Getting a song made from scratch to gift it to someone you care about is a highly personal and heartfelt gift idea. Personalized songs make the best gifts for engagements, weddings, birthdays, graduations, family gatherings, work events, and so many other huge moments in our lives. It may seem like a daunting task to go through on your own, but I want to share four ideas with you that can help make this happen for you and your loved one. It will be especially easier for you if you have some musical or writing skills of your own.
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You don't have to be a musical genius to write and sing a song that will make a lasting positive impression on your loved one. Many people who come up with the idea of making a custom song think that it has to be absolutely professional and perfectly performed, but that cannot be further from the truth. If you have a decent ear for singing and the ability to write lyrics that speak to you and/or your loved one's story, that can take you very far. The most difficult part of this process will be finding or possibly hiring a musician (or few) to play instrumentation for your song. You also can buy a custom instrumental instead of hiring live musicians. You could also write your song to an instrumental that is not custom made and still make the song your own with the story in your lyrics as well as your voice.
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If you think you're capable of writing a great song and just don't have the voice for it, consider hiring a singer to record the song for you and use the recording as a gift that your loved one can play over and over. Again, you may also need to hire a musician and/or a producer to help you with the instrumentation for this song. Depending on how great you want the song to sound, you may also need to hire an audio engineer to mix and master the song as well to give it a very polished and professional sound. If you're looking for a female singer with a soulful voice, consider checking out my services and vocal samples! I record with a professional setup in my home studio.
Consider writing a song yourself that tells a story that your loved one will really appreciate, and hire musicians and a singer to perform it in person. If you choose to go this route, you will not only bring out the raw emotion of the moment even more so with a recording, but you can also save money by skipping the fees that would be associated with mixing and mastering the song. You could also record the live performance with a camera for your loved one to be able to play over and over.
If you don't think you have the time or talent to write the song yourself, consider hiring a songwriter, singer, and someone who can help you with the instrumentation. If you choose this option, it is important to make sure the songwriter has enough information on you and/or your loved one to make the song as personalized as possible. You can get a song made from scratch to be recorded and published or to be performed in person by professionals, or you could go above and beyond and get it performed live in addition to getting a professional studio recording of the song! If you're in need of someone who can write as well as sing, consider checking out my songwriting and singing services page.
As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 200 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, features, nursery rhymes, and DJ drops, she currently spends her time engulfed in creating and marketing new music and helpful resources for creators. Her most recent creative collaborations include work with PBS Sound Field, Tribe of Noise, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Check out Yona’s latest music releases on her Spotify, her Youtube and share the music if you like it!
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