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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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  • 02/16/201802/16/2018

LyricFind and BPI Partner to Showcase the Power of Song Lyrics Through The BRITs, Mercury Prize and BPI Sales Certifications

LyricFind, the World’s largest lyric licensing service, is proud to announce its new partnership with UK record labels association, the BPI.

This collaboration will enable the BPI to utilise fully licensed lyrics across all of its marketing and social media initiatives, particularly in relation to the BRIT Awards, the Mercury Prize and its Platinum, Gold and Silver sales certifications.

In licensing lyric displays, LyricFind will guarantee the legal use of artists’ work while...

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  • Hollywood Reporter, Feature story, 12/15/2017, "Despacito" Has Most-Viewed Lyrics of 2017 Text
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02/16/2018, LyricFind and BPI Partner to Showcase the Power of Song Lyrics Through The BRITs, Mercury Prize and BPI Sales Certifications
02/16/201802/16/2018, LyricFind and BPI Partner to Showcase the Power of Song Lyrics Through The BRITs, Mercury Prize and BPI Sales Certifications
Announcement
02/16/2018
Announcement
02/16/2018
LyricFind, the World’s largest lyric licensing service, is proud to announce its new partnership with UK record labels association, the BPI. MORE» More»

LyricFind, the World’s largest lyric licensing service, is proud to announce its new partnership with UK record labels association, the BPI.

This collaboration will enable the BPI to utilise fully licensed lyrics across all of its marketing and social media initiatives, particularly in relation to the BRIT Awards, the Mercury Prize and its Platinum, Gold and Silver sales certifications.

In licensing lyric displays, LyricFind will guarantee the legal use of artists’ work while contributing royalties to songwriters and rightsholders. So when the BPI or one of its associated organisations license a lyric, LyricFind will ensure that rightsholders receive due payment.

Protecting the rights of writers and underscoring the value of their lyrics is at the core of this partnership –explains LyricFind’s Chief Revenue Officer, Will Mills: “The BPI and LyricFind are united in highlighting songwriters’ creativity and in increasing the value of their lyrics across all digital services.”

Giuseppe De Cristofano, Director of Digital BPI & BRIT Awards, adds: “Protecting music copyright is at the heart of the BPI’s mission, and we’re proud to work with LyricFind to ensure that songwriters and rightsholders are rewarded for use of their work.”

As part of this agreement, lyrics will be featured on The BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize social platforms leading up to and during both events. The BRIT Awards 2018 with Mastercard will be broadcast live on ITV at 8pm GMT on February 21st, 2018 and streamed worldwide outside of the UK on the official BRIT Awards YouTube channel.

This partnership is the latest in LyricFind’s company mission to innovate and add value to creators’ lyrics in the digital realm and beyond, and follows on from LyricFind’s partnership with The Recording Academy in 2016.

The global lyrics licensing market leader LyricFind, also collaborates with music industry media authority Billboard on the first-ever lyric-driven charts (LyricFind Global and LyricFind US), Record of The Day for the LyricFind UK Chart, and The Music Network in Australia for the Australian Version.

LyricFind has licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony-ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt – and has also built a quality-controlled, verified database of those lyrics available for licensing and synchronised technology.

This year LyricFind is also launching the world’s first verified and licensed lyric translations for thousands of top titles in dozens of appropriate languages. Behind-the-scenes, LyricFind also tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

Announcement
02/16/2018

02/13/2018, Love me, Love me not: Top Love & Heartbreak Song Lyrics This Valentine's Day
02/13/201802/13/2018, Love me, Love me not: Top Love & Heartbreak Song Lyrics This Valentine's Day
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02/13/2018
Announcement
02/13/2018
Whether you are single or taken, there’s a Valentine’s Day anthem out there for you. This year, LyricFind has taken a look at top trending lyrics about love and heartbreak around the world in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. MORE» More»

Whether you are single or taken, there’s a Valentine’s Day anthem out there for you. This year, in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, LyricFind has taken a look at top trending lyrics about love and heartbreak around the world.

Love is in the air in Australia, where Camila Cabello’s Havana has the highest percentage gains. The song was searched 273,450% more than its heartbreak song counterpart, Where’s My Love, by SYML. However, in the United Kingdom, breaking up seems to be this year’s Valentine’s Day theme, with Strangers by Sigrid trending higher than its love-song counterpart, More Than You Know by Axwell /\ Ingrosso.

No matter what you’re feeling this Valentine’s Day, let the lyrical power of a song speak to you.

