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Cheer Music: The Good vs. The Bad

You know that feeling when your cheer music finally arrives?

You ordered your music a few weeks ago and you have been anxiously awaiting its arrival ever since. You find yourself constantly worrying over whether or not your music is going to exceed your expectations or if it is going to fall short. You are excited and nervous, impatient yet apprehensive… and now it is finally here.

You text your teammates to notify them of the music’s arrival, knowing that you can’t listen to it without them. After all, the first listen of your cheer mix is basically ceremonial in the cheer world. It is something that must be done as a team.

When you get to the gym, everyone looks nervous. Amy is in the corner biting her nails. Beth is on the floor, rocking back and forth. Even Kerri, who never shows any emotion, has a concerned look plastered to her face.

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“You guys ready?”

They nod and gather around you.

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You take a deep breath and press play…

And.

It’s.

PERFECT!

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It is literally everything you wanted and then some. You are ecstatic. Your teammates are ecstatic. You guys collectively let out a sigh of relief.

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From that moment on, practices run smoother and more efficiently. Everyone is active, energetic, motivated: you guys are hitting your stunts, nailing your tumbling passes, perfecting your choreography. All of the stress and tension that once was, is suddenly gone.

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You’re convinced that your cheer mix was sent from Heaven.

Luckily, cheerleading music is much easier to come by today than it was twenty or so years ago. This accessibility is the result of the internet and the subsequent emergence of the cheer music production industry, which has blessed us with pre-made and custom mixes at our fingertips. Prior to this, cheerleaders and coaches had to rely upon networking and word of mouth to find producers to make their music, which was easier said than done.

Those cheerleaders and coaches did not have any other choice but to get their music in such a way, but what if you, the consumer who does have the option to use a reliable service, decided not to? What could your music buying experience be like?

Let’s see for ourselves….

You’ve been shopping around for cheer music for quite some time now. The problem is that you can’t seem to find anyone to produce it. Your local DJ offered but he can’t even play the “Macarena” right, so that’s a no go. Your friend Bethany suggested a big time production studio but they are too expensive. What to do…

Desperate, you settle for your only available and affordable option: that guy you know, well kinda know.. he’s like the brother of your friend’s sister’s husband’s best friend or something like that. It’s not sketchy, you tell yourself.

Yeah, nothing sketchy about that… the lack of a studio, cash only rule, and desire to be contacted via carrier pigeon isn’t sketchy either (okay, I exaggerated a bit, but you get my point).

So you have no other choice but to use this nameless producer guy who is a friend of a friend of a friend, and although your expectations are low, you try to remain optimistic. How bad could it be, right? On the day that it arrives, you are feeling pretty good. The CD has a few scratches on it, but you’ve seen worse.

You text your teammates to notify them of the music’s arrival, knowing that you can’t listen to it without them. After all, the first listen of your cheer mix is basically ceremonial in the cheer world. It is something that must be done as a team.

When you get to the gym, everyone looks nervous. Amy is in the corner biting her nails. Beth is on the floor, rocking back and forth. Even Kerri, who never shows any emotion, has a concerned look plastered to her face. 

Photo: WebMD

Photo: WebMD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You guys ready?”

They nod and gather around you.

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Photo: Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You take a deep breathe and press play…

And.

It’s.

AWFUL!

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Generic songs. Generic phrases. He used “Eye of the Tiger,” for crying out loud! And the quality.. it’s horrendous!

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This is literally the worst thing that you have ever heard in your entire life. You are devastated. Your teammates are devastated. You collectively groan in utter despair.

From that moment on, practices are nothing short of catastrophic. Everyone is volatile, bitter, pessimistic: you guys are falling from stunts, missing your tumbling passes, butchering your choreography. All of the stress and tension that once was, has manifested tenfold.

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You’re convinced that your cheer mix is the spawn of Satan.

Dun Dun Dun…

The good news is that was only a hypothetical situation of what could have happened had you decided to use that nameless producer guy instead of a reliable cheer music production company, like CheerSounds! And the better news is that now that you have seen the horrors that could unfold if you do use that nameless producer guy, you’ll never choose him over a quality cheer music production company (like CheerSounds) again.

And that, is certainly something to cheer about.

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