applemusicios13lyricsIn an interview with WIRED, Apple Music head Oliver Schusser has revealed that Apple has a team of employees listening to songs and transcribing the lyrics to ensure they are accurate for iOS 13's new real-time lyrics feature:

In probably the most bizarre example of Apple spending to get the experience right, Schusser says that Apple has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics" to ensure they're accurate enough for Apple Music's new time synced lyrics feature; "we don't get them from the usual sites."

With iOS 13's real-time lyrics feature, each verse appears in time with the music so you can follow along as you listen. To jump to a certain verse, just scroll and tap any line. The feature is not available for all songs.

The interview contains a few other notable tidbits from Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe, including the possibility of the Apple Music Festival returning in the future and "some big new names" who will accompany Ebro Darden, Julie Adenuga, Matt Wilkinson, and himself as Beats 1 hosts in the future.

Full Interview: More radio, more live: where Apple Music's headed in 2020

Top Rated Comments

Dave-Z Avatar
24 months ago
Apple originally wanted the Siri voice-to-text recognition algorithms to transcribe the songs but abandoned that approach when it was discovered that most of the songs were about restaurants that were close to you.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
e1me5 Avatar
24 months ago
Why they don't just get the lyrics from the writers?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mashdots Avatar
24 months ago
I think that would be a job a whole lot of people would love to have.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cloudyo Avatar
24 months ago
That explains why some are comically wrong
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnyslats Avatar
24 months ago
"accurate enough" and "we don't get them from the usual sites" explains why I constantly see lots of errors. Really needs an in-built "report" button
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MDF314159265 Avatar
24 months ago
“Hold me closer, Tony Danza....”
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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