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How to Translate Songs on Genius

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How to Translate Songs on Genius Lyrics

The Genius Community is made up of users who live all over the world. Our community prides itself in being able to efficiently transcribe lyrics, including translations. This guide explains how to add and format translations. If you have any questions about translating on Genius, leave a comment below or send @streetlights a message.

How To Add Translations

Anyone can add a new translation to the site by clicking the "ADD SONG" link at the top of the page.

How To Format Translation Pages

Genius prides itself in maintaining standardized translation page formatting. Use this format when adding a translation to Genius.

  • Artist Name: Genius Translations
  • Song Title: Primary Artist - Song Title ("Language Translation" written in Translated Language)
    • Kanye West - Facts (Türkçe Çeviri)
    • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) (English Translation)
    • Logic - 1-800-273-8255 (Traduction Française)

It's important to leave the following sections blank:

Feel free to include the following information:

How to Translate a Song

How to Translate an Entire Album

If you're translating an album (or even a song that's a part of an album,) you can set the album up in the following manner:

  • Name: Primary Artist - Album Title ("Language Translation" In Translated Language)
  • Artist: Genius Translations
  • Additional Credits: LEAVE BLANK

Receiving/Awarding IQ

Translating a song is tough work—that work should be rewarded with IQ! 40 IQ can be awarded by any editor+ by doing the following:

  • Go to the page
  • Click "Admin
  • Click "Award transcription IQ"

It's important to ONLY award IQ to translations that you can validate yourself—you must be proficient in both original and translated language. If you're looking for someone to assist you in checking your translations, feel free to reach out to a user on this page.

Linking Translations to Original Page

While we don't have a built-in feature yet, you can use the Q+A section to to link translations to the songs they translate. —> Read More

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About “How to Translate Songs on Genius”

This guide explains all the details of our collaborative translation project.

It’s intended as a manual for new users, and a reference tool for translators looking to better understand all aspects of translation on Genius.

  • Do tates on the translated page have to be translations of the original tates?

    Only if it’s a really popular song with great annotations.

  • What happens if a singer translated a song of another artist?

    Check if the translation is accurate and credit the singer in the Q&A if it is.