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How to Get Your Lyrics on Spotify

Spotify’s latest feature makes it even easier for fans to engage with the meaning behind your music by allowing them to view song lyrics in real-time and in sync with the music as they listen.

 

Just like this…

Crumbs, by Jordan Dennis (Spinnup)

It’s easy for your to add your lyrics to Spotify with MusixMatch. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown on how…

STEP 1: GET VERIFIED ON MUSIXMATCH

If you’ve never heard of it, MusixMatch is the world’s biggest catalogue of song lyrics and translations. Available on desktop and as a mobile app, it provides artists and fans with a free and easy way to add lyrics to tracks.

To get your lyrics on Spotify, you need to get verified on MusixMatch. Head to the website, complete this form and add your Spotify for Artists and Apple Music links.

It can take up to a week for Musixmatch to verify your artist account and they will drop you an email once it is done.

 

STEP 2: ADD YOUR LYRICS ON MUSIXMATCH

Login to your verified artist account (you can do this on desktop or via the Musixmatch app) and transcribe the lyrics for your chosen track.

Ensure you type the correct words as you hear them in your song and do not copy and paste them from other places. If the formatting is incorrect then your lyrics will not be synced correctly!

 

STEP 3: DOWNLOAD THE APP AND CONNECT IT TO SPOTIFY

Download the MusixMatch mobile app from the app store. Once you’re logged in, search for the track which you want to sync (the one you just transcribed) and check that your lyrics are appearing correctly.

 

STEP 4: SYNC YOUR LYRICS

This is the fun bit! Click play on your chosen track and then ‘sync lyrics’. As you hear each line of your song, scroll down so the lyrics are in time with the music.

You can adjust the timings by clicking the plus or minus signs to the left of the phraseNotes.

STEP 5: REPEAT FOR ALL YOUR TRACKS 

Ok so we admit, the fun might wear off a bit if you have a couple of albums to get through, but its worth it, trust us!

Once your lyrics are on MusixMatch it’s easy to add them to other stores like Tidal and Deezer. You can also make them available for people to add to their Instagram stories, you know, like this…

What are you waiting for, head to the MusixMatch website and add your lyrics today!

 

Still working on your lyrical masterpiece? Head to our blog to discover the top 10 apps for songwriters, as well as expert advice on how to bring your songwriting skills to the next level from the Spinnup team!