By Catherine Davies
Helping Songwriters & Lyricists Succeed in the Music Industry
Which Recording Artists Need New Songs and Lyrics?
Knowing which recording artists
need new songs and lyrics can be
all that separates
who write songs as a hobby, and
those who write money-making hit
songs.  Many hit
song writers and
agents tell us that
this is the most
important thing to find out before
sending out your songs & lyrics
The good news is that there are a
recording artists who don't write
their own songs, and rely on
songwriters and lyricists to supply
them with new, original songs and
lyrics to record.  Many successful
songwriters tell us that knowing
which recording artists are looking
for new songs and lyrics  is what
helped them become a hit
songwriter, and is crucial to their
songwriting success.
Before you send out your songs or
lyrics, ask yourself:  Do you know which
artists write their own songs - and
which don’t
?   As a songwriter or
lyricist, this is very important.  Why?  

Because recording artists who DON’T
write their own songs will always need
to see new songs coming in, to select
songs and lyrics they want to
record. They need
songwriters to
provide them with new, original song
material, since they don’t write their
own songs.

The easiest and fastest way to find out
which artists
don't write their own
songs is to check the song credits.
The songwriter’s name is listed after the
song title  on song charts (Billboard or i-
tunes) and on download file notes or CD
liner.   This tells you if the recording artist
wrote the song, or if it was written by  
If you write songs or lyrics and would like
submit your songs and lyrics to
Recording Artists
, click here.