Thursday, February 11, 2010

Say Anything's Song Shop

Singer and songwriter, Max Bemis, of emo-rock band Say Anything is offering to write personalized songs for fans for the price of $150.00 through the "Max Bemis Song Shop". This is the second time he will be opening up the song shop to fans due to popular demand. As it says on the web site, "In an effort to minimize the gap between music listeners and performers, take up time on warped tour, and find some solution for the fact that anyone can download any of his gosh-darn albums for free, Max came up with a predictably crazy idea in a haze of sleeping medication. " For a limited time, Say Anything fans can submit one to two paragraphs about an issue they are having, a serious problem they are going through, or anything they feel should be written about, and Max will deliver an acoustic, full length actual Say Anything song based on their experiences and what the fan submitted. Each song is 100 percent written by Max uniquely for the fan. Max promises that no two songs will be the same, and it will even be named after the fan. Songs can also be written for special occasions such as anniversaries. At the bottom of the page, fans are encouraged to participate with the slogan, "Get involved and change the way music works!".

Not only does this idea seem seriously cool, but in a world where almost 100% of musicians are struggling to make money, this could be a great way for Max and Say Anything to make some extra revenue. I don't think $150 is too expensive for a custom, creative and unique song written especially for you, and I'm sure plenty of Say Anything diehards will definitely jump at the chance. Besides, you never know, maybe if the song is really good they might even use it on the next Say Anything album.

- Samantha Bruno


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