Posts Tagged: Portland

Don’t Forget the Music

Whats the worst thing you’ve ever forgotten for a party? There’s a lot you’re better off without, the annoying guy, blow up dolls, and spam sandwiches come to mind. One that you can absolutely not forget (besides booze) is music!

Old Port Jingles is proud to announce our new live music entertainment section! We offer everything from background musicians, to wedding DJ’s, to event hosts and more! If you’re looking for an affordable wedding DJ, OPJ can make it happen.  If you’ve ever met Erich Pobatschnig, you would agree that he has the personality needed to take your party or event to the next level. He knows when to slow it down for the lovers, and kick out the jams to keep the party going for the night!

Now that you know where to turn for your musical needs, whats the most essential thing you’ve ever forgotten for a party or wedding?

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That Time of Year

The pumpkins are getting carved, leaves are changing color and turkeys look extremely paranoid: It must be fall.

Photo by Erich Pobatschnig

Photo by Erich Pobatschnig

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The fall is a great time of year to make a push for all kinds of businesses. The holiday season is just around the corner, and an effective commercial for your business can be just what you need to drive year end sales. If you’re interested in business jingles, contact us today!

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4th of July in Portland, Maine

Wow! What a 4th! Portland, Maine really put on quite an amazing show this year. It was announced last year that there was no money in the budget for fireworks this year, so several businesses stepped it up and donated the money needed to make the “last” fireworks in Portland memorable. The Portland Symphony Orchestra set up a stage and played to the crowd that had to be at least 20,000 strong in the East End. The fireworks were awesome and impressive. Take a look at the photos recently posted on our facebook page! We would be shocked if these were the actual last fireworks ever in Portland.

Click for larger view Photo By Erich Pobatschnig

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Does Your Business Need A Jingle?

Wouldn’t it be excellent to have a custom song commemorating your business? Even if you’re not advertising on the radio, a jingle or custom business song can be a great way to brand your product. It also can help people remember and relate to your business, especially when the song you have is catchy and interesting!

Now is the time to get your own custom business music from Old Port Jingles. We are able to work within most budgets to bring you the music your business deserves. Right now, you can get a 30 second jingle in the style of your choice starting as low as $999, which is about half of what you would pay with a corporate jingle house. Give us a try, and if you don’t like your final result, you won’t pay a dime!

Old Port Jingles – Music for all your marketing needs.

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Support the Local Economy

Portland is known for many things, one of which is the great variety of local businesses. One of the best elements is seeing all these businesses work together to support each other. That’s why we are proud to say we just joined the Buy Local campaign here in Portland. We attended our first mixer and it was a lot of fun. We can’t wait to work with more local businesses! In the meantime, check out their website for more information.

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Bringing Jingles Back With Old Port Jingles

Not Your Grandparent’s Jingle

Jingle Haus Old Port Jingles1930-1955 was a great time for the American jingle writers. Music wasn’t yet everywhere, so people listened more actively to whatever was on the radio, and most New York executives just wanted what was hot at the time. If you could write a catchy jingle, you were in, and that was that. Of course they were also using music to make smoking and boozing seem cool, but that’s beside the point. It was the golden age for jingles, but things sure have changed.
Since then, the evolution of musical marketing has seen many trends, some more effective than others. Typically the companies that took the biggest risks in their marketing campaigns had the most to gain, and they also broke new ground. We’re not saying we are out to change the world through jingles, or pioneer a new jingle movement, but we do have some plans for the word.

Taking Back The Jingle

The word jingle itself has a bad rap. If we could have used another word in it’s place when naming the business, we would have. When you think of the word jingle, what comes to mind? For most, it is not necessarily a positive thing, and we want to change that. According to Wikipedia, “A jingle is a memorable short tune with a lyric broadcast used in radio and television commercials, which are usually intended to convey an advertising slogan. They are also utilized by pop music radio for disc jockey and station identification purposes.” Because we offer memorable, short tunes that are used in advertising, we have to use that word, but we offer much, much more. The last thing we want to do is give off the impression that we are going to make you a cheesy, typical, boring song for your business, so we are going to change the way jingles are viewed. In a nutshell we’re bringing jingles back, and reclaiming the word.

Just because you own a business, it doesn’t mean that the music associated with it has to be boring, or sound like every other commercial on the radio. We are unique, in that if you have the vision to allow us to take some creative liberties and think outside the box, we will produce something for you that is not only new and exciting, but will grab your attention. Trust us, we’re professionals.

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Jingle Season

holy strawThe sun sometimes comes out, the temperature sometimes is consistent, the weather is generally all over the place, but it’s all part of your charm Portland, Maine! Now that April is here, Old Port Jingles is excited to just about ready to open our doors for business. It will soon be open jingle season, and we’re hoping that Maine businesses will take full advantage of it. Actually, we hope everyone takes advantage of it! You’re cool, you deserve your own cool groove to play everywhere you go! .





Although, the chances of you being this cool, are slim- we’re not even this cool yet, but it’s still one of our favorite “jingles”

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Getting off the Ground

Mics, Old Port Jingles, Jingles in Portland, Maine

It’s an exciting time here at Old Port Jingles. We’ve been cleaning out our storage rooms and organizing all our gear so we know exactly where to go when we need microphones, cables, effects processors, percussion instruments, keyboards, guitars, and all the other things needed to produce high quality jingles and songs for our clients.

Our website is still getting worked on daily, and we are continuing to add new pages, while at the same time putting the final touches on our package deals! We are excited to get off the ground and start producing the finest jingles in Maine for your local business.

Mr. Ukes Brother

We are all so excited to bring our work to the owners of Maine businesses. One of our goals as a business is to provide high quality music for your marketing needs, at a price that is affordable enough for the average business. We want you to see improved sales and name recognition with one of our jingles or commercials, and we can’t wait to show you just how effective we can be!

Old Port Jingles, Jingles in Portland, Maine

Only the Finest!

Best Ukulele Ever.

Best Ukulele Ever!

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Lets Get This Party Started!

Welcome to the official blog of Old Port Jingles! We provide custom songs and jingles for businesses throughout the Portland, Maine area and beyond. Old Port Jingles is a locally owned and operated company, providing high quality, affordable music for your marketing needs. But you can check out our services pages to see what we have to offer.

This blog is going to be a place for us to tell you whats happening! From production stories, to industry news, to our latest musical creations, this is the place to check to see what’s new at Old Port Jingles.

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Need music for your business? Check out our customizable business jingles. Radio advertising is a great way to sell your products and reach a large audience with one of our custom music productions.

Custom songs can be a great way to celebrate any occasion! From birthdays to family reunions to roasts, music just makes everything better.

Viral marketing can be a great way to get your name out into the public eye.

Do you own a vacation home or rental property? A video is a great way to help fill up all your empty dates! Take a look at our property rental videos.

Let us make the hold music that will keep your clients calm and relaxed while waiting on the phone to speak with you.

Are you a business owner without a jingle? Let us make the song that's just what your company needs. Radio advertising with a business jingle from Old Port Jingles may be just what your next marketing campaign needs.

When you are ready to take your business to the next level, a viral video production can be just what you need. Let Old Port Jingles produce the song that will spread on the internet like wildfire! Start your next viral marketing campagin today.

Have you ever wanted a special song for a birthday, retirement, or graduation? Now you can have a song for any occasion with Old Port Jingles. From serious to comedy to educational let us make your custom song just right for you!