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  • Musixmatch

    Hi,

    At the moment we don't support this feature.
    We'll work on it as soon as possible, updating the next versions of the apps.

    Thank you,

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    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 sections with double breaks

    ❌Wrong
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    "In the end" by Linkin Park

    ✔️Good
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter

    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    4️⃣No line-end punctuation

    Only question marks and exclamation marks should be used at the end of a line – no commas or periods. Commas can be used within the lyric line, if necessary, but not at the end of a line.

    ❌Wrong
    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

    5️⃣Always write contractions using apostrophe (‘)

    When using contractions to shorten a word, by removing one letter or more, substitute an apostrophe in the same spot.

    For example:

    ballin', not ballin (contraction of “balling”)
    ‘til, not til (contraction of “until”)
    'em, not em (contraction of “them”)
    ‘cause not cause
    don’t, not dont

    6️⃣Do not capitalize each word or use uppercase in all sentence

    7️⃣Use standardized spellings
    Below is a list of common American slang word and phrases and how to spell them:

    Specific cases accepted for rap songs:

    Tryna (Trying to)
    ‘Til (until)
    ‘Cause (because)
    Finna (I’m fixing to)
    I'ma (I am going to)
    Turnt (Turn up)
    gon' (going to)
    outta ('out of')
    e'ry (every)
    nah mean (know what I mean?)
    lil' (unless a proper name)
    Cuz (when referring to a cousin, or brother, friend, comrade, etc and NOT abbreviated "because")
    Ya (should be used when in place of “You”)
    Yah (should be used when in place of “Yeah/Yes”)

    Below some French-specific Conventions:

    • Contractions:

    Outside of rap, contractions should be kept to a minimum and only when prevalent in audio.
    Examples : j’suis, l’keuf,qu’tu viennes

    • Punctuation:

    French punctuation rules should be respected:
    One space after single punctuation signs:
    Example: Je viens, je pars

    One space before and after double punctuation signs:
    Example: Je viens ; je pars

    • Diacritics:

    Diacritics should be implements in all cases, even capital letters:

    ❌Wrong
    A Demain
    ✔️Good: À demain
    ❌Wrong Ca
    ✔️Good: Ça

    8️⃣Capitalize Proper names (e.g. persons, places, gods)

    Proper names such of persons, divinity, places, cities, brands or certain special things should be capitalized.

    ❌Wrong
    brooklyn bridge, new york, germany
    ✔️Good
    Brooklyn Bridge, Obama, Rome, Maserati

    In english days of the week and months should be capitalized.
    Eg. Monday, Tuesday
    April, June

    9️⃣Numbers as words except for content listed here*

    • From 1 to 10, numbers should be written out: one, two, three, etc.

    • Above 10, numbers should be written numerically: 11, 12, 13, etc.

    Times of day:

    • Use numerals when exact times are emphasized: 9:30 a.m.

    • Use lowercase a.m. (ante meridiem) and p.m. (post meridiem)

    • Spell out words/phrases that do not include actual numbers: half past, quarter of, midnight, noon

    • Dates should be written as numbers instead eg. 1987,

    • Decades should be written like this: ‘60s

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    👉 Hey Musixmatch lovers, we need you! 👈

    We're trying to gather some useful insights from you to better understand how (and how often) you contribute, what are your frustrations and ongoing activities.

    Please fill out this simple survey to help us designing a new content management experience.

    Your help is very much appreciated 🙏

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  • Musixmatch

    A song is not on our catalog? Have you find a catalog issue?

    Starting today you can report us the problem filling out this form.

    Have you a different problem with the lyrics?

    Discover all tips and tricks among the post of this category, find answers to common questions, and get help writing a new post!

    posted in Reporting problems and F.A.Q. read more
  • Musixmatch

    Grazie Nello.

    Abbiamo apportato le modifiche.

    posted in L'angolo dei testi read more
  • Musixmatch

    @miguel-coelho thank you for your report. We have fixed that bug. Could you try again please?

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  • Musixmatch

    @Locness @Yasito merci

    @Locness si on ne considere pas la ponctuation et les lettres maiuscoles au debut de la phrase, quel type des fautes tu as trouvé dans ces les paroles suivantes ?

    https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Trois-Cafés-Gourmands/À-nos-souvenirs

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  • Musixmatch

    @luis-martins At the moment analyzing the lyrics length, the duration of the song is not taken into consideration. It's point that could be improved.

