Lyricists & Lyric Writing
highly skilled lyricists who market their songs, there are
many good opportunities in today's music business.
great song needs a great lyric. Every Elton John needs a
Bernie Taupin. Every Andrew Lloyd Webber needs a Tim Rice.
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songs require well-written lyrics. Therefore the music business
will always need talented song lyricists.
illustrate this point, check out the songwriting credits
of songs recorded in Nashville these days. Rarely will you
see just one songwriter credited under the song title.
often you'll find at least two songwriters listed. That's
because each writer brings different, complimentary strengths
to the songwriting process. Some are stronger composing
music. Some are stronger writing lyrics.
it's simply a case of "two heads are better than one"
in the creative songwriting process. Sometimes songwriting
partners work together on both lyrics and music.
example, country music recording artist Vince Gill wrote
with eight different songwriting partners on his classic
album "I Still Believe In You." The album yielded
several big hits for Gill and became one of his biggest
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you're an ambitious song lyricist, you'll probably want
to start thinking about teaming with a music composer.
because song publishers rarely consider lyrics-only submissions.
It's difficult to judge the potential of a song based on
only the lyrics. Song
publishers want to hear complete songs
lyrics and music.
working with music composers have one big advantage: they
can join forces to create song demos. And an impressive
demo can be used to attract the interest of song publishers,
music producers and recording artists.
HELPFUL TIP: Song
lyricists seeking music composers can find lots of contacts
by using the Songwriters Resource Network
Songwriter Billboards. There are hundreds of
ads. You can respond to those that interest you. Or post
a free ad of your own!
LYRIC WRITING EVENT:
You can now enter your lyrics in the Lyric
Writing category of the
American Song Contest. Get your song
critiqued by music-industry pros and win Prizes
DID YOU KNOW? There's
a great new online resource for song lyricists! SongLyricist.com
tips and opportunities for lyricists learning the art and
craft of lyric writing. There are also many great articles
by music-industry pros on how to market song lyrics and
find success in the music business.
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