CUSTOM SONG

I would love to craft a custom song for your wedding, a couple you love, or another special event/person! One of the events that launched me back into my love for songwriting was my uncle's wedding in 2012. I was so moved by his love story that I wrote Post It Notes and played it for them on the eve of their wedding. The song was released as part of my debut album She Is Free (2017) and later released as a music video featuring the happy couple. Post It Notes has become a crowd favorite at my live shows!

Since that first wedding song, I've crafted 4 additional wedding songs personalized for each couple, and 2 songs for parents, for a total of 7 custom songs. I really enjoy writing songs for people to capture their special relationships and moments. Please see the custom song playlist to get an idea of my writing style. 

Daddy's Song, Post It Notes, & Stitch by Stitch were all recorded in a professional recording studio. The others were recorded in my home studio, Starlight Recording. Since recording You're My Everything and You're The One, I have upgraded my digital audio workstation and taken two recording courses to enhance my song production quality. Below you'll find a variety of song format and recording options based on your needs and desires.

Additional Option: Have a favorite cover or love song you'd like a custom version of? I do that too! Reach out to katiedobbinsmusic@gmail.com to let me know what you're looking for.

HOW IT WORKS

The process:

First we'll have an initial consultation call (15-30 minutes) to discuss details about what you're looking for and a project budget. If you're interested in moving forward, we'll set up a 30-60 minute call, so I can gather some information from you that will help me personalize and customize the song. I'll write a first draft of the song and send it to you for any revisions you may want to make. I'll maintain song ownership, copyright, and the rights to distribute the song however I may choose. You'll receive a song recording and lyrics to use and share however you want to, in a format that aligns with your desires and budget (see below).  

Value! Let's talk about it.  

Here you will find a sample contract with cost estimates, depending on what package you'd like to consider. Once we have a conversation about what your song will entail, a specific contract will be made for your project outlining the agreed upon value and benefits. 

TESTIMONIALS

Katie gifted my husband and I a beautiful customized song as our wedding gift and it was truly the most thoughtful gift we received. Her song “You’re the One” beautifully captured our decade long relationship and was so personal. She released the song on the day of our ceremony and hearing her sing the lyrics for the first time, we felt our story come to life. It was such a special moment!” - Josh & Jenna
Katie is a dear friend and talented musician. She wrote the song "Trailblazers" for our wedding reception that was representative of our early courtship and reflected on our long distance relationship days. She surprised us with the song and her acoustic performance was the perfect end to our celebration. She put a lot of thought into the lyrics, relating them to many key moments in our relationship. I am grateful to forever have this gift that takes me right back to the beginning of my relationship with my husband and makes me smile about the beautiful moments we shared. I would recommend Katie to anyone looking for a personalized touch!” - Katherine & Joel

CONTACT

For all inquiries, please reach out to katiedobbinsmusic@gmail.com