I came across the word “songify” for the first time in the article of October 23 NY Times titled ‘Yes We Chant’ with the sub-head, “The Gregory Brothers songify the debate, with Gregorian chanting.”
The article is accompanied with a video, in which CBC’s Bob Schieffer as the moderator of this Monday’s Presidential debate, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney all “songify” clips of their statements.
The text reads:
“Our only remaining option was to songify the whole thing ourselves, to imagine the parallel universe where Gregorian chanting monks shepherded the candidates through the debate as Bob Schieffer dropped verse after verse. We hope that whoever wins this blasted election will be kind enough to sing his acceptance speech.”
Although www.definition of net. defines “Songify” as “1. to make stuff into a song. 2. to make a song out of stuff that wasn't originally intended to be a song, none of credible English dictionaries including Oxford, Cambridge, and Merriam-Webster registers “songify.”
As there is no instance of this word in GoogleNgram viewer either, we cannot tell since when and how the word “Songify” came into currency.
Is “Songify” a well-received word in modern or American English? Or is it just a wild and ephemeral journalism neology? Is it possible to say, or coin “Musicify,” "Medlefy,” “Lyricify” and “Poemify” likewise?