Rockin’ Ode to Open Source Telephony Destined for Billboard Hot 100
Alpharetta, GA – Elvis Presley on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” “Sgt. Pepper’s.” Live Aid. These are moments in music history that defined their respective eras and changed the world. “Asterisk Song,” recently recorded by GM Voices in celebration of AstriCon 2009, is destined to join this exalted group of musical landmarks. GM Voices is proud to unveil the track, now available as a streaming music video on the GM Voices Web site.
The genesis of the future classic happened as follows: Buzzing from good vibrations and a Gold sponsorship in Arizona, GM Voices, the world’s largest producer of professionally-recorded voice for telephony applications, hit the recording studio (down the hall) and turned Asterisk open source inspiration into a rocking tribute to IVR, complete with jamming guitars, bangin’ drums, a white-hot harmonica solo and the angelic vocals of the “Call Center Girls,” customer service AND singing professionals.
“‘Asterisk Song’ is by far the best song about Voice over IP ever written, and probably the best song about telephone communication since Blondie’s ‘Call Me,'” said chief songwriter and GM Voices’ CEO, Marcus Graham. “It’s probably in the discussion for best song ever. I’m not just saying this because I wrote it.”
Recounting the inherent advantages of Asterisk software, “The Asterisk Song” also makes the case for brand-consistent, professional voice on Asterisk systems, courtesy of GM Voices, naturally. “But seriously, GM Voices helps Asterisk developers and small and medium businesses develop customizable, unique Voice Brands on their applications,” said Graham. “Our song is just our way of saying, ‘It was great meeting you at AstriCon, and we’re here to help your system rock out.'”
GM Voices records over 90 languages and dialects, and offers hundreds of professional voice actors for any type of application or industry. There are, however, no plans to record “The Asterisk Song” in other languages. Not yet, anyway.
“Just wait until next year,” said the GM Voices team.
About GM Voices
Since 1985, GM Voices, Inc. has emerged as the global leader in professionally-recorded voice, language localization, persona development and Voice Branding solutions for Fortune 1000 corporations worldwide. Dozens of voice actors record in their studios each week, providing clients a consistent voice for any application. More than 90 languages and dialects are offered. GM Voices invented the concept and term Voice Branding, a single-voice user experience consistent with a company’s brand image.
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