Song Lyricists & Lyric Writing
For highly skilled lyricists who market their songs, there are many good opportunities in today's music business.
Every great song needs a great lyric. Every Elton John needs a Bernie Taupin. Every Andrew Lloyd Webber needs a Tim Rice.
Memorable songs require well-written lyrics. Therefore the music business will always need talented song lyricists.
To 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.
Most 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.
Sometimes 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.
For 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 selling collections.
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If you're an ambitious song lyricist, you'll probably want to start thinking about teaming with a music composer.
That's 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 — both lyrics and music.
Lyricists 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 Great American Song Contest. Get your song critiqued by music-industry pros and win Prizes & Awards!
DID YOU KNOW?
There's a great new online resource for song lyricists! SongLyricist.com offers 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.
- Lyric Writing contest