Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:47 PM
It may be possible to place a song, but a lyric without music? Not that I am aware of.
You would be better off writing full songs or partnering with someone if that isn't something you can do.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
Be careful. There is a scam out there that "pays" you for your lyrics, but in essence, its a compnay that ends up owning the song. They are just looking for lyrics, but have a clever way of saying it and you end up in a strange contract.
I also believe a compnay that pays you for lyrics may not exist.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:15 PM
I'm not sure where on the boards you saw information like that. Nobody pays for lyrics. Almost nobody pays for songs.
If you are a "lyrics only" person you cannot and will not get anywhere without partnering with someone who at least writes music. In most cases "your mileage may vary" but in this case I don't think there are any exceptions. To do anything in the music business -- from a performance opening at a tiny listening room, to a song placement, to pitching to a major star -- you need a finished song (music and lyrics) probably elevated to a recorded demo.
Meet people. Find partners. Write songs. Have fun. Don't keep looking in your mailbox for the checks. Anything else will make you crazy.
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- Tell the truth, but lie about it
- There are no rules, but you have to follow them