In The Sims 4, you can do just about anything you want to do or be any type of Sim you want. You can become a werewolf, a baby, or even a musician! Here’s how to write a song (and sell it) to launch your music career into high gear.

How do you write a song in The Sims 4?

To write a song in The Sims 4you need to gain skill with any kind of musical instrument. You can do this by playing that instrument as often as your Sim can. If they have any musical traits or perks, your Sim can accomplish this faster than usual.

If you already have the option to select the action to write a song, you’ll see it when you click on the instrument. From there, your Sim will begin meticulously writing a song. Be warned that the Sim will take hours to write the song, usually about 12 hours.

What Skill Level do you need to Write a Song in The Sims 4?

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To be able to write a song in the first place, you need to improve your musical skill to level eight. This does not mean a general music skill, but rather a skill for that specific instrument. This means you cannot have a level eight skill in guitar but write a song on the piano. Your skill level needs to correspond to the instrument you’ll write a song with.

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How to License or Sell a Song in The Sims 4

You can sell your song after you write it, but you’ll need to level up a bit more again. Reach level 9 in skill on that instrument. After you’ve reached this level, go to your mailbox at your Sim’s home lot and choose the option that says License Song. This will have you earn royalties for your music every day. You’ll be able to license one song per instrument each week.

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