How it works
At Songfinch, we believe in helping people tell their stories by utilizing the power of music. There's no way that we can bring these stories to life without an incredible community of songwriters and musicians.
Customer tells their story
The customer fills out the interactive questionnaire with personal stories and sonic details. These details will set the ground work for the song as well as help Songfinch curate the perfect artist to bring it to life.
(info collected: occasion, recipient, vocal type, song mood, stories, details, etc.)
Brief creation & artist curation
Songfinch analyzes the information and reaches out to the customer for more information if needed. Once the brief is complete, Songfinch reaches out to an artist that fits the criteria until a match is found.
Artist works their magic
When an artist claims the opportunity, it's theirs to execute. They have 4 days to complete the song and deliver to their Songfinch rep. This gives us an extra day for revisions if needed.
Approval & payment
Once the song is approved, payment will be initiated within a few hours to keep things moving.
(delivery items: song, lyrics, and instrumental)
A special delivery
Songfinch sets up a delivery page featuring the song, lyrics, add-on items and some information about the artist. This page is delivered to the customer and happiness follows.
We are bringing stories to life with these songs. 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.
What's in it for you?
As we position ourselves to become 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.
Extra income, on your time & schedule. Our model gives you the ability to make immediate income, doing what you love – writing songs and making music. We pay same day so there is no waiting. You deliver, we pay. We will reach out with requests and if you are busy or not feeling it – simply pass. Our agreement does not lock you in for any amount of time or have any quota requirements. One song a month to 3 songs a day, it's up to you.
Song Fee. Artists are paid $100 per song created paid upon acceptance. The artists that are working on current requests generally spend 2-4 hours writing and recording each request but that may not be the same for every artist. A majority of the lyrical content that the song will be about is provided by the customer through stories and details so it should make the writing a bit streamlined compared to an original song from scratch.
Physical Add-On Sales. We will offer physical items that customers can buy around the song such as custom pressed vinyl, framed lyrics, CDs, USB drives, cards, etc. The artist that created the song will get paid a percentage of the sales from those items. This is an additional avenue to make money past the initial sale of the song.
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 you to connect with them 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 custom, personalized song.
Licensing. Our artists retain the publishing and royalties to the songs submitted and there are possible avenues to enable us to turn this into a small licensing catalog for content creators and networks. Artists would make 100% of the royalties on the usage in any licensing situation that generates them as well as a split of any up-front fees paid to Songfinch. This is an idea for down the road once we generate a large enough catalog to create that offering.