How to become a songwriter?

Hi. I live in nyc. How can I become a professional songwriter? I have many songs written (lyrics only) and they’re pretty good. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time. What can I do to start working with composers or record labels? How do I find who to email? I know to copyright my work before sending it to... show more Hi. I live in nyc. How can I become a professional songwriter? I have many songs written (lyrics only) and they’re pretty good. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time. What can I do to start working with composers or record labels? How do I find who to email? I know to copyright my work before sending it to anyone. Please help. Thanks.
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