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About

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 5,000 music publishers, including ...

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Publicist
Julia Thomas
812-339-1195 x 206

Current News

  • 09/05/201909/05/2019

Bad Guy Dethrones Old Town Road as Summer's Most Searched Lyrics Globally

“Old Town Road” took the early summer of 2019 by storm - breaking Billboard records and leading LyricFind’s top lyric searches at the end of July. While the most searched for lyrics of the summer in the US belong to "Old Town Road" - by summer’s end, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” swooped in to take the crown globally.

To celebrate the close of summer, LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, created an infographic for the...

Press

  • Billboard, Feature story, 09/05/2019, You Should See Them in a Crown: Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish Top LyricFind's 2019 Song Of the Summer Ranking Text
  • Mashable, Feature story, 08/20/2019, All these songs feature Tesla in the lyrics Text
  • Music Business Worldwide, Feature story, 07/11/2019, LyricFind Partners With Turkey-Based Music Streaming Service fizy Text
  • Marketplace, Interview, 07/09/2019, Song lyrics are a big business online. Here’s how it works. Text
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09/05/2019, Bad Guy Dethrones Old Town Road as Summer's Most Searched Lyrics Globally
09/05/201909/05/2019, Bad Guy Dethrones Old Town Road as Summer's Most Searched Lyrics Globally
Announcement
09/05/2019
Announcement
09/05/2019
“Old Town Road” took the early summer of 2019 by storm - breaking Billboard records and leading LyricFind’s top lyric searches at the end of July. While the most searched for lyrics of the summer in the US belong to "Old Town Road" - by summer’s end, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” swooped in to take the crown globally. MORE» More»

“Old Town Road” took the early summer of 2019 by storm - breaking Billboard records and leading LyricFind’s top lyric searches at the end of July. While the most searched for lyrics of the summer in the US belong to "Old Town Road" - by summer’s end, Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” swooped in to take the crown globally.

To celebrate the close of summer, LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, created an infographic for the world’s most searched for lyrics of the summer. Behind “Bad Guy” is Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” followed by Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road [Remix]” with Billy Ray Cyrus to round out the podium.

Check out the rest of the results in LyricFind’s Lyrics of Summer ’19 infographic.

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, 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, servicing clients like Amazon, Deezer, Microsoft and many others.

Announcement
09/05/2019

08/14/2019, Lyrics in cars, cars in lyrics: the words in songs shape how we relate to the vehicles we love
08/14/201908/14/2019, Lyrics in cars, cars in lyrics: the words in songs shape how we relate to the vehicles we love
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08/14/2019
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08/14/2019
Finding music behind the wheel has undergone a minor revolution. It’s now possible to say your favorite line from your favorite song and have your car stream it immediately. Lyrics are making music search and discovery car-friendly, as voice command takes over how we engage with in-auto media and entertainment. MORE» More»

Finding music behind the wheel has undergone a minor revolution. It’s now possible to say your favorite line from your favorite song and have your car stream it immediately. Lyrics are making music search and discovery car-friendly, as voice command takes over how we engage with in-auto media and entertainment. 

The search for music will only get more interesting and nuanced as certain types of data are integrated into voice command systems. Soon, you may not even have to have a specific song or line in mind. As search improves, as machine learning and mood data get woven into the mix, it will be possible to use lyric data to find that perfect song for a rainy morning in Boston, or for a summer night’s ride down the 101. Your voice will trigger a contextual search that can dig up the sounds you’re looking for.

To celebrate this new era of music in cars, LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, has ranked the top mentions of auto brands in music. Hip hop and country artists are most likely to give car (and truck) shout outs, but you’ll find different makes and models everywhere you listen. 

In this infographic, Mercedes dominates with 4,952 mentions in lyrics --country maven Maren Morris dedicated an entire song to “80s Mercedes”--followed by a mix of both luxury and good ol’ American names like Chevy and Ford. (“If it ain’t a Chevy, don’t raise it up,” recommends Snoop Dogg). 

Sorry, Ascari: Though you’ve got rhyming power, you’re at the rear with just two mentions.

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, 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, servicing clients like Amazon, Deezer, Microsoft and many others.

Announcement
08/14/2019

07/30/2019, LyricFind Extends their Lead on Publisher Relationships, Inking Agreement with MPA/PMLL in the UK
07/30/201907/30/2019, LyricFind Extends their Lead on Publisher Relationships, Inking Agreement with MPA/PMLL in the UK
Announcement
07/30/2019
Announcement
07/30/2019
LyricFind are happy to confirm an agreement with 63 UK publishers through PMLL, a division of the UK Music Publishers Association. MORE» More»

LyricFind are happy to confirm an agreement with 63 UK publishers through PMLL, a division of the UK Music Publishers Association. Thanks to the MPA’s support, the remaining PMLL members and other MPA and MCPS members will be encouraged to opt in to direct licensing agreements with LyricFind, for whichever territories are not currently licensed. 

The agreement brings these publishers’ catalogs into LyricFind’s global lyric licensing system, which pays rights holders for every lyric display, as well as for lyric translations and merchandise featuring lyrics. The direct relationship with key publishers is invaluable in maintaining an accurate and sustainable lyrics licensing environment, while benefiting songwriters and rights holders by creating a new revenue stream from their lyrics.

