Earlier this week, we reported Google began showing lyrics to songs directly in the search results. Google is now showing long answers with the lyrics, and then link to the rest on Google Play. Google does license the content.
Now, Google is also displaying the lyrics, with the Google Play link, on video results that come up for song related queries.
For example, a search for [stairway to heaven video] displays a video from YouTube, the artist name and album name, the release date, followed by a snippet of lyrics, with a link to Google Play for the full lyrics.
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Here is Google’s statement on why they are showing lyrics in the search results:
There’s a feeling you get when you turn to a song and you know that the words have two meanings. Well it’s whispered that now if you go search the tune, maybe Google will lead you to reason. Ooh, it makes you wonder…
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