Spotify Brings Live Lyrics Exclusive
Spotify Brings Live Lyrics to its servicethanks to a new partnership with Musixmatch.
Spotify is rolling out lyrics support in Southeast Asia, Latin, and South American markets on Today. They have a new global partnership with lyrics app Musixmatch. They claim to have the most extensive catalog of song lyrics with translations. The remaining 25 markets are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
Spotify Brings Live Lyrics
According to TechCrunch, lyrics support coming to 26 Spotify markets. Spotify confirmed that it would be available on June 30 at 7:30 pm IST. That’s 10 pm in parts of Southeast Asia, and 2–4 am in elements of Latin and South America, local time, respectively. With that, Spotify will offer live synchronized lyrics in 27 markets out of its 79 total; Japan was the only one previously, but that was thanks to a different provider, Spotify told TechCrunch.
Spotify had a partnership with Musixmatch that expired in 2016. Since then, it has offered partial lyrics and annotations for select songs and playlists, only in English, in select markets, thanks to a partnership with Genius.
Genius delivers full lyrics support to Apple Music subscribers across the globe. Among significant music streaming services, both Apple Music and Amazon Music offer live lyrics support. YouTube Music offers lyrics for select songs, but they’re not synchronized. So as Spotify brings live lyrics support, we can expect some users to return back to Spotify.
Lyrics have a complicated history of Spotify. After the partnership ended with Musixmatch back in 2016, Spotify started working with Genius on its “Behind the Lyrics” feature. It gives background information about select tracks, alongside the lyrics themselves. It’s an exciting feature, but this background information gets in the way if you just want to sing along with a song. This new real-time lyrics should be a much better fit for karaoke sessions.