Instructions


Buy Original Music and Lyrics


  • It's free to search for original music and lyrics at Songbay. Use our powerful search function to find your perfect lyric or song and start using it legally in your productions today
  • You can search by keyword/s, by genre, specific styles, tempo, even key and time signatures. Example: let's suppose you're looking for a lyric about the subject of 'floating', using the search box, type in the word 'float' and select the option to search by 'Lyric Only'. The system will return every lyric containing this word (either in the lyric text or in the artist's description)
  • You can preview material using the music player or lyric viewer
  • Prices and purchase options are clearly displayed next to each song or lyric, these vary from a simple digital download to an entire copyright purchase. All prices are set by Songbay artists, we take NO commission from sales
  • Once you have made your selection, follow the buying instructions then download your chosen song or lyric. You will receive a completed contract to keep for your records
  • Feel free to contact our users directly using the 'Contact' form on each artist's page. For example, you may wish to discuss a specific writing request or want to collaborate with the artist on a songwriting project

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Sell Original Music and Lyrics


  • Firstly you need to register with us which is free and takes just a couple of minutes
  • Select an appropriate Membership Package >>
  • From your user area, choose one of the selling options, either 'Sell Music' or 'Sell Lyric'
  • Follow the upload steps and instructions
  • Choose your preferred selling options, from a digital download to an entire copyright sale
  • Set your selling prices for your songs or lyrics (we take no commission from sales)
  • Your Songs and Lyrics will be published and available for sale at Songbay. They will also receive full copyright protection and be promoted on social media.
  • You will be contacted by users interested in working with you. Contact Examples >>

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  • Songbay is one of the best things that has happened to my career. Because of them my music has received exposure from various avenues on all levels. Thank you Songbay for your hardwork and dedication. Kamali Kasumu
    Kamali Kasumi
    Songwriter, Singer, Producer)
  • Songbay provides artists of all genres and experience levels a place to promote their work on a global scale. Their service and support is top notch. As a developing lyricist, Songbay provided me the opportunity to connect with the music community and license my first song.
    Annemarie Bell
    Lyricist
  • Songbay offer an amazing service and run the website fantastically well. They stand alone (in my opinion) as a music marketplace which is actually run by musicians who care. They work tirelessly to promote their artists and I have nothing but praise for them!
    CDavisMusic
    Composer
  • I have been very satisfied with my customer experience at Songbay. I have had considerable interest in my songs in my 1st year using the website
    Chris Connor
    Lyricst, Composer, Producer
  • Songbay provide a unique service. There is nothing else on the market that allows independent songwriters and lyricists to sell their work in this way. The Songbay team are very supportive or their artists. They regularly promote their users on Twitter and often retweet promotional tweets posted by artists. The Songbay team are also easy to contact and happy to help with any problems or questions via email or Twitter. I was also invited to write an article for Songbay's blog, which led to paid teaching work
    Justine Perry
    Lyricist
  • I have purchased several songs at Songbay. Their customer service is first class. I didn't really understand the process of music licensing but the guys at Songbay couldn't have been more helpful. They explained everything in great detail and promptly returned all me emails.Thanks!
    Olga Mayorova
    CMS Adds
  • Songbay is a great, professional website where, as a composer I feel that my music and lyrics will be treated with value and given opportunities to reach an audience of not only fans, but also future business partners. They manage to create a bridge between creativity and business in a way that doesn't take away the original intent behind the creativity.
    Phil Jack
    Composer
  • I have been a lyric writer for about 2 years now, and I have used Songbay as my first means of exposure. After only one month, I have received great feedback and interest in my lyrics
    Charles Bryson
    Lyricist
  • Songbay is a great, professional website where, as a composer I feel that my music and lyrics will be treated with value and given opportunities to reach an audience of not only fans, but also future business partners. They manage to create a bridge between creativity and business in a way that doesn't take away the original intent behind the creativity.
    Phil Jack
    Composer
  • I congratulate Songbay on its outstanding pursuit to maintain high quality customer service in an ever changing/evolving music industry
    A Martin
    Songwriter/ Artist/ Teacher
  • Thanks for looking after artists in a dignified, efficient and responsible manner. Your services are greatly appreciated. Songbay has always paid attention to client needs. They continue to respect and contribute to artistic growth, in a commendable way
    Blaze Blackheart
    Singer/Songwriter
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