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Songwriters

Overview

Songwriters write the words and music for songs, including songs for recordings, advertising jingles, and theatrical performances. We hear the work of songwriters every day, and yet most songwriters remain anonymous, even if a song's performer is famous. Many songwriters perform their own songs. Songwriters are also known as composers and lyricists. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Hit Songwriter, or Jingle House Owner, or Musician

Songwriter

Aspiring Songwriter

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