Before using this package you’ll need to sign up for a (free) account that authorizes access to the Genius API. The Genius account provides a client_access_token that is required by the package. After signing up/ logging in to your account, head out to the API section on Genius (the link above) and create a new API client. After creating your client, you can generate an access token to use with the library.


lyricsgenius requires Python 3.

Use pip to install the package from PyPI:

pip install lyricsgenius

Or, install the latest version of the package from GitHub:

pip install git+

Now that you have the library intalled, you can get started with using the library. See the Usage for examples.