Apple is hiring a team of lyrics curators for Apple Music

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iOS 10 brings lyrics to Apple Music.
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The new lyrics feature in Apple Music might not be powered by a third-party company, according to a new job posting found on Apple’s website.

It appears that Apple instead plans to do most of the work compiling lyrics all on its own by hiring “a team of lyrics curators with excellent writing skills, music knowledge, and attention to detail.”

Apple’s new job posting for a Lyrics Curation Manager gives a bit of insight into the project that will be responsible for maintaining Apple Music’s lyrics database. The feature is set to debut as part of iOS 10, giving listeners the ability to find out what a singer is really saying in just seconds.

In the job posting, Apple says the ideal candidate will have “passion for technology and a will to question the current workflows with the mindset to improve tools and processes. General understanding, love, and ideally, experience in writing lyrics.”

Apple Music’s new lyrics feature comes right after Spotify turned off its lyrics due to the expiration of its deal with Musixmatch. The rival music service is rumored to be working on a revamp of the feature.

If you do want to work as Apple’s manager of lyrics, you’ll need a minimum of five years related work experience. Any experience with lyrics is a big plus.

Via: MBW

  • GaelicSoxFan

    So they’re ripping off Prime Music?

    • CelestialTerrestrial

      I wouldn’t say they are copying anyone, it’s just a feature that should have been there from the record label to begin with, but wasn’t. So, they need to have someone head up that effort so they can ensure accuracy.