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Retro Keyboard Remixing

Classic 80's Hits Interpreted for Ragtime Piano by Scott Bradlee

— June 10, 2009 — Pop Culture
What happens when you put a ragtime spin on 80s classics? You'll have to check out this video of Scott Bradlee and see the peculiar (but terribly amusing) results for yourself.

In the video, the sweater vested pianist (who is also a singer and songwriter) hammers out tunes like Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners, Don't You Want Me Baby by Human League, The Final Countdown by Europe, Axel F from Harold Faltermeyer, Madonna's Material Girl, Every Breath You Take by The Police, and much more, including the karaoke classics, Journey's Don't Stop Believin' and Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer.
Trend Themes
1. Ragtime Remix - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a platform that allows musicians to remix popular songs into ragtime versions, catering to a nostalgic audience.
2. Nostalgia Music Revival - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a streaming service focused on providing a curated collection of songs from different eras, targeting listeners seeking nostalgic music experiences.
3. Retro-inspired Karaoke - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design a karaoke machine or app that offers a retro playlist, featuring classic hits reimagined in different musical styles like ragtime, jazz, or blues.
Industry Implications
1. Music Streaming - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce a music streaming platform that specializes in offering curated playlists based on specific themes, such as ragtime versions of popular songs.
2. Karaoke Equipment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate the karaoke industry by producing machines or applications that offer unique and niche music genres, like retro-inspired versions of popular songs.
3. Musical Instrument Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop specialty musical instruments, such as keyboards or pianos, that allow users to easily switch between different music styles, including ragtime and other retro genres.
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