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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How to Use Music For a Better Bridesmaid Speech

Nov 12, 2016

How to Use Music For a Better Bridesmaid Speech

Make an Impact with Your Speech The bridesmaid’s speech is underrated. All the limelight goes to the best man and the father of the groom. This means there is a real chance to make an impact with yours. You can really show the bride how much she means to you in music. In my time writing custom songs with Romance Outsourced, we have had some really unique requests from bridesmaids for their speech so I thought I would share a few with you for inspiration! In a nutshell, this is what we do! You tell us some bullet points about what...

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Great Gift Ideas in Australia – Little Box of Happiness

Oct 27, 2016

Great Gift Ideas in Australia – Little Box of Happiness

Thinking Outside the Box When we set up Romance Outsourced, we did so for two main reasons. One is because we love creating songs. The second is because we always liked to think outside the box with gifts. Flowers have been done to death. Perfume – what are you trying to say?! It’s about being imaginative and actually getting an amazing first reaction and that’s why I love Little Box of Happiness. I was working in an office when I first saw one of these little boxes. It had been arranged for the boss in work who had been going...

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How to be Romantic – Odd Lessons in Love from Glen Hansard

Oct 23, 2016

How to be Romantic – Odd Lessons in Love from Glen Hansard

Bringing Love from the Movies to Life – Romantic Ideas Last night, I brought my beautiful new wife to see Glen Hansard play at the Sydney Opera House. Although I have been a fan of his (and his band The Frames) for years – the majority of the crowd knew him from the brilliant Oscar-winning movie Once. The date itself was awesome. Romantic setting, Irish troubadour singing beautiful songs – perfect. However, Glen is as much a storyteller as a singer and he had some great ideas. I took the liberty of stealing these ideas to...

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Romantic Date Ideas & Why Romance is Something you can Learn

Oct 18, 2016

Romantic Date Ideas & Why Romance is Something you can Learn

How to Keep the Love Alive Finding someone you truly love is no easy feat. You need a unique connection, mutual respect and friendship that is more than skin deep. This is hard to find. What is more difficult than finding said love, you ask? Keeping it! No better place to start than a romantic date. Love can be expressed and accepted in many different ways, but there is something that all love needs, and that is attention and effort. This seems to be a universal argument that all couples have, and it is not biased against culture,...

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Why Custom Songs Make the Perfect Retirement Gift

Oct 10, 2016

Why Custom Songs Make the Perfect Retirement Gift

Recently I was invited to a retirement party in an old workplace. I agonized about what retirement gifts to get him for weeks. I couldn’t write him a custom song because I had only just written one for his 60th Birthday the month before so I continued to search. Every webpage was filled with cheesy stock photos of smiling, grey haired healthy men and crap gift ideas. In the end I went for good old reliable – a good bottle of scotch. However, it really seems like it’s time to change our thinking on retirement!

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Personalized Songs for Christmas – the Gift that Keeps Giving

Oct 8, 2016

Personalized Songs for Christmas – the Gift that Keeps Giving

I know it’s only October and it’s a bit early to be writing about Christmas. However, if I have learned one thing about writing personalized songs for people these past years, it’s that there’s two kinds of people. There are those who are organised with their gifts and there are those who email the week before Christmas in desperation! The worst thing about making the transition from child to adult, apart from having to pay for things, was that Christmas lost some of its magic. It’s so hard to replicate that feeling you have as a...

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The Lost Art of Writing Romantic Love Letters

Oct 6, 2016

The Lost Art of Writing Romantic Love Letters

A romantic song is unique but not everyone can play music, sing and record. Everybody, however, can pick up a pen, put words on paper and send romantic love letters. It’s one of the easiest things in the world to do and the only cost is that of an over-priced stamp. It also guarantees brownie points galore. Long Distance Love Letters I got married a couple of months ago after a 10 year stop start long distance relationship with my girlfriend. It wasn’t easy. Obviously we emailed and made use of the technology like whatsapp and...

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3 Ways to Use Music to Make Your Wedding Day more Memorable

Aug 24, 2016

3 Ways to Use Music to Make Your Wedding Day more Memorable

The Best Wedding Songs are the ones your make yourself. Having created music and written hundreds of personalized wedding songs over the years, my own wedding day finally came last month. Generally there is not too much expectation on the groom to do anything other than turn up and look good – though not better than the bride! Such conditions are perfect for surprise – the close cousin of Romance. Owning a business with a name like Romance Outsourced undoubtedly placed a little added pressure on me from expectant in-laws but I...

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Writing a Personalised Song for an Unborn Baby!

Aug 24, 2016

Writing a Personalised Song for an Unborn Baby!

Custom Songs – perfect gift for retirements or new babies! When I was younger, I always had the notion that if I was to make a career from music, it would be while wearing a leather jacket and throwing a TV through a hotel window. Now TVs are too big to fit through windows anyway. Hotels don’t let you open their windows. And I’m writing songs as gifts for babies that aren’t even born yet. And you know what? It’s much more rock n’ roll! Custom Songs are exactly that – custom. People can ask us to...

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