Virtual gifting has become a pretty popular way of reaching out to friends on Facebook, and now there’s a new way to make those gifts even more personal. GreetBeatz is a new site custom tailors a song for your friends with personal information that you provide, and then sends it to their Facebook profile.
You can commission a song for friends using a few easy steps. You start the process by logging in to Facebook Connect, then fill in your friend’s name and a few facts about him or her. GreetBeatz then takes the info and puts together a song (telling you when it will be completed) and posts it on your friend’s wall. There are a few samples on the site to give you an idea of what the finished the product will sound like.
So far the site only features one artist, but GreetBeatz says more are coming soon. The current talent is a hip hop artist named Thunda, and I have to admit, he ain’t bad. GreetBeatz gives artists that are shopping around demo tapes a powerful tool to make a little money and get their name and music out to a larger audience.
Most tradiontal gifts are just something that show up on your Facebook wall, but GreetBeatz is banking on recipients sharing the songs with friends and spreading word about the site and its artists. There is a fee associated with commissioning a song, but they’re currently running a lower introductory rate to get people interested. Inside Facebook readers can get a 50% discount by using the code “INSIDEFACEBOOK4LIFE”.