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February 27th, 2015 | by

app review: Musixmatch – Music and Lyrics


What it Does

Musixmatch is claimed to be the world's largest Lyrics catalogue. It enables you to search for the lyrics for popular songs that it then displays on the screen for you to read or sing along with.

The Bottom Line

If you want a quick and easy way to find the lyrics to a song, Musixmatch is highly recommended.

Ease (5)
Intelligence (4)
Extras (4)
Gossip (5)



The interface is clear and logical. The apps front page includes the top 10 chart hits with their lyrics in case you are need of inspiration and there is a search area on every screen so you can quickly search for the next song you want.



Once you have found a song you want, you can tag it as a favourite so you can quickly find it again later. There is also a useful function that scans all the songs in your music library and retrieves the titles for you to browse the lyrics for.



Musixmatch also allows you to purchase songs on iTunes directly through the app as well as watch music videos and concerts from YouTube. It also has a feature the attempts to remove song’s vocal from a track in your library for you to sing along with.



The app is positively reviewed and has received an Editor’s Choice award in 155 countries. It has also been App of The week 4 times on App Store as well as voted App of the year 2013 (although the manufacter doesn't specify which category this was in).

Musician's Note

When I first started using the app I was impressed by the large range of different lyrics available. It had pretty much everything I could think of searching for and it took some searches for some very obscure tracks to find songs missing from their database. The app links into iTunes, so once you bring up the lyrics there is a short preview of the song provided by the iTunes service if you want to also buy the track or just need a quick reminder as to how it goes. It also displays a background image of the artist with the text, which helps add to the visual appeal of the app.