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What format should I use to add my lyrics on the shops?

Adding the lyrics to your upcoming tracks is easy. You can request this feature directly on the Products page, and your fans will be able to listen to your release with perfectly timed lyrics on iTunes.

You can get this service for $/€ 10 only. You will receive a confirmation email with a form where you will be able to submit the lyrics.

Please check the following guidelines:

Lyrics must be accurate, and match the audio verbatim. This includes everything that is an integral part of the song. These will primarily be vocals, but could include other elements, such as spoken phrases or sampled content.

General formatting

The structure of a song should dictate a lyric’s format or structure. Lyrics should reflect the lyrical construction and progression of the song as well as the natural cadence of the lyrical framework. Do not use titling (Chorus, refrain, verse, instrumental part, solo, etc.) for the subdivisions.

Capitalization / Punctuation

The first letter of the first word in each new line need to be capitalized. Keep punctuation minimal. There should be no periods or commas at the end of any lyric line. Exclamation points, question marks, and quotation marks should be the only end-line punctuation, and should be included as needed.

Note: No matter how the artist is presenting, do not repeat punctuation to convey emphasis. (For example, “!!!” or “??”)

Repeated lines

When words repeat to the end and fade out of a song, ellipses may be used to represent this fadeout. This is the only acceptable use of ellipses in transcriptions.

Correct

𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘨𝘴
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦

Incorrect

𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘨𝘴

𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦 (𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘹2)

Lyrics on instagram

Lyrics can be added to Instagram stories. However, since they fall under another set of copyrights which we do not manage as a music distributor, you will have to upload them yourself.

To do so, create your account (or log in if you already have one), for free, on Musixmatch.

If you need more information about how to use Musixmatch, please follow the steps below:

Sign up as a verified artist on Musixmatch.

Sign up on Musixmatch.com and then Get verified on Musixmatch (musixmatch.com/verify-artist).

Add or verify lyrics on Musixmatch

Download the Musixmatch desktop or mobile app to add your lyrics

More detailed info here.

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