How To Become A Jingle Writer – Here’s What You Need To Know

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A Collection of Pages About Becoming A Jingle Writer

As a Jingle writer, you’ll need to create jingles that are memorable for TV or Radio commercials that sound great and help build a brand for a product or service.

When you’re working on a jingle and it sticks in your head after your finished for the day, then you’re on the right track.

A jingle is something that can last for years and it may reach millions of people, with that in mind you need to make sure you give it your best effort. You’ll want to keep working until your jingle is one you are proud of and the customer is happy with.

Writing is an important part of the jingle creation process, the music has a large impact as well as the vocals. Another important part of the process is the production and sound effects. As a writer, you may be working with others until the jingle is complete because every process may reveal insights and can be an opportunity for improvement.

Naturally, in this line of work the more talented you are, the busier you’ll be. You’ll want to create a portfolio with jingles you have written, even if they weren’t used, it will help you land a job.

With any type of career, you may be considering you want to make sure you get into a field for the right reasons. Pay should not be the reason, passion is the answer. When you are passionate about the work you do, you’ll be able to shine and perform well, simply because of your passion.

When you enjoy your work, your life will be much better. You have to consider, for most of us, 1/3 of each Monday to Friday is at work. That’s a big chunk of your day, so you want to be doing work you enjoy.

Have a look at the resources I have included in this post for what to expect from a career as a jingle writer.

Section Included In This Post:

  • How To Become A Jingle Writer
  • Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For A Jingle Writer
  • What To Know Before Becoming a Jingle Writer
  • A Day In The Life of A Jingle Writer
  • Traits of A Good Jingle Writer
  • Salary For A Jingle Writer
  • Getting The Job
  • Resume Tips For A Jingle Writer
  • Tools For A Jingle Writer
  • Associations
  • Glossary and Terms Related To Jingles
  • Tips And Insights Related To Jingle Writers
  • Jingle Writer Blogs
  • Famous Jingle Writers
  • Jingle Writer Job Opportunities
  • Courses Related To Jingles
  • Books Related to Jingles
  • The Latest About Jingles
  • Latest Search Results Related To Jingles
  • Latest News Related To Jingles
  • Tweets Related To Jingles
  • Videos Related To Jingles

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How To Become A Jingle Writer

In this section, you’ll find a collection of resources for an overview of what it takes to become a Jingle Writer including answers to questions like; what type of degree do I need, educational institutions, how many years it will take, and where to start.

How to Become a Jingle Writer: Education and Career Guide

Become a Jingle Writer | Job Description & Salary

Get A Job Writing Jingles — Market Yourself As A Jingle Writer

Jingle Writer Salary and Career Facts

Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For A Jingle Writer

This section offers an overview of what you can expect from this career. Spend some time on the resources to get an overview of what to anticipate from this career. Included in these resources you may find trends, statistics, forecast, and historical information.

If you’re going to spend time and money to get into this career, you want to make sure that you’re getting into something that will be around in a few years.

For example, you don’t want to get into a dying career. Why would you invest time and money to get into something that might not be around in a few years? For more on dying careers see “Dying Professions You Should Avoid

Below are the resources for this section:

What Killed the Jingle? – The Atlantic

The death of the jingle – Music in advertising

What’s the job outlook for Jingle Writers? Any JW’s here care to chip in on how the industry is doing? : WeAreTheMusicMakers

What To Know Before Becoming a Jingle Writer

This section offers tips and insights for issues you should know about before investing time and money to get into this career. A lot of the tips come from people who have experience and reveal the issues they have experienced. Look at the resources I found interesting for this section.

What’s the job outlook for Jingle Writers? Any JW’s here care to chip in on how the industry is doing? : WeAreTheMusicMakers

A Day In The Life of A Jingle Writer

In this section, people share a day in the have a career related to this one. You can get an overview of what your life could be like if you decide to pursue this career.

Keep in mind that everyone’s experience differs. But it’s always good to get different points of view that may reveal issues you haven’t considered.

Have a look at the resources I have selected that offer an overview of what your day may be like if you choose this career.

Day in the Work Life: Jingle writer – Marketplace

Traits of A Good Jingle Writer

This section offers the traits associated with someone who is a professional and successful in this career.

What Makes a Good Jingle Writer?

Salary For A Jingle Writer

In this section, you can get an idea of the pay you can expect if you decide to choose this career.

Keep in mind different areas of the country offer different salaries and pay is related to the cost of living in the area. Another key issue is the demand for and competition for this type of work.

