Commissions

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!

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: 2-4 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: 4-6 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 I’ll give you a price quote based on the complexity of your request. 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: 1-2 months.

Background Music: Price varies
Ever noticed how dull some Kickstarter videos are to watch? There always has to be that bit where the creator talks about their plans, and a talking head just going on about the details is where you’ll lose a lot of potential donors. Adding instrumental music to the background of your video can help keep the energy up, make it more interesting to watch, and just generally feel more cohesive! Contact me for a quote based on your specific needs.

Samples:
Jingle written for a Kickstarter video
Short song written for a birthday present
Short song written from a Tumblr prompt

Short song written for a prompt-based songwriting challenge
Proper song written for art trade with online comic Tanglefoot
Segment theme written for podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!

Let me know if you have questions or special requests. If you want a song for a birthday/anniversary/wedding/quinceañera and time is of the essence, I’ll try to work with your schedule. *These prices are assuming private or non-commercial use; if you want a song for commercial use, we can work out something specific. You will be asked to agree to a fairly informal usage agreement. I retain some rights to my work.

Commissions are currently: OPEN

Contact: thegirl@sarahshay.com