LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing service, has partnered with Google to expand its licensed lyric service.
Adding lyrics from over 4,000 publishers to Google’s search results and inside Google Play Music, the privately-held Canadian company based in Toronto 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 rights holders, 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.
No terms of the deal were announced. As a privately held company, the firm does not disclose financials.
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.