The company’s partnership with Musixmatch, which once allowed lyrics to be viewed with each song that you played, is no more as of Friday, May 27th. Though the partnership has existed since 2011, Musixmatch actually integrated their “LYRICS” button into the desktop app in January 2015. According to Spotify, the lyrics feature has been removed in order to make way for ‘big improvements to the feature.’
Post-cancellation, Musixmatch released the following statement, with something of a heavy hitter to close:
“Musixmatch is no longer available within Spotify desktop. It was a great partnership and there is mutual respect between both companies as our business strategies move us each in different directions. We regret the end of this partnership… we will not allow anybody to ignore our business model.”
It was nice to be able to sing along and not have to mumble the lyrics we wish we knew, Musixmatch – thanks for letting us not look dumb for awhile. You will be missed.