Easily Access Song Lyrics from Genius.com

Easily access song lyrics in a tidy way.


genius v.2.2.0

May 5th, 2019

  • New package version was submitted to CRAN.
  • Interactive tutorial is now available in the package.
    • Run learnr::run_tutorial("genius_tutorial", "genius") to access the tutorial.

May 4th, 2019

  • New functionality was added to genius. The function calc_self_sim() enables the user to create a self-similarity matrix. The default output is a tidy data-frame that is ready for plotting. Additional arguments can be used to remove stop words. Stop word functionality is accessed via the tidytext package.
  • add_genius() has been modified to be able to accept a column for the type. This will enable you to mix both single songs with entire albums. The type_group column has been renamed to title to be more coherent. This is a potentially breaking change to existing code.
    • Changes to add_genius() were checked for spotifyr reverse dependencies. Results returned 0 errors. All should be good.

genius v.2.1.0

April 28th, 2019

  • Issue 27 has been fixed. Thank you to @manadamoth for bringing the issue to attention. genius_album() would fail when it encountered a url with missing lyrics. The solution was to create a safe version of the genius_url() function that is called from genius_album() instead of genius_url() directly. This means that the function will continue to work if a single track url doesn't. Those tracks will have any empty tibble (so after unnesting within genius_album() it returns a row of NAs).
    • I am still trying to figure out how to customize the warning message from purrr::possibly(), if anyone knows how to do this, please let me know via issue or twitter (@josiahparry).

genius v.2.0.0

April 10th, 2019

The name of this package has been changed from geniusR to genius due to a name conflict on CRAN.

This update makes some drastic changes to the base genius_url() function. It closes two long lasting pull requests #4, and #12.

Big thanks to @natebarr64 for his pull request #20 that fixed issue #4. This PR also created a new feature.

@natebarr64 create the argument info = "features" which will identify the song element and artist for that element if they are available. You can use this for genius_url(), genius_lyrics(), and genius_album().

Reference manual

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2.2.0 by Josiah Parry, 18 days ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/josiahparry/genius/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/genius

Authors: Josiah Parry [aut, cre] , Nathan Barr [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports dplyr, rvest, stringr, tidyr, purrr, readr, tibble, tidytext, reshape2

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

Imported by spotifyr.

See at CRAN