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If you are a songwriter, make sure you are registered with ASCAP or BMI.
Read this article to understand how money is made from music.
LYRICS - Lyricist get writers credit. Lyrics only do not make you a songwriter. Maybe a poet, but not necessarily a songwriter. Putting your lyrics to a melody is what makes a song.
Music has to be created/arranged and recorded to go with your melody and lyrics.
You start with music already put together (the beat) and then you create words and a melody to fit.
"Professional Musicians" put sounds in the right places.
The "Arranger" selects the instruments and sounds that fit the overall goal of the song.
A "Music Producer" is the Director. He/She over-sees every creative aspect to complete the song.
** THE TECHNICAL PART**
The "Engineer" is the person who makes sure all of the music and vocals get recorded accurately.
The "Mixer" balances out volume levels & adds necceasy EQ & Effects.
( Compression, Delays, Reverbs, etc)
"Mastering Engineers" take the final mix and complete the process with Mastering tools to
get the song radio ready.