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.

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    – user31729
    Jul 20, 2014 at 10:54
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    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). Jul 20, 2014 at 11:06

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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:


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