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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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  • 08/03/201608/03/2016

LyricFind Expands its Licensed Lyrics to the Middle East, Partners with Fast-Growing Streaming Service Anghami

LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, and Anghami, the leading music streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa have concluded a lyrics integration deal. LyricFind’s world-leading lyrics will now be natively integrated into Anghami’s market-leading platform in display and synchronized modes.

As a result of the deal, LyricFind’s extensive catalog of lyrics, which include lyrics in over a dozen languages, will appear on millions of screens and...

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08/03/2016, LyricFind Expands its Licensed Lyrics to the Middle East, Partners with Fast-Growing Streaming Service Anghami
08/03/201608/03/2016, LyricFind Expands its Licensed Lyrics to the Middle East, Partners with Fast-Growing Streaming Service Anghami
Announcement
08/03/2016
Announcement
08/03/2016
LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, and Anghami, the leading music streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa have concluded a lyrics integration deal. LyricFind’s world-leading lyrics will now be natively integrated into Anghami’s market-leading platform in display and synchronized modes. MORE» More»

LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, and Anghami, the leading music streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa have concluded a lyrics integration deal. LyricFind’s world-leading lyrics will now be natively integrated into Anghami’s market-leading platform in display and synchronized modes.

As a result of the deal, LyricFind’s extensive catalog of lyrics, which include lyrics in over a dozen languages, will appear on millions of screens and devices across GCC, Levant and North Africa. This is the latest step in LyricFind’s global expansion into the dynamic music markets of Asia and MENA. It’s a sign that, from China to Morocco, music is coming out of the shadows, into legally licensed, income-generating space. LyricFind has worked to make lyrics a part of this worldwide shift, closing more deals with publishers and service providers internationally than anyone else in the business.

“The MENA region is one of the emerging markets that will help drive more growth in the international digital music business. For multilingual markets like the MENA, lyrics are an important tool for fans to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the music they love,” explains Will Mills, Chief Revenue Officer of LyricFind.

“Providing lyrics in partnership with LyricFind will boost engagement on Anghami because some of the joys of music are to sing along to feel more connected to the artist. It is part of our mission to provide this added value to music fans in the MENA region” adds Eddy Maroun, CEO and Co-Founder of Anghami.

Anghami has established itself as an increasingly popular way to listen to music and a bulwark of legal music streams in a region long dominated by piracy. Anghami features licensed content from leading Arabic labels such as Rotana, Platinum Records, and Mazzika, building the largest Arabic catalog ever. Anghami also features music from the major international labels such as Universal, Sony, Warner and is continuously licensing new content from major global aggregators.

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.

About Anghami:

Anghami
is the leading music service in the MENA region. It is the #1 music app across app stores in MENA with a large catalog of 15 million songs. Having acquired around 20 million users since December 2012, it is the most prominent music venture in the region.

Announcement
08/03/2016

07/27/2016, LyricFind smashes through the 15 billion global lyric display milestone
07/27/201607/27/2016, LyricFind smashes through the 15 billion global lyric display milestone
Announcement
07/27/2016
Announcement
07/27/2016
LyricFind, the world’s leading lyric licensing company, announces today it has delivered its 15 billionth lyric display, with over 4.2 billion of these displays coming in the last year alone. This significant milestone demonstrates the importance of lyrics to consumers and the relevance they have within music services. MORE» More»

LyricFind, the world’s leading lyric licensing company, announces today it has delivered its 15 billionth lyric display, with over 4.2 billion of these displays coming in the last year alone. This significant milestone, with a huge rise in last year, demonstrates the importance of lyrics to consumers and the relevance they have within music services.

The 15 billionth lyric to be displayed was Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, crossing the milestone threshold in January, 2016. Written by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Benjamin Levin, the lyrics to “Love Yourself” received more than 3.8 million displays within the month of January alone as it crossed the 15 billion benchmark.

“This 15 billion milestone is a fantastic testament to the power of lyrics and underscores the scale of which consumers across the web and music streaming services love lyrics,” confirms Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind’s Founder and CEO. “Lyrics are now a must-have feature for music services and by working with the majority of the music streaming market, ISP’s and apps, we’ve enabled consumers to engage with lyrics directly within their preferred services.”

Music fans use lyrics to deepen their engagement with the latest songs and to get new perspectives on old favourites. Lyrics search also serves as a discovery method to identify new songs fans may have heard when they were out and about. These emerging songs are highlighted in LyricFind’s weekly LyricFind Charts on Billboard and The Music Network, which rank the top trending lyrics in the U.S., Australia, and Worldwide.

With recent deals signed in France, Brazil and Japan to the latest partnership with Google, LyricFind continues to champion the use and value of lyrics by making them more accessible to users around the world all while ensuring songwriters receive proper payment.

