How Can I Write Songs For The Children’s Music Market?

  • Dennis Scott
  • Artist/Songwriter
    The Wannabeatles
  • Children's Music
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When you're a talented artist and/or songwriter, no genre should be overlooked. Yet many artist completely ignore children's music. It can be a very lucrative market for anyone who is serious about it!

In this video, Dennis Scott talks about his experience working in children’s music and shares insights on tapping into this segment of the industry.

Info On The Children's Music Market Dennis Shares In This Video

Primary Areas Of The Market

Learn exactly who needs children's music and for what purpose.


Find out how competitive the market is and how to stand out. 

Pitching Songs &
Writing For A Project

Learn the ways children's music makes its way to TV shows, movies, videos etc.

Children's Music vs. Commercial Music

Learn the differences and similarities between writing for these 2 markets.

Put Yourself In A
Child's Mindset?

Find out if you need to 'think like a child' to write children's music.

Tips On First
Entering The Field

Get some valuable tips and advivce on how to break into the market.
About The EXPERT

Dennis Scott

Two-time Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer/writer DENNIS SCOTT has left no corner of the children's music industry unexplored.

His songs have been performed by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, The Muppets, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood, Elmo, Charlie Daniels Band, Shari Lewis, Crystal Gayle, Roberta Flack, Ricky Skaggs, and many others.

Dennis is also the recipient of two Emmys, a Parent's Choice Award, and a Telly. You can hear his work on television, radio, audio books, home videos, and stage productions such as "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Sesame Street Live" and "The Magic School Bus."

Dennis began his entertainment career at the age of 7 as an actor on Broadway. As an adult, he toured with the New Christy Minstrels (playing upright bass and singing). His novelty tune "Captain Kirk's Disco Trek" led to his first serious foray into children's music and a Grammy for "Sesame Country." He has had nonstop assignments since then.

Dennis has served a music director for several children's TV shows including the PBS series "Noddy" and, most recently, "BJ's Teddy Bear Club" which airs on TBN and just earned him his second Emmy award. His album, "Songs From the Neighborhood - the Music of Mister Rogers" won last year's Grammy award as Best Musical Recording for Children.

Recently Dennis fulfilled his own childhood dream by spearheading a Beatles tribute band called The WannaBeatles. The band has grown in popularity and was even nominated for a Grammy in the spoken word category for an audiobook collection of interviews with Beatles fans called, "Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond."

When your childhood heroes are people like Danny Kaye, Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis, you can't help but have a silly side to you. Creating and producing music, particularly children's music, allows me to be as silly and creative as I want to be. And playing in a Beatles band makes me feel like a rock star. "Now that's my kind of job description!"

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