This step by step guide will show you how to automatically add lyrics to all of the songs in the macOS Music App.
Using the small and completely free app iFetchLyrics you can have the lyrics to all of the songs in your Music App automatically downloaded and added to each track.
iFetchLyrics version 2 requires macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later, although there are older versions (v1.x) for pre-Catalina users.
- Get started by downloading iFetchLyrics. Once the file has finished downloading, extract the app from the .zip file and drag it to your Applications folder to install it. Launch it from there.
- Since iFetchLyrics hasn’t been signed, you’ll need to open it again. Click OK on the warning screen.
- Right-click (ctrl + click) the iFetchLyrics app and select Open
- This time click OK on the warning screen.
- When iFetchLyrics asks permission to control Music.app click the OK button.
- If you want to add the lyrics to all of the songs in your library, select Music from the Fetch lyrics for all songs in playlist: menu. If you’ve already added lyrics to some of the songs in your library, place a check in the box labelled Ignore songs already having lyrics. Be sure to review all of the info in the Legal Info section. Finally, click the Fetch Lyrics… button.
- It might take iFetchLyrics a few moments to start – give it time.
- The process of adding lyrics to all of the songs in your Music.app library will probably take a while. You may want to grab a cup of tea or coffee – but you can certainly continue to use your Mac while it runs.
- Once it’s done, click the Finish button.
- Open Music.app if it isn’t already, right-click (ctrl + click) a random track and select Get Info from the menu. Choose the Lyrics tab and… ta-da! The lyrics should now be added to the track info.
- Now that you’ve added lyrics to the macOS Music app, perhaps you’d like to display them on your Desktop.