How to Get Lyrics on Spotify and Connect With Your Fans

Your lyrics are the heart and soul of your music, they’re essential for creating a personal connection with your fans.

That’s why making your lyrics accessible to fans is so important, especially on platforms where people listen most–like Spotify.

But what’s the best way to get your lyrics up?

In this article, we’ll show you everything there’s to know about how to get lyrics on Spotify.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Get your music on Spotify

It may seem obvious, but you can’t get your lyrics on Spotify if your recordings aren’t up first.

You can’t get your lyrics on Spotify if your recordings aren’t up first.

To get your tracks on Spotify you need to work with a digital distributor.

Digital distributors send your tracks to all the major streaming providers, they’re your bridge to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music and beyond.

Picking the right distributor can be tricky, luckily we’ve broken down how the major distributors stack up in past articles.

There’s a lot to learn but when it comes to getting your music and lyrics on Spotify, LANDR Distribution is your simplest choice for the best value.

Step 2: Enter your lyrics on a music catalog platform

Great! Your tracks are up on Spotify and you’re hopefully receiving some revenue for your streams.

Now it’s time to connect with your fans even more by getting your lyrics up on the platform.

To do that you need to sign up with a music cataloging service like Genius or Musixmatch.

Sign up with a music cataloging service like Genius or Musixmatch.

How to get lyrics on Spotify with Genius

For a long time, Genius has been the industry go-to for getting your lyrics up on streaming platforms like Spotify.

It serves as an incredible encyclopedia of lyrics for millions of artists, and the best part is you and your fans can annotate and lyric to explain and give context to their meaning.

To put your lyrics in Genius’ catalog you need to register an account and then create each album with the lyrics for each song.

You’ll also have to link your Genius account to your Spotify for Artists account.

Once your lyrics are in Genius it will take several days for your lyrics to show up in Spotify.

Once your lyrics are in Genius it will take several days for your lyrics to show up in Spotify.

When your lyrics go live, there will be a link in your Spotify lyrics page the Genius page where your lyrics, annotations and song facts will exist.

Genius is a great option, but its main disadvantage is that it doesn’t have the ability to time lyrics with your track and it won’t integrate directly with your music distributor.

How to get lyrics on Spotify with Musixmatch

Musixmatch is a newer platform that offers some added functionality that Genius doesn’t have, it’s the industry leader for sharing lyrics with audiences.

Its main feature is that it’s integrated with music distribution providers, which makes lyric delivery to Spotify and other streaming platforms faster.

The other benefit is that you can time the lyrics to your music, so they show up in the app as they’re sung.

Time the lyrics to your music, so they show up in the app as they’re sung.

Musixmatch also generates a sticker you can use in your Instagram stories that links to your lyrics page.

To get your lyrics on Musixmatch you’ll have to create an account and verify your profile

Step 3: Get verified

Getting verified on Spotify is a best practice for making your Spotify artist page the best it can be.

It also helps to get verified on whichever music lyric catalog you choose to use since it will help your lyrics get delivered quicker.

To get verified on Musixmatch follow you’ll have to fill in a type form on their website.

Genius also has a similar process. Once you create your account, you’ll have to fill out a form and you’ll receive your verification once it’s reviewed.

Know it, you’re a poet

Your lyrics are important to your fans. They want to know what you’re singing about so they can connect with you.

By listing your lyrics on Spotify you make your lyrics that much more accessible.

So once your music is online, sign up with a catalog and get your lyrics up!

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