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LyricFind is the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions. Founded in 2004, LyricFind exists to fill the void of the most popular music content on the Internet – lyrics.

In order to provide a successful lyrics service, LyricFind has not only amassed licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including ...

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Publicist
Odette Scott
812-339-1195

Current News

  • 04/11/201704/11/2017

LyricFind’s 10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make the Most of Their Lyrics

  1. Include lyrics on your website. You can create a whole page dedicated to lyrics, or even offer a downloadable PDF for fans, in exchange for an email.

  2. Use lyrics on social media to engage fans. Include lyric snippets in your social media posts and tweets, when you share a video or audio track, when you post a picture from a gig, rehearsal, studio session, or epic brunch.

  3. Post playful photos of your lyrics to Instagram and social media. Post-its, flyers, chalk… they all suggest...

Press

  • Hypebot, Interview, 04/07/2017, LyricFind and Turning Your Lyrics Into A Revenue Stream [Music Biz Weekly Podcast] Text
  • Performer Magazine, Feature story, 03/06/2017, How to Turn Your Lyrics into Revenue with LyricFind Text
  • Musonomics Podcast, Interview, 03/02/2017, Lyrics, Lyricists & Licenses Text
  • Hypebot, Feature story, 02/16/2017, Top Valentine Lyrics From Around the World Attachment
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04/11/2017, LyricFind’s 10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make the Most of Their Lyrics
04/11/201704/11/2017, LyricFind’s 10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make the Most of Their Lyrics
Announcement
04/11/2017
Announcement
04/11/2017
1. Include lyrics on your website. You can create a whole page dedicated to lyrics, or even offer a downloadable PDF for fans, in exchange for an email address. MORE» More»
  1. Include lyrics on your website. You can create a whole page dedicated to lyrics, or even offer a downloadable PDF for fans, in exchange for an email.

  2. Use lyrics on social media to engage fans. Include lyric snippets in your social media posts and tweets, when you share a video or audio track, when you post a picture from a gig, rehearsal, studio session, or epic brunch.

  3. Post playful photos of your lyrics to Instagram and social media. Post-its, flyers, chalk… they all suggest quirky, fun ways to put your lyrics out there. Need something more serious? Try your hand at something more calligraphic, or track down a letterpress and commission a few printed cards.

  4. Make lyric videos to promote your new song. Lots of bands with big marketing budgets are opting out of the big produced video, and looking for a simpler way. Indie musicians can, too. Start with a straightforward lyric video. If you’re not a whizz at motion graphics or After Effects, try Superstring.

  5. You can also go lo-fi for your lyric video. It can be as simple and impromptu as Bob Dylan’s iconic video for Don’t Look Back. Get out the poster board and markers, gather your friends and get creative. Find approaches that capture your artistic aesthetic and that feature your words.

  6. Get your lyrics into the publishing pipeline (and onto streaming platforms and other services). Publishing has opened up and is now accessible to artists at all stages of their careers, thanks to aggregators like The Harry Fox Agency or Songtrust. As LyricFind works directly with these aggregators (and many more), it makes it easier for your lyrics to become discoverable through platforms like Apple, Deezer, Shazam, and MetroLyrics. Look into what publishing services your distributor offers. Make the most of them.

  7. Make merch with your lyrics. Your song’s words would look perfect emblazoned on a t- shirt. Later this year, LyricFind is entering the merch scene with a new on-demand product that allows fans and consumers to print legally licensed lyrics on many kinds of merchandise.

  8. Make lyric posters. Remember that letter press idea? Why not print up a few dozen (or thousand) posters or flyer-sized arrangements of popular lines from your fans’ favorite songs? Or find other creative ways to present your lyrics visually.

  9. Are you artistically inclined? Are you a doodler? Make an old-school zine-style lyric chapbook for fans, as special thank-yous or perks. Print it, jot some fun notes or little drawings on it, and toss it on the copy machine.

  10. Make sheet music or charts for a song. It’s not hard to generate the chords or tablature for many songs. Check out Ultimate Guitar or Fender to make your own sheet music for fans to play along with.

