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Songlorious on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are founders and how can you purchase a unique song?

Songlorious helps you make special moments even more precious with your very own custom song!
 Ellen Hodges and Omayya Atout, founders of Songlorious on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)
Ellen Hodges and Omayya Atout, founders of Songlorious on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)

When it comes to special moments in a person's life, we're always looking for unique ways to immortalize them to have a precious memory that we can cherish. Creating music isn't a talent everyone is bestowed with and frankly, who doesn't love the idea of a song that is uniquely theirs? For the creators of Songlorious, the importance of having a piece of music that shares a story is not lost on them.

Now, the question is, will they be able to convince the sharks on 'Shark Tank' about the same? Ready to make their pitch to Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Peter Jones, here's what Songlorious is all about!


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What is Songlorious?

Songlorious is a music company that creates custom music and songs. With several musicians on their roster, the brand promises "original, studio-quality song that captures your story". As per the brand's website, the founders Omayya Atout and Ellen Hodges created the brand in order to allow people to have access to their own unique music. "We started Songlorious because we knew that music had the power to tell you a story as well as convey emotion. We realized that so many people have amazing stories with and for their loved ones that they could tell through a song." they said, as mentioned on the website. Songlorious has over "talented, hand-picked, professional musicians" and has created 10,500 songs to date.


Who are the founders?

The founders behind the music company are a husband-wife duo, Omayya Atout and Ellen Hodges. The pair is currently based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, however, they began Songlorious in June 2020 from their Bushwick Brooklyn, apartment. Atout, was a civil engineer and his wife, Ellen Hodges was a barista. Seeing that they both are musicians, a friend asked the couple to create a song for their wedding. The song was a hit. During the pandemic, the two quit their jobs and later began Songlorious. 

Ellen Hodges and Omayya Atout on 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)

What is the cost and where to buy the Songlorious from?

The process of creating your music requires quite a lot of details. Users have to pick a genre, the song's length, singer, mood and even the story or memory to serve as a source of inspiration. The base price for a genre begins at $45. After that, the price increases depending on how you customize it, with the biggest spend depending on the song's length. 

Three minutes, which is a full song, costs $205, two minutes will set you back by $155, one minute costs $100 and 30 seconds which is the duration of a jingle, costs $55. You can also throw in an additional $150 if you're looking to use the song commercially. Songs can be purchased via the website


What is happening with the Songlorious now

For independent artists and musicians, Songlorious proved to be a blessing amid the pandemic. Having started only a year ago, the venture has proved to be a phenomenal success, as their massive roster of musicians continues to grow at breakneck speed. While talking to WGRZ, Atout explained that there is a healthy flow of demand and supply. "We started getting too many orders to handle and artists reaching out to us," he said.


Who will steal the deal?

Seeing that Songlorious has grown exponentially within a year, it's hard to say who might snap it up as it all boils down to numbers. However, this week's guest shark, Peter Jones, owns his own production company and thus might show some interest. 

Peter Jones in 'Shark Tank' (ABC/Christopher Willard)

'Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 2 returns to ABC on October 15, 2021, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Songlorious, Long Wharf Supply Co, Mute Me and Proper Good on October 15, 2021, from 8 pm ET to 9 pm ET.

Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.