"Song for a New World"-Theme Song for the "Global Community"
"Song for a New World"-Theme Song for the "Global Community"
YOU participate in Guinness Record world-wide sing-along to promo global peace & prosperity; many styles Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Folk... +
YOU participate in Guinness Record world-wide sing-along to promo global peace & prosperity; many styles Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Folk... + Read more
Inspiring “Theme Song” for the Whole World!
MISSION: "Song for a New World" – create a “theme song” for the “global community” that becomes known and sung globally and achieves recognition for promoting a greater sense of “global community,” and awareness that all countries are interdependent on a healthy “global economy... and environment!” To be performed in many styles from pop, Rock, R&B and HipHop to Country & Western, Blues, Metal, and Folk!!!
global peace and cooperation, the project goal of uniting the global community through music, contributor participation, appealing rewards, and effective use of social media to reach contributors.
The discrete “KickStarter Project” includes: (1) formation of Global Ensemble [DONE], (2) production [DEMO], (3) recording [DEMO], (4) promotion, and (5) distribution of new song…. and (6) concludes with Internet/social media-coordinated, traditional-media-covered “Guinness Record” event – “most people on Earth singing the same song LIVE at the same time.”
Our goal is to produce a professional recording of lyrics written to serve as the “theme song” for the “global community” – promoting peace, harmony, and greater prosperity everywhere! The "basic" demo was recorded by a “global ensemble” of eight (8) Berklee-trained singers, representing every continent except Antarctica, and one singer representing non-continental countries. (The Australian singer was not available for recording.)
The funds are being raised to compose, arrange, produce, distribute, and promote a "commercial-quality" recording that will be released via YouTube in an Internet-coordinated media campaign to attract singers from around the world to record and promote their own versions of the song in many different music styles to engage the broadest possible audience. The project will culminate in 12 to 18 months after our KickStarter campaign with an Internet-coordinated sing-along that sets a Guinness Record for “Largest number of people on Earth singing the same song at the same time.” (Search and you will see that’s no big challenge.)
We understand the key to a successful KickStarter project is: (1) effective use of social media to reach and engage personal and targeted contacts, (2) getting support of individuals and groups who will likely be interested in our project, and (3) traditional media coverage. Our media-savvy project leaders, a wide range of people and organizations who have already expressed great interest and support over five years since lyrics were written, and the personal contacts and influence of our ensemble members (from eight countries and six continents) gives us a great base of personal contacts.
We have already contacted or targeted/listed International organizations from the UN to music schools and colleges and progressive social groups, to progressive entertainers and entrepreneurs asking support for both our KickStarter project and our broader objective of promoting the song as the “default theme song” for the global community. Read the song lyrics and you can probably feel the breadth of appeal and support it can inspire.
Risks and challenges
Our three biggest challenges, we believe, are:
(1) Reaching our funding goal, but we've discussed our advantages there; just have to do the work. Our potential & hope is, of course, very significant over-funding!
(2) Attracting radio stations (and other organizations & individuals) around the world to "host" and document the "sing-along" gatherings to assure our Guinness Record claim. These gatherings will occur simultaneously... meaning "around the clock" globally. You won't be able to keep the commercial media away ;) [BTW... we will draw among the most populous time zones for the "start time."
Fishkin and I have high-level music radio contacts whose stations belong to large " corporate groups" that will provide initial "thrust" in attracting pop music stations in other countries to "host" parties/fan gatherings to support the Guinness quest. If YOU managed such a station (or group) in any country/market, would you not covet that marketing/promotional opportunity? I have already talked or will be talking with former employers WXYZ-TV/Radio/Detroit and WBZ-TV/Radio/Boston... and Ken has talent & management relationships with many stations (and celebrities) here and elsewhere, and Sunny Lake (Berklee alum) has broadcast, performer, and corporate ties of great value to the project. I also have a list of friends and associates at virtually all the networks and many civic/social organizations. Andrew Mui is a "Film" grad, with young tech-savvy friends, a big "social media" PLUS!
(3) Fulfilling reward obligations on time. Fishkin, our PR rep., and I have detailed commitments for each reward, will take that info to the P.O. and make sure we are covered on the basic cost end... then either organize friends to do the work, or hire a fulfillment company for that task.
And we will greatly appreciate YOUR advice on any of the above. This all began as an emotional reaction to a rational observation; most people ARE open to and could benefit greatly from a heightened sense of "community" among the world's population. And, we feel, it's imperative for more people to better understand the reality of economic "interdependence" among all nations. It (our project) is evolving into a passion, almost an obsession with "making a difference" in that regard. Please read the lyrics to our song, and just IMAGINE people all around the globe embracing those words...together!
Thank you for your consideration, and we sincerely look forward to working with you... AND we believe that GLOBAL success with this project will have immeasurable value for all involved: project leaders, talent, Berklee, Kickstarter, YouTube, supporting media, working media, sponsors, et. al.
On behalf of Ken Fishkin, Andrew Mui, Sunny Lake, and our "Song4 Global Ensemble" members, I say...
Thank you very much KICKSTARTER for this amazing platform,
Walter G. (Buzz) Luttrell
- (45 days)