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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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Contact

Publicist
Julia Thomas
812-339-1195 x 206

Current News

  • 07/11/201907/11/2019

LyricFind To Supply Licensed Lyrics to fizy, Turkey’s Leading Music Service

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...

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  • Celebrity Access Encore, Feature story, 07/12/2019, LyricFind Partners With Turkey-Based Music Streaming Service fizy 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
  • MusicWeek, Feature story, 07/03/2019, 'Our unity is ever more important': MPA CEO Paul Clements' AGM message for biz Text
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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
Announcement
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

04/18/2019, dope tracks: music’s favorite weed terms
04/18/201904/18/2019, dope tracks: music’s favorite weed terms
Announcement
04/18/2019
Announcement
04/18/2019
With 4/20 just around the corner, cannabis fans everywhere are getting ready to enjoy their favorite day. LyricFind put together an infographic to provide one more way to celebrate the day, by compiling the top weed name-drops in music. MORE» More»

With 4/20 just around the corner, cannabis fans everywhere are getting ready to enjoy their favorite day. LyricFind put together an infographic to provide one more way to celebrate the day, by compiling the top weed name-drops in music.

Marijuana is the most name-dropped term for weed in lyrics, with 774 mentions in songs like Beck’s “Nitemare Hippy Girl” and Frank Ocean’s “Nights.” Kush followed closely with 720 song mentions, and Cannabis rounded out the top three with 401 mentions.

Meanwhile, Sativa proves more popular than Indica in lyrics, with Sativa being mentioned 144 times in songs like Kodak Black’s “Acting Weird” versus 29 mentions for Indica in songs like Logic’s “Indica Badu.”

Check out how the rest of the weed terms stack up in LyricFind’s 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 Google, Deezer, Microsoft, Pandora, and many more.  

Announcement
04/18/2019

04/15/2019, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics among most name-dropped NBA playoff teams in music
04/15/201904/15/2019, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics among most name-dropped NBA playoff teams in music
Announcement
04/15/2019
Announcement
04/15/2019
The NBA playoffs are here, and everyone’s asking the big questions: Who can beat Golden State? Who will be the postseason standout? And most importantly, which teams are name-dropped the most in music? MORE» More»

The NBA playoffs are here, and everyone’s asking the big questions: Who can beat Golden State? Who will be the postseason standout? And most importantly, which teams are name-dropped the most in music?

To celebrate the arrival of the playoffs, LyricFind has pulled together data for the most mentioned teams and players among playoff qualifiers, with name-drops coming from music’s biggest artists, from Drake to Migos and Lil Wayne.

The Golden State Warriors take the crown with 39 song mentions, with the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons following closely at 31 and 30 mentions, respectively. Golden State’s Steph Curry leads the way for the most name-dropped player currently in the playoffs with 56 song mentions, followed by Houston’s Chris Paul with 47.

Check out Lyricfind’s infographic to see the rest of the results.
 

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 Google, Deezer, Microsoft, Pandora, and many more.

Announcement
04/15/2019

02/18/2019, LyricFind Increases its Global Reach, Expanding Services in Southeast Asia and the Middle East
02/18/201902/18/2019, LyricFind Increases its Global Reach, Expanding Services in Southeast Asia and the Middle East
Announcement
02/18/2019
Announcement
02/18/2019
LyricFind has opened offices in two key regions for the global music business: Morocco and Vietnam. These new offices are the latest in several moves to grow the company’s global footprint, as the leading source of licensed lyrics. MORE» More»

LyricFind has opened offices in two key regions for the global music business: Morocco and Vietnam.

These new offices are the latest in several moves to grow the company’s global footprint, as the leading source of licensed lyrics. “LyricFind’s goal has been to expand and diversify our lyric coverage across the world and be able to service as many territories as possible,” says Darryl Ballantyne, Founder & CEO at LyricFind, “and our new offices in Vietnam and Morocco are the next logical steps toward that goal. LyricFind’s global expertise and extensive catalog of lyrics make us natural partners for the music streaming services and licensing organizations that are coming into their own in markets across the world.” This international range positions LyricFind to license lyrics for hits that reach around the globe as well as locally popular music in an increasing number of markets.

At LyricFind’s offices in Vietnam, a local team covers Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bahasa, and Malay language lyrics. LyricFind recently inked a deal with MCT, Thailand’s collective rights management association, to license lyrics by Thai artists. The newest LyricFind office in Tangier, Morocco, is home to a local team covering Arabic and Turkish languages.

LyricFind takes international business savvy and linguistic expertise seriously. In 2018, LyricFind retained expert regional consultants in Japan, Germany, and Brazil to assist the publishing team in acquiring new licensing partnerships. LyricFind also established partnerships with important publishing and PRO players on two continents: Capasso, which covers 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and UBC in Brazil.

“We’re proud of the expansion we’ve made into markets in the Middle East and North Africa, Latin and South America, and Asia,” explains Ballantyne, “Expansion into different territories grows our lyric coverage and makes LyricFind an even more trusted name in the music industry.”

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, Google, Deezer, Microsoft, Pandora, and many more.

Announcement
02/18/2019