Welcome to Lyriki, The Lyrics Wiki
Lyriki is a wiki created for the sharing and searching of song lyrics.
Due to the wonderful nature of wikis, Lyriki is what its users make of it. The intent is as stated above, but the wiki system allows for a lot of creativity and a style of working collaboratively on web projects that isn't very common.
When contributing lyrics, you need to be sure that you've transcribed the lyrics yourself and not simply copied them word for word out of the little booklet. If it's not a commercial release, you need to be sure to indicate such so that we do not try to verify it as a commercial release and can format the entry appropriately.
Lyriki does not promote music piracy, whatsoever.
What can I do at Lyriki?
You may contribute by adding the lyrics to your favorite songs.
You may search the existing database of songs using the search box on the left in order to find the lyrics to songs you like but just can't seem to remember every line of. Alternatively, you can use a client such as mpd-lyriki to search for songs. There's also a search plugin for firefox at this link.
How can I contribute to Lyriki?
If you're a programmer, Lyriki is actively searching for someone that could code a plugin to integrate Lyriki into some of the more popular media players for Windows. An example of the feature-set we're looking for in plugins can be found by examining the Lyriki plugin for Amarok.
- There is a -very- sloppy method for those determined to use Lyriki as a plugin using windows media players. It's not pretty, it's not easy, but it -does- work. [Help:LyrikiOnWindows|LyrikiOnWindows Rough Guide]. This method is not going to be supported in depth, if it's too hard or doesn't work, you'll need to just wait.
Before contributing to Lyriki, please create an account. This helps tremendously in communication, since it's very hard to know who's behind an IP address (especially considering dynamic IP addresses and proxies.) If you have an account at least we have an idea of 'you' that we can address tips and corrections to. We appreciate every contribution; however, this just makes it easier to help people learn from their mistakes if they have an account and choose to view their talk page from time to time when it's edited.
You can follow the Quickstart guide to add a song quickly.
For lyrics, this is best done by listening to the song repeatedly and transcribing the words the best you can. Don't worry if you make mistakes; someone else that likes the song will probably come along and offer a correction or two, and eventually the community should be able to come to a consensus as to what the proper lyrics are.
For artist and album information, you should either transcribe the information from your own CDs, or you can gather information from various web sites, like the Wikipedia, the All Music Guide or even Amazon.com.
Before contributing, please look at our help section or our pages on adding new songs, albums and artists. These pages contain templates that should be used when entering lyrics or other information. This gives our pages a common look and feel, ensures the layout for lyrics is correct and makes sure all the information shows up properly in the indexes.