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Childhood obesity is one of the most urgent and serious health threats confronting our nation. About 25 million kids and teens in the United States are overweight or obese. Unless we take action now to reverse this alarming trend, we're in danger of raising the first generation of American children who will live sicker and die younger than their parents' generation. Hearty was created to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic by teaching children about eating right and exercising using music as the messenger.

Hearty Appetite
Party Hearty
Hearty Decisions



Who better to teach children about the environment than a butterfly named Eco? As with all of the Music as Message cast of characters, important information is taught through music. Eco will teach kids about the 3Rs . . . reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as other ways to be environmentally responsible.

Eco was selected by the American Advertising Federation 4th District to be this year’s Public Service Campaign. Check out Also check out our new site.

Eco the Butterfly
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle


safety ape

After being licensed by National Crime Prevention Council to write music for McGruff the Crime Dog, Ross decided to create his own character to teach important safety issues including bike safety, water safety, fire safety, fall prevention, seatbelt safety, gun safety, poison, choking prevention, and eye safety in a fun and effective way . . . music, of course! The Safety Ape products are also available in Spanish.

Activity Book
English Front Cover
English Page 2
Spanish Front Cover
Spanish Page 2

English Audio Clips
Safety Ape Theme Song
Wheel Safe
Water Water Everywhere
Kids Can't Fly
Flame No Game
Smash and Crash
Get Unloaded
Keep Out of Reach
Eye Care
Choking Is No Joking
Songs From the Heart

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Spanish Audio Clips
Concion del Tema
Seguridad Sobre Ruedas
Aqua Aqua en Cualquier Lugar
Los Ninos no Pueden Volar
El Fuego no es Juego
Esgrellar y Chocar
Las Armas Siempre Descargadas
Lejos de Mi
Ojo Con la Vista
Astragantarse es Cosa Seria
Cancion del Corazon


mcgruff the crime dog

McGruff has been around for over 25 years. Ross has been licensed by National Crime Prevention Council to write music for McGruff for over 15 years. Music as Message is offering McGruff as part of our continuing efforts to reinforce safety and communicate crime prevention tips musically to children in a positive, non threatening way . . . through music, of course!

The Bicycle Song
Cool It, Talk It Out, Then Walk Away
Livin' It Safe At Home
A Fun Way to Family Safety
Be Smart, Be Safe
Working Together to Stop the Violence
We've Got to Make a Better World
Crime Biters
McGruff the Crime Dog, Our Nation's Pride
Phone Card Peace of Mind

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customized product development

Don't see a product that fits your company's needs? Let us create a program just for you. Music as Message can work with your organization to create additional innovative and market relevant products and programs to leverage the impact of your message in the marketplace.


will u vote

Okaloosa County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections created the Will U Vote character to help teach young children about the election process and the importance of voting. The KIDS VOTE TOO program was missing one ingredient... music!  That’s when they called on Music as Message to create a song (Calling All Kids) that could also be edited into 30 and 60 second Public Service Announcements.  This is just one more example of how Music as Message can help with all of your music needs.

Calling All Kids


henry the hand

When Ross met Dr. Will Sawyer, the creator of Henry the Hand Champion Handwasher and the Hand Awareness Program, Dr. Will needed some music to reinforce his important messages. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Ross obtained permission from the publisher to use the music to the Hand Jive song (popularized by Johnny Otis' 1958) and rewrite the lyrics. This is just one example of how Music as Message can work with your organization to provide custom music to promote your message! If you are interested in hand washing, Music as Message will connect the notes and put you in touch with Dr. Will.

Doin' the Henry Hand Wash


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