General questions

PREMIUM LYRICS is a website that provides a library service for people searching for brilliant, original lyrics. Every lyric on PREMIUM LYRICS has been hand-picked for originality and quality, making it a site you can visit with confidence in the product.

English, German and Spanish. More languages are welcome!

This couldn't be easier! Simply select the ‘BROWSE LYRICS' tab from the home page and then use the filters on the left hand side of the screen to search by language, mood, rhyme scheme or author.

There are 3 different types of license you can buy: non-commercial (personal use and performance, not-for-profit), commercial use with limited right of reproduction (up to 1000 hard copies and downloads, but unlimited streaming) and commercial use with unlimited right of reproduction. For a more detailed explanation of these 3 types, click here: https://www.premiumlyrics.com/en/faq/licensing-models

Yes of course! Just place your order and your previous buy will be credited.

First, you'll need to create an account – which is easy and free to do! You'll need to enter a few personal details (including a valid email address) and then you'll be sent a verification email. Next, you can pay by PayPal or by Credit Card.

That will depend on which license you have purchased. Essentially, each license you buy is simply the permission to use the lyric in different ways - as described above in the explanation of the license types. If you would like to carry out uses which are not included in the license category you have chosen, please contact us. We will then see if we can grant an extended license. However, without our explicit and written consent, use outside the selected license category is prohibited and will lead to a breach of these license terms.

In the event you make certain commercial uses of the Work (CD sales and paid downloads as well as paid use in commercials or film production), PREMIUM LYRICS is entitled to 25% (plus VAT) of your generated sales (gross revenues minus VAT, if you are entitled to deduct tax).

Please check the license terms here: https://www.premiumlyrics.com/en/faq/license-terms

Yes. Songwriters can affiliate and register their songs (music + lyrics) with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO) like ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. In any case, you are obliged to credit the author of the lyrics in the usual manner in the evaluation of the work. In this regard, the author has a legal entitlement.

First, you need to have at least 10 pieces of work to be considered. Then you'll need to register for a free account (as above), and then complete an application form. You can do that here: https://www.premiumlyrics.com/en/faq/application-as-lyricist. You should also carefully read the terms and conditions that you'll need to agree to.

No - there are no hidden fees. Your acceptance of your contract allocates a share of any fees earned to PREMIUM LYRICS automatically.

You have the non-exclusive right to independently make use of your Work in any way; you may not, however, grant any licenses to third parties.

Yes. You agree in advance that in the event that you decide to terminate the licence agreement with PREMIUM LYRICS or to close your user account, all licenses granted to third parties by PREMIUM LYRICS up to that time shall remain unaffected.