'It’s the pen pals of the modern-day': Artist makes custom songs to pay the bills

Songlorious connects artists with customers
Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 14:06:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some artists are making ends meet by creating custom songs for folks who want to send their loved ones a virtual pick-me-up.

21-year-old Kate Cosentino from Nashville, Tenn., moved to Music City to pursue her dream to be a songwriter, but it shut down during the pandemic, leaving artists and musicians out on the street.

No live performances and no gig work has left some people stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Instead, she's been using Songlorious to sell her music.

Cosentino says didn't expect to be creating custom songs at home. Recently, she’s been making around $400 to $500 a week depending on which songs she creates.

"I truly believe that music is a service to people, and so this isn’t exactly my artistry, my voice, but it fulfills that part of me that wants to make people feel something," Cosentino said.

A custom song is a unique gift that people certainly won't forget.

"It’s the pen pals of the modern-day, where you feel connected even though you’re far apart," Cosentino added.

Songlorious is accepting new artists, and of course, they're open to accepting new customers who want a custom song too.

Click here for more information on Songlorious.

This song originally appeared on 13 Action New's sister station WTVF.