Over the past few years, we have had a number of readers ask us about finding a lyricist agent. We haven’t been quick to respond because the truth is, they don’t really exist.
Novelists have literary agents, who liaise with book publishers in an attempt to get their books published. But finding an agent for lyricists to have their words considered for publication is not likely.
In fact, if you go to Google now and type in ‘lyricist agent,’ you are not likely to find a suitable result that matches. Trying to get just lyrics looked at in the hopes of a publishing deal, is a totally different ball game.
For starters, you can’t actually sell lyrics to artists, whether you are a freelancer or a staff lyricist. Before the artist and his team decide to take a project to the next level, it has to at least be made into a rough tape or demo. So, if you have lyrics written down and want to have a shot at getting them in front of an audience, your first step should not be googling “where to find a lyricist agent,” which is likely to lead to a dead end. Instead, it should be to find the most suitable means to get your lyrics turned into an actual production, with music and vocals.
However, you shouldn’t just use any music mixing source. A low quality recording is likely to be overlooked, whether the lyrics are great or not. Even if it’s a basic demo, you want the production to be of good quality so an artist or music publisher can really hear its clarity and its potential for appealing to a wide audience. What you really need is a music production source that can help turn your lyrics into high-quality song recordings for the most reasonable cost.
Now that you are armed with information, you can now make up your mind as to what to do about the lyrics you have written down or plan to write. Hope this saves you from wasting time due to searching for a lyricist agent that doesn’t exist.