When I Google a song lyrics, Google usually shows it with songwriters at the bottom. For instance, "post malone paranoid lyrics"

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Is it possible to find out who took what part in songwriting process? Who created lyrics, who created music, who produced, etc.

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    I suspect only possible for individual songs, and that only by further research.
    – Angst
    Jun 5, 2019 at 17:58

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The roles are very often not clearly divided within the team, often the lyrics and the music are a collaborative effort. The producer would not usually get a songwriting credit unless they did contribute to either lyrics or music, although it's possible that the producer or other people in the team might insist on a credit, even if they didn't contribute to the songwriting. The album cover or booklet might have a more detailed breakdown on who contributed what.

  • Or, famously, Lennon/McCartney were credited no matter which one of them wrote the song.
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:30

If you’re a musician/publisher and have registered to be a member of PRS for Music (or perhaps another copyright society), you can search their musical works database.

You can search for a specific track (if it’s covered by copyright) and the database will tell you who was Author, Composer/Author or Arranger.

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