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About Songfinch

Music has always been one of the most emotive forms of communication, so naturally, when songs are personalized, their power has even greater potential Songfinch gives customers the opportunity to harness that power by transforming their favorite stories, memories and shared details into one-of-a-kind songs that make for unforgettable gifts.

The foundation of Songfinch lies in our diverse, curated community of professional songwriters who all share a desire to connect people in new ways and make a difference with their music. By utilizing this growing community of over 300 artists, Songfinch is able to offer a line of personalized music products aimed at dozens of gifting occasions.

 

How Our Services Work

We offer two different paths to create a personalized song. Learn more how each works below.

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1. BROWSE & SELECT SONG FOUNDATION
Our customers will browse through our song foundations and select one that they want personalized. Each foundation consists of an instrumental and a chorus, allowing them to select the artist they want and giving them a good idea of what their completed song will sound and feel like. 

2. SONG CREATION EXPERIENCE
Once they’ve selected their song foundation, they complete our Song Creation Experience and answer a few questions to help shape the songs lyrics of two personalized verses.

3. SONGWRITING & RECORDING
The songwriter is sent the customer's submission and they use their stories, feelings and memories to write the lyrics. Next, they record the two new verses over the existing song foundation and mix it so it all fits together smoothly before delivering to Songfinch.

4. Payment & Delivery
The songwriter is paid upon song acceptance and we deliver the song to the customer.

 

1. SONG CREATION EXPERIENCE
Once purchase is complete, our customer journeys through our Song Creation Experience. They begin by telling us who it’s for, the occasion and how they’d like them to react when they hear the song. Next they share their favorite stories, memories and additional details which provide the lyrical inspiration for the song. Finally they select their desired mood the song reflects, genre and vocalist type. 

2. ANALYZE & CURATE
We receive the customer's submission and our team uses the selections to hand-pick the best songwriter to create the song. 

3. SONG CREATION & RECORDING
We send the details to the selected songwriter and they have 12-24 hours to accept or deny the opportunity. Once accepted, the songwriter uses the details to create the instrumentation, melodies and song lyrics. Next they record the song from scratch, put a simple mix on it and send it over. 

4. Payment & Delivery
The songwriter is paid upon song acceptance and we deliver the song to the customer.

 

Songwriter Details & Benefits

Our offerings have different benefits for our Songwriting Community. Be a part of one offering or both - totally up to you.

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Artist Payment: $50 per song
Turn-around time: 4 days
Average time to complete: 45 - 90 min

SONG FOUNDATIONS
Our song foundations are full instrumental songs with space for lyrical verses but contain vocals on the chorus only. The chorus is general about the theme that we are pushing and can relate to many people. 

WHY THIS IS GREAT FOR OUR SONGWRITERS
This offering puts the opportunities a bit more in their hands. If they make a great song that can relate to people - the chances of it being sold and personalized increases. 

Once they develop the foundation song over half the work is done. From there, once they develop the melodies for the verses (usually after you complete one song),  it generally takes under an hour to complete these songs. This means they can complete more songs, make more money, and reach more people.

You set your weekly song limit and this is how many song foundations of yours we can sell at one given time. This allows you to set your workload in advance so you don't get bombed with sales.

 

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Artist Payment: $100 per song
Turn-around time: 4 days
Average time to complete: 1.5 - 4 hours

SONG FROM SCRATCH
This is the product we launched with back in 2016 and has done very well for us. This gives you a lot more freedom to take their details and selections and create a song from nothing. 

WHY THIS IS GREAT FOR OUR SONGWRITERS
Anytime something is truly yours or you know that you're the only one that has something, it amplified the reaction and connection to the songwriter. We know we work with incredible songwriters and musicians so when our customers hear the songs they make, they develop a unique connection with the songwriter.

This allows our songwriters to work on their producing, mixing, writing, melodies, etc. It's more of a creative process compared to our other offering and the completed songs reflect that.

