I'm the CEO of Blinds.com, and along with my significant other, have launched an a' cappella singing group, sponsored by the Houston Jewish Community Center. We've already scheduled 2 shows, and want to begin promoting them - hence the need for a logo that sings (at least as well as we do!).
The 12-person co-ed group is comprised of seasoned collegiate a'cappella singers and some first-timers, and we all have a wonderful time singing together. We range in age from 14 (yes, 14!) to over 60 (one of our basses). Some of us are Jewish, and some are not - so we're diverse.
Our appeal will be to people of all ages, but mostly college-age and above. Male and female equally. We sing mostly pop songs, including some syrupy ones (We are the World, Hallelujah, etc) as well as some in Hebrew. However, the logo should appeal to everyone.
All colors are permitted, and the feel should be dynamic and energetic. The simpler the better.
The logo should connote fun, high spirit, and excellence. It's preferred for it to have some musical influence, but that's not required.
The logo can include a separate design element, but also not required.
It will be used in ads, Facebook (coming soon), and other social media. We are sponsored by the Jewish Community Center (that's what the J stands for); however, while it's OK for the logo to have minimal Jewish influence in design or color, we want to be sure the logo reflects the diverse nature of our songs and our desire for broad appeal.
Please do not replicate the iTunes logo, but some of its influence is fine.
Go at it!