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. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

Announcement
07/27/2016

06/27/2016, LyricFind Partners with Google to Deliver More Lyrics and Administer Rights
06/27/201606/27/2016, LyricFind Partners with Google to Deliver More Lyrics and Administer Rights
Announcement
06/27/2016
Announcement
06/27/2016
LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing service, has partnered with Google to expand lyric offerings. Adding lyrics from over 4,000 publishers to Google’s search results and within Google Play Music, LyricFind now provides licensing for lyrics displayed in Google’s search results as well as in the music app. MORE» More»

LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing service, has partnered with Google to expand lyric offerings. Adding lyrics from over 4,000 publishers to Google’s search results and within Google Play Music, LyricFind now provides licensing for lyrics displayed in Google’s search results as well as in the music app.

“We’re happy to expand the depth and quality of lyrics available on Google’s services,” says LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne. “We’re working together to make lyrics available to a larger audience in a faster and more efficient way.”

LyricFind has been the main driver behind creating a legal and global lyric infrastructure for all platforms, and its partnership with Google further strengthens this mission. LyricFind collects new royalties for songwriters and rightsholders, and benefits music fans who engage more easily than ever with lyrics that inspire them.

By helping to source lyrics for Google’s search results and Google Play Music, LyricFind continues to demonstrate how lyrics data can be integrated into a variety of services for music discovery and monetization.

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
06/27/2016

06/16/2016, LyricFind Expands in Brazil, Licenses Lyrics via Independent Distributor Tratore
06/16/201606/16/2016, LyricFind Expands in Brazil, Licenses Lyrics via Independent Distributor Tratore
Announcement
06/16/2016
Announcement
06/16/2016
LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, has partnered with Tratore, the biggest distributor for independent music in Brazil since 2002. Now, the more than 5,000 artists on Tratore can have their lyrics displayed on lyrics sites and synchronized with digital music platforms such as Deezer and Shazam. MORE» More»

LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, has partnered with Tratore, the biggest distributor for independent music in Brazil since 2002. Now, the more than 5,000 artists on Tratore can have their lyrics displayed on lyrics sites and synchronized with digital music platforms such as Deezer and Shazam.

In just a week, 1,000 of Tratore’s artists opted-in to the agreement, bringing more than 5,000 Portuguese lyrics into LyricFind’s ever-expanding database of lyrics, for display worldwide. With recent deals in Japan and France, the company is committed to bringing together the most comprehensive set of legal lyrics in the world, in several languages to 100 countries. Whenever a lyric is searched for via search engines like Google or displayed in a streaming service like Pandora, the rightsholder earns royalties.

“LyricFind is very happy to work with a great friend and colleague in the industry, Mauricio Bussab and his staff, artists, labels, publishers, and songwriters at Tratore,” says Robert Singerman, LyricFind’s VP International Publishing. “As one of our most significant publishing collaborations, we welcome Tratore’s clients’ lyrics to our database to be shared worldwide.”

"We are excited to partner with LyricFind, the leading company in the legal lyrics field. No matter how much the music business landscape changes, one thing remains constant: authors and composers will always own their work and should able to properly monetize it,” notes Bussab. “LyricFind will be an important partner to help our artists achieve this goal."

Tratore’s artists can integrate their song lyrics through LyricFind by signing the Digi_Tratore form on Fonomatic, the company’s control panel. The form is intended for musicians who write their own songs and possess all rights to their catalog, as royalty payments will vary by usage.

In addition to Tratore, independent Brazilian publishers can also exhibit and monetize their lyrics with LyricFind through ABMI (Brazilian Association of Independent Music) in Rio de Janeiro and Audio Porto, the creative hub in Porto Alegre.

About LyricFind

The leader in the legal lyrics space, LyricFind has not only amassed licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony-ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt – but has also built a quality-controlled, vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

About Tratore

Tratore is Brazil's biggest independent music distributor, commercializing albums, EPs and singles at digital and physical stores since 2002. The company currently holds a catalogue of over 5,000 artists.

Announcement
06/16/2016

06/03/2016, LyricFind noue un partenariat avec la Chambre Syndicale de l’Edition Musicale française (CSDEM) et avec l’expert des métadonnées Music Story, renforçant ainsi sa position sur le marché français des paroles de chansons.
06/03/201606/03/2016, LyricFind noue un partenariat avec la Chambre Syndicale de l’Edition Musicale française (CSDEM) et avec l’expert des métadonnées Music Story, renforçant ainsi sa position sur le marché français des paroles de chansons.
Announcement
06/03/2016
Announcement
06/03/2016
LyricFind, le leader mondial de la licence de diffusion de paroles de chansons, a signé un accord pour l’exploitation du répertoire des paroles de chansons françaises et parallèlement un accord avec Music Story, le fournisseur de métadonnées de musique, leader du marché. MORE» More»

LyricFind, le leader mondial de la licence de diffusion de paroles de chansons, a signé un accord pour l’exploitation du répertoire des paroles de chansons françaises et parallèlement  un accord avec Music Story, le fournisseur de métadonnées de musique, leader du marché. Music Story représentera LyricFind pour son développement commercial en France.

