Benefits Of Uploading Your Lyrics To Streaming Services

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Artist Resources, Music Distribution, Music Marketing

There is no doubt you’ve noticed a ton of websites with music lyrics or even on Instagram and Facebook. If you were wondering how artists’ lyrics get on those sites, and how you can benefit from uploading your lyrics to such sites, -read on!

This article will teach you the benefits and how to get your lyrics on streaming services.

But first,

Why is it important for artists to upload their music lyrics online?

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

This is basically the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a web page from search engines. Uploading your lyrics online lets your music rank better.

  • Easy Discovery

Imagine a situation where you want to listen to a specific song but you can’t remember the title or the artist’s name. But, you know a line or two. Let’s say you upload your lyrics online, and then a fan searches for your music using a line or two but not the title since they don’t know it, Google will reference that line or two against all the lyrics it has in its databases and then pulls up your song to the fan. That way people who don’t know your song title but know a catchy line can easily find your music.

  • Acquire Loyal Fans

Fans love to sing along to their favorite jams (Especially when they know the right words). Uploading your lyrics online for your fans to learn the right words will get you loyal fans.


How do you Post Your Lyrics Online?

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

That is why making your lyrics available to fans, particularly on platforms where people listen the most, such as Spotify, is critical.

But how should you go about getting your lyrics out there?

Alright! Let’s get started.

There are two types of lyric websites; Ones that need to you signup for an account before uploading lyrics, and those that don’t.

So here’s how to get your lyrics on Instagram Stories, Apple Music, Amazon Music & Alexa, Google/YouTube, Spotify, and more.

To synchronize the text with the audio for your songs, you’ll need to sign up with MusixMatch, the world’s largest catalog of song lyrics and translations.

To begin, sign up and submit your information as an artist or representative, and you’ll be able to submit verified lyrics for your tracks within a few days!

1. Once your MusixMatch profile has been verified, you can add (or confirm as correct) the lyrics to each of your tracks on the platform.

2. Sync lyrics to timestamps by connecting your MusixMatch account to your certified Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon Music account.
– When you click the “Play” button, you’ll be prompted to link your accounts. It only takes a couple of seconds!
– When you click “Sync Lyrics,” the song will begin to play. Align the words with the music by using the arrow. When you reach the end of the song, scroll down to the text “end.”

3. Finally, you can customize your track’s vibe and tempo.

After a week (or two) has passed and Instagram and MusixMatch have verified the lyrics and timestamps, voila!

You’ve succeeded! requires you to signup first. Once you’ve created an account and logged in, locate the “ADD A SONG” link at the top of the page to submit your lyrics. and also allow you to signup for an account, but you can as well submit lyrics without an account.

The advantage of having an account is that it makes it easy in case you need to make edits at some point.

Then with lyric websites like and, you don’t need an account to submit your lyrics.

Additionally, you can take advantage of YouTube. When you post your music video, be sure to include the lyrics in the description. This actually helps with your YouTube rankings. Also, your viewers will like it as they don’t have to search for the lyrics from another website. You can double down by creating a lyrics video. There are many artists who create a lyrics video after the audio release before the official music video is created and get impressive results.

There are tons of other lyric websites online that you can leverage to post your lyrics.


As you can see, it’s very important to have your lyrics online, and more worthy if you put them up yourself. That way, you have full control of the publications and you are 100% sure the lyrics are accurate.

There is still a bit of controversy over who should earn from the lyrics websites. But with all the search engine searches, artists benefit indirectly and it’s worth it.

We hope this post helps you to upload all your lyrics to streaming services to reap the benefits. If you have questions or suggestions about uploading your lyrics online, we would love to hear them.