How To Sell Song Lyrics In Today's Digital World Wednesday December 13 2023, 5:15 PM
Yona Marie
Singer, Songwriter, Producer.
How To Sell Song Lyrics In Today's Digital World

How To Sell Song Lyrics 

In the current realm of music creation, being solely a lyricist may not be as common as other roles, but it undeniably holds unique value.

While lyricists may have been more common before the internet, there's still an opportunity for some people out there who are interested in starting a career.

The key here will be knowing how to connect with your right target audience. Most people who create music aren't looking for lyric writers, but there is still a market for it.

I have found a lot of success in lyric writing, and while most of my gigs involve singing and melody writing as well, there were several clients strictly looking for lyrics only. 

If you're passionate about crafting compelling song lyrics and wish to monetize your talent, I'd like to help guide you through the nuanced process of selling your song lyrics. 

Protect Your Work First

Before delving into the market, protecting your intellectual property is a must. Beyond copyrighting your lyrics, consider the benefits and drawbacks of work-for-hire agreements.


In some cases, it might be advantageous to establish a clear understanding of your rights through such contracts. Additionally, utilize timestamps and notarization methods to create an indisputable record of your work.

Document the creation process meticulously, including drafts and revisions, fortifying your work against potential disputes and unauthorized use.

Advertise On Freelancer Sites (Fiverr, Airgigs, Soundetter, etc)

To connect with potential clients and sell your song lyrics, leverage the vast opportunities offered by freelancer platforms like Fiverr, Airgigs, and Soundetter. I've had success with all three! 

Your profile should not merely be a listing but a compelling representation of your expertise and experience. Showcase a diverse portfolio of your best work, emphasizing your ability to adapt to different styles and genres.

When setting prices, conduct thorough market research, considering song length, complexity, and exclusivity. Offering custom packages tailored to different client needs adds a personalized touch to your services.

Reach Out To Song Publishing Companies 

Explore opportunities with song publishing companies, acting as bridges between lyricists and artists. Identify companies that resonate with your style and genre preferences.


Create a comprehensive portfolio showcasing your best work, illustrating your versatility and unique voice as a lyricist. Reach out with a well-crafted letter introducing yourself and submit demo lyrics to captivate their attention.

Understanding the dynamics of the industry and building relationships can be as crucial as showcasing your skills.

Reach Out To Individual Artists 

It's pretty hard to get chosen to work with a song publishing company that is reputable, but you can still try directly approaching individual artists offers a personalized touch to your services.

Identify potential collaborators whose style aligns with your lyric-writing abilities. Craft personalized pitches expressing genuine admiration for their work and proposing collaboration.

Networking at physical and virtual events within the music industry provides valuable opportunities to connect with artists and industry professionals.

Genuine connections can lead to fruitful collaborations beyond the confines of formal business propositions.

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Collaborate with Producers and Composers

Expand your network by collaborating with producers and composers. Establishing relationships with professionals in complementary fields can lead to more extensive and impactful projects.

Collaborations not only enhance the quality of your work but also expose you to new audiences and creative perspectives.

Build an Online Presence

Establishing a strong online presence is vital in today's digital age. Create a professional website showcasing your portfolio, bio, and contact information.

Leverage social media platforms to connect with fellow songwriters, musicians, and potential clients. Regularly update your platforms with engaging content, such as blog posts, lyric snippets, or behind-the-scenes glimpses of your creative process.

A good chunk of my songwriting clients just happened to come across a social media or website post that I have!

Consider Targeted Paid Advertising 

Targeted advertising can significantly expand your reach and connect you with potential clients. Running ads on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter provides a visual representation of your lyric-writing services.

Google Ads, strategically placed, ensures visibility when clients actively seek lyricists. Collaborating with influencers in the music industry not only expands your reach but also lends credibility to your services.

Yona Marie

As a session singer, writer, and producer that has worked with over 300 clients to provide high-quality jingles, singles, and features, Yona spends her time creating and marketing new music and helpful resources for creators. Check out Yona’s latest releases on her Spotify, her Youtube and share if you like it!

If you are in need of singer, songwriter or song producer services, see what Yona Marie can offer you on her services page.

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