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A locked lyrics on musixmatch but not on spotify

A locked lyrics on musixmatch but not on spotify

There is my favourite song but the lyrics is not on spotify, but it is on musixmatch (The lyrics is locked and was last edited in January 2023).

Also, all of other songs in the album has lyrics on spotify except for that song (and some of the songs were edited like last month and it is on spotify).

Is there a cause for this? and when will it be uploaded?

Thank you!

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Hey @ibot1,


Thanks for reaching out here in the Community. 

Lyrics may not be available on all songs. New lyrics are added every day, so you may find it added in the future.


Hope you'll find this useful. Take care 🙂 

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This also happens with all the songs of some artists. The lyrics are on MusixMatch, but not on Spotify.

I came across this post while looking for something else, and I'm responding in case anyone else comes across this post later.

I have been a Curator myself for several years.
I would like to remind you that as Curator, I have, and you too if you are, a contact with the Musixmatch team.

You are talking about a problem that can have two reasons :

  1. Either it is a restricted lyric.
    In this case the lyrics are not available for display for Spotify, for reasons of copyright or choice linked to the artists concerned. This is the case for all of Eminem's lyrics, for example. You can check this by going to a lyric page, without being logged in as a Curator. If you see "Restricted Lyric" instead of the lyrics displayed, this is the case.
    Neither Spotify nor Musixmatch will be able to do anything, only artists can solve the problem.
    It happens that for some artists this is not intentional, but linked to a copyright problem, which only they can resolve by Artist by contacting Musixmatch.
  2. Or a so-called “catalogue updating” problem.
    The causes that can lead to this type of problem are multiple, but in short it is the fact that the lyrics are no longer properly linked to the Spotify music. This is the most common and easily solvable problem :
    1. If you are a Curator, you received an invitation to join the Slack dedicated to Curators, allowing you to chat between Curators and with the Musimatch team, in your email informing you that you have become a Curator.
      In this Slack, a channel named "#catalogue-issues" is present.
      All you have to do is request a "refresh" specifying the link to the album concerned (even if it only affects one track, send the album link).
    2. If you are not a Curator, you can join the community Slack open to all.
      You will have a channel in this Slack with the same name "#catalogue-issues", and you will have to do the same thing, that is to say request a "refresh" and specify the link of the album concerned.

If there are no other specific issues and the lyrics are not restricted, then the lyrics will be available for viewing on Spotify within 24 to 72 hours.


I emphasize that Spotify is not responsible and cannot do anything regarding these two problems, and that solutions are already in place to correct them, where possible.

If you have specific questions regarding the Curator or the lyrics, I invite you to join the CuratorSlack or Community Slack.
If you are a Curator but have lost the email informing you that you have become a Curator, you can request an invitation by contacting a Curator on the Community Slack. It's not a problem.

Thank you for reading.

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