How exactly does one make money selling lyrics to professional singers and performers?
Answer Lucas, A lot of people ask this question or the similar question: Can you make money as a lyricist and if so, how? I’m sorry to report there is no market for lyrics, that is, no one will pay you upfront to write only lyrics. If anyone tells you otherwise, beware of a scam. That’s not to say it’s right or wrong, it’s just the way it is in the music industry today. The music industry is interested in complete songs, not just lyrics alone. So you will need to work with one or more co-writers, which is a good idea for many reasons. For one, it doesn’t matter if it’s 2 or 12 writers on a song, if the song becomes a hit and your name is on it, you get instant cred (all the co-writers get credibility and no one in the industry asks ‘which part of it did your write?’) Another good reason to co-write is that it’s a very common, accepted practice in the biz. But more importantly, you can learn a lot and become a better lyricist in the process. Also each co-writer of a song is going to be