Announcement
04/11/2017

02/14/2017, Love and Lyrics Around the World
02/14/201702/14/2017, Love and Lyrics Around the World
Announcement
02/14/2017
Announcement
02/14/2017
This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Around the globe, the lovelorn are searching for lyrics from hit songs to capture their emotions. But lovers everywhere are drawn to different tunes. LyricFind analyzed the top trending lyrics about love in eleven different countries during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day... MORE» More»

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Around the globe, the lovelorn are searching for lyrics from hit songs to capture their emotions.

But lovers everywhere are drawn to different tunes. LyricFind analyzed the top trending lyrics about love in eleven different countries during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, to see what lyric searches said about local takes on Cupid’s handiwork. Sentiments ranged from erotic fascination to undying devotion.

What lyrics quicken the world’s pulse? In Spain, it’s the birds and the bees (NEIKED’s “Sexual” featuring Dyo is at the top of lyric searches). Italy takes on more of a protective love as Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye” details the enduring love of a mother for her child. In France, Brazil, and Canada, love causes heartbreak and lovesickness. In the US, Mexico, and the UK, enduring affection is what they’re looking for. Germany and Chile, on the other hand, relate more to a young, reckless and naive love. Down under, the Aussies are hooked on passion and lust.

Love may be universal, but romance comes in a thousand different lyrical shades.

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 4,000 music publishers in 100 countries, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

 
Announcement
02/14/2017

01/31/2017, Lyrical Learning: New Service Linguician Harnesses the Power of Language Learning through Lyrics, Thanks to Partnership with LyricFind
01/31/201701/31/2017, Lyrical Learning: New Service Linguician Harnesses the Power of Language Learning through Lyrics, Thanks to Partnership with LyricFind
Announcement
01/31/2017
Announcement
01/31/2017
Austria-based language learning company Linguician is teaming up with the world’s leading lyrics provider LyricFind for one clear reason: Lyrics make it fun and effective to learn and perfect another language. MORE» More»

Austria-based language learning company Linguician (www.linguician.com) is teaming up with the world’s leading lyrics provider LyricFind for one clear reason: Lyrics make it fun and effective to learn and perfect another language.

Music has been used as a memory booster since time immemorial, and its power is still in full force. Not only do lyrics have a knack for getting stuck in our heads, but they’re the perfect enhancement to vocabulary acquisition.

Linguician, available for free online, with a mobile version expected to launch later this year, harnesses this power elegantly. Users can select from a wide catalog of music videos, picking their favourites in their target language. The service introduces users to the lyrics, letting them learn new words and expressions. It then guides them through fun games that prompt them to fill in the blanks or choose the correct translations all while the language learner moves in time to the beat.

"With Linguician, the user can unlock the associative power of music for language acquisition,” explains Alexander Rietzler, Founder and CEO of Linguician. “Learning new vocabularies suddenly becomes possible without feeling the effort." The app’s strongest language is currently English, but it also supports language learning in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and French. “New videos are being added daily,” adds Rietzler.

LyricFind supplies the legal lyrics, giving the platform access to the dozens of languages the company has vetted and licensed from hundreds of publishers around the world. It is an original use of the service’s product, one that shows the full, diverse possibilities for lyrics in the digital age.

“We are excited to partner with a company that takes language learning to the next level,” says Roy Hennig, LyricFind’s Vice President of Sales. “By using lyrics as a means of teaching, Linguician forges a new and unique path for lyric licensing.”

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 4,000 music publishers in 100 countries, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

About Linguician
Linguician is the first platform that offers individualized and personalized language learning content based on music and lyrics. It is dedicated to designing a language learning experience that is as entertaining and playful as possible.

Announcement
01/31/2017

12/20/2016, All I Want For Christmas? The Words!: LyricFind Reveals the Top Ten Most Searched Holiday Lyrics for 2016
12/20/201612/20/2016, All I Want For Christmas? The Words!: LyricFind Reveals the Top Ten Most Searched Holiday Lyrics for 2016
Announcement
12/20/2016
Announcement
12/20/2016
The year-end holidays have their own songbook. It’s a favourite time to get together and sing some seasonal classics, or launch into a spirited solo in the car or at the office party. And while we all know the songs, how many of us know all the words? MORE» More»

The year-end holidays have their own songbook. It’s a favourite time to get together and sing some seasonal classics, or launch into a spirited solo in the car or at the office party. And while we all know the songs, how many of us know all the words?

