Copyrights of lyrics

At present, there are many websites that present the lyrics. This offer, however, is controversial because some sites include copyrighted texts offered without the permission of the owner. US Association of Music Publishers’ (MPA), which represents music companies, launched a legal campaign against these sites in December 2005. MPA President Lauren Keizer said free text websites are “completely illegal” and Wanted some site operators imprisoned.

The texts of the licenses could be obtained worldwide by one of the two aggregators: LyricFind and musiXmatch. The first company to provide licensed lyrics was Yahoo !, followed quickly by MetroLyrics and More and more lyric websites are beginning to provide authoritative texts, such as SongMeanings and LyricWiki.

The competing texts of many websites still offer unlicensed content, which causes problems throughout the legality and accuracy of the texts. In the latest attempt to crack down on unauthorized websites you text a federal court ordered LiveUniverse, a network of websites operated by MySpace co-founder Brad Greenspan, to stop operating four lyrics songs sites that offer free Licence.

The texts can be studied from the academic point of view. For example, some texts may be considered a form of social criticism. The texts often contain themes such as political, social and economic as well as aesthetic elements and can thus communicate culturally meaningful messages. These messages can be explicit or implicit through metaphor and symbolism. The text can also be analyzed in relation to the sense of unity (or lack of unity) that has with its supporting music. Analysis based on hue and contrast are particular examples. Former Oxford professor of poetry Christopher Ricks notoriously Visions of Sin Dylan, an in-depth and typically Ricksian analysis of Bob Dylan’s published text; Ricks gives the warning that studied poetry of texts in tandem with music would make for a much more complicated critical business.

Poems as lyrics

The differences between poetry and singing may become less important in what direction music is put, to the point that any distinction becomes untenable. This is perhaps recognized in the way popular songs have lyrics.

However, the verse may predate its melody (in the sense that “Rule Britannia” was set to music, and “And made these feet in ancient times” became the hymn “Jerusalem”), or the melody it can be Lost over time, but the words survive, accompanied by a number of different melodies (this is especially common with songs and ballads).

(In song, ballad, blues, song, folk song, hymn, book, lying, lullaby, march, hymn of praise, round, spiritual). Nursery rhymes can be songs or verses: the term does not mean a distinction. The ghazal is a sung form which is considered primarily poetic. See also rap, the roots of hip-hop music.

Similarly, the drama verse can usually be judged (at its best), as poetry, but not composed of poems (see dramatic verse).

In baroque music, melodies and their texts in which the prose. Instead of coupled lines are rhetorical phrases or paragraphs consisting of an opening gesture, an amplification (often with sequences), and a narrow (with a cadence); German Vordersatz-fortspinnung-Epilog.


Lyrics are words that make a song usually consists of verses and choruses. The author of lyrics is a lyricist. The words of a composition of music as a work are, however, generally known as “book” and their author as “booklets.” The meaning of the texts may be explicit or implicit. Some texts are abstract, almost incomprehensible, and in these cases the emphasis is on form, articulation, meter, and expression symmetry. Rappers can also create texts with a variation of rhymes or words that create and tell a story or a song.

“Lyric” comes via Latin from the Greek Lyricus of (lyrik√≥s), the adjectival form of lyre. It first appeared in English in the mid 16th century, referring to the translations of Petrarch and his sonnets Earl of Surrey. Greek lyric poetry was defined by the way it was sung accompanied by the lyre or a harp, unlike the more elegant or more passionate official epics accompanied by the sung flute. The personal nature of most verses of the Nine Poets text has led to the current meaning of “opera”, but the meaning of the original Greek words put into music, ultimately led to its use as “words”, first attested in Stainer And Barrett 1876 dictionary of musical terms. Stainer and Barrett used the word as a singular name “singing, poetry or white verse intended to be set to music and sung.” In 1930, the current use of plural-off “the words of” began; It has been normal since 1950 still seems the singular form of “opera”; its current use, however, is to refer to a specific phrase in the lyrics of a song.