Well, it is quite out of date and does not try to be a best practices
example in any way, but you could start with
In that file information about composers, lyricists, and performers
is simply written in prose in an <opener>, which is not amenable to
Ideally, each song would be in its own <TEI> element (perhaps
together in a <teiCorpus>) to make it easy to associate metadata
(e.g., using <respStmt>) in the <teiHeader> with the transcription in
Alternatively, the declarable mechanism (using @decls on each <div
type="song"> to point to the <sourceDesc> that is apropos to that
song) could be used, but it is so rarely used these days that many
people reading your TEI file might not know what it means.
And I do not really know off the top of my head how you differentiate
the publisher of lyrics from the distributor or other authority.
> I was wondering if there is/was a project of encoding performed
> songs (Rock, folk, whatever) which is not in the framework of MEI,
> I mean, annotation of the lyrics only?
> My main question -where would you add information about the
> performer (person or band etc) or the various performances,
> Who is a publisher of lyrics? (I do know the source, but is there a
> notion of publisher here?)