• When instrumental music plays (music with no lyrics), give the title and name of artist.

                          (‘ODE TO JOY’ BY BEETHOVEN PLAYS)

  • If the title and artist is not known, describe the music sparingly.

                    (UPLIFTING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC)


  • Where the lyrics are audible, they must be transcribed. Each new caption block containing lyrics should start with a #. The final caption block of the audible lyrics should end with a full stop, followed by a #.

  # And I think to myself

            # What a wonderful world. #


  • Music and sound effects are formatted in upper case in brackets.
  • Song titles have single quotes.

More questions? See our Recorded Captioning Style Guide.

Updated on May 21, 2018

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