Max Bemis of Perma and Say Anything wasn’t the first to ever get paid to write a song for someone, but he certainly popularized it recently when he charged a hundred and fifty bucks a pop so you could have a personal song written about whatever you want. Now, Devin Shelton (of Emery) is getting in on the same act. You can purchase a song from Mr. Shelton, who has now commoditized his songwriting.

  1. Here is Devin Shelton’s page on Ditty Deli. (His intro video is below.) The songs range in cost from $150 for an acoustic song, or $250 for a full-band jammer.
  2. Some smart entrepreneur saw a gap in the market and basically created what seems to be a freelance songwriting site, Ditty Deli. It’s like oDesk meets Kickstarter. Their (real) tagline is: “Music made to order.” They essentially brought what Bemis did, giving a lot of power to the people to do the same thing.
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