As a new parent, a lot of your time is spent trying to soothe and get your baby to sleep. Besides providing a constant rocking motion, one of the best ways to soothe a baby is to sing to him or her, regardless of whether you have a lovely voice or not.
Eventually, everything you say becomes a song because a pleasant melody is what babies love.
For example, instead of speaking, I will sing to my wife, “Wheeeeen was the last time he aaaaate?” Or, “Did we forgeeet to change his diapeeeeer? lalala.” It’s a rite of passage that parents speak parentese or sing-songy.
Over the first three months of my son’s life, I came up with a number of songs that helped him stop crying or actually pass out within five minutes. However, given my previous voice training was back in elementary school, I’m a terrible singer. Fortunately, my little one doesn’t know that. All he knows is that hearing the sound of my voice makes him feel safe.
I have three goals for this post:
1) Share how musical dreamers can copyright a song.
2) Help new parents get their kids to go to sleep with a brand new lullaby that can be easily sung.
3) Highlight the many different ways you can earn royalty income once you’ve copyrighted your song.