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Lyricist Resume

Usually, lyricists write their lyrics for a specific genre, like a Broadway musical or a folk rock band, and sometimes they work for other projects like television shows or advertisements. Many lyricists work also as freelancers and work in various jobs in order to gain a steady income. Lyricists are strongly connected to entertainment executives and musicians to find a job for each one and lyricists present their work to people like creative managers and in this way the later hire the lyricist that fits mostly for the job.


When you are writing a resume for the position of a lyricist, the skills you should consider adding are knowledge of the language you write your works in, and also a large vocabulary of that certain language. Since a good lyricist is considered to be innovative, flexible and persistent, you should add these skills in your resume to prove to the employer that you are the perfect candidate for the job. A lyricist must collaborate with other artists, but must also have the ability to work independently and continue elaborating the artistic vision of a song. You should add in your resume that you are able to work in stressful situations and that you take criticism well. Generally, you should know how to present yourself in order to get the trust of creative directors and composers to guarantee your next project. You should mention that you are willing to work irregular hours to finish up a project within the time requested because many employers may demand this from their lyricists.

Lyricist Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: James Marshall
Address: 346 Rainbow Street, New York
Phone: (555) 555 6775


Seeking the position as a Lyricist

Summary of Qualifications

  • More than five years of experience
  • Talented, creative
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined
  • Ability to create and examine ideas
  • Ability to play the piano and the guitar
  • Solid knowledge of composition and music theory
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of musical instrument digital interface such as MIDI
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of oral and written English language
  • Comfortable with working irregular hours
Professional Experience

Galaxy Music Company, New York
Lyricist 2004-Present

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Wrote words for musical compositions such as lyrics and choral works
  • Wrote dramatic, lyric, narrative and various types of poetry for the company
  • Adapted words to accommodate musical demands of singer and composer
  • Chose subjects and other forms to express feelings, stories and lessons
  • Composed lyrics for individual performers
  • Creative with words
  • Flexibility
  • Persistence
  • Innovative
  • Team player
  • Dependable

Bachelor's degree in Music
University of New York ( 2003)

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