Some 4000 years ago in Sumeria, to appease the goddess of Love Inanna the King would marriage a votary of her to ensure fertility of the soil and wombs in the land. A love song was arranged for one such ceremony by King Shu-Sin for his bride. And it goes like this....
Bridegroom, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet,
Lion, dear to my heart,
Goodly is your beauty, honeysweet.You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you,
Bridegroom, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber,
You have captivated me, let me stand tremblingly before you,
Lion, I would be taken by you to the bedchamber.
Bridegroom, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey,
In the bedchamber, honey filled,
Let us enjoy your goodly beauty,
Lion, let me caress you,
My precious caress is more savory than honey.
Bridegroom, you have taken your pleasure of me,
Tell my mother, she will give you delicacies,
My father, he will give you gifts.
Your spirit, I know where to cheer your spirit,
Bridegroom, sleep in our house until dawn,
Your heart, I know where to gladden your heart,
Lion, sleep in our house until dawn.
You, because you love me,
Give me pray of your caresses,
My lord god, my lord protector,
My Shu-Sin who gladdens Enlil's heart,
Give me pray of your caresses.
History Begins at Sumer, pg 246. Samuel Noah Kramer.
Music has been used to show the desire we have towards something and the stronger the magnetization of desire as expressed by words the bigger the Rewards.
As evidenced by the top singles of all time have a lot to do with love of the planet, person and holiday.
Just a simple search of the intertubes show the prevalence of Loved based songs and in 2009 the Guardian's announced on it's website
The Beatles track She Loves You has been revealed to be the biggest ever selling of the group's hits released in the UK.Now this to me seems like an investment opportunity made in heaven since financiers love to make money and musicians love those that can afford to hire them which it seems we've been compelled for eons to make sweet love to love songs.
And not so shocking to those of us that have watched this areas for a while. As we have often seen the desire to own part of this love song industry by creating alternative markets knows now bounds so when I saw on ThirtySomething Investor this article. I had to smile. C
Its' clear to me that something is happening since headlines like this are appearing on the blogs.
Whether you’re looking to diversify your portfolio or investing for the first time, few people think of buying music royalties, but could music royalties be a perfect contemporary investment?
Owning music royalties is no longer the exclusive club it used to be. Buying and selling music royalties is now easier than ever with the help of TheRoyaltyExchange.com. Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing founder and director, Sean Peace. Known for being a technology entrepreneur, Sean is also the founder of SongVest.com.
AUGUST 20, 2013
Music may soothe the savage beast, but it also calms the wealthy fund investors who earn double-digit returns on the rights to some of the world's most famous melodies.
All of this conveys to me that what has remained unchanged in the 4000 years since the 1st love song was released is that content and distribution of it are the only things that haven't changed in the equation and I'll have more on this in a latter blog.
So please go by FYE and pick up #GoldenHeart and support the Independent artists in the world.