Check the “Job Opportunities” near the end of this page and you may be able to find the demand and pay for this job in your area.

How much can you make as a Jingle Writer

Jingle Writer Salary | Comparably

Jingle Writer Salary and Employment Statistics

How Much Do Jingle Writers Get Paid? – Woman

Getting The Job

This section includes going through the hiring process and how to prepare for your job interview that will increase your chances of landing the job.

Job Preparation Resources You Need To Get That Job

Resume Tips For A Jingle Writer

In the section, you’ll find tips and resources related to creating a resume for this career.
Submitting your resume is the first part of the job application process.

It’s also one of the most important steps of the process because it’s the first thing that a hiring manager sees. If your resume is weak or has red flags, you will have no chance to get an interview.

Have a look at the samples provided that will help you create a resume to grab the attention of the hiring manager.

Gresham Petroleum Jingle Writer Resume Sample – Atlanta Georgia | ResumeHelp

Tools For A Jingle Writer

This section offers tools and resources that can help you perform your job effectively. Take some time to go over the resources and see if any of these tools can help make your job easier and more productive.

Jingle Writer | Get In Media

The 10 Best Free Songwriting Tools for Musicians | LANDR Blog

9 Songwriting Tools To Help Maximize Your Time And Creativity – Musician With A Day Job

Home – MasterWriter

Songwriting Tools

Associations

The resources below offer associations related to this career.
Take some time to go over the resources for an overview of the benefits you can receive by becoming a member of the available association related to this career.

Songwriter Associations – SongwriterUniverse

Glossary and Terms Related To Jingles

With any career you choose, it’s always a good idea to have a strong knowledge of the terminology used in the industry.

Have a look at the resources I have selected that up for terms you need to be familiar with if you are pursuing this career.

Radio Terminology (Jargon) Guide – miskaudio.com

Tips And Insights Related To Jingle Writers

In this section, you’ll find tips and insights related to this career that may come in handy if you decide to pursue this career.

Have a look at the resources I have included for this section.

12 Tips for Writing, and Selling, Great Jingles – Disc Makers

8 Tips for Writing a Jingle – Writing an Advertising Jingle

JingleMoney: The Essential Guide to Making Real Money Writing Jingles – Mixonline

5 Reasons Jingles are Powerful Marketing Tool | SEJ

How to Write a Song | 10 Songwriting Tips from the Pros

Tips To Writing An Effective Radio Commercial Script

Top 10 Rules For Better Songwriting – MTT – Music Think Tank

5 Types of Rhymes You Can Use in Your Song

 

Jingle Writer Blogs

Below you’ll find a collection of blogs I have selected that are related to this career and will help you stay up-to-date and in touch with your industry.

Staying in touch with industry news makes you more knowledgeable, and this knowledge will show in your job.

Have a look at the list below to follow the blogs that appeal to you.

Top 75 Songwriting Blogs and Websites for Songwriters To Follow in 2019

My Top 10 Favorite Songwriting and Music Industry Blogs • SongFancy

Tony Conniff – Songwriter, Producer, Musician, Composer, and Teacher

Famous Jingle Writers

The collection lists of famous people related to this. Have a look into the lives of others and what they did to become famous and how they made contributions to this industry.

Jingle Writer Hall of Fame | Famous Jingle Writers

Jingle Writer Job Opportunities

This section allows you to see current job openings related to this career choice. You’ll get an idea of the job duties required as well as the pay.

Take some time to go over the opportunities to get an overview of today’s demand for this type of job.

Monster.com

Indeed.com

LinkedIn.com

Courses Related To Jingles

This section contains courses I have selected for this post. Have a look to see the course structure and topics covered. By looking at topics covered you’ll have an overview of the areas you need to know about.

With most online courses you can learn at your own pace, finish at your convince, and have access to the material to review whenever you want.

Courses on Udemy.com Related To Jingles

Books Related to Jingles

Books offer structure and cover a lot of information related to the topic they cover. By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you’ll want to pay attention to.

Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Jingles

Books From Amazon Related To Jingles

Google Book Search Related To Jingles

The Latest About Jingles

In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest related to this industry, including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.

I recommend spending some time on the new, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the lasts on what’s happening.

Google Searches

Latest Search Results Related To Jingles

Latest Scholar Search Results Related To Jingles

Latest Image Search Results Related to Jingles

News

Latest News Related To Jingles

Twitter

Tweets Related To Jingles

YouTube

Videos Related To Jingles