LyricFind, the world leader in lyrics display, has ranked the top ten most searched for holiday lyrics. The top 10 are almost a complete salute to midcentury songwriting, apart from Mariah Carey’s essential if not viral holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. “It’s no surprise that the majority of holiday lyrics being searched for are the originals,” says Catherine Fournier, LyricFind’s Marketing Manager. “It’s a time of comfort and tradition, and the lyrics in these songs reflect that.”

LyricFind is the licensing partner for major search engines, streaming services, lyric websites, and other music platforms across the globe, and gathers data from millions of searches and displays.

Top Ten Most Displayed Holiday Lyrics

    Artist           Track

1    Bing Crosby       White Christmas

2    Mariah Carey       All I Want for Christmas Is You

3    Eartha Kitt       Santa Baby

4    Elvis Presley       Blue Christmas

5    Johnny Mathis       When a Child Is Born

6    Bobby Helms       Jingle Bell Rock

7    Frank Sinatra       Jingle Bells

8    Brenda Lee       Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

9    Harry Belafonte  Mary's Boy Child

10    Dean Martin       Baby, It’s Cold Outside

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics with 100+ clients worldwide including, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Shazam, SoundHound, The Recording Academy, Billboard and many others. LyricFind licenses from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

 
Announcement
12/20/2016

12/12/2016, The Top Ten Lyrics of 2016, Powered by LyricFind
12/12/201612/12/2016, The Top Ten Lyrics of 2016, Powered by LyricFind
Announcement
12/12/2016
Announcement
12/12/2016
This year, lyrics have made headlines across the world. From Bob Dylan’s writings being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year, to hip hop lyrics impacting education and the US presidential election, to the recent 2017 GRAMMY Nominations, lyrics continue to have both a huge musical and cultural impact around the world. MORE» More»

This year, lyrics have made headlines across the world. From Bob Dylan’s writings being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year, to hip hop lyrics impacting education and the US presidential election, to the recent 2017 GRAMMY Nominations, lyrics continue to have both a huge musical and cultural impact around the world. For 2016’s year in review, LyricFind has rounded up the top lyric displays of 2016.

LyricFind is the World's Leader in licensed lyrics, with more than 4,000 music publishers signed and utilized by more than 100 services including Google, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, Shazam, Microsoft and iHeartMedia among many more. The majority of places where you see lyrics online and in your favorite music services are powered by LyricFind.

LyricFind also provides four different charts every week, working with Billboard (Global, US charts), Record of the Day (UK) and The Music Network (Australia).

The Top Ten Lyrics of 2016

 

Song

Artist

1

Love Yourself

Justin Bieber

2

Hello

Adele

3

Work

Rihanna

4

7 Years

Lukas Graham

5

Let it Go

Idina Menzel

6

One Call Away

Charlie Puth

7

Stressed Out

twentyone pilots

8

Stitches

Shawn Mendes

9

When We Were Young

Adele

10

Like I’m Gonna Lose You

Meghan Trainor

Three out of the five songs nominated for a GRAMMY in the Song of the Year category, which honors the songwriter over the actual record itself, find themselves in the top 10 most searched for lyrics of 2016. These include Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, Adele’s “Hello”, and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”. Earlier this year, Justin Bieber’s  “Love Yourself” marked LyricFind’s 15 billionth lyric display, and the company has tracked another 2 billion displays since then.

The Recording Academy and LyricFind are continuing their licensing partnership for marketing and social media initiatives. In licensing lyric displays to The Recording Academy, LyricFind guarantees the legal use of artists’ work while contributing royalties to songwriters.

LyricFind has had a banner year, creating new markets for its product and forging new partnerships around the world. From Spain to China, and Japan to Brazil, the Toronto-based firm has pushed to make licensed, monetized lyrics part of the music scene everywhere. LyricFind’s partnership with Google not only transformed the way music lovers search for lyrics, but has also made lyrics more accessible and visible across the #1 search platform.

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics with 100+ clients worldwide including, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Shazam, SoundHound, The Recording Academy, Billboard and many others. LyricFind licenses from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

Announcement
12/12/2016