We need your effort and dedication to style all the lyrics properly to keep quality in the formatting and grammar of the lyrics so it’ll be easy for other users to synchronize them in time with music.

This guideline is dedicated to Indian languages as Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, etc)

How to Transcribe

1️⃣ Transcribe all lyrics, even when a section is repeated

All the sung or spoken lyrics should be transcribed, even if a line or group of lines are repeated several times in the song lyrics, type out all of them.

The lyrics will be synced in time to the music by other users, so don’t use multipliers (X4) in order to help them with the line by line synchronization.

❌Wrong
Wait for me to come home (X4)

✔️Good
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home.

2️⃣ Transcribe the lyrical audio content only

All not spoken part (eg. "Ohh", "Ahaaha", "NaNaNa") should be kept only if essential part of the lyrics.

Avoid comments like "intro", "verse", "bridge", "chorus", "outro", "spoken", etc should be replaced with an empty row.

❌Wrong
[Chorus]
When you feel my heat, look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide, it's where my demons hide

✔️Good
When you feel my heat, look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide, it's where my demons hide

The names of performers inside the lyrics should be avoided/removed, even when indicating a specific portion sung by the artist.

❌Wrong
[Intro: Justin Bieber]
Come and move that in my direction
So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah

✔️Good
Come and move that in my direction
So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah

3️⃣ Transcribe lyrics in their native scripts

Lyrics are expected to be transcribed in their native scripts (e.g. Hindi songs are expected to be written in Devanagari alphabet).

✔️ Good- Hindi (Original)
सन्नन सन्नन जाए रे जिया गरबे की रात में
चूड़ी खनकाई तूने आधी ही बात में
सन्नन सन्नन जाए रे जिया गरबे की रात में

❌ Wrong - Romanization
Sanan sanan jaaye re jiya garbe ki raat mein
Choodi khankhai tune aadhi hi baat mein
Sanan sanan jaaye re jiya garbe ki raat mein

✔️ Good- Tamil (Original)
ஒரு முறை என்னப் பாத்து
ஓரக் கண்ணில் பேசு
ஒரு முறை என்னப் பாத்து

❌ Wrong - Romanization
Oru murai ennai paathu
oarak kannil pesu
Oru murai ennai paathu

3️⃣bis / Selecting English as translation, translate the lyrics in English language. No transliteration in English (romanization version)

To help people who cannot read the original scripts, the romanized version of Indian languages will be available as translation inside the translations list.

At the moment, selection the English translation, you must translate the lyrics in English (NO transliteraion)

✔️Good
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❌Wrong
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4️⃣ Primary vocals are focus and secondary lyrics should be in parenthesis

Secondary/Background vocals should be transcribed ONLY when they add value to the “story” of the song and enclosed in parenthesis:
NOT if merely echoing primary lyrics
NOT if just a portion of preceding or subsequent primary lyrics
NOT if just a sound effect or other non-vocal sound

✔️Good
What are you doin' to me? (Hey)
What are you doin', huh? (What are you doin', love?)
"Attention" by Emma Heesters

Enclose Backup or Secondary lyrics in (parenthesis) with the only exception being the secondary voice at the beginning of the lyrics. Only in this case, don’t enclose the sentence in parenthesis:

❌Wrong
(O U T K A S T)
Live from the centre of the Earth
Seven light years below sea level we go

"Intro" by Outkast

✔️Good
O U T K A S T
Live from the centre of the Earth
Seven light years below sea level we go

Featured Artist vocals should NOT be in parenthesis at any time

How to Format Lyrics

1️⃣ Break transcriptions up into individual lines

2️⃣ Capitalize first letter of every line. Do not capitalize each word or use uppercase in all sentence

The first line of each line should be capitalized to improve readability of the lyrics and keep a standard formatting.

✔️Good
Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Despacito

3️⃣ Separate