This Corpus of Song Lyrics ("Songkorpus") contains multilayer annotated song texts. It is dedicated to linguistic research, as well as to related disciplines such as media & literary studies, social sciences, or musicology, who have a scientific interest in contemporary German rock and pop music language. The corpus is in its early stages; so far, it comprises:

The public Udo Lindenberg Archive with:

The public Konstantin Wecker Archive with:

Some Thematic Archives:

Computations and visualizations of empirical characteristics on:

If you use the corpus in scientific work or want to learn more about it, please have a look at and cite:

Schneider, Roman (2020): A Corpus Linguistic Perspective on Contemporary German Pop Lyrics with the Multi-Layer Annotated "Songkorpus" In: Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). Marseille: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 835-841. [PDF]

Schneider, Roman (2019): "Konservenglück in Tiefkühl-Town" - Das Songkorpus als empirische Ressource interdisziplinärer Erforschung deutschsprachiger Poptexte. In: Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS 2019). Erlangen: German Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology (GSCL). 229-236. [PDF]