Music-driven fashion firm Lyric Jeans has entered into a licensing agreement with FremantleMedia, co-producer and licensor for US singing contest American Idol.

The US company is creating a lyric-inspired apparel line for department stores, mid-tier and mass market retailers, it said.

The initial Lyric Jeans-American Idol collection will focus on the contemporary juniors and girls market and expand into other areas including children's wear.

"American Idol is the most powerful and iconic music brand in popular culture today and the perfect tie-in for our creative concept," said Hanna Rochelle Schmieder, president of Lyric Jeans. "We couldn't have dreamt of a better partner. Now music and fashion lovers everywhere can feel like a pop star and express themselves through our lyric-driven lifestyle brand."

The fashion firm already uses lyrical content on jeans, denim wear and accessories, with deals in place with the music publishing companies including Warner Chappell, EMI, Universal, Sony/ATV and BMG.

Lyric has secured the rights to utilise words made famous by The Beatles, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees and Rod Stewart.

The company currently produces Lyric Culture, a rock n' roll apparel and accessories line available at Saks Fifth Avenue and specialty boutiques in the US.