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. LyricFind 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
02/13/2018

11/08/2017, Lyrics Everywhere: LyricMerch lets fans wear, sip from, and even shower with the words to their favorite songs
11/08/201711/08/2017, Lyrics Everywhere: LyricMerch lets fans wear, sip from, and even shower with the words to their favorite songs
Announcement
11/08/2017
Announcement
11/08/2017
LyricMerch is a new consumer-facing lyrics service from LyricFind, who brought fully legal lyrics to search engines, lyric sites, and music streaming services around the world. With LyricMerch, fans can put lyrics on anything from shirts to shower curtains. All while rights holders get royalty payments for their work. MORE» More»

There are those lines in songs that say it all, simply and perfectly. Now you can emblazon these lines on high-quality t-shirts, caps, mugs, and even shower curtains--and do it legally, giving back to your favorite songwriters and artists.
 

LyricMerch is a new consumer-facing lyrics service from LyricFind, the pioneering company that brought fully legal lyrics to search engines, lyric sites, and music streaming services around the world. LyricMerch draws on LyricFind’s database of millions of lyrics and allows fans to put over one hundred thousand licensed lyrics on a wide range of clothing and household items.
 

Just select the lines you’d like, format them as desired from an easy-to-use design interface, and the service will custom print your creation. Meanwhile, rightsholders get royalty payments for the use of their work.
 

“We see this as a win-win for songwriters and artists, and for fans who love their lyrics,” says Darryl Ballantyne, CEO of LyricFind. “LyricMerch also expands the income possibilities for lyrics rightsholders, helping them make the most of an asset that is growing in significance in the digital era.”
 

LyricMerch also offers a selection of pre-made designs from LyricMerch’s in-house design team, and will create original designs for artists or labels when they need unique merch for an upcoming release or tour. LyricFind will also partner with design-conscious artists and their teams, as well as social media influencers, to craft just the right product that reflects their vision and sound. At launch, LyricMerch is only available to users in Canada and the United States.
 

This is the first consumer-facing offering from the pioneers of lyric licensing. Founded over a decade ago, LyricFind has made it its mission to bring lyrics out of the shadows and into fully legal usage, turning what was once an industry loss leader into a true asset. Lyrics dominate music-related searches, direct fans to their favorite tracks, and promise to dominate voice command.
 

With LyricMerch, lyrics are poised to impact the world of style, as well. “Now that lyrics have been associated once again with recordings, it’s time for them to expand further,” says Catherine Fournier, LyricFind’s Marketing Manager “The most memorable part of many songs is now a new fashion statement.”

 
Announcement
11/08/2017

08/30/2017, How We Remember: Lyrics and Legacies
08/30/201708/30/2017, How We Remember: Lyrics and Legacies
Announcement
08/30/2017
Announcement
08/30/2017
Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Prince, David Bowie. All deaths within the past year or so that have devastated fans. This series of deaths has increased attention to these artists’ catalogs tenfold and revealed enlightening data related to the ways in which fans choose to honor and remember these recently deceased artists. MORE» More»

Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, Prince, David Bowie and just recently Glen Campbell. All deaths within the past year or so that have devastated fans. This series of deaths has increased attention to these artists’ catalogs tenfold and revealed enlightening data related to the ways in which fans choose to honor and remember these recently deceased artists.
 

One such way is reminiscing over lyrics. The recent passing of Chester Bennington had Linkin Park storming onto the LyricFind Billboard charts, securing 13 of the top 15 spots on the U.S. chart, including the entire top 10, and nine of the top 10 spots on the Global list.
 

Based on web searches tracked by LyricFind, the highest surge in lyric searches happens the day after an artist passes. Fan searches for lyrics of Bowie songs increased 1,044% the day after he died compared to the day prior.  More than Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, or Bruno Mars, Billboard U.S. and Global Lyrics charts (powered by LyricFind) displayed Soundgarden and Audioslave in seven of the top 10 spots immediately following Chris Cornell’s death. “Fell On Black Days” had a 25,542% increase in lyric searches alone.

 

Even three weeks after each respective artist’s death, lyric searches remain well above the average search for lyrics before their death.  Three weeks after Bowie died, searches remained 234% higher than the average search that occurred before his death. The way fans engage with their favorite artists during the grieving process says a lot about how they connect with the artform.

 

As to the types of songs fans search for while mourning these losses, there seems to be a direct correlation to the death itself. The day after Prince’s death (April 22, 2016), “Sometimes It Snows In April” experienced a 454,750% increase. And following Chester Bennington’s suicide, Linkin Park’s “Shadow of the Day,”  a song about goodbyes, experienced a 10,431% increase.

 

“Lyrics offer an intimate glimpse into emotions and stories behind the hits.  After an artist passes away, experiencing the lyrics to their songs, according to the data, seems to be one of the more popular ways to mark their loss,” says Darryl Ballantyne, Founder and CEO of LyricFind.   

 

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
08/30/2017

07/17/2017, 10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make The Most Of Their Lyrics
07/17/201707/17/2017, 10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make The Most Of Their Lyrics
Announcement
07/17/2017
Announcement
07/17/2017
10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make The Most Of Their Lyrics 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. 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
07/17/2017