In this guide, we’ll explore what skills your Sims need to have in order to start writing songs, how long this process takes, how you can write songs faster and how to make money off writing songs.
Writing songs in The Sims 4 takes a lot of patience and excellent musical skills. Your Sim needs a lot of time to level up its song writing skills and the ability to play particular instruments. Once you’ve enrolled your Sim into the music business, don’t expect to see any fast progress. Your Sim needs to first put in the work to master the respective instrument.
What level do you have to be to write songs Sims 4? Your Sim needs to first reach level 8 of mastery in the instrument they chose to specialise in so as to unlock the ability to write songs. Once the song has been fully written, you can play it using any instrument your Sim can play.
How long does it take for my Sim to fully write a song? On average, it takes about 12 hours for your Sim to finish writing a song. If your Sim stops writing a particular song abruptly, the progress will be saved on a musical sheet available in your Sim’s inventory. You can resume writing the song by grabbing the musical sheet from the inventory.
As you can see, writing songs is one of the most time consuming actions in the game. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to write songs faster.
How do I write songs faster in The Sims 4?
Tip 1: Practice in public
Your Sim can practice playing their favourite instrument in public so as to gain additional music mastery levels and get tips.
Tip 2: Learn to play additional instruments
Being able to play multiple instruments will give your Sim a boost in skill gains. Another advantage is that it allows your Sim to licence one song per instrument daily — almost.
Tip 3: Use Mods
There are a few mods out there for faster songwriting. With the help of some of these mods, it takes roughly 2 or 3 Sim hours to complete a song, which is 4 times faster than usual.
How to make money off writing songs in the Sims 4
Tip 1: Play in public and get tips
As stated above, one way to monetise your Sim’s musical talent is to play in public. Don’t expect to earn too much money but the tips you’ll get can help you pay some of the bills.
Tip 2: Licence music
Once your Sim has reached level 9, they can licence music to make more money. Again, this process takes a lot of time so don’t expect your Sim to get rich overnight. Keep in mind there is a series of annoying limitations when it comes to licensing music: you can only licence one song at a time and the song will no longer be that popular after one week.
There you go, I hope you find this guide useful.