Ableton and Fruity Loops are pretty meme tier. I would look at Mixcraft, or GarageBand is also surprisingly good if you own a Mac or have access to one. The learning curve is higher than you would probably like but it's not as high as for other hobbies. More important than the software you use though is that you begin to learn how music is constructed, and start pulling apart songs and figuring out how they work. Most pop music is unbelievably simple and you can actually get away with quite a bit just by learning one chord progression:http://openmusictheory.com/popRockHarmony-pachelbel.html
The music language being used here makes this sound much more complicated than it is. A yuge number of pop songs across multiple genres use this and you've probably heard it before. For example, literally every single song written by Blink 182 uses the exact same chord progression, based on a super-simplified version of this. Learn the chords from one Blink 182 song, transpose it around to different keys (literally just dragging midi blips from one starting note to another if you're using a tool like Mixcraft), and you've got more musical knowledge than the average hip hop producer these days.
The most important thing is to just keep screwing around and experimenting, and come up with a system that works for you. Bear in mind that a lot of modern music, especially electronic music, is more dependent on the sounds of the synths and production techniques being used than composition, and most of the guys who know that stuff just learned it by screwing around. Your first few projects are probably going to suck balls and you will be told that they suck balls if you play them for anyone. That's okay. You get better the more you do it. I'd also recommend getting hold of some kind of physical instrument like a piano or a guitar and fiddling around with it. Even if you don't get good enough to perform on it it's a good tool for composition.
I am by no means an expert, I mostly just fuck around and create weird stuff for my own enjoyment, but if you're serious I can probably teach you some of the methods I use to create music. I'm not going to spoonfeed you, though.