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    5 31.25%
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Thread: Lyricist or songwriter?

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    I believe (not sure) it would be this way:

    Music is made by the Composer, which includes vocal melodies.
    Lyrics is made by the "Lyrics author", which is only text.

    Lyrics are full from your authorship.
    The "Composition" is partially yours, once you do vocal melodies.

    The term "song writter" is usually for both.

    ps: I don't know about copyright law, this is just how i interpret album labels

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    If you are creating musical elements (vocal melody as described above), you'd be considered a composer, irrespective of whether you wrote the lyrics (though in this case you do). In this particular case, you'd be equal in the eyes of ASCAP as co-writers--you are splitting the songwriting duties.
    I'm only competing with the person I was yesterday.

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