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Apple Music Adds Song Lyrics From Genius

Dave Parrack 13-10-2018

Apple Music users 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has come a long way, baby. Unfortunately, it's still not the easiest or most intuitive service to get to grips with. Which is where we come in... Read More will now be able to sing along to their favorite songs even if they forget the words. This is thanks to Apple teaming up with Genius—the music encyclopedia and database—to bring song lyrics to the streaming music service.


Music fans are obsessed with song lyrics. It’s why so many song lyric sites exist online. However, with most of us now listening to music through a streaming service, it makes sense to display lyrics in the apps themselves. Cue Apple Music and Genius.

Apple Music Teams Up With Genius

The Apple Music and Genius partnership works both ways. Genius will now provide the lyrics for “thousands of hit songs on the service”. Thus, Apple Music users will be able read along with the lyrics as they listen to their favorite songs.

On the flip side, the Genius website and app now have an embedded Apple Music player. This means (signed in) Apple Music subscribers who visit the Genius website or open the Genius app can listen to the songs without having to open Apple Music.

In a post on Genius.com, Ben Gross, Chief Strategy Officer at Genius, said:

“Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is a dream Genius experience. We’re proud to make Apple Music our official music player, and we’re doubly excited to bring Genius lyrics to their amazing platform.”

What About Spotify’s Behind the Lyrics?

Interestingly, Genius has an existing partnership with Spotify. This means that for certain songs, you’ll see some of the lyrics and snippets of “Behind the Lyrics” information. It will be interesting to see how Genius’ Apple Music deal affects Spotify moving forward.


This is all healthy competition that’s only likely to force both Spotify and Apple Music to up their game. Which is why we’ve tried to help you pick the best music streaming service for you How to Pick the Best Music Streaming Service for You Do you use a music streaming service? If so, how do you know you're using the best one for you personally? Read More , and explained how to move to a new music streaming service How to Move to a New Music Streaming Service Are you considering switching to a new music streaming service? Unfortunately, doing so is fraught with difficulties. However, using these tricks can make your migration a lot easier. Read More .

Related topics: Apple Music, Song Lyrics, Streaming Music.

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  1. Jimbo
    October 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm


  2. Random Reader
    October 14, 2018 at 1:01 am

    It's not working anymore so maybe you can update the article.