Tips To Ensure You Love Your Custom Song
We get it, ordering a one-of-a-kind custom gift for someone special can be intimidating. Along with thousands of 5-star customer reviews, our intuitive song submission form to help you supply the information we need, and our internal processes that reviews every order with extreme care, there are some additional steps you can take to ensure your custom song is more than you hoped for upon first listen.
Browse & request artists
Every artist sounds different and that’s part of the beauty of music. Genres contain many different variations, sub-genres, and styles within so what may be a country song to you, may not be a country song to someone else.
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your song aligns with your vision is browsing our artists and finding one or two (or three) that you really like the sound of for your song. We also have curated song playlists that feature our artist’s custom songs categorized by recipients, occasions, genres, and more.
You can request your favorite artists during the song submission process and we’ll pass it to the artist you requested. If they aren’t available for some reason, our Music Supervision team will reach out to you to discuss other options.
Browse our active artists: https://www.songfinch.com/artists
Browse our curated song playlists: https://www.songfinch.com/playlists
Generally, our artists don’t change their sound and style from song to song, so what you hear on our site will be very similar to what each artist will produce if they were to create your song. It gives you a style/vibe preview before you purchase.
Stick to the most important details
It’s important to remember that Songfinch and your artist don’t personally know you or your stories, only the information that you provide to us. We ask our Artist Community to not use the details word for word within the custom song’s lyrics, but at the same time, not to expand too far details that are not provided to us to avoid false assumptions.
With this being said, please focus on the most important parts of your story. You can provide a paragraph, or bullet points — whatever is easier for you. Note that anything included in your points can be used within your song’s lyrics unless specified not to use.
The “tell your story” section of the song submission form allows for 1,500 characters in addition to 3 “must-have” details, so there is plenty of room to include more than enough details to fill up your song. If you want a bit more, we offer the ability to add an extra verse to your song, which generally gets an additional 3-4 details included.
Phonetically spelling names & places
Under the recipient section of the song submission form, there is an option for you to phonetically spell their name or provide a link to the pronunciation. Please make sure to utilize this if the recipient’s name is uncommon.
Also, when providing your stories and details for the song lyrics, please provide pronunciation for any uncommon places, terms, or names. A simple mispronounced word can throw a song off and can take a few days to fix, depending on your artist’s availability.
If you’re unsure whether or not to include the pronunciation, it’s always better to include it.
Your song’s tempo
We’ve recently added a tempo preference step to the submission form. This selection helps you shape the whole vibe of your song and match your vision.
A slow-tempo romantic song has a whole different vibe than an up-tempo romantic song, so please make sure to select one if you have a preference. If not, the default is “No Preference” and the artist will use their expertise to form the tempo based on all of your other selections to make the best song possible.
Three must-have details
Our song submission form asks for three must-have details that you want to be included in your song’s lyrics. This helps make sure that the artist knows the most important details to include and nothing super important is left out. This gives you more control over what makes the song from a lyrical standpoint.
When supplying story details, be sure to supply some context around certain details. For example, if you include “vacations” as a special memory, provide some details on your favorite vacations together. Or if one of your details is “mobile home,” expand on what makes it special or significant within your story.
Providing context around details keeps your song flowing smoothly and ensures that your details make sense to your story.
Song review & finalizing
At the end of your submission, you will see all your submission details and preferences in one place for your review. If you need to make any changes, please feel free to do so at this time. Do a double-check and make sure everything is perfect before adding to your cart.
We work quickly to fulfill your order so we cannot accept new details after submission.
Chat with us
At the bottom of our website, we have a chat widget that will connect you to our Customer Success team between the hours of 9 AM – 6 PM central time. If you have any questions about your submission, the song creation process, or anything else, please feel free to reach out via chat and they will be more than happy to assist.
If it’s after hours or you prefer to do some research on your own, our Help Center most likely covers anything you may want to know.
We hope these tips help you feel more confident to complete your purchase knowing that we will take your request and create the best song possible.
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be happy to help you out.
We look forward to creating your new favorite song!