A Commenter Call To Action: Let’s All Try Out For That Show Where You Have To Write A Jingle

noah | May 7, 2008 9:00 am

You may remember our previous coverage of the CBS show Jingles, in which ordinary Americans will have the chance to write little ditties about some of America’s most beloved consumer products and win $100 grand, thus depriving many indie musicians of a potential revenue source and giving the Tiffany Network a little budgetary wiggle room for some wild Early Show wrap parties. Last night the casting director of the show dropped me a line with news of auditions, and reading it over made me think, “Hey, I could do that.” But then I realized that being on TV and blogging would probably kill me, so my next thought was, “Hey, our readers should totally do that!” No, really. All of you reading this are smart, and music-savvy, and you can all put a sentence together. So c’mon guys! Let’s get a bunch of teams together and show the people how music is made! (I’m 100% serious about this.)

We are looking for teams of two to three people to write and perform product jingles. A team could be anything from an improv troupe to a singing comedy duo or a hip-hop trio. We are looking for fun, high-energy performances mixed with a competitive spirit. Teams will compete weekly for a chance to win $100,000 and a contract with one of the companies!

We’re still locking down audition dates and locations – we will be in New York, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, and LA in late May/early June. However, we’re currently accepting submissions, so if you live in/near one of these cities and would like to apply, send an e-mail to Adam for an application and information on how to submit.

Let’s do this. You can organize in teams in comments! It could be our lasting contribution to the world, for better or for worse. And at the very least, you all should come up with something as good as this:

(That has to be “Weird Al,” right?)

One last bit of inspiration:

Free Credit Report Commercial: Dream Girl [YouTube] IO Optimum Cable Reggaeton Commercial [YouTube] Earlier: Jingles coverage