week MySpace changed the default music player. At first I had almost a thousand listens on my page and knew that was wrong, so I got them to fix it. But now it has stayed at zero for a couple of days and I know that is wrong too. Hopefully they will get it right soon.

Daddy’s Girl or songs for Daughters

On my other blog, I wrote about my song Watch Me Daddy and how the song came about. I actually wrote it on the wrong blog, so if you are interested you can read it there. I noted that lots of people found that blog when they were search for songs about Daddy’s girl, or songs from dads or fathers to daughters.

I’m not a fulltime songwriter yet but working towards it and this song struck a chord and brought tears to many eyes. The thought of someone writing a song to the daughter is something special and possibly even more so, being the father who so often in this world doesn’t show emotion.

I’ve been thinking about offering this song to other people in a modified version as a song they can give to their daughter and seeing as people seem to be looking for something special like that, I’m going to put it out there and see if this is something special they would like to give to their daughter.

I’ve been thinking about different ways I could do this. Here are some of my ideas and I’d welcome your thoughts. If one of these sounds like that special gift for your daughter who has recently or is about to get married, drop me an email andwe can talk about it.

The first idea is that you could send me a bunch of photos by email and I can create a slide show that you can give her, as well as something you or she could put on YouTube.

Another option is to do the same, but burn both the song and the slide show onto a CD with her photo on the cover.

Another option which could combine the above is to modify some of the words, i.e. you can tell me some special things about your daughter and I can rewrite part of the song to make it truly personal.

This song came from the heart and your version would too, from your heart, via my talent as a songwriter. This would be something special and unique. Something of far greater value for her to cherish, than most gifts.

So what do you think? Are you looking for that special wedding gift? If you are send me an email and we can discuss it.

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