Welcome to Directlyrics — made with love in New York, Amsterdam & Madrid since 2005.

Directlyrics is visited by over 1 million visitors each month. What sets us apart from the other lyrics sites:

  • Our content is focused on the latest music releases in all major music genres.
  • We put much effort into making sure our lyrics contain no errors.
  • We are licensed to display lyrics by all major publishers since 2010.
  • Our music blog continuously updates music fans with the latest music news.
  • No ringtones pop-ups, overlays or other intrusive low quality advertising.

Directlyrics is created by Yvo Schaap. Yvo is supported by his music news team, led by Kevin. And of course Directlyrics gets much help from the fans who edit erroneous lyrics to improve them for everybody to enjoy.

Directlyrics has joined forces with Bandintown Amplified to be part of larger music related network. Collectively we offer advertisers a great opportunity to reach a targetted audience with a strong affinity to music.


The lyrics available on Directlyrics have been licensed from all major music publishers. Our lyrics licensing is handled by our partner LyricFind. LyricFind handles all lyrics licensing terms between lyrics sites and publishers including (but not limited to) EMI Music Publishing, Warner-Chappell, Sony/ATV, Universal, The Harry Fox Agency and numerous independent publishers and songwriters.

Under the terms of our licensing arrangement we've committed to paying a licensing fee for each lyric view to the publishers who own the creative content. We've done so since 2010.

Fan Engagement

Next to our lyrics offering, Directlyrics is also a news publisher created by a small team with a strong focus on the latest pop and urban music news. Our content consists of new music video releases, (p)reviews of new music, and features of music artists in general. Our posts have a blog writing style and show a strong user engagement and loyal following. Posts retrieving over 100 comments are not uncommon, partial thanks to Google News syndicating. The data below gives an impression by showing our most popular content by fan reach from the past month:

“Bumblebee” Star Hailee Steinfeld Gives Us New Music, “Back To Life”: Song Premiere
Migos Rap Along Hits, Sing Whitney Houston & Shock James Corden With Their Cash In ‘Carpool Karaoke’: Watch
New Song Premiere: Ellie Goulding - "Close To Me"
Imagine Dragons - "Origins": Album Lyrics!
Mariah Carey - "Caution": Complete Album Lyrics


Focused on bringing you the latest pop news and lyrics ‐ Project by · Yvo Schaap.