JingleBank Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a jingle cost?
Jingle Packages FAQ: Info about Customized Jingles & Generic JinglesThe cost of a JingleBank jingle depends on two factors. The first is the number and size of the markets in which you plan to use the jingle. For obvious reasons, it costs less to license a jingle in Tucumcari than it does New York City. It also costs less to license a jingle in only one market than a whole state, region, or country. Call your JingleBank rep at (972) 406-6800 for an exact quote.

The second cost factor is the extent of the production involved. JingleBank jingles come in one of three forms:

Generics:  These are “off the rack” jingles.  What you hear is what you get.  We make no modifications to the jingle and your name will not be in the jingle.  Because these involve very little production, they cost as little as a few hundred dollars in very small markets.

Customizations:  To continue the garment analogy, a customized jingle is like buying a suit and having it altered for you.  We take an existing music track and completely re-write and re-sing the lyrics to your specific needs.

Full Custom:  To finish with the garment analogy, a fully customized jingle is like buying a fine suit from a tailor. Our writers and producers will work with you every step of the way to craft the perfect jingle for your needs... from music selection... to lyric writing... vocal adaptation and on through the final production in our recording studios.

How do I get started?
First, go to the jingles section and find the jingle you want.  You can search by business category, musical style, tempo, etc.  However, remember that every jingle can be completely re-sung for any business…so if you like the sound of a jingle we’ve done for a flower shop, we can easily re-sing it for your car dealership.

Once you know what jingle you’d like, drop us an e-mail at JingleBank@TMstudios.com and tell us the following:

1)   The name and number of the jingle you’d like.
2)
   The market(s) you wish to license the jingle in.

We’ll get back right back to you and let you know if the jingle is available in the market and quote you prices for the production and license. It’s that easy! If you have any questions you can always call us at (972) 406-6800.

What if I can’t find anything that I like on your site?
Our writers will work with you to create the perfect sound you're looking for. Whatever your challenge, the creative team at JingleBank is ready to meet your needs.

How long does it take to produce a jingle?
It all depends on the complexity of the project. However, a typical project can be produced within a week and generics can ship the day they are ordered.

The timeline is largely dependent on you. We will not ship a jingle until you are 100% satisfied with the work. And, if we can’t meet your expectations, we will refund 100% of your investment.

Where can I use the jingle?
Each jingle is licensed exclusively to the markets you choose. Once you license a jingle, no one else in that market can use the jingle. A ‘market’ is defined (in the US) as the Nielson TV DMA, or television market. Your JingleBank rep can tell you the specific counties within your chosen DMA.

Within that market, you are free to use the jingle on any radio, television or cable station; on your ‘message on hold system’ and Internet site.

How long do I have the rights to use the jingle?
JingleBank jingles are licensed for an initial period of 99 years...there are no annual renewal fees.

Do I have to write my own lyrics?
No.  While some clients enjoy writing lyrics, most depend on our writers and composers to craft the lyrics.  We’ll work with you and your staff every step of the way to produce the exact sound you’re looking for.

Where are the jingles produced?
All JingleBank jingles are produced in our state-of-the-art studios in Dallas, Texas. You are more than welcome to attend the recording session where your jingle is produced.

What is the finished product like?
Whether it is a generic, customization or full custom—your JingleBank jingle will be delivered to you on CD in numerous versions. Most JingleBank jingles are produced in a tri-vocal format; where the ‘sing’ is at the beginning, middle and end of the sixty-second jingle. From that basic tri-vocal format we will send you numerous :30 and :60 mix-outs with sings at the front-only, back-only, front and back, etc. Your JingleBank consultant will work with you every step of the way to make certain that the finished product is exactly what you’ve imagined.

What languages can you produce jingles in?
We’ve produced jingles in many different languages over the years. Our parent company, TM Studios, has recorded jingles in Russian, Spanish, French, German, Latvian, Japanese, Icelandic and numerous other languages.

Can I get the same jingle sung in more than one language?
Yes. It is not uncommon for us to produce, for instance, both an English and a Spanish version of the same jingle. Your JingleBank rep can tell you more about the language options available to you.

How do I know I’ll like the jingle?
Because we guarantee the work.  If we can’t produce the perfect jingle for you, we’ll refund 100% of your investment.