    @Marek-Puzyna thank you. Our Japanese Content Team will update this lyrics

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  • Musixmatch

    Hi @Edwin-Diaz

    Have you already filled out this form registering you as Verified Artist?

    https://www.musixmatch.com/verify-artist

    Thank you.

    Best,

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  • Musixmatch

    Hi @madhesh-E. You're right.
    We'll work to improve our indian catalog in the coming months. And we'll consider also to add new languages as Tamil, Urdu and Telegu on Translations available.

    Thank you

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  • Musixmatch

    How to synchronize the lyrics

    Sync mode

    • After the countdown, the song starts and you can begin to sync
    • When each line is about to begin, click on down arrow or spacebar
    • At the end of the synchronisation click Save.

    *if you make a mistake, come back by clicking on previous line (or on up arrow of your keyboard): your new sync will be saved

    Edit synchronization mode

    • After the countdown the lyrics will start scrolling and you can verify the time and text correctness
      If the lyrics is badly synchronized (advanced or delayed):
    • You’d use the minus symbol (-) at the left of the corresponding row to anticipate the lyrics line
    • You’d use the plus symbol (+) at the left of the corresponding row to delay the lyrics line

    If there is a mistake on the lyrics:

    • You can correct it by directly editing the lyrics

    If there’s an instrumental part inside the lyrics:

    • Add an empty line tapping on Enter button, and tap on Sync at the beginning of the instrumental part

    If the verses are not correctly separated (no empty line in the between):

    • Add an empty line tapping on Enter button, without synchronizing the line

    *If you make a mistake, come back clicking on the play button (▷ )on the left of the corresponding line.

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    How to register the work

    If there isn’t the lyric:

    • Tap on "Add Lyrics" and sync the lyrics clicking on "Save" when you've finished the synch

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    If there is the lyric, but it contains many mistakes:

    • Tap on the 3 dots at the bottom right, select “Edit lyrics”, make the corrections and tap on "Save".

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    • Tap on “Yes” replying to the question: “Would you like to verify and fine tune your new sync?”
    • Sync the lyrics and tap on Save when you have completed the sync

    If there is the lyric, but it’s not synchronized:

    • Tap on “Sync Lyrics” and tap on “Save” when you have completed the sync

    0_1542040045994_sync-lyrics.PNG

    If the lyric is already synchronized, but it contains mistakes or it’s badly synchronized:

    • Tap on “Edit synchronization”, adjust and tap on “Save”

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    If the lyric and synchronization are correct:

    • Tap on the 3 dots at the bottom right, and select "Verify Lyrics"

    0_1542042082635_verify-lyrics.PNG

    Have you found a different problem?
    Report the issue marking as:

    • “Doesn’t save”: the Save button doesn’t work or if after tapping on it, there’s an error message

    • “No audio”: you’re not able to listen the song

    • “Wrong data”: the title and the artist name (written on the the app) are different than the streaming service

    • “Other language”: the lyrics is in a language that you don’t understand

    Do you want to report a bug or a content issue? Do you need help?

    Don’t hesitate to contact us by mail

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    How to format lyrics

    • Break transcriptions up into individual lines
    • Separate sections with double breaks (i.e. dividing verses from choruses)
    • Capitalize first letter of every line

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    How to transcribe

    Here's the 5 principal rules:

    • Transcribe all lyrics, even when a section is repeated
    • Primary vocals are focus and secondary lyrics should be in parenthesis
    • Avoid comments like "Intro", "Chorus", "Spoken", Artist names and so on
    • Transcribe lyrics in their native scripts.
      No romanized version for Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi (and the other Indian languages) lyrics

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    @Antony-Lee @Nagi-Ishikura thank you for the report.

    We'll remove the lyrics added by this user, setting his status as Spammer.

    Thank you

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  • Musixmatch

    Hi @Wrexie,

    Thank you for your message.

    The current protocol for transcribing multilingual lyrics is the same you have used: transcribe lyrics in their native scripts. So your example is correct.

