There is never a dull moment in our line of work, thanks to the dynamic environment that results from creating great music. Among the things that have intrigued us is some of the requests that have been made by clients we have worked with.
Like the time one father reached out to us to help him cope with the less than pleasant appearance of his son. Apparently, he thought making a funny song that he could give to his child years later, when he would be grown up, was a good way to accept what he considered the ugliness of his newborn. Based on that experience, we’re now convinced that people from England have the best humor.
Another scenario that raised eyebrows in the office was when this singer-songwriter and mother of a teen, whose behavior had gotten out of hand, decided to enlist our help. In the end, we helped her craft a pop song (you know how teens love pop) that aided her in expressing her feelings and educating her daughter on appropriate behavior. Talk about 21st century parenting.
And how could we forget the American job seeker, who wanted to stand out from other applicants when applying for a job at Google? It seems he thought that highlighting his skills and academic achievements in verse would boost his chances of landing his dream job. Well, we sincerely hope he got it.
We couldn’t end this post without highlighting a few of the most mind-boggling questions that we have encountered. We particularly won’t forget the one where we were asked, “Is $129 for a song or a full album?” While we don’t judge how money is equated to the value of work, that’s definitely one that left us scratching our heads. Another head-scratching moment was being told, “I want it to sound just like that other song, but completely different.” Yeah… beats us too.
Despite those and other weird statements and requests we have come across, we love you all. We embrace weirdness and new perspectives; there is no such thing as being normal. What makes you weird, makes you memorable, wouldn’t you agree? The world needs more authenticity. Plus, it makes our job way cooler.
NB: We asked permission to publish these stories beforehand.