How to Write and Record your own Song

Mar 28, 2017

How to Write and Record your own Song

What Makes a Song Personal? The hardest part about writing a song for a customer is trying to get that ‘gut feeling’ that the song is exactly what the customer wants. Some give more hints than others about what style they would like or what information is imperative to have in the chorus. Personalised Songs are exactly that – personal! If you want to write and record your own song – start at the start. Fair enough -not everyone can sing and / or play guitar but with the power of modern technology – it is not even necessary....

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33 Romantic Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Feb 5, 2017

33 Romantic Gift Ideas for Him and Her

The Ultimate List of Romantic Gift Ideas The internet is full of lists for romantic gift ideas but they are all the same. Flowers, jewellery, etc This list is not one of them. It took a year to come up with these 33 unique romantic gift ideas, often experimenting on my wife, much to her joy! They are for men and women, they are generally on the cheap side of things with an average price of $30 because the most romantic gifts and gestures don’t cost much. These ideas are often personalised, always thoughtful and fun. No-one has...

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A Sample Info form to Inspire Your Own Custom Song

Jan 19, 2017

A Sample Info form to Inspire Your Own Custom Song

Inspiration for Your Own Custom Song It’s a funny thing. There are so many things I love about my wife but if you put a blank form in front of me, I hit a blank! Many customers were feeling the same when filling their form out for their own custom song. Whether it was for mum’s birthday, husband’s anniversary – sometimes we can all do with a bit of inspiration. The form below is a sample from a previous customer. I have changed the names and one or two obvious facts to protect privacy but it gives you an...

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Great Gift Ideas for ExPats to Send Home to Mum

Jan 14, 2017

Great Gift Ideas for ExPats to Send Home to Mum

Gift Ideas for Expats to Send Home to Mum I have been an Expat all of my adult life. Aside from my homeland of Ireland, I have lived in USA, UK, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada and now finally Australia. It has always been an adventure but the toughest part was sending gifts home. Regardless of my financial situation, I found it so hard to buy gifts. Taking into account how much it costs (not to mention the effort) to post something big, I always had to think digitally and out of the box. These are just a few great gift ideas for...

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Playing Live Custom Music in Sydney and Adelaide

Jan 10, 2017

Playing Live Custom Music in Sydney and Adelaide

Live Custom Music in Sydney and Adelaide It’s that time of year again in Australia where Romance is in the air. It’s the most popular time for weddings (thus anniversaries). It’s also only a month short of Valentines Day so the super-organised are getting their songs ready now. Although when we create personalised songs that can be sent anywhere in the world via email, more than anything we love to play live custom music in Sydney and Adelaide (our hometowns). The two main live gigs we do are corporate and private. Corporate Gigs...

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Top 6 Most Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (that anyone can afford)

Jan 1, 2017

Top 6 Most Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (that anyone can afford)

Valentines Experiences beat Things Almost Every Time Think about all of the things you own. Clothes, jewellery, TV – most of us live in a world of plenty and the fact is that most people stop appreciating expensive things as time moves on. There are exceptions obviously but what we do know is that thoughtful gifts, emotions and memories grow over time. This list of Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas is to inspire you to think outside the box. It is for men and women, those who are sharing their first Valentine’s Day or 40th and it is...

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Write a Song for Me – What Styles & Options Suit Best?

Dec 13, 2016

Write a Song for Me – What Styles & Options Suit Best?

Write a Song for Me! But What Kind of Song? So you have made up your mind! ‘John & Andy – I want you to write a song for me! I have done my bit by telling you all about my loved one. Now, tell me what on earth is the difference between an acoustic song and a produced song. What exactly is a personalised music video and what style of music can you play? Good questions – here’s your answers. Custom Acoustic Song – What’s That? Every personalised song package starts the same way. We read what you have told...

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6 First Anniversary Gift Ideas – Weird, Romantic & Personalised Presents

Dec 8, 2016

6 First Anniversary Gift Ideas – Weird, Romantic & Personalised Presents

Personalised First Anniversary Gifts Ideas I have always been a firm believer in investing time rather than money for gifts for my girlfriend / now wife. Perhaps this is down to my many years of being broke thus having no choice but personally I feel it shows more thought and love. When it comes to first anniversary gifts, many men and women struggle to find a way to remind their partner how much they love them. The traditional gift is a clock which says everything (an IPhone maybe?!). I hope these 6 first anniversary gift ideas...

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Custom Songs – Great Gift Ideas for Adults with Additional Needs

Nov 29, 2016

Custom Songs – Great Gift Ideas for Adults with Additional Needs

How a Company Called Romance Outsourced Started Writing Songs as Gifts for Special Needs Adults! We are now moving into our third year of writing custom songs for people all over the world. As you can guess from the clever name(!), when we started Romance Outsourced – we thought we would be writing romantic songs. However, it has expanded in a really organic way. We have increasingly received a lot of orders from people who want a gift for relatives with special needs. For example: a brother with Down Syndrome, a son with Cerebral...

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10 Ways Custom Music can be the Answer to Your Content Marketing Questions

Nov 17, 2016

10 Ways Custom Music can be the Answer to Your Content Marketing Questions

Content Marketing – Why Music is the Answer Content marketing, experiential marketing – whatever you want to call it has never been more important. In the past 3 years, we have been working more and more with businesses and brands to help them speak to their tribe. The 10 points below are all snippets of advice but also real case studies about how other brands have successfully used music, Romance Outsourced and custom songs to lead the way. 1. Interactive Social Media Campaign – OREO Case Study As any good brand knows these...

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