Song Lyrics In Fiction - What Writers Need To Know

Song Lyrics In Fiction - What Writers Need To Know

Often, the company is willing to let you use the lyrics in this way for free. If you're an author in search of a traditional publisher, it won't do you much good to ask early. For example, I've been able to get permission to use sets of lyrics in online writing workshops for free because I wasn't making any money from the work and because only a few hundred people would visit the location where it was posted. If, however, you plan to disseminate copies of the work while you're on your way to publication, the safest thing to do is to request permission from the rights-holder.

, but that's a stretch of the fair use doctrine and completely unreliable when it comes to novels and other works of fiction. You'll read a lot of pages online that talk about lyric printing as 'fair use', etc. Guy just came banner roll up size with the line `Look at the stars. An example of this can be taken from Coldplay