Could The Beatles' lyrics save the music industry?

The Beatles For Sale. On a T-shirt
The Beatles For Sale. On a T-shirt

Lyric Culture is a US-based clothing brand that prints famous song lyrics onto T-shirts, jeans and other items of clothing. It's the brain child of singer-songwriter and clothing entrepreneur Hanna Rochelle Schmieder, who's mission statement is to "save the music business" by giving songwriters a cut of her profits. How nice.

Printed lyrics include The Beatles' Revolution, Let It Be and Come Together, Lynryd Skynyrd's Free Bird and Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild. There's also a youth collection inspired by Miley Cyrus and American Idol. The items sell from $20-$600 with royalties ranging from 50c-$20.

It's a nice idea, and we're sure songwriters will appreciate all the income they can get with the current state of the MP3-pillaging music industry. We're also sure that The Beatles' lyrics will prove most popular - lucky then for Sir Paul McCartney, who obviously needs the royalties more than most.

Fingers crossed for a string vest adorned with Sultans Of Ping's Where's Me Jumper? Or a frayed top featuring Weezer's Undone - The Sweater Song.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).