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Work For Hire  Music composed to YOUR lyrics and YOU own the song

Have you heard the term Ghost Writer?  This is someone who is normally associated with the world of books and helps an author (who is not an expert in writing) to write a book. This is what I do in songwriting. I help lyricists who know little or nothing about music turn their words into a commercially viable finished song. 

What is "Work For Hire" ? 

Work For Hire is exactly what the name implies. You hire Secret Songwriter to compose an original melody and chord progression to your lyric(s), then record a Professional C.D. Production of your song, and you pay a flat fee for doing so. The finished song (Words AND Music)  then belongs to YOU > You own the resulting song (words and music) 100 Percent  - no splits, no cuts. This is the technical meaning of the term "Work For Hire" (WFH) as defined by the U.S. Library of Congress Copyright Office.   OR > if you have a melody in your head for your lyrics but do not have the expertise to turn your Words and Melody into a Professional Song Production you can provide me with your own melody on a CD or MP3 file and I will tweak your melody, create an awesome chord progression for your melody, and turn your Words and Music into a terrific Radio-Ready Professional Song Production. Either way YOU own your song 100 Percent

for those who ask > WHY do I sell my musical compositions on a Work For Hire basis?

I have found over the years that there is a large number of people that prefer to work on a Work For Hire basis where they own 100 percent of the copyright. I also hold copyrights on over 3000 songs in my personal song catalog, many of which continue to be a recurring source of royalty income. So now at this point in my career I prefer to just compose and record songs for other aspiring writers who may need expertise from someone like myself. Composing and recording is what I love to do, and if I can help someone else by doing that I consider myself truly blessed.   It's as simple as that. So if this type of arrangement is for you please read on.

Work For Hire is for those of you who would prefer to own 100 percent rights to your song, (Words AND Music). 

In Summary >  you hire me to compose the music to your lyrics and record a Professional Demo for you.  With "WORK FOR HIRE" the finished song (Words AND Music), and the "Song Production" belongs to YOU  

- no splits - no cuts -  You own the resulting song (words and music) and the CD song production) 100 Percent  

I will compose a Unique and Innovative Original musical composition to an Original lyric that you provide.

YOUR OWN Original Song Recorded as an "MP3 Midi Music File" that can be played on any Computer with a Sound Card.

PLUS > Music Notation LEAD SHEETS complete will Lyrics, Musical Notation & Chord Symbols & Lyric/Chord Sheets          

Songsculptor melodys are 100 Percent Guaranteed to be exclusively, totally and absolutely ORIGINAL.             

What You Receive

A Unique and Innovative Original musical composition to an Original lyric that you provide.

You will receive an Audio CD (that can be played on any CD player), PLUS Wave and MP3 files that can be played on any Computer with a Sound Card, and also uploaded easily to The Internet.

Your AUDIO C.D. will include a Professional Full Band/Vocal C.D. Production of your song with 2 separate mixes.

 Mix 1 > Full Band with Lead Vocal and Background Vocals.

 Mix 2 > BACK-UP TRACKS >  Back-Up Band Tracks only (with vocals removed) Mix 2 can be used to sing live to, or just sing along with karaoke style  The no-vocal version is also useful if you   want to overdub a different vocalist and add an entirely new lead vocal track of yourself or any other vocalist that you choose.

Back-Up Tracks can be used to showcase your song at live events using any live vocalist singing along to the Recorded Tracks.  BACK-UP TRACKS are just like Kareoke. Sing along and have a blast.

You will also receive a  Lyric/Chord Sheet complete with lyrics and chord cymbals. These are great to have for Bands and Musicians that wish to learn your song. 

  • Songsculptor melodys are 100 Percent Guaranteed to be exclusively, totally and absolutely ORIGINAL.  

The Inevitable Cost Of Doing Business

Unfortunately my service is not free, nor can it be. I love what I do with a passion, BUT > If I was to just give away my services I would be bankrupt many times over. Studio Space, Musician and Vocalist Talent, High-Speed Internet connections, blank media, Expensive Recording Equipment and Top of the line Computer Gear (that's always being repaired or upgraded), and the list goes on and on. It's all extremely costly. However, by utilizing this service you will keep your cost of doing business to a minimum. And make no mistake about it. SONGWRITING is a business And just like any other business, it takes money to make money. However, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see that my rates are very fair and reasonable.

Rates Per Song: Your Total Cost in U.S. Dollars:

Work For Hire


PLEASE NOTE >  Full Band C.D. Package includes (Piano, Rhythm Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Lead Guitars and/or Other Lead Instruments and Strings (if needed) depending on arrangement and Genre. And of course > Lead Vocal and 2 Background Vocals mixed in stereo. You own your song's copyright 100 percent

Full Band C.D. Package with Male Vocals was $460 Now only $400.  I OR > was $560  Now Only $500. with Female Vocals

 For those of you who choose to collaborate on a WORK FOR HIRE agreement you will own your song's copyright 100 percent

Please Note: You are NOT required to submit payment until after your lyrics are received and worked on, and the melody composed to your lyrics have been approved by you. I will send you an Instrumental Midi arrangement of your song for you to listen to first. If approved by you I will then ask you for payment.

You really have nothing to lose.  I'm an Award Winning Composer, it's what I do BEST. I'm confident that you will love what I come up with for your lyrics. HOWEVER > if you decide that the melody/music that I have composed to your lyric is not quite what you're looking for,  I will not ask you for a dime, and you will be free to submit your lyric to another music service or composer.

e-Mail me your lyric(s) now and I will provide a you with a GREAT Melody/Chord Progression & Arrangement.

YOU will own the copyright.   2002 Your Name SONG TITLE  2014 YOUR NAME


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