TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm creating my own songbook with songs package. I would like to customize font of song author beneath song title. I searched the documentation and only found option to change song title font (\stitlefont) but not song author (or any other Beginsong Keyvals).

I would like to enlarge author name in my example "Plavi Orkestar".



%% Page Layout %%
    \usepackage[top=25mm, bottom=25mm, left=21mm, right=21mm]{geometry}
    \pagestyle{plain}%pokaže samo številke strani
    \pagenumbering{arabic}%številčenje z arabskimi številkami

%% Fonts %%

%lyrics font
    \renewcommand{\lyricfont}{\scshape\normalsize} %Smallcaps
%song title font
%Chorus font
%chords font


\beginsong{Ako su to samo bile laži}[
  by={Plavi\ orkestar}]
\[D]Život ide dalje, život brzo prol\[Em]azi,
a osjećam da to više ni\[D]si ti, a\[A] ni ja. 
\[D]Moža bi i mogli pokušti pono\[Em]vo,
al bojim se da ovaj je p\[D]ut goto\[A]vo. 
Al' samo \[Em]ti mi ubrzavaš disanje\[A], 
jer\[Em] ja se jošuvijek palim na \[A]tebe. 
\[D]Ako su to samo bi\[A]le laž, 
lažmo se bar jošmalo, 
\[D]ako su to samo bi\[A]le varke, 
varajmo se, varaj\[D]mo.
Život ide, život brzo prolazi, 
a osječam da to viš nisi ti, a ni ja. 
Ljubavi i mržje, teško je preskočiti zid, 
al' se bojim da dobar smo par bili mi.

MWE output

share|improve this question
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Christian Hupfer Jul 20 '14 at 10:54
Hello! Perhaps redefining \showauthors? Here's a way: \makeatletter\renewcommand\showauthors{\setbox\SB@box\hbox{\itshape\sfcode`.\@‌​m\songauthors}\ifdim\wd\SB@box>\z@\unhbox\SB@box\par\fi}\makeatother (the original code uses \bfseries, I replaced it by \itshape). – Paulo Cereda Jul 20 '14 at 11:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The song authors are typeset in bold due to the macro \showauthors which contains \bfseries (as already pointed out by Paulo Cereda) as well as in a fontsize smaller than \scriptsize. I suggest to change the formatting and fontsize by adding, e.g., the following to your preamble:

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.