How to Get Verified on Genius Lyrics
What is a verified account?
A verified Genius account allows artists, writers, producers and overall creators to share their creative process with music’s most engaged fan community.
How can I get a verified account?
- Sign up for an account: Anyone can sign up for an account by clicking the “SIGN UP” link in the top right corner of your screen → More on signing up
- Add information to your profile: Once you sign up, you'll be directed to your account. Click "Edit" under your username to add an avatar, cover art, and a bio
→ More on adding info
- Add your songs: After you add a profile picture, you'll be able to post your lyrics. Click the “Add Song” link on any Genius page to get started!
→ More on adding lyrics
- Request verification: Our Verification form is temporarily closed for maintenance. We will update this guide as soon as it's back up and working.
- Verified Account tiers: We use two different tiers when verifying accounts—one for up and coming artists and another for more established artists.
-> More on Verified Account tiers
What can I do with my verified account?
- Add Your Lyrics: You can add lyrics to any of your songs by clicking "ADD SONG" at the top of your screen.
- Annotate Lyrics: Highlight any line in your song to start an annotation. Explain a complicated lyric, add context, or tell the story behind the line. → More on annotating lyrics
- Edit Lyrics: Click "Edit Lyrics" to fix any inaccuracies in your song lyrics → More on editing lyrics
- Verify Lyrics: Below the artwork section, click on "Admin," then "Verify Lyrics." Doing this will prevent anyone from changing your lyrics. → More on verifying lyrics
- Cosign Annotations: If you see a really great annotation made by a fan, you can cosign it! → More on cosigning annotations
- Delete Your Own Songs: If you want to take down one of your songs, post in this thread to get it deleted.
- Post In Our Verified Showcase Forum: If you want to share your music, give/receive feedback, or collaborate with other artists, post in this forum.
How can I share my lyrics and annotations?
Verified Account FAQ
Please refer to our Verified Account FAQ page for any other questions you have in regard to your account. If your question isn't there, comment below the page with your question and we'll get back to you via DM.
This guide explains all the details of our verified artist program. It’s intended as a manual for artists looking to get verified and start sharing their Genius.
To get your account verified, fill out this form. Make sure you’ve followed the steps in the “How can I get a verified account?” section of this guide prior to applying.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the song and explore its deeper meaning
Verification allows an artist to share accurate lyrics, hidden meanings/stories behind songs/song lyrics, and even to reach out to their fans that are already annotating their art on the site.
Your username is the name you chose when you created your Genius account. This might be the same as your artist name, but it doesn’t have to be.
Your artist name is the name you’re known as to your listeners (e.g “Eminem” or “Kanye West”).