Lyrics have increased in popularity, and will be increasing songwriters' bottom lines too -- according to LyricFind's co-founder.
Starting today, music publishers and songwriters will have a brand new source of revenue.
Google has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Toronto-based LyricFind to display song lyrics in its search results, both companies announced today. A query for the lyrics to a specific song will pull up the words to much of that song, freeing users from having to click through to another website. Google rolled out the lyrics feature in the U.S. today (June 27), though it has licenses to display the lyrics internationally as well.