Apple Music now offers Genius annotations and lyrics


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If you’ve ever wanted to dive more deeply into the music you love, boy, have we got the announcement for you! Starting today, digital media company Genius (formerly Rap Genius) is teaming up with Apple Music to provide annotations and song lyrics to “thousands of songs” on the platform.

Apple Music is also the new official music player for Genius, meaning that subscribing visitors to Genius will get the ability to listen to a particular song on Apple’s streaming music platform. That’s regardless of whether they are visiting on mobile or desktop.

Apple’s streaming service isn’t the only music company to team up with Genius. Spotify partnered with Genius a couple of years ago, in 2016, to create playlists called “Behind the Lyrics.” This provided information about songs through popups.

“Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is a dream Genius experience,” Ben Gross, the chief strategy officer of Genius, said in a statement.

A two horse streaming music race

Apple Music and Spotify have emerged as the two leaders when it comes to streaming music. According to a recent report, the number of people paying a monthly music streaming subscription in the U.S. is around 51 million. Of these, Spotify and Music represent at least 80 percent.

In May this year, Apple announced that Apple Music has passed the 50 million active user mark. Spotify, by comparison, had around 83 million subscribers by the end of June.

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