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    Default No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Or is it just me?
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Was it supposed to be 'available today' when the announced that feature? (don't remember)...
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Wait till iOS 10 is officially released.
    If you're not patient enough do like me and google those lyrics and paste them manually in the songs in iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    Wait till iOS 10 is officially released.
    If you're not patient enough do like me and google those lyrics and paste them manually in the songs in iTunes.
    Good to see you back, Yuk!
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Some songs do come up with the option (scroll up) where lyrics should be (and currently aren't available), others don't seem to show this at all.

    I even tried the same song they demonstrated the feature with just to see, also showing "Failed to load lyrics".

    Something else to consider is that Apple likely has to address contractual access to the lyrics, as they may not be covered within the current rights (they are normally seperate IP).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicspyder View Post
    Or is it just me?
    I have to revise my previous observation. It appears to be hit and miss as to what songs show lyrics. Maybe Apple's lyrics hamsters are trying to catch up.
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    They had to stop... collaborate... and listen.

    *sad trombone*
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    i have the same issue
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    (This was probably posted to the wrong thread - this is not Apple Music related - rather, my music playing in the iOS Music app.)

    Ok, iOS 10 is officially out, and NONE of my tracks (which ALL have lyrics, previously displayed in iOS 9) are displaying lyrics in the Music app.

    ... and I noticed something new in iTunes 12.5.1.21 ... when I look at a track's Lyrics tab in the info pane, there is a checkbox in the lower left for "Custom Lyrics":


    No Lyrics in Apple Music-screenshot-2016-09-15-17.41.55.png

    Same track playing on iPhone:

    No Lyrics in Apple Music-img_0668.png
    Last edited by zenwaves; 09-15-2016 at 08:32 PM. Reason: adding iPhone screenshot of same track
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    I had the same problem and called Apple after an hour on the phone I got the answer.

    Plug your phone in and click on your phone and uncheck the box that tells you to sync songs. This will remove all your songs.

    As soon as it don't check the box to reinstall your songs. Mine took 45 minutes but I have close to 6000 songs.

    After it was done I had lyrics to all my songs.
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Quote Originally Posted by tryingtohelp View Post
    I had the same problem and called Apple after an hour on the phone I got the answer.

    Plug your phone in and click on your phone and uncheck the box that tells you to sync songs. This will remove all your songs.

    As soon as it don't check the box to reinstall your songs. Mine took 45 minutes but I have close to 6000 songs.

    After it was done I had lyrics to all my songs.
    Thank you!!! That did the trick :-)
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    Seems to be hit or miss. I have never plugged in this phone and have no songs downloaded however I don't get lyrics a lot of the times.

    No rhyme or reason.
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    First of all, those songs must be matched to Apple's own music in order to find the right lyrics .
    If you have all metadata wrong or worse, completely empty, Apple will not be able to serve you the lyrics.

    Secondly, there are billions of songs out there and Apple doesn't have the lyrics for all of them. If a song is popular enough, it will be provided with lyrics in due time.
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    My experience has been that I see lyrics more often than not when I am streaming from Apple Music service. Not so much from my personal music library on the phone.
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    I can't find where to un sync and re sync music. I subscribe to Apple Match, but not to Apple Music. Will this give me lyrics to songs in my library? If so, do I have to repeat this on iPad too?

    Thanks

    Susan
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    Quote Originally Posted by susanmmraz View Post
    I can't find where to un sync and re sync music.
    If I'm understanding you, simply go to Settings → Music, and then enable the toggle next to "iCloud Music Library".
    I subscribe to Apple Match, but not to Apple Music.
    You mean, "iTunes Match", right?
    Will this give me lyrics to songs in my library? If so, do I have to repeat this on iPad too?

    Thanks

    Susan
    I don't subscribe to iTunes Match so I'm not sure in regard to lyrics. I assume you can, but I do not know. Hopefully, members who do will reply soon.
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Not sure bout y'all who have been brave enough to let Apple's notoriously bad Cloud services mess with your music, but if you're doing a regular iPhone/iPad sync via iTunes, when you click on the device icon, clicking on the iPhone's Music field brings up this screen, where you can choose various music syncing options.

    I know this path well, as every time I sync my iPhone, the lyrics disappear from the phone, and I have to uncheck, resync (removing all music from the phone), resync and check the box, so iTunes transfers all the tracks back again.
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    I don't have an Apple Music Subscription but always purchase music from iTunes and never seen any lyrics for my purchased music. What's wrong?
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    Ummm Any one?
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    Make sure cell data is enabled for music in Settings > Cellular Data and Settings > Music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by italodance View Post
    Ummm Any one?
    Again, I'm pretty sure that lyrics only display when streaming from Apple Music. At least, that has been my experience. My music library, including music I've purchased from iTunes, do not display lyrics.
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    Actually, that's incorrect. Lyrics have always displayed on iOS devices for iTunes tracks, Long before iCloud music match or Apple Music - as long as the user had found a way to manually enter the lyrics for those tracks in their library. Music purchased via the iTunes Store has never has the lyrics in the tracks - you had to add them yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by diggity View Post
    Again, I'm pretty sure that lyrics only display when streaming from Apple Music. At least, that has been my experience. My music library, including music I've purchased from iTunes, do not display lyrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenwave View Post
    Actually, that's incorrect. Lyrics have always displayed on iOS devices for iTunes tracks, Long before iCloud music match or Apple Music - as long as the user had found a way to manually enter the lyrics for those tracks in their library. Music purchased via the iTunes Store has never has the lyrics in the tracks - you had to add them yourself.
    True, but I was referring to the lyrics that display without having to set it up for yourself. These particular lyrics appear to be a part of the Apple Music service.
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    Default No Lyrics in Apple Music

    So they don't automatically appear in the standalone music app, you have to subscribe to Apple Music?
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    Default Re: No Lyrics in Apple Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    So they don't automatically appear in the standalone music app, you have to subscribe to Apple Music?
    Correct. Unless you manually add the lyrics as described by one of the other posters in this thread.
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