    At the moment if a lyric is, for example, 70% english 30% japanese, we consider that lyrics as English and we allow the translations in all the languages available, except in English.

    We're working to clarify and improve the translation part.

    Thank you,

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  • Musixmatch

    Hi Miguel.

    Have you translated that lyrics on the website or via the mobile apps (Android / iOS) ?

    Thank you

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  • Musixmatch

    Necessitamos do seu esforço e dedicação para colocar todas as letras no estilo adequado de forma a manter a qualidade na formatação e gramática das letras, de forma a que seja mais fácil para os outros utilizadores a sincronizarem com a música.

    Como transcrever

    1️⃣ Transcreva todas as letras, mesmo quando uma secção está repetida

    Toda a letra cantada ou falada deverá ser transcrita. Mesmo quee uma linha ou um grupo de linhas esteja repetida várias vezes na letra da música, escreva tudo.

    As letras serão sincronizadas em tempo com a música por outros utilizadores, por isso não use multiplicadores (X4) a fim de os ajudar na sincronização de linha por linha.

    ❌Incorreto
    Wait for me to come home (X4)

    ✔️Correto
    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 Transcreva apenas o conteúdo lírico do áudio

    Todas as partes não faladas (ex: "oh", "Ahaaha", "NaNaNa") deverão ser mantidas apenas se forem parte essencial da letra

    Evite comentários como "intro", "verso", "ponte", "coro", "outro", "falada", etc, estes deverão ser substituídos por uma linha vazia.

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

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

    Os nomes dos artistas dentro as letras deverão ser evitados/removidos, mesmo quando indicam partes específicas cantadas pelo artista.

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

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

    Não transcreva todas as improvisações, mas só apenas as realmente necessárias.

    ✔️Correto
    Raindrop (drip), drop top (drop top)
    Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox (cookie)
    Fuckin' on your bitch she a thot, thot (thot)
    Cookin' up dope in the crockpot (pot)

    3️⃣ As vozes principais deverão estar em foco e as letras secundárias devem estar entre parênteses

    As vozes secundárias/de apoio deverão ser transcritas apenas quando elas adicionarem valor à "história" da canção e deverão ser colocadas entre parênteses:

    Não se apenas são um eco da letra primária;
    Não se são apenas uma parte anterior ou posterior da letra primária;
    Não se são apenas um efeito sonoro ou outro som não vocal;

    ✔️Correto
    What are you doin' to me? (Hey)
    What are you doin', huh? (What are you doin', love?)
    What are you doin' to me?
    What are you doin', huh? (Yeah, you just want attention)
    What are you doin' to me? (I knew from the start)
    What are you doin' huh? (You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you)

    Anexe letras de fundo ou secundárias em (parênteses), com a única exceção de ser a voz secundária no início das letras:

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

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

    As vozes do artista em destaque nunca deverão estar entre parênteses.

    4️⃣ Transcreva as letras nos seus scripts nativos

    Como formatar as letras

    1️⃣ Divida as transcrições em linhas individuais

    2️⃣ Capitalize a primeira letra de cada linha. Não capitalize todas as palavras ou utilize letras maiúsculas na frase toda

    A primeira letra de cada linha deverá ser em maiúscula, de forma a melhorar a legibilidade das letras e a manter o padrão de formatação.

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

    3️⃣ Separe as secções, com quebras duplas

    Quebre as secções com uma quebra dupla de linha.

    ❌Incorreto
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    "In the end" by Linkin Park

    ✔️Correto
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter

    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    4️⃣ Sem pontuação no final da linha

    Apenas deverão ser utilizados pontos de interrogação e de exclamação no final de uma linha – sem vírgulas ou pontos finais. Podem ser utilizadas vírgulas dentro da linha lírica (se necessário), mas não no final de uma linha.

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

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

    5️⃣ Escreva sempre as contrações utilizando o apóstrofo (')

    Quando utilizar contrações para encurtar uma palavra, através da remoção de uma ou mais letras, substitua-as colocando um apóstrofo nesse mesmo local.

