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Personalized Song Creation

Todd Mertens, a renowned local musician and performer in Buffalo NY, is excited to announce that he is now offering a unique service for special occasions: personalized songs.

Mertens, who has been in the music industry for over a decade, has made a name for himself with his heartfelt and versatile performances. He has now decided to use his talent to create one-of-a-kind songs for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.

"Music has always been a way for me to connect with people and express emotions," Mertens says. "I realized that many people want to have a special song that captures the essence of their special occasion, so I decided to offer this service."

The Process Is Simple

The process is simple! Customers contact Todd and provide him with details about the special occasion, such as the story of how the couple met, or the personality of the birthday person. Todd will then use this information to design song structure and then finally a personalized song that perfectly captures the emotions and memories of the occasion. Once details and building blocks of the personalized song have been decided, Todd can then provide pricing to the client

Although Todd specializes in ballads, the style of music is discussed with the customer whether it's a romantic ballad, a upbeat pop song, or a country tune. Todd Mertens's versatility as a musician allows him to create a wide range of personalized songs to suit every taste.

Todd Mertens's personalized songs are not just a one-time affair, they are a lasting memory of a special occasion, something that can be treasured for years to come. "My goal is to create a song that will be cherished for a lifetime," Mertens says. "I want to help people celebrate the special moments in their lives with music."

If you're looking for a unique and special way to celebrate a special occasion, consider hiring Todd Mertens to create a personalized song. It's a truly special and memorable way to commemorate your special day.


Pricing for personalized song production can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. One of the key factors that can affect the price of music production is the length of the song. A longer song will typically require more time and resources to produce, resulting in a higher price. Additionally, the number of instruments used in the song can also affect the price, as more complex and specialized instrumentation will require more expertise and resources to produce.

Another important factor that affects the price of music production is the presence of lyrics. The writing and recording of lyrics can be a complex and time-consuming process. The information that the client provides and the message the client wants conveyed in the song shapes the song and ultimately effects the creation process in terms of time. 


The time it takes to produce the music is also a key factor in determining the price of personalized song production. A project with a tight deadline will typically require more resources and effort to complete and may require additional costs such as overtime or rush fees.

Ultimately, the pricing for personalized song production will be based on a combination of these factors and will be negotiated with the customer. Todd will have communications with the customer and come up with a plan and an agreed upon price. 

In summary, pricing for personalized song production depends on factors such as length of song, instrumentation, lyrics, and time to produce. Each of these elements will be taken into account when determining the final price, which will be discussed with the customer. In general, depending on the all the details mentioned, one can expect to spend between $125 to $225 for one personalized song (no longer than 3 minutes) on average which can include a piano and/or acoustic guitar instrumentation, percussion and vocals. This pricing is intended to just give the customer a general idea as to what to expect.

Song Structure

The structure of a song varies based on the length of the song and on the emphasis on what the song writer wants to convey along with other artistic factors. The building blocks of typical song structure in pop music includes an intro, verse, chorus, and bridge. The combination of these building blocks will vary to ultimately make the specific song structure.


The intro is the first section of the song, and it is usually instrumental. It is used to introduce the listener to the song and set the mood.


The verse is the next section, and it is typically where the lyrics start. The verse is used to tell the story of the song and provide more information about the topic.


The chorus is the most catchy and memorable part of the song. It is usually repeated several times throughout the song, and it is used to connect the verses together. The chorus is usually where the main message of the song is conveyed.


The bridge is the section of the song that comes after the second chorus. It is typically used to provide a contrasting section, and it can also be used to introduce a new idea or theme. The bridge is usually instrumental, and it is used to build tension before the final chorus.


In a three-minute song, the structure would typically be:

Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus

It's worth noting that this is just a general guideline and many songs deviate from this structure. Some songwriters prefer to not have an intro, or they might have multiple verses, choruses, and bridges. The key is to create a structure that supports the song's message and keeps the listener engaged.

Create Your Song

Coming up with the words that truly capture the essence of what exactly you want sent to someone through song can be challenging. One way to overcome this challenge is to prompt memories in order to think of the words. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you do just that:

Reflect on past experiences: Think about the different experiences you've had in your life and the emotions that were associated with them. Reflect on the memories that stand out the most and try to tap into the emotions you felt at the time. These memories can serve as inspiration for the lyrics of your song.

Use a journal: Keeping a journal is a great way to document your thoughts and feelings. When you're struggling to come up with lyrics, take a look at your journal and see if there are any entries that could serve as inspiration for your song.

Look at photographs: Photos can be powerful triggers for memories. Take a look at old photographs and see if they spark any memories or emotions that could be used in your lyrics.

Listen to music: Listening to music that you love can help to prompt memories and inspire lyrics. Pay attention to the lyrics of the songs you're listening to and see if they spark any ideas for your own song.

Take a walk: Sometimes, getting out of the house and taking a walk can help to clear your mind and prompt memories. Take a walk in a place that holds special meaning to you, such as a place where you spent a lot of time as a child. See if any memories come to mind that could be used in your lyrics.

By using these tips and tricks to prompt memories, you can come up with lyrics that are truly meaningful and capture the essence of your song. 

Great! Now that you're ready to create your song, please go to the Song Creation Form

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