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How To Make Lyric Videos

Find out how to make lyric videos in a matter of minutes using our simple video creation tool.

Lyric videos have become increasingly popular online over the last ten years. The versatility of lyric videos means they can complement a higher-budget music video or be produced, at a low cost, in their own right.

Not only are lyric videos super affordable and speedy to create, they also get high views on social media platforms like YouTube. Why? Fans just love learning lyrics to songs! Having lyric videos for all your tracks gives listeners the opportunity to get even closer to the music. Sometimes the clarity of lyrics can get lost in the midst of a super intense song. Other fans like digging into a musician's lyrics so they can find the meaning or share their own interpretation of the track. Fans also like to sing along to their favourite music so they’ll use lyric videos for karaoke nights or watch them on repeat—meaning more views on your videos.

Find out which songs are fan favourites by making lyric videos for every track you release and monitoring which videos get the highest views. This can be a great help to musicians when deciding which track to make into a full-length music video. Producing lyric videos for every song means more videos to share on social media and sharing content more often—frequency and volume are both really important for discoverability on social media.

How to Make A Lyric Video

Keep your lyric video simple, clear and on-brand. Using video creation apps like Rotor can ensure your words and sounds sync up, giving a satisfying, professional feel to your video. Whilst you want to make your lyric video your own, it’s important that the lyrics are easy to read and fans aren’t distracted by a busy background.

If your track has vocals, lyric videos are a must. Watch our tutorial video and find out how to create lyric videos using Rotor.

No footage? No problem!

At Rotor, there are thousands of beautifully-filmed clips with the footage we’ve commissioned exclusively for our Rotor users. Although finding stock videos is easy when you’re an independent artist, finding high-quality stock footage isn’t. At Rotor, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right visuals to showcase your song.