    • ballin', not ballin (contraction of "balling")
    • 'til, not til (contraction of "until")
    • 'em, not em (contraction of "them")
    • 'cause not cause
    • don't, not dont

    6️⃣ Utilize um único hífen (-) ou reticências (...), se uma palavra/frase cantada está inacabada

    Por exemplo:

    ✔️Correto
    ‘Cause I got you, you, oh
    You, I got you, I got you
    ‘Cause I got you, you, oh
    You, I got you, I got y...
    I Got You by Bebe Rexha

    ✔️Correto
    A ella le gus-
    A ella le gus-
    A ella le gus-

    7️⃣ Utilize ortografias padronizadas para músicas de rap

    Abaixo está uma lista de palavras comuns e frases da gíria americana bem de como da forma de as soletrar.

    Casos específicos que são aceitáveis para ser utilizados em músicas rap:

    Tryna (Trying to)
    'Til (until)
    'Cause (because)
    Finna (I’m fixing to)
    I'ma (I am going to)
    Turnt (Turn up)
    gon' (going to)
    outta ('out of')
    e'ry (every)
    nah mean (know what I mean?)
    lil' (unless a proper name)
    Cuz (when referring to a cousin, or brother, friend, comrade, etc and NOT abbreviated "because")
    Ya (should be used when in place of “You”)
    Yah (should be used when in place of “Yeah/Yes”)
    ‘bout (about)
    y’all (you al)
    yo’ (your)
    gotta (got to)
    wanna (want to)
    gonna (going to')

    8️⃣ Capitalize os nomes próprios (ex: pessoas, locais, deuses)

    Os nomes próprios de pessoas, divindades, locais, cidades, marcas ou certas coisas especiais devem ser capitalizados.

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

    9️⃣ Números como palavras, excepto para o conteúdo listado aqui

    • Os números de 1 a 10, devem ser escritos para forma: um, dois, três, etc...
    • Acima de 10, os números deverão ser escritos de forma numérica: 11, 12, 13, etc...
    • Se existirem demasiados números numa linha, escreva esses números de forma numérica

    ✔️Correto
    1,2,3,1,2,3, drink
    1,2,3,1,2,3, drink

    Horas do dia:

    • Utilize números para enfatizar horários precisos: 09:30
    • Utilize minúsculas para a.m. (ante meridiem) e p.m. (post meridiem)
    • Soletre palavras/frases que não incluam os números reais: metade do trimestre passado, meia-noite, meio-dia
    • As datas devem ser escritas como números ex: 1987
    • Décadas devem ser escritas assim: '60s

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  • Musixmatch

    Necesitamos tu esfuerzo y dedicación para estilizar todas las letras adecuadamente, manteniendo la calidad en cuanto a formato y gramática, haciendo que sean fáciles de sincronizar con la canción.

    Cómo transcribir

    1️⃣ Transcribe toda la letra, incluso aunque se repita alguna sección

    Se debe transcribir cada parte de la letra, ya sea cantada o hablada, incluso si una o varias líneas se repiten muchas veces, escríbelas todas.

    Las letras serán sincronizadas con la música por otros usuarios, por lo tanto, no uses multiplicadores (como (X4)) para indicar que algo se repite, puesto que no se podría sincronizar perfectamente.

    ❌Mal
    Wait for me to come home (X4)

    ✔️Bien
    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 el contenido lírico solamente

    Todas las partes no habladas (por ejemplo, "oh", "aaah", "na na na") se deben conservar sólo si son parte esencial de la letra.

    Evita comentarios como "intro", "verso", "estribillo", "coro", "outro", "spoken", etc., y reemplázalos por una línea en blanco.

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

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

    Los nombres de los artistas dentro de la letra se deben evitar/eliminar, incluso aunque sean una parte específica cantada por el artista.

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

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

    No transcribas absolutamente todo, sólo lo necesario.

    ✔️Bien
    Raindrop (drip), drop top (drop top)
    Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox (cookie)
    Fuckin' on your bitch she a thot, thot (thot)
    Cookin' up dope in the crockpot (pot)

    3️⃣ La transcripción de la voz principal es la importante, la de la secundaria debe ir entre paréntesis

    Las voces en segundo plano deben transcribirse sólo cuando tengan un valor importante en la "trama" de la canción y deben ir entre paréntesis:

    No si simplemente son el eco de la letra principal.
    No si sólo son una parte de la línea anterior o siguiente.
    No si sólo son un efecto de sonido u otro ruido que no sea vocal.

