Knowledge Base Article: KB1972
Topic: FAQ - Composer and Producer Issues

Title: How to Write a Perfect Ending for Various Types of Songs


Last Reviewed: Jun 18, 2014
Keywords: education how to write song endings finale good compositions composing strong closing to songs songwriting good songs

Dynamic Endings to Your Tracks Make Them More Saleable
We often see artists upload a fabulously scary and frightening track with an ending that wimps out rather than giving that music a dramatic, bring-down-the house finale that could make your music more desirable for client productions. Or else, you have a beautiful, leisurely romantic track that ends too quickly, killing off the romantic feelings you spent 2.30 minutes developing. Many of your gorgeous tracks – tragic, elegant piano solos, psycho-madness, action adventure, etc. – may have been uploaded quickly without a sound check. Some that fade do not allow a long enough fade and feel chopped off. Others are absolutely chopped off with no fade, making this music unfit for any production.
 
Other tracks have a great beginning, build and develop your story, but then put the listener to sleep by dragging the ending on for 30 to 40 seconds. Before you create new music, please listen to some of the tracks below to hear some quality endings, and utilize these techniques in your own production work which will enhance your chances of getting your music licensed. 

Below are some of your colleagues’ tracks that exhibit great ways to end a song. Often it helps to listen to the first 20 seconds of a song, and then listen to the last 20 seconds to be sure the ending is as strong or stronger than the beginning. Depending on the length of a track, somewhere in the last 10 to 30 seconds you have an opportunity – actually an obligation -- to nail those perfect last notes that could make a difference and get your music sold.

(For artists new to our site, check out this article under the KB, How to Write a Good Song, with music examples to guide you.)

1 – Blazznet Productions – Funny Kids Music, Funny Cartoon Closing:  Cheezy 12-Bar Blues in C Maj

2 – David Lopeti - Exotic Tropical Track, Blockbuster Close:  Beauty Bezique

3 – Julio Kladiniew -- Hot Latino music, Hot Finale: Hot Latina

4 – Johnny Karlsson – Pop Male Vocal, Nice Fade: Dirty Game

5 – Ken Gregory – Jazz Fusion, Heavy Rock Ending: Dirty Rug

6 – Ron Komie – Scary, Chilling Fade: Beacon of Evil 

7 – Michael Huang – Fast Spacey Electronic, Startling Close: Space Racing

8 – Igge Scoce – Dramatic Arabian, Hollywood Ending: Desert Kingdom Filmscore

9 – Keith Sterling – Dramatic Edgy, Dramatic Close: Dramatic Underscore

10 – Bryan Fusilier – Fun Superman Music, Button Ending: Look Up In The Sky

 




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