Lyricists are employed by recording companies or may also be employed by artists or as freelance lyricists. A lyricist is a writer that specializes in writing lyrics for songs. He/she must be knowledgeable of song composition principles, styles, and trends in the music industry to be able to write lyrics that are of good quality and potentially marketable. Lyricists may specialize in a particular genre of music or may also be versatile in being able to write lyrics for all types of music from rock, jazz, to pop music. Lyricists need to possess a great interest in music while having excellent writing skills and musicality.
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Stafford, ST19 0AD
Dynamic and committed writer is looking for the opportunity to join a recording company as a lyricist where I can provide high quality songs with potential for creating successful artists.
Summary of Qualification
- Possess three years of relevant experience working as a freelance lyricist.
- Creative and versatile in writing lyrics for different music genre.
- Flexible in writing lyrics based on the ideas and preference of singers or producers.
- Abreast of the trends and history of music.
- Demonstrate an ability to write lyrics to songs that hit the billboard charts.
Career Experience/Job History
2007 – Present: Freelance Lyricist
- Write lyrics based on themes and topics that are of my choice and interest.
- Research about relevant and timely topics and content of songs.
- Talk to recording artists or companies to pitch lyrics I have created.
2002 – 2006: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Stafford University
Professional reference will be furnished upon request.