About
My name is John; I live in the Seattle, Washington USA area. I'm a guitarist and I do know some music theory, but at least for now my strength is in writing good lyrics with continuity and structure. My melody writing is "OK" but it's not my strength. There was a time years ago that I wanted to join a band, record songs, and travel around to gigs in the back of a bus. I'm too old for that now and I'd rather have songs published and earn royalties while someone else plays my songs. I'm willing to share a 50-50 copyright split with a collaborator. I would like to have a signed agreement in place before collaboration actually gets underway so that we both feel comfortable that we're not going to rip each other off. Would prefer to collaborate with someone in the U.S., but I would gladly consider the UK as well. Open to exploring various genre's but not interested in hip hop, rap, or anything that resembles heavy metal.
General Info
 
First Name:
John
Last Name:
Lyman
Age:
58
City:
Tacoma
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email, cloud storage
Genres:
Blues, Christian/Gospel, Country, Folk, Indie, Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics
Instruments I write with:
guitar, no instrument
Influences:
Carole King, Neil Diamond
Songwriting is my:
hobby, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
I've written two songs for my significant other that have had demo's made from. I can spit out good lyrics that have continuity and good structure fairly quickly.
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release
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