Ge­nius lyrics part­ners with Ap­ple

Ap­ple Mu­sic will get lyrics pro­vided by Ge­nius, and Ge­nius will get a built-in Ap­ple Mu­sic player on its web­sites and app.

Macworld (USA) - - Contents - BY JA­SON CROSS

Ge­nius ( go.mac­world.com/gnis), the mas­sive on­line song lyrics data­base, just an­nounced a part­ner­ship with Ap­ple ( go. mac­world.com/apgn). Start­ing to­day, vis­i­tors to the Ge­nius web­site or users of its IOS app will see a small player at the bot­tom of the screen while view­ing a song’s lyrics. The player will use Ap­ple Mu­sic to play a 30-se­cond clip of the song, and Ap­ple Mu­sic sub­scribers can play the en­tire thing by sign­ing in.

The Ap­ple Mu­sic ser­vice as a whole ben­e­fits from the part­ner­ship, too, as Ge­nius will pro­vide lyrics to thou­sands of songs on the ser­vice.

Lyrics have been fea­tured in Ap­ple Mu­sic for a long time, but they are of­ten crit­i­cized for spotty ac­cu­racy. A great many pop­u­lar songs don’t have lyrics at all. Adding lyrics

from Ge­nius should dras­ti­cally im­prove both prob­lems: The Ge­nius lyrics data­base is sourced by artists and fans, and it’s re­garded as one of the most com­plete and ac­cu­rate avail­able.

This will have a mea­sur­able im­pact on Ap­ple users. Users can now search for songs by lyrics in IOS 12, and a big­ger and more ac­cu­rate lyrics data­base will make that fea­ture more use­ful. The Ge­nius in­te­gra­tion also ties into Siri, which im­pacts Homepod users as well as those with IOS de­vices. You can ask Siri to “play the song that goes...” fol­lowed by a few lyrics, and if Siri finds a match, it will play it. That fea­ture should get a lot more re­li­able with the ad­di­tion of Ge­nius’ data­base. ■

Users can now search for songs by lyrics in IOS 12, and a big­ger and more ac­cu­rate lyrics data­base will make that fea­ture more use­ful.

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