Sample Lyricist Cover Letter

Notice how the applicant in this lyricist cover letter focuses on his experience and ability to write song lyrics, as demonstrated in the samples he refers to in his letter. His training in and knowledge of the music industry would convince any hiring manager of his ability. Lyricist cover letters should include this essential information.

Jason Wilkins
303 Pillsbury Drive
Any Place, USA 33333

January 21, 2006

Mr. Carlton Carpenter,
Hiring Manager
Braden Music Company
423 Foster Avenue
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Carpenter:

I am applying for the position of lyricist, which you posted on JobBankUSA.com. I know your company has an excellent reputation in the music industry. You've turned out more hits than anyone in the business. I was pleased to hear that you are now taking on new talent.

I have been writing song lyrics since I started music lessons at age eight. That's twenty years ago and I have continued throughout the years. Josh Coopersmith picked up the lyrics for two of my songs. That was quite an exciting experience for me.

Now I am looking for full-time employment as a lyricist so I'd welcome speaking with you about the opening at Braden. May I drop by your office to talk over what you expect from the lyricists you work with? I would very much like to meet you. In fact, that is one reason for writing this cover letter. Please call me on my cell phone: 888-888-8888 and let me know a date and time that suits you. Thank you for your time and attention.


Jason Wilkins

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