You have the option to reject or accept the opportunity that we send you which gives you a bit more flexability.


Song Specs & What We Expect

With every song we create and deliver, we are affecting someone's life in a positive way. Their selections are very important so make sure to include as many personal details in the lyrics as possible while keeping it flowing like an organic song. The instrumental will be a key piece of the song, but the lyrics, tone and mood are the most important aspects as they will drive the emotional connection to the listener. 

 

 The quality should not alter the listening experience. A full mix and master isn't required but a clean mix is needed to ensure that the quality is at a good point. Many of our artist record their songs with home studio set ups.

The quality should not alter the listening experience. A full mix and master isn't required but a clean mix is needed to ensure that the quality is at a good point. Many of our artist record their songs with home studio set ups.

 The songs are not required to be fully produced. For the most part, they consist of vocals and one or two instruments. If you think some drums, bass or any other elements would improve and fill it out a bit more, feel free.

The songs are not required to be fully produced. For the most part, they consist of vocals and one or two instruments. If you think some drums, bass or any other elements would improve and fill it out a bit more, feel free.

 Our songs are generally 2-4 minutes and often consist of 2 verses and a chorus. However, feel free to use your creativity to determine the best way to structure the song . Song structure can vary depending on the content.

Our songs are generally 2-4 minutes and often consist of 2 verses and a chorus. However, feel free to use your creativity to determine the best way to structure the song . Song structure can vary depending on the content.


Some Songfinch Song Examples

 
 

Summary Of Benefits

As we continue to position ourselves as a trusted, immediate revenue source for musicians all over the world, it is important to always look out for our most important vendors - our artists. Below is a list of benefits that our Songwriting Community experiences with each song created. 

Work on your time & schedule. 
Our model gives you the ability to make immediate income, doing what you love – writing songs and making music. We will reach out with requests and if you are busy or not feeling it – simply pass. With our foundation option, you can set your weekly limit which let's you control of how many times your song can be sold. If you're leaving for tour next week, we can set your limit to zero and your songs will not be available for purchase. 

Extra Income.
We send payment upon song delivery and acceptance. You create and deliver - we pay. As weird as it sounds, getting paid immediately for your work is semi-rare in the music industry, so we want to allow artists to be able to make immediate income while they continue to expand and build their career and brand.

No Term Agreement.
Nobody wants to be locked into an agreement unless the advance is hefty and do those really exist anymore? Our agreement is non-exclusive and doesn't lock you in for any amount of time and doesn't require any quota. You can take every opp you're sent or do one every few months when you get some free time - totally up to you. 

Artist-Friendly Rights.
Songfinch owns the masters and our artists retain 100% of the publishing for the song that is submitted. Songfinch owns the master so the artist doesn’t take the song and do anything the customer wouldn’t agree with and the customer doesn’t do anything that the artist doesn’t agree with. The verses are going to be personalized, so 99% of the time you wouldn’t want to use those exact songs for anything. But if you like a chorus, a line or two in the song, chord progression or full instrumental, you can use those in a new recording creating a new master. We don't own or control any of that - only own the master of the actual song submitted for our customer. So it's like you're getting paid to practice making music since you can reuse anything you create for us in your own songs.

Artist / Customer Connection. 
On the song delivery pages, there will be a section featuring the artist that made the song. Not only does this grow your fan base and help develop lifelong fans, it allows them to connect with you on a level like never before. There aren't many things an artist can do that will build a stronger connection between an artist and fan like a personalized song.

Corporate Music Creation & Sync Licensing. 
We work with some brands and agencies on custom music creation and sync licensing. The instrumentals that you make for us may be pitched to sync licensing opportunities and you may be pitched for custom music creation opportunities with brands. These fees will be much higher than our current fees and our agreement is not pre-cleared so any deal will be run by you before anything is locked in. You have control to approve or deny opps before they are locked in. We've already completed jobs with Panasonic, Off, Geberit