    ✔️Bien
    What are you doin' to me? (Hey)
    What are you doin', huh? (What are you doin', love?)
    What are you doin' to me?
    What are you doin', huh? (Yeah, you just want attention)
    What are you doin' to me? (I knew from the start)
    What are you doin' huh? (You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you)

    Encierra entre paréntesis la letra de la voz secundaria, excepto si está al principio de la canción:

    ❌Mal
    (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

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

    La letra de la voz del Artista Invitado nunca debe ir entre paréntesis.

    4️⃣ Transcribe las letras en su escritura nativa

    Las letras deben ser transcritas en su escritura nativa (por ejemplo, las canciones rusas se deben transcribir en alfabeto cirílico).

    Para ayudar a la gente que no sepa leer la escritura original, la versión romanizada de las letras en japonés, coreano y chino está disponible como traducción en la lista de traducciones.

    ✔️Bien - Hangul (Original)
    문을 박차면 모두 날 바라봄
    굳이 애써 노력 안 해도
    모든 남자들은 코피가 팡팡팡

    ❌Mal - Romanization
    muneul bakchamyeon modu nal barabom
    gudi aesseo noryeok an haedo
    modeun namjadeureun kopiga pangpangpang

    Cómo seguir el formato

    1️⃣ Haz la transcripción en líneas individuales

    2️⃣ Haz que la primera letra de cada línea sea mayúscula. No uses mayúscula inicial en cada palabra y tampoco escribas todo en mayúsculas

    La primera letra de cada línea debe ser mayúscula para mejorar la legibilidad de las letras y mantener un formato estándar.

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

    No uses mayúscula inicial en cada palabra y tampoco escribas todo en mayúsculas

    3️⃣ Separa los párrafos con una línea en blancocon una línea en blanco

    Break down sections with double line break.

    ❌Mal
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    "In the end" by Linkin Park

    ✔️Bien
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter

    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    4️⃣ No uses signos de puntuación al final

    Usa signos de interrogación o exclamación al final de una línea, nunca comas ni puntos. Las comas sólo se utilizan dentro de la oración si es necesario, pero nunca al final.

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

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

    5️⃣ Usa siempre apóstrofos (') para escribir contracciones

    Al usar contracciones para acortar palabras, la letra (o letras) eliminada debe sustituirse por un apóstrofo.

    • ballin', not ballin (contraction of "balling")
    • 'til, not til (contraction of "until")
    • 'em, not em (contraction of "them")
    • 'cause not cause
    • don't, not dont

    *6️⃣ Usa un guión (-) o puntos suspensivos (…) si la palabra/frase que se canta no está terminada

    Por ejemplo:

    ✔️Bien
    ‘Cause I got you, you, oh
    You, I got you, I got you
    ‘Cause I got you, you, oh
    You, I got you, I got y...
    I Got You by Bebe Rexha

    ✔️Bien

    A ella le gus-
    A ella le gus-
    A ella le gus-

    7️⃣ Usa una ortografía estándar en canciones de rap

    A continuación, hay una lista de palabras comunes en la jerga americana e instrucciones sobre cómo escribirlas.

    Casos específicos aceptados en las canciones de rap:

    Tryna (Trying to)
    'Til (until)
    'Cause (because)
    Finna (I’m fixing to)
    I'ma (I am going to)
    Turnt (Turn up)
    gon' (going to)
    outta ('out of')
    e'ry (every)
    nah mean (know what I mean?)
    lil' (unless a proper name)
    Cuz (when referring to a cousin, or brother, friend, comrade, etc and NOT abbreviated "because")
    Ya (should be used when in place of “You”)
    Yah (should be used when in place of “Yeah/Yes”)
    ‘bout (about)
    y’all (you al)
    yo’ (your)
    gotta (got to)
    wanna (want to)
    gonna (going to')

    8️⃣ Usa mayúscula inicial en nombres propios (personas, lugares, dioses)

    Los nombres propios de personas, divinidades, ciudades, marcas o ciertas cosas especiales deben ir con mayúscula inicial.

