Interview: Meet the man who already recorded you a personalized birthday song

You may have never heard the name Greg May, but he’s probably heard yours. It’s possible that May has heard more names than any other person alive at this point. That’s because nine years ago, May set out to revolutionize the birthday song industry—an industry that has been dominated by one song for the last 100 years—by writing an original piece and then recording a personalized version for as many names as he could. At this point, that includes over 22,000 personalized birthday songs—and they were all recorded individually.

May gets thousands of requests each year. He often speaks to the person over Skype to get the proper pronunciation, and then he sends it to a studio in West Hollywood where a professional singer comes in and records 50 to 100 versions each week. He used to constantly upload videos to his YouTube …

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