Frequently Asked Questions
Considering the purchase of a custom song for your special occasion is a bigger decision to make for some than others, and we want you to feel comfortable through every step of the process. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions, which may help answer questions that you have about the service and/or process. If you have questions at any time that you prefer to have answered directly by our team, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.
Ultimately, we are here to provide fantastic results in creating a custom song for your special occasion, whatever the occasion may be!
We are real people providing real songwriting and recording services for our customers – it’s how we make a living!
Custom songwriting services, such as what Oxford Custom Songs provides, is a unique service that brings increased value to you! Not everyone has the time (or in some cases, the talent) to write custom music, yet they may still have the desire to have something special created for a special occasion. We make it simple to order and receive quality recordings that are personalized to your special occasion, all without having to leave the comfort of your home; we work directly with you through the process to ensure that your are satisfied with you final recording upon delivery.
Oxford Custom Songs becomes your partner in creating something unique. Not only do we have the experience in writing music, but we also have professional equipment necessary to produce a custom song for you. From guitars, pianos and keyboards, drums, microphones, professional recording software and equipment – you name it – Oxford Custom Songs help make dreams come true for those that are looking to make something special in nearly any music style.
Creating a custom song written for your special occasion is something extremely unique to you – no one else can share your song, because it’s YOURS!
We definitely want you involved in the planning process of building your own custom song! While we certainly don’t expect you to strum a chord or bang a drum, our Project Details Web Form allows you to populate the details of what you are envisioning for your song. This includes the overall tone or emotion, similar styles of music as an influence to the overall sound, the song tempo, the instruments included, and more. We also have an option where you submit lyrics that you’ve written, which brings you right into the the heart of the project!
Our team brings creativity and style into the song, as well as experience in songwriting and recording, ultimately to provide a custom song that you will be proud to share with family and friends. We love customer involvement, and make attempts to get feedback where possible.
As our studio is located in Oxford, Mississipi, there are obvious challenges to bringing customers, wherever they may be, to the studio for involvement in recording. If you live within the vicinity of our studio, we can certainly make arrangements! Either way, we are more than happy to work with you on creating something special!
We would require a professional vocal recording, which can be recorded at a local recording studio where you live (unfortunately, recording your voice on a phone or other device typically won’t meet our quality requirements for satisfactory results). In short, our team would provide the pre-recorded music, along with a scratch vocal track, to the studio of your choice, where you could then record your own vocals. The recorded vocal track would be submitted by the studio back to our team for final mixing and distribution of your custom song, sung by you!
Any additional recording costs at your local recording studio would not be included in your custom song package pricing and would be paid by you to the studio directly.
Our custom song package pricing varies by what you are looking for in the end result. For example, a song that includes multiple instruments involves more time and effort to produce than an acoustic song, thus the package will reflect the pricing appropriately. We do offer discounted packages for those that wish to provide their own lyrics for a song, which is a common interest for our customers. There are other add-on options as well, such as a karaoke version, available for a small additional fee.
Please review our current packages offered on the Shop page for more details.
Our general turnaround time for producing a fully custom song is up to 10 business days. Should we have any complications in meeting that delivery timeline due to the demand of other projects, we will communicate general expectations with you as early as possible in the process. We have yet to deliver outside our delivery expectations, and intend to provide your quality custom song as quickly as possible.
Yes! Your recorded song will be delivered as an MP3 file and WAV file (high-quality format) via email, along with a PDF copy of the lyrics written for your special song.
We would be more than happy to include a karaoke version of your custom song, which is a favorite of those that enjoy singing in the shower! While you would still purchase a custom song package, there is an add-on to include a karaoke version of your song for a small fee. The karaoke version would include the full song file with the lead vocals removed (any backup vocals would remain in the song).
Every song is different, depending on the creative process. Factors that may influence the song length include the amount of content included in the lyrics, the desired song tempo, and more.
Generally speaking, custom songs are written anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes in length. We like to write songs that are long enough to include as much unique content as possible, but not too long to become repetitive or boring to the listener. The sweet spot is generally around 3 minutes in length, but every project may differ slightly.
You certainly can, and we won’t even use our robot phone voice. 😀
We are happy to make arrangements for a phone call at any time – whether you are looking to purchase a custom song package, or have already purchased and have further questions. Send us a message from our Contact Us page and we will make the arrangements to work with you.
If you have any questions about how your song may be used, we would be more than happy to share suggestions. Send us an email to Sales@OxfordRecordingStudio.com and we’ll reply promptly.
If you are interested in a full commercial license to sell your song, or use it for commercial purposes, feel free to reach out and we can discuss your interests.