Phase 1 - learneverythingabout.comWhat Is A Lyricist?

A lyricist crafts creative words for music -

A lyricist (or lyric writer) specializes in crafting creative words for songs. They create lyrics to old and/or new melodies, either to be sung or spoken by a music artist.

While all songwriters are lyric writers, not all lyric writers are songwriters. So if you become a lyricist it means you're choosing to work with someone else's music in one way or another (because you don't create your own melodies).

Either your lyrics are half of the new song, or you're attempting to create a new song lyric inspired by a classic.

A lyricist can choose to team-up with a music composer or songwriter, work as a contracted freelancer, or be hired as part of a staff of a music publishing company (see staff writer).

Probably the most popular genre for a music career as a lyricists is rap or hip-hop.

Even though every music genre needs great lyricists, rap's main artistic focus is on how creatively you can string together words and phrases over a melody, (break) beat or loop.

Average Income for Lyricist Jobs

Like with most jobs, the amount of money you can make is usually based on how skilled or experienced you are at writing lyrics, and whether you're paid hourly or per song project.

But below are the average income for lyric writers and a few pros and cons for each.

Average income:

important pointStaff (or Collaborating) Lyricist Pros & Cons:

important pointSelf-Employed / Freelance Lyricist Pros & Cons:

So Let Us Begin.

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  1. lyric writing lessons - Seed Method for Writing Song Lyrics Download my free 6-step exercise manual to prepare your lyrical content for structuring. Having your song lyric fully fleshed-out before piecing it together is important.

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- Jeezy

Updated: April 4, 2020

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