Ce partenariat donnera à LyricFind un accès, via la SEAM (Société des Editeurs et Auteurs de Musique), à  la Base d’œuvres de l’Édition Musicale (BOEM),  base de données légale qui propose un accès en B to B aux paroles de chansons des éditeurs membres de la CSDEM.

Music Story sera  le représentant exclusif en France de LyricFind pour les clients qui souhaitent obtenir une licence des paroles via LyricFind. Music Story facilitera également la diffusion de ces licences en assurant la distribution des données, la vente et le support technique.

Grâce à ce partenariat avec la CSDEM, LyricFind va maintenant pouvoir donner à ses clients l'accès aux paroles de chansons du répertoire français, donnant un réel avantage à ses clients Européens tels que Deezer.

« En tant que client LyricFind,  nous sommes ravis d’avoir accès aux paroles de la CSDEM tout en pouvant s’appuyer sur des partenaires de confiance comme LyricFind et Music Story » déclare Ludovic Pouilly, SVP Institutional & Music Industry Relations chez Deezer. « L’ajout des paroles de chanson françaises à notre service va sans aucun doute améliorer agréablement l’expérience de nos utilisateurs ».

« Cet accord donne un réel élan à LyricFind sur le marché français et renforce notre position de fournisseur international de paroles de chansons avec licence », explique Darryl Ballantyne, CEO de LyricFind. « C’est magnifique de pouvoir annoncer un nouveau partenariat international, cette fois en France, juste au moment où le MIDEM commence. Cela souligne l’importance des paroles de chansons en tant que nouvelle source de revenu pour les auteurs et compositeurs, et celle de la demande pour les licences associée. »

Pour parler directement avec un membre d'une des parties prenantes de cet accord, vous pouvez contacter :

Music Story : francois.souflet@music-story.com             
LyricFind : info@lyricfind.com
CSDEM : Angélique Dascier adascier@csdem.org

A propos de LyricFInd :

LyricFind est le leader mondial des paroles avec licence et gère aujourd’hui les licences pour plus de 4 000 éditeurs de musique répartis dans 100 pays, incluant toutes les marques majeures : Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing et Kobalt.  LyricFind a construit une base de données faisant l'objet d'un contrôle de qualité strict, intégrant des technologies de gestion de licences et de synchronisation. Au-delà, LyricFind effectue le suivi, rapporte et assure les paiements aux Éditeurs par oeuvre et par territoire d'utilisation.

A propos de Music Story :

Music Story est un fournisseur de métadonnées de musique. L’entreprise effectue le rapprochement, la désambiguïsation et l'enrichissement des métadonnées  des catalogues des producteurs. Elle propose une couverture internationale des données à ses clients plates-formes de la musique digitale, médias et autres professionnels de l’industrie de la musique. Avec cet accord,  Music Story ajoute la commercialisation des paroles à son offre et renforce sa valeur ajoutée sur les métadonnées. Ces nouveaux partenariat avec des leaders mondiaux comme LyricFind, Deezer ou des Éditeurs professionnels comme la CSDEM, confirment Music Story en tant partenaire de confiance à l’échelle internationale sur le marché des métadonnées de musique.

A propos de la CSDEM :

La CSDEM (Chambre Syndicale de l’Edition Musicale) regroupe plus de 110 membres (Éditeurs français indépendants et majors), elle représente et défend la profession et les intérêts nationaux et internationaux de ses membres, elle assure la promotion, le développement de la musique, et la défense des droits d’auteurs.

Les éditeurs de musique réunis au sein de la CSDEM œuvrent depuis plusieurs années pour que les paroles de chansons soient diffusées le plus largement possible dans le respect des droits des créateurs. Ainsi, la CSDEM a développé depuis près de 5 ans une base légale de paroles de chansons (BOEM) les rendant disponibles sur  plusieurs sites français, tout en continuant à lutter contre les utilisations illicites de nombreux sites de paroles.

La signature de cet accord avec Lyricfind complète l’offre de BOEM et ouvre aujourd’hui de nouvelles perspectives, LyricFind étant en un agrégateur de paroles à rayonnement international, cette licence permettra aux œuvres françaises d’être plus largement diffusées dans le monde entier

Announcement
06/03/2016