Commissions/
Custom Songs

Commissions:

As a composer, I am always accepting commissions for new works. Generally my style is a very hybrid approach, incorporating elements from all my musical interests (which is pretty much everything). Most of my experience is in the Western idiom, but am open to non-Western (if you are patient while I ask many questions to get a feel for it) and have a moderate amount of experience in Japanese, Chinese, and Indonesian ensembles.

Custom Songs:
Looking for that perfect gift for someone (or for yourself)?

I (jimlapbap) have been doing customized songs of many genres for 18 years.

​All songs are written FROM SCRATCH, so it is completely unique.

If interested please contact me with inquiries for details and exact price. Rough estimates are: $100 by myself, $200 with external vocalist (this varies by details). Turnaround time is usually 1-2 weeks (depending on details).
Styles/Influences requested in the past:
​pop
barbershop
disco
Pink Floyd
rap rock
techno
Beach Boys
the Doors
bluegrass
punk
doo wop
​Frank Sinatra
​Maroon 5

Example: Melody - about a lady who always seemed to be working when there was bad weather

Experience

I am a composer (PhD in Music Composition) and songwriter. I have written music for numerous styles both in the classical and popular idioms. My YouTube page is mostly stylistic arrangements of pop songs. In addition to the 

Process

1. You contact me with your idea. I give you a quote, and if you agree, you pay 1/2 up front, 1/2 when completed.
​2. You send me as much information as you can about the person and music.
3. I send you lyrics to approve.
3a. I revise until you approve.
4. I write the music FROM SCRATCH. 
4a. I send the parts to paid musicians to record their parts.
5. I record and put together the music.
6. I send a sample to you to approve.
6a. I revise until you approve.
7. I send you the final song.
​8. Enjoy!

Equipment/Software Used

Vocals:
​If you choose the cheapest option, all vocals will be done by me. If you choose the "external performer," they are essentially pooled from my connections across the internet.
​I can usually cover a variety of musical styles vocally, but some are not possible, and I will especially if the style works best with a female vocalist, or if it is in a style from an ethnicity that I am not.
 
Instruments:
I have a very wide selection of virtual instruments. I don't want to say I can do everything, but it's close. I can create the sound of most pop/classical/folk music from all over the world.