Metatags are song instructions inside the lyrics. They use square-brackets to set them apart from the words that should be sung.

Some tags are more reliable than others, and some tags only work inside the appropriate genre.

Keep it simple

Tags seem to work best with a maximum of 3 words.

When tagging a song section, try a short style description and a noun – the instrument or voice that should be heard.

✅︎ [Syncopated Bass]

Overloading the metatag can cause the instruction to be ignored, or it might be sung as part of the lyrics.

❌ [call and response between percussion and bass]

Metatag FAQs: