Ever wanted to commission a custom song just for you? You could have your own theme song, commemorate a special occasion, or send a unique gift to a friend or loved one!

Commissions are currently: OPEN

Jingles: $25
A jingle is under 30 seconds, with a simple sentiment and just a few lines of lyrics. Could be a theme for your podcast or YouTube channel, or just for fun! You’ll receive a recording of the song when it is complete (mp3/aif), along with lyrics and chords. Price includes vocals and ukulele; other instruments may be available for an additional fee.
Estimated delivery time: 1-3 weeks.

Short Songs: $50
Short songs are about a minute. These are perfect for birthday presents, personal theme songs, or custom lullabies for the new baby in your life! You’ll receive a recording of the song when it is complete (mp3/aif), along with lyrics and chords. Price includes vocals and ukulele; other instruments may be available for an additional fee.
Estimated delivery time: 3-6 weeks.

Proper Songs: $100-300
Proper songs are 2-5 minutes long. Do you want a song to celebrate a special milestone, like an anniversary? Or have you just always wanted a song on a certain topic to exist, and the world’s musicians have yet to oblige? Send me an e-mail, and based on the complexity of your request I will provide a quote. You’ll receive a recording of the song when it is complete (mp3/aif), along with lyrics and chords. Price includes vocals and ukulele; other instruments may be available for an additional fee.
Estimated delivery time: 6-10 weeks.

Samples
Jingle written for animated series theme song
Jingle written for podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!
Short song written for a birthday present
Proper song written for art trade

FAQ

“This sounds great, but how do I get a song for commercial use?”
These prices are for private, noncommercial use, but I’m also down to record a song for your business or other money-making endeavor! Commercial commissions can cost as little as $150, depending on the length and complexity of your needs. Contact me for a quote!

“I need a song for a birthday/anniversary/wedding/bridge opening and time is of the essence! Can you work with my schedule??”
Probably! Contact me with your timeline, and I’ll let you know what I can do.

“What if you send me the final song and there’s something about it I don’t like? Will you make edits?”
I do not include any revamps in my noncommercial commissions because I’ve found most people don’t need them, and this way I can keep my prices accessible! However, I want people to be happy with my work, so I’m happy to discuss the possibility of retakes if they prove necessary. If you’re nervous about this, contact me and I’d be happy to discuss options!

“What if I want music for a podcast/YouTube channel/webseries that will be making a little bit of money?”
That counts as commercial use! But as a struggling creator myself, I’m usually willing to provide a discount for other creators who are just getting started. Contact me for a quote!

“What if I want music for a podcast/YouTube channel/webseries that will almost certainly NOT be making any money?”
If you’re not selling advertising and don’t have sponsors, you can buy a “noncommercial” commission. I’ll just ask that we both sign an agreement to that effect, so if anything changes we have a contract to renegotiate.

“So do I just own this song outright now?”
Not entirely. You will be asked to agree to a fairly informal usage agreement, and I retain some rights to my work. If you want the song for a specific purpose and aren’t sure about usage rights, just ask!

Contact: thegirl@sarahshay.com