top50stl business idea of the week: Songbird

I consider myself a lover of music. There aren’t many genres that I don’t listen to, it really just depends on the setting or maybe even my mood. I tend to favor country and classic rock for barbecues and sitting poolside. I like to listen to dance or rock music when I’m getting ready in the morning and trying to get pumped up for my day. I spend most of my time listening to my own lists of music rather than the radio, but it doesn’t really matter where it comes from, I just like hearing music all the time. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that every now and then I hear a terrific song but the singer isn’t very good or, on the contrary, I’ll hear a tremendous singer singing a horribly written song. The mismatch between a song and its singer just bothers me.

The truth is that there are some really excellent songs out there sung by the wrong person (in my opinion) and I often wonder what the song would sound like with another artist at the helm. So, my idea is a website that matches singers and songwriters through a popular vote……kind of an American Idol for song writers. Listeners could have an opportunity to listen to a song and vote on a preselected list of suitors or maybe even write in a singer they’d wish they could hear sing a song.

The rendition of Last Kiss by Pearl Jam comes to mind. I believe they sung the song as a warm-up during a recording session and the people in attendance thought it sounded so good that they encouraged them to record it……and it became a pretty big hit! There are just so many possible combinations and great songs that just might need the right voice to make them a masterpiece. That’s my opinion at least…….I could be wrong.

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