Manage Your Lyrics on Spotify, Instagram, etc.

It’s been a busy summer on my end – not only personally (Hello, I had another baby!) but also keeping things strong with clients. Momentum is building with my clients as they are establishing their revenue streams with album releases, tours and updating their online stores. I’m also helping some clients clean up their catalogs – making sure registrations are complete with these new releases and set up properly. It can be kind of a headache when there are now 8 recommended ways to register your music. But it’s totally worth it to everyone when it’s completed.

Another new thing that came up for one of my clients is that we noticed not all of her lyrics were showing up on Instagram when she was trying to promote it. We were under the impression that our distributor would send those lyrics as it was delivered to the store. But no, that was not the case. There is a separate (surprise!) platform that you must load your lyrics on to connect them with Spotify, Instagram and more so that when people share your music on stories, they can show the lyrics!
Image from
The platform is called MusixMatch. The good news is it’s very simple to get set up. Here’s how to do it.
1. Sign up with MusixMatch as an artist and become verified to access your artist profile. This can take 1-3 days for them to verify you.
2. Once you’re verified, your catalog of LIVE music should load up and you can see where you need to add/edit lyrics. Note, that you will not see unreleased tracks.

Once you add the lyrics and it’s verified, you’ll need to sync it to the track.

1. Click on the track in your catalog within Musixmatch
2. Click the tab ‘Sync’
3. Hit the play button, and then you can scroll through the lines to line up the lyrics to the song. It takes a little time to get the hang of it, but once you do, it’s very intuitive! Then hit Send!

Here are some additional guidelines:
Transcribe all repeated parts in a song
Transcribe the lyrical audio content only
Don’t use multipliers (e.g. avoid x2)

I hope you find this helpful! So take the extra step to get your lyrics on these platforms – it is a popular feature to have in stories so you don’t want to miss out on having that available for your listeners!


Leave a comment