talented lyricists willing to develop their lyric writing
skills and market their songs, there are 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.
memorable songs require well-written lyrics and skilled lyric
writing, and the music business will always need talented
illustrate this, check out the songwriting credits of songs
recorded in Nashville these days. Rarely will you see only
one songwriter listed under the title of any particular song.
often you'll find two or more writers listed. That's because
each writer brings different, complimentary strengths to the
songwriting process. Some are stronger composing music. Some
are stronger writing lyrics.
times it's a case of "two heads are better than one"
in the creative process, and sometimes songwriting partners
work together on both lyrics and music.
an example, country music recording artist Vince Gill wrote
his classic album "I Still Believe In You" with
co-writing help from eight different songwriting partners.
That album yielded several huge hits for Gill, sold millions
of albums, and established Gill as a top country artist.
FOR SONG LYRICISTS
Resource Network encourages song poets and lyric writers to
take their work to the highest level. That's why we offer
helpful, informative articles on all aspects of song and lyric
a complete list of articles about Lyric Writing, visit this
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TO SELL LYRICS / SELL SONGS
often ask: "How do I sell lyrics or sell songs?"
Well, generally a writer does not actually sell lyrics or
sell songs —
they most often get paid through a system of royalties.
before you can sell songs and make money, you'll need to get
your songs noticed by influential folks in the music business.
you're an ambitious lyricist, you'll probably want to start
thinking about teaming with a music composer.
because song publishers rarely consider lyric-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.
LYRIC WRITING CONTEST:
You can now enter your lyrics in the Lyric Writing
category of the Great
American Song Contest. Get your song lyrics critiqued
by music-industry pros. Win Prizes
ALL ENTRANTS in
American Song Contest receive a free 45-Day All Access
(a $50 value!)
HELPFUL TIP: Song
lyricists seeking music composers can find good results using
the Songwriters Resource Network Songwriter
Billboards. There are hundreds of networking ads. Respond
to those that interest you or post a free ad of your own!
DID YOU KNOW? SongLyricist.com
a great new online resource for song lyricists. Lots of helpful
tips and articles by music-industry pros on how to market
song lyrics and find success in the music business.
- Lyric Writing contest
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