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

    9️⃣ Los números se deben escribir como palabras, excepto en los casos descritos a continuación

    • Del 1 al 10, los números se deben escribir así: uno, dos, tres, etc.
    • Después del 10, se deben escribir numéricamente: 11, 12, 13, etc.
    • Si hay demasiados números en una línea, escríbelos numéricamente

    ✔️Bien
    1,2,3,1,2,3, drink
    1,2,3,1,2,3, drink

    Horas del día:

    • Usa números en horas exactas: 9:30 a.m.
    • Usa minúsculas en a.m. (ante meridiem) y p.m. (post meridiem)
    • Usa palabras en ciertas expresiones que no incluyen números: y media, y cuarto, medianoche, mediodía, etc.
    • Las fechas se deben escribir numéricamente, por ejemplo: 1987
    • Las décadas se deben escribir así: '60s

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    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.

    How to Transcribe

    1️⃣Transcribe 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

    Don't transcribe every ad-lib but only it is really necessary.

    ✔️Good
    Raindrop (drip), drop top (drop top)
    Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox (cookie)
    Fuckin' on your bitch she a thot, thot (thot)
    Cookin' up dope in the crockpot (pot)

    3️⃣ 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?)
    What are you doin' to me?
    What are you doin', huh? (Yeah, you just want attention)
    What are you doin' to me? (I knew from the start)
    What are you doin' huh? (You're just making sure I'm never gettin' over you)
    "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

    4️⃣ Transcribe lyrics in their native scripts

    Lyrics are expected to be transcribed in their native scripts (e.g. Russian songs are expected to be written in Cyrillic alphabet).
    To help people who cannot read the original scripts, the romanized version of Japanese, Korean, Chinese lyrics, is available as translation inside the translations list.

    ✔️ Good- Hangul (Original)
    문을 박차면 모두 날 바라봄
    굳이 애써 노력 안 해도
    모든 남자들은 코피가 팡팡팡

    ❌ Wrong - Romanization
    muneul bakchamyeon modu nal barabom
    gudi aesseo noryeok an haedo
    modeun namjadeureun kopiga pangpangpang

    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 sections with double breaks

    ❌Wrong
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter
    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    "In the end" by Linkin Park

    ✔️Good
    I tried so hard and got so far
    But in the end, it doesn't even matter
    I had to fall to lose it all
    But in the end it doesn't even matter

    One thing, I don't know why
    It doesn't even matter how hard you try
    Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme to remind myself how

    4️⃣No line-end punctuation

    Only question marks and exclamation marks should be used at the end of a line – no commas or periods. Commas can be used within the lyric line, if necessary, but not at the end of a line.

    ❌Wrong
    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

    5️⃣Always write contractions using apostrophe (‘)

    When using contractions to shorten a word, by removing one letter or more, substitute an apostrophe in the same spot.

    For example:

    ballin', not ballin (contraction of “balling”)
    ‘til, not til (contraction of “until”)
    'em, not em (contraction of “them”)
    ‘cause not cause
    don’t, not dont

    6️⃣Do not capitalize each word or use uppercase in all sentence

    7️⃣Use standardized spellings
    Below is a list of common American slang word and phrases and how to spell them:

    Specific cases accepted for rap songs:

    Tryna (Trying to)
    ‘Til (until)
    ‘Cause (because)
    Finna (I’m fixing to)
    I'ma (I am going to)
    Turnt (Turn up)
    gon' (going to)
    outta ('out of')
    e'ry (every)
    nah mean (know what I mean?)
    lil' (unless a proper name)
    Cuz (when referring to a cousin, or brother, friend, comrade, etc and NOT abbreviated "because")
    Ya (should be used when in place of “You”)
    Yah (should be used when in place of “Yeah/Yes”)

    Below some French-specific Conventions:

    • Contractions:

    Outside of rap, contractions should be kept to a minimum and only when prevalent in audio.
    Examples : j’suis, l’keuf,qu’tu viennes

    • Punctuation:

    French punctuation rules should be respected:
    One space after single punctuation signs:
    Example: Je viens, je pars

    One space before and after double punctuation signs:
    Example: Je viens ; je pars

    • Diacritics:

    Diacritics should be implements in all cases, even capital letters:

    ❌Wrong A Demain
    ✔️Good: À demain
    ❌Wrong Ca
    ✔️Good: Ça

    8️⃣Capitalize Proper names (e.g. persons, places, gods)

    Proper names such of persons, divinity, places, cities, brands or certain special things should be capitalized.

