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You Made it!

Here's the steps you can use to make your song for your community.

Step #1

Use the AI of your choice

  • ChatGPT

  • Google Gemini

  • Claude 3

  • or any other generative text, in fact I recommend putting the same prompt in different models just to compare the results.

Prompt #1

Act as if you are an expert song writer for traffic safety marketing & messaging. You have a specialty of developing traffic safety songs that avoid the likelihood of causing psychological reactance and generating messages using a positive culture framework that focus on the desired “Good” behaviors we are trying to encourage.  Confirm that you understand?

Why this way?  The goals:

  1. To get AI to "Act as if they are an expert song writer"

  2. To get AI to confirm it understands what psychological reactance is and to make it part of this conversation.

  3. To get AI to confirm that understands what a Positive Culture Framework is and to make it part of this conversation

There are times that I simply ask AI to define psychological reactance then I have it define a positive culture framework.  After it gives me the definitions, that I've confirmed are correct, I will then ask it to "Use those definitions to create..."

Prompt #2

Write a catchy, upbeat song about safe driving in     (Your Town)     , incorporating references to pickup trucks (or anything you want to address) with a sense of community pride. The song should have a clear message of promoting safe driving habits, like seat belt use, sober driving, and driving distraction free.  Use a positive culture framework and avoid phrases that might cause psychological reactance. The target audience is pickup truck drivers. Ensure that the singer of the lyrics is part of the message that is being delivered.  Ensure that the lyrics don’t “Tell” people what to do, but more so tell a story about safe driving behaviors from the singer’s perspective.

Why this way?  The goals:

  1. To get AI to "Act as if they are an expert song writer"

  2. Write song lyrics that would likely avoid psychological reactance.

  3. Write the song lyrics that use a Positive Culture Framework to frame the message in a manner that focuses on the positive behaviors (community norming).

  4. Write the song lyrics from the perspective of the singer being sure the singer is included in the message.  This is important because the singer isn't telling people what to do, instead the singer is telling about what they do.   If people know, like, and trust the singer (because they aren't trying to "push" a message/belief/behavior onto them, there may be an increased likelihood for listeners to want to adopt a similar behavior.

  5. It's better to "Tell about" than to tell others what to do.

  6. Have AI write the lyrics to the song.

Note:  You can change things up.   In this example I chose pickup truck because in our area about 88% of pickup truck front seat occupants (Including the driver) wear their seat belts vs 93% of all vehicles.   We are trying to increase the seat belt usage for pickup truck occupants.

The Results

The Lyrics

 

(Verse 1)

Rollin' down the streets of Missoula town,

Pickup trucks gleaming, we're holdin' it down.

From the mountains to the valleys, we roam,

But safety's our style, wherever we roam.

 

(Chorus)

Buckle up, Missoula, in your pickup truck,

Looking fly, yeah, you're in luck.

100% sober, eyes on the road,

Drive Safe Missoula, that's how we roll!

 

(Verse 2)

Windows down, breeze in our hair,

But safety's our priority, that's our flair.

In our pickups, we're a sight to see,

When we're safe and sound, we're wild and free.

 

(Chorus)

Buckle up, Missoula, in your pickup truck,

Looking fly, yeah, you're in luck.

100% sober, eyes on the road,

Drive Safe Missoula, that's how we roll!

 

(Bridge)

From Main Street to the back roads we cruise,

Safe driving habits, we never lose.

Drive Safe Missoula, we're proud to say,

In our pickup trucks, we lead the way.

 

(Chorus)

Buckle up, Missoula, in your pickup truck,

Looking fly, yeah, you're in luck.

100% sober, eyes on the road,

Drive Safe Missoula, that's how we roll!

 

(Outro)

So here's to the guys and girls who drive with care,

In our pickup trucks, we're beyond compare.

Drive Safe Missoula, we'll shout it loud,

Safe driving's our badge, we wear it proud!

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The Music Site - Udio.com

The Steps

  1. Copy and paste the first verse and the first chorus into the "Custom Lyrics" section of Udio and press create

    • It produces two 30 second versions of the song

  2. If you like one press "Extend"

  3. Copy and paste the 2nd lyrics and the 2nd chorus into the "Custom Lyrics" section and press create

    • It produces two more versions, each extended by about 30 more seconds or so​

    • Your song length may be about 60 seconds at this point

  4. If you like one version press "Extend" and repeat the process. ​

Notes:

  1. I was simply playing with and learning the program when it created such a great version I decided to keep it and go with it.

  2. I would have changed some of the lyrics

    • "100% Sober" to "Totally Sober" - I can really hear the singer (AI) trying to squeeze in too many syllables into the 3rd line of the chorus.​

    • In the first verse, the last two lines both end in "Roam"

How to Use It

Paid Advertising

  1. I will be editing the song down to a 60 Second song

  2. I will pay to have it on the radio as an Advertisement

    • The goal is to have it played as the very first "Commercial" or the very last "Commercial" so the audience won't realize it's a commercial​

  3. My ultimate goal is to have someone request the song on the radio.​

    • This stands out because it's a great song, that mentions your town or area....People will notice and they will listen!

    • When it puts a smile on their face...they just received the message.

    • When they know the lyrics...they become part of the message.

    • When they sing along...They have taken ownership!   "Hey, that's my song!"

You can do this!!!!!!

Please share with me your creations and how they work for you and your community.   I would love to share them here.

Please reach out with questions, comments, or requests.   I'm here to help.

Thanks,

Schmidty

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