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Lyrics For Music

License Lyrics for Music by Dale Kidd

It isn't always easy to find the right words for music, but when you do, you know it. Some musicians write their own lyrics for music, but more often than not, one person does the writing, and another lays down the tunes. Whether it's Hip Hop, Country, Classic Rock, Contemporary, or even Electronic music, a good writer is essential if you want lyrics for music that fits the sound.

Today you can find lyrics for music by doing a quick internet search. You might be amazed at all the options you'll find—a word of caution, pay attention to licensing. A licensing agreement permits you to use lyrics for music by another writer. Also, keep in mind that there are a few different types of licensing contracts to be aware of if you want words for music you've written.

First, a non-commercial-use license lets you use original lyrics for performances and presentations. Still, you can not make money on those lyrics unless you've struck a commercial licensing agreement with the writer. Also, original lyrics will most always remain copyrighted to the person who wrote them—unless otherwise specified. If you didn't write the lyrics for music you wrote, then it's only right to give credit where credit is due.

Although a commercial-limited-right-of-reproduction license enables you to record lyrics for music you write and use them on a sound recording or video, the number of copies you can produce under this agreement is limited. Finally, a commercial-unlimited-right-of-reproduction license allows you unlimited rights to reproduce and sell the music. Consider that the writer will also most likely require a percentage of generated sales over an agreed-upon number of sales.

If you need words for music you've written, check out Dale Kidd Lyric's extensive catalog of lyrics for music on his website. The website offers different licensing options, including a commercial-unlimited-right-of-reproduction with shareable revenue on sales over 1000 on single tracks containing his licensed lyrics.

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