As a continuation of my analysis into FM radio repetition I've wanted to have a look at song lyrics and analyse them, compare and rank them against each other and possibly group them by radio station, but that's all for another blog post.
In my search for an easy to use lyric API I found out that many lyric databases don't like to give away access to their APIs to just anyone. Most require you to become an approved partner, which requires a significant down payment before you can use them, and others work sporadically or not at all.
Welcome to the [redacted] API. These APIs are for approved partners only.
So I joined forces with Kerry MR to set out and make an easy to use API that can gather lyrics from multiple sources and switch between them on the fly.
Thus Lyrer was created.
Lyrer currently has 2 main methods of obtaining lyrics; other APIs and web page scraping.
Lyrer is currently under active development and may change the method(s) it uses to gather lyrics but source is still available on Github.