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How to Write Songs in Sims 4

Sims 4 allows you to modify your character’s appearance, but you can also choose their hobbies and careers. Songwriting is perhaps one of the most fun skills. Learn how to teach your Sims songwriting

This guide will show you how to create Sims 4 songs on both PC and consoles with different instruments. You can also find the instructions to make music and earn a living doing it. We will also answer the most frequently asked questions about songwriting in Sims 4.

How to write songs in Sims 4

Let’s first look at the requirements for making music in Sims 4. This is what you need to do in order to begin writing songs for the game.

  1. Navigate to the catalogue and choose any instrument.
  2. To unlock the songwriting option, you must reach level 8 of the instrument skill.
  3. Use the keyboard to interact with the instrument. Select “Write Song”

Tip: In the base game, you can only use guitar, violin, or piano. You need the City Living expansion to sing. The Get Together expansion is required to unlock DJ mixing. The Get Famous expansion is necessary for media production.

How to write songs in Sims 4 Base Game

No matter what device you are using to play Sims 4, the following instructions will help you write a song.

  1. Navigate to the musical instrument you wish to use and click on it.
  2. Choose “Write Song” from the list of suggested options.
  3. Select a song from the suggested list. You have more options if you are skilled.
  4. After you’ve finished the song, enter the song name into the box and hit “OK.”
  5. Click on the instrument to play the song.
  6. Level nine in instrument skill is required to license your song.

Tip: Make sure you have all your Sim’s needs met before you begin writing songs.

Tip: If you stop while songwriting, the draft of your song will be saved. Navigate to your inventory, click on the songsheet icon, and then you can resume. There may be multiple drafts. In this case, select the song that you wish to continue writing.

How do you write licensed songs in Sims 4

You must license your songs if you want to make money in Sims 4. Follow these steps to license your songs.

  1. You must have level nine musical instrument skill to write a song.
  2. Navigate to your Sim’s mailbox and click on it.
  3. Select License Song and then choose an instrument or a song from the suggested.
  4. The next morning, you will begin receiving royalty payments.
  5. The payment period lasts for one week. You won’t have the ability to use the same instrument during this time.

How to Make Sims 4 Famous by Writing Songs

Sims 4 allows you to become famous if royalty payments don’t suffice to your goals. You will need the Get Famous expansion to do this. Follow these steps to increase your chances of being a well-known musician.

  1. Learn how to produce and remix music tracks, and master your media production skills.
  2. You can release a song to radio stations once you have reached level five in media production skill. Navigate to the inventory and click on the “Release Track” option.
  3. Every song you release will bring you fame.
  4. To gain more popularity, you can send your songs to a label. You must produce new songs each day in order to sign with a record label.

Sims 4: How to Sing?

You must purchase the City Living expansion to sing in Sims 4. To create song lyrics in Sims 4, follow these steps:

  1. You can start singing in the shower or karaoke.
  2. After you have reached the second level, you can practice singing with a microphone or simply by clicking on your Sim.
  3. After you have reached level eight in singing skill, the ‘Write Lyrics option will allow you to record the vocal part of a song.

Tip: If you want to be able to sing and play both an instrument and an instrument, you must have at least level 3 in instrument skill and level 2 in singing.

Sims 4: How to Create Songs Faster

It can take a while to level up your Sims 4 musical skills. Cheats can help speed up the process. Follow these instructions to learn how to do this:

  1. Open the cheat box in the game. Use “Ctrl+ Shift + C” on a PC. On consoles, you can press all triggers simultaneously.
  2. Enter “testingcheats true” and hit the ”Enter’ button.
  3. Bring up the cheat input box again and type in “stats.set_skill_level Major_(skill) (desired skill level).” So, to reach level 10 of guitar skill, you will have to type “stats.set_skill_level Major_Guitar 10.”
  4. Mods can be used to speed up songwriting. You can download one of the online mods to speed up songwriting (for example this) then run the game with it.

How to put your own music in Sims 4

Music that suits your tastes makes any game better. Follow these steps to add custom music for Sims 4 on a PC:

  1. You must ensure that the file you wish to add to the game’s soundtrack is in.mp3 format. It should not exceed 320kbit/sec.
  2. Navigate to Documents and then to Sims 4 folder. Next, open the Custom Music folder.
  3. Select a subfolder from the radio station where you wish the song to be played in the Custom Music folder.
  4. Move the.mp3 file into the radio station subfolder.
  5. To find your own music, open the game and switch on the radio station.

Tip: You can delete songs from radio stations using the Game Settings menu.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

How do Sims 4 Musicians Create Music?

Sims 4 allows you to create songs. Sims can choose from pre-uploaded songs and play them on their own. This process can take 12 hours in-game so it is best to look after your Sim first.

You can also pause the recording and then resume it from your library. You can take a break by clicking on an instrument and selecting ‘Write Song’. The recording will begin from the beginning.

How do you get custom music in Sims 4

Sims 4 doesn’t allow you to create custom music, but you can upload it from your phone. Make sure that the file you wish to upload to the game is in.mp3 format. It should not exceed 320kbit/sec. Navigate to your Documents and then to Sims 4 folder. Next, open the Custom Music folder.

Select a subfolder in the Custom Music folder where you would like the song to be played. Drag the.mp3 file into the radio station folder. To find your own music, open the game and turn on the radio station.

How do you make your own song in Sims 4

Sims 4 doesn’t allow you to create your own custom song. There are only a few songs that you can choose from.

How do you license a song in Sims 4

You can license your songs to make money in sims 4. You can license your songs by writing a song.

Navigate to your Sim’s mailbox and click on it. Next, select “License Song” and then choose an instrument or a song from the list. The next day, you will begin receiving royalty payments. The payments last for one week. You won’t have the ability to use the same instrument during this time.

What is the best mood for writing a song?

If you are in the right mindset, your skill points will increase faster. Your Sim must be inspired before you can play a musical instrument. Take a mindful shower, look at art, or use the Creative trait to get random inspiration.

What are the best traits for a musician sim?

You can make music a career. Choose the right traits to suit your Sim. Your character’s creativity will determine how often they are inspired. Sims who are inspired by a musical instrument will be able to gain more skill points.

Music Lover is also helpful. Your Sim will feel a boost of mood whenever they listen to music or play it. You can also choose the Musical Genius bonus trait to increase your skill points by practicing.

How can I make money from songwriting in Sims 4

Songwriting in Sims 4 can be a lucrative way to make money. You can license a song to earn royalties. Royalties are only available for one week and for only one song per instrument. You can learn to play multiple instruments simultaneously to earn more.

You can also earn money by songwriting by getting tips for playing in public. You can also sign with a record company with the extension Get Famous.

What is the difference between musical instrument skill levels?

Your Sim can only practice the instrument at level 1. Level two allows the Sim to research the instrument and listen to music on the stereo. Your Sim will learn how to play different musical genres using the instrument at levels three through seven.

Level eight unlocks the songwriting option. You can also play classic songs. Level nine allows you to license your songs and receive royalty payments. You can become a mentor once you have reached the highest skill level.

Can Sims 4 allow me to create a custom song?

There is no way to choose from pre-uploaded songs. You can however add your own music and listen to it from the stereo at any time. You can’t create your own station.

Become a Great Musician

Sims 4’s musical career path is not the most straightforward. It is difficult and takes time. But, true creative people have not been stopped by difficulties. With the help of our guide, you will be able to understand the songwriting process. You can become a Sims 4 musician if you master multiple musical instruments simultaneously.

Have you ever tried the Get Famous or Get Together expansion packs. Would you prefer the songwriting process in Sims 4 be quicker? Please leave your comments below.

 

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