“We are excited to work with these important UK publishers and songwriters in major new territories and to enable them to legally distribute, exhibit, and monetize their lyrics through our 60+ platform partners,” says Robert Singerman, SVP International Publishing at LyricFind. 

“Lyrics provide a new revenue stream for the members we represent,” said PMLL General Manager Viki Smith. “Publishers need these new approaches and I look forward to supporting them as they explore the services LyricFind has to offer.”


About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, 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, servicing clients like Amazon, Deezer, Microsoft and many others.

Announcement
07/30/2019

07/11/2019, LyricFind To Supply Licensed Lyrics to fizy, Turkey’s Leading Music Service
07/11/201907/11/2019, LyricFind To Supply Licensed Lyrics to fizy, Turkey’s Leading Music Service
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07/11/2019
Announcement
07/11/2019
LyricFind announces its partnership with fizy, a music streaming and download service powered by leading Turkish mobile phone operator, Turkcell. fizy is a regional powerhouse with thousands of tailored playlists, videos, and other content. MORE» More»

LyricFind announces its partnership with fizy, a music streaming and download service powered by leading Turkish mobile phone operator, Turkcell. fizy is a regional powerhouse with thousands of tailored playlists, videos, and other content.

“We’re excited to work with fizy, our first partner in Turkey, as they’ve a great leadership team and innovative technology,” notes Roy Hennig, Vice President of Sales at LyricFind. “This deal cements our foothold in a region that’s of growing importance to our global music clients.” LyricFind will provide its full database of lyrics in a variety of languages to fizy, with Turkish lyrics managed by its new Morocco-based office.

“Our market is flourishing, and there is demand for world-class music streaming. Adding lyrics to fizy is part of our effort to make our service truly outstanding and engaging,” says Barış Zavaroglu, Director of Digital Media Services at fizy. “We appreciate LyricFind’s dedication to serving both users with quality vetted lyrics, and rights holders with licenses and royalties.”

Turkey is one of the most promising areas for continued growth of streaming music, where smartphone adoption and affordable mobile data have transformed listening habits and created striking new opportunities for global and regional businesses. Lyrics have a vital role to play in promoting this growth and driving subscriptions in these lively markets.

“Telcos know they need to deliver the best possible experience to their subscribers, and LyricFind is proud to support a superior standard of service,” Hennig says. With partnerships and dedicated offices around the world, LyricFind has the leading ability to deliver regionally appropriate, fully licensed lyrics anywhere.


About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, 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, servicing clients like Amazon, Deezer, Microsoft, and many more.

Announcement
07/11/2019

06/26/2019, Canada’s Songs Found in Translation: LyricFind Receives Government of Canada Funding to Promote and Export Canadian Content via Lyrics and Lyric Translations
06/26/201906/26/2019, Canada’s Songs Found in Translation: LyricFind Receives Government of Canada Funding to Promote and Export Canadian Content via Lyrics and Lyric Translations
Announcement
06/26/2019
Announcement
06/26/2019
Toronto-based lyric licensing pioneers, LyricFind, have received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage Creative Export Canada program to focus on and globalize Canadian content, using the power of lyrics and translation. MORE» More»

Translations matter, and just as lyrics boost engagement, translated lyrics boost engagement across language barriers.

Toronto-based lyric licensing pioneers, LyricFind, have received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage Creative Export Canada program to focus on and globalize Canadian content, using the power of lyrics and translation. The two-year project supports the licensing, transcription and translation of Canadian artists and songwriters’ lyrics, and monetizes their lyrics through LyricFind’s extensive roster of clients.

LyricFind will also power lyric translation display at live events globally and translate popular lyrics by Canadian artists like Drake and Carly Rae Jepsen into widely spoken world languages. The grant also allows for the translation of the most important Indigenous language songs into English and French, and reciprocates by translating top Canadian song lyrics into Indigenous languages, all with the help of First Nations music and language consultants. Lyric translations promise to spark additional engagement with songs in languages like Inuktitut, Cree, and Anishinaabemowin, as well as support interest in lesser-spoken Indigenous languages like Maliseet.

All told, this program will enable LyricFind’s biggest Canadian-focused content and translation distribution effort to date. “We created the first real global licensing ecosystem for lyrics, but we feel we have yet to bring the full linguistic breadth and artistic range of our home country to the wider world. Thanks to this project, we’re aiming to expand our catalog of Canadian content by a factor of ten,” Darryl Ballantyne, Founder and CEO of LyricFind notes. “We’re excited to start sharing translated Canadian content around the globe.”

One of the most innovative aspects of the project is its use of human translation, which offers a more accurate and nuanced take on song meanings. “Automated translation works well in particular instances and with common language pairs, like Spanish to English, but in most cases, it fails to capture the complexity and subtlety of song lyrics in translation,” reflects Robert Singerman, SVP, International Publishing at LyricFind, who has dedicated the last 15 years of his career to giving music subtitles.

“It’s like we’ve been watching a stunning foreign film without subtitles all this time,” Singerman muses. “Now we get to move deeper into music, whether it’s being played live or heard digitally in languages we don’t know. It’s what the troubadours and all songwriters and artists who followed intended; communication with the audience.”

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 5,000 music publishers, 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, servicing clients like Amazon, Deezer, Microsoft, and many more.

Announcement
06/26/2019