Everyone has great ideas. A lot of my ideas come to me as I’m trying to fall asleep. I seem to be able to really think and concentrate on my ideas during that time.
The problem is, most of us rarely do anything with those ideas.
Back in 2006, my buddy Dane Morgan had an idea for a site called “Songversations.” Dane’s idea was to encourage conversation through the use of music lyrics. Dane didn’t want the idea and was giving it away.
The idea is to encourage conversations between the users with a little twist. They are supposed to post their comments to one another in song lyrics. I call the site concept “songversations” (and at the time of this writing songversations.com is unregistered).
I loved the name, and Dane’s idea was enough of a whack on the head for me to further develop his idea. With Dane’s blessing, I purchased the domain name “songversations.com”
My idea was a little different, though. My idea was to post a new song everyday. You could preview or listen to the song, purchase the song, read the lyrics, watch a video… etc etc.
We would choose songs based on new releases, or historical moments (Michael Jackson’s death, Elvis’s Birthday) etc.
I believed that the site could have been monetized with options to purchase the songs from iTunes, or the labels and artists could sponsor the songversation of the day.
After listening to the song, previewing a video, or reading the lyrics, you could get involved in single threaded discussion regarding the song.
- How do the lyrics make you feel?
- What do you love about the song?
- What do you hate about the song?
- How does the music make you feel inside?
- What does it remind you of?
My idea was to create a new way for people to connect with the music and as a result discover more music. Maybe it’s like twitter solely focused on music.
As the site developed, people would be able to begin their own songversations or engage in a random songversations and discover new music.
Like many ideas, I’ve owned the domain names for a few years and never done anything with them. I’ve learned now, though, it was my fear of failure or fear of my idea being considered stupid that I never did anything with it.
The term songversation (as of 2008) is now listed in the Urban Dictionary.
Looking back on this idea now, I still think it could work. Anyone want my idea?
Share a great idea you have and never did anything with.