    ❌Wrong
    brooklyn bridge, new york, germany
    ✔️Good
    Brooklyn Bridge, Obama, Rome, Maserati

    In english days of the week and months should be capitalized.
    Eg. Monday, Tuesday
    April, June

    9️⃣Numbers as words except for content listed here*

    • From 1 to 10, numbers should be written out: one, two, three, etc.

    • Above 10, numbers should be written numerically: 11, 12, 13, etc.

    Times of day:

    • Use numerals when exact times are emphasized: 9:30 a.m.

    • Use lowercase a.m. (ante meridiem) and p.m. (post meridiem)

    • Spell out words/phrases that do not include actual numbers: half past, quarter of, midnight, noon

    • Dates should be written as numbers instead eg. 1987,

    • Decades should be written like this: ‘60s

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    However if you think there’s something the vigilant eyes of our moderators may have missed we’ve missed, let us know by clicking the “Flag lyrics” and then "Wrong lyrics".

    You can also ask one of our Lyrics Curator to check them using the tag @ Global-Moderators.

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    Musixmatch respects intellectual property rights and can display all the lyrics it has the rights for.

    Whenever you get the "Unfortunately we're not authorized to show these lyrics" error message it means that we're not allowed to show you those lyrics.

    We're sorry about that but we continuously seek to close additional agreements with songwriters and their publishers in order to add new lyrics to our service.

    When you find this kind of unauthorized messages you can do your part into making the lyrics available to everyone asking the artist to allow Musixmatch to display their content.

    Sometimes a nice tweet to the artist may be just enough.

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    Anyone can translate lyrics into another language with our Translator Editor. To add a translation, go to the lyrics page and select Choose Translation.

    You can finish a translation that is not 100% completed or adding a new one. You will access the translation tab and you’ll have on the left side the original lyrics while on the right side you will see the space where the translations have to be added. To save a translation for a song lyrics, press the Save button in the upper right corner.

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    Synchronizing songs is easy and only asks you have a sense of rhythm. You can choose to either improve the synchronisation of a song, or to synchronise songs that haven’t yet been done following these simple steps on our iOS or Android app.

    • Select Sync
    • After the countdown the lyrics will start scrolling and you can begin to sync
    • Click the down arrow in time with the music
    • At the end of the synchronisation click Save.
    • The synchronization function is only available on mobile.

    Please note: If you make a mistake while the song is playing don’t worry! Click the up arrow to go back the the last correctly synced line and then continue with the synchronization from there.

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    Lyrics which show Review changes are songs which have had lyrics added or updated by users in our community which are different from those currently shown online. With Review changes we ask the contributors, through a poll, to judge and vote on whether the changes that have been proposed are correct.

    If the vote for the revised lyrics — once the poll is closed — is positive the song will be updated, if the changes are rejected we will keep the original version of the lyrics.

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    With the help of our Community we want to make available for anyone the freshest new songs lyrics and albums. We’re also constantly trying to grow our database by adding old songs too. Whenever you see that a song has missing lyrics, click Add lyrics, write down the lyrics and save it.

    Great places to find missing lyrics to add include:

    • Contribute page: Find out which missing lyrics we recommend you to add from your personalized list.

    • Musixmatch Discussions: Forum Managers and contributors post if they need team members.

    If you are new to Musixmatch your lyrics will need to be approved by other users before they get published. You can invite your friends to review your lyrics by sharing the Musixmatch link via your favourite social media channel. When your lyrics have been approved by the community, they will appear online and will be ready to be enjoyed by everybody.

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    Hi Mike. Could you send us an example, please? Thank you

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    @kullboys thank you for this feedback. Could you send us an example, please?

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    The users get different badges adding lyrics.

    Scout

    1 lines translated

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    250 lines translated

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    500 lines translated

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    1500 lines translated

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    3000 lines translated

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    Ambassador

    6000 lines translated

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    The users get different badges synchronizing lyrics.

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    120 lyrics synched

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