Songs of Love is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating personalized, original songs for kids who are seriously ill, free of charge. To do this, the organization works with freelance songwriters. Ideally, they are looking for singer-songwriters who can produce their own work.
The songs are requested for a child or medical contact who fills out a form with information about the child and sends it to Songs of Love. They assign each song to an appropriate writer (depending on type of music requested, age of the child, writers’ availability, etc.) and send the writer a scan of the form about the child. The writer uses that info to create a song for that child and sends the finished song, in MP3 format, to Songs of Love. They then process and send the song to the child from the Songs office on a CD with their name and the Songs design and logo.
Among the notable songwriters who donate their talents is Los Angeles-based Dave Kinnoin, a recording artist on Song Wizard Records, who has released six CDs, tours nationally, and has done over 1,000 children’s concerts in the US and England since 1987. He has written songs for Jim Henson TV, Video, and Interactive; Disney Audio,
Video, and TV; Davidson & Associates; Simon and Shuster Interactive, and others.
To be considered as a songwriter, please submit a sample of your work (as MP3 file or on CD) and a cover letter to [email protected] or Songs of Love Foundation, Attn: Anis Arafat, PO Box 750809, Forest Hills, NY 11375.