Songwriters, Song Lyrics, and Song Arrangents

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Songwriting

Whether you're aspiring to join the ranks of professional song writers or simply want to find an open mic at which to play your latest tune, a large and varied songwriting community exists to satisfy song writers of all skill and experience levels. The Internet contains a wealth of information applicable to everyone, from the dabbling novice to the meticulous expert.

Songwriting Basics

Many publications about the songwriting community are good for beginners and those seeking a ... read more »

The Craft of Songwriting

As with poetry, prose, and other forms of writing, there are many schools of thought on song ... read more »

Performance Opportunities

If you're ready to move beyond playing for your friends or busking at train stations, you'll need ... read more »

Songwriters' Festivals and Songwriters' Conferences

Songwriting conferences allow songwriters the opportunity to network with a wider circle of ... read more »

Music Publishing, Music Licensing, and Music Copywriting

The business arm of songwriting is as varied as the creative side. Artists who have moved beyond ... read more »

Songwriters, Song Lyrics, and Song Arrangents

There are many sites devoted to song lyrics and chords by established artists. It is easy to use these directories to search by artist name or song title and get a full arrangement of a song. The sites below either feature catalogs of work or publishing and copyright information, and they are frequently updated.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some sites feature lyrics and chords with arrangements contributed by musicians other than the author of the songs or lyrics. These may or may not be entirely accurate but are still very useful.

  • If you do your own search, remember to choose sites that are frequently updated.
  • There are hundreds of Web sites that provide lyrics to popular songs, but many of them are input by users and aren't always accurate. The ones we've included here are normally reliable, but if you think a lyric might be wrong check another lyric site to see if it matches up.

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