What the world needs now is Croons, sweet Croons

March 1st, 2010


Singing telegrams were first offered by Western Union in 1933 as a fun, attention-getting way to send a personalized message. Croon My Tune is an online service that brings the singing telegram into our socially-networked culture.

Creating a Croon is super easy and only costs $4.99. Enter a message and pick from classic tunes like Coming Around the Mountain, and Row, Row your Boat.

Our technology auditions and chooses singers using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The results are often heartbreaking, always hilarious, and sometimes (almost) Grammy-worthy. Share your Croon with one special friend via email or post your digital singing telegram on Facebook or Twitter.

The one unanticipated surprise for the Croon My Tune team has been the messages themselves. Users have been exceptionally creative, using their croons to fortify long-distance relationships, send heartfelt apologies, and post party invitations in song. Users are constantly coming up with new ways to use the service. Listen to the examples on our site for a sense of what to expect.

Croon My Tune is a fun, fresh take on the singing telegram. We hope to bring back this classic funny genre.

What the world needs now is Croons, sweet Croons.


April 11th, 2008

This is our new blog. A place for Mike and I to discuss, in public, the future of Jump Canopy.

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