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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

  • 12/14/201812/14/2018

LyricFind and CAPASSO Launch the World’s First Lyric Licensing Agreement Across Sub-Saharan Africa

 

In our new borderless Global music streaming market, Africa is seen by many industry analysts as the next region to drive user growth.

LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing company, is excited to further extend their lead with published content, by announcing a blanket deal for the great majority of African markets with CAPASSO, the South African mechanical rights organization. CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) covers African repertoire from 38...

Press

  • Music Business Worldwide, Feature story, 12/14/2018, LyricFind Inks Licensing Deal For 38 African Countries Text
  • Billboard, Feature story, 12/06/2018, Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Leads LyricFind's Top 20 Lyrics Of 2018: Exclusive Text
  • Hypebot, Feature story, 12/06/2018, Top 20 Lyric Searches Of 2018 Text
  • A Journal of Musical Things, Feature story, 12/07/2018, What lyrics did people search for in 2018? LyricFind can tell us. Text
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News

12/14/2018, LyricFind and CAPASSO Launch the World’s First Lyric Licensing Agreement Across Sub-Saharan Africa
12/14/201812/14/2018, LyricFind and CAPASSO Launch the World’s First Lyric Licensing Agreement Across Sub-Saharan Africa
Announcement
12/14/2018
Announcement
12/14/2018
LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing company, is excited to further extend their lead with published content, by announcing a blanket deal for the great majority of African markets with CAPASSO, the South African mechanical rights organization. MORE» More»

 

In our new borderless Global music streaming market, Africa is seen by many industry analysts as the next region to drive user growth.

LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing company, is excited to further extend their lead with published content, by announcing a blanket deal for the great majority of African markets with CAPASSO, the South African mechanical rights organization. CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) covers African repertoire from 38 countries, through affiliated African societies.

CAPASSO is a mechanical rights licensing agency based in Johannesburg - South Africa, which collects and distributes royalties to its members: music publishers and composers. The deal will mean South Africa and 37 other African countries’ songs will now be fully licensed and monetized by LyricFind across Africa. It also allows all international repertoire to be exhibited and monetized in these countries, legally and with the highest quality standards for the lyrics, the rights and the royalty reporting.

“This was truly a group effort,” says Robert Singerman, VP, International Music Publishing at LyricFind. “This agreement evolved thanks to many meetings at MIDEM as CAPASSO developed as the South African Mechanical Rights Society. It would not have happened without the generous assistance of CAPASSO and SAMRO Board member David Alexander of Sheer Music, Africa’s biggest independent music publisher, the CAPASSO team, especially Warrick Percy and strong relationships with Renneth Tshisikule of IMEXSA, the South African music export office.”

David Alexander said “I am pleased that this deal has finally been closed because global income for lyrics is on the rise and it is now an important part of the Songwriter and Publisher’s revenue streams.”

“This agreement is the first of its kind for CAPASSO” says Warrick Percy, Head of Licensing and Business Development at CAPASSO. “Reprographic rights account for roughly 8% of music publishing royalties worldwide. Thus far, CAPASSO have not been in a position to monetize and collect these royalties on behalf of African composers despite extensive usage taking place. This agreement will now ensure that African composers are properly represented and accounted for thanks to the wonderful work being done by Lyricfind.”

The agreement also notably covers legal lyric translations of global music into African and other languages (and vice versa). Legal translations will further help break down language barriers and increase music’s usage, engagement and revenue.
 

List of 38 Countries
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
 

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leading lyrics company who power lyric licensing, content and reporting services for Amazon, Deezer, Google, Pandora, iHeart, Microsoft, Pioneer, Anghami, SoundHound, SoundTrack Your Brand and many other websites and streaming services worldwide.

Announcement
12/14/2018

12/06/2018, Taylor Swift Leads LyricFind’s Top 20 Lyrics of 2018
12/06/201812/06/2018, Taylor Swift Leads LyricFind’s Top 20 Lyrics of 2018
Announcement
12/06/2018
Announcement
12/06/2018
With the end of the year just around the corner, LyricFind is announcing the Top 20 Lyric Searches of 2018. Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” rules, topping the list of most-viewed lyrics globally for the year. MORE» More»

With the end of the year just around the corner, LyricFind is announcing the Top 20 Lyric Searches of 2018. Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” rules, topping the list of most-viewed lyrics globally for the year.

Women led the way on lyric searches this year, with Camila Cabello’s “Havana” and Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” coming in second and third, respectively. Check out the rest of the results 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
12/06/2018

10/24/2018, Brazilian Licenses: Latin America’s Biggest Market Now Includes Legal Lyrics
10/24/201810/24/2018, Brazilian Licenses: Latin America’s Biggest Market Now Includes Legal Lyrics
Announcement
10/24/2018
Announcement
10/24/2018
LyricFind seals deals with Brazil’s main publishers and PRO, creates new legally licensed market for Brazilian lyrics. Brazil is Latin America’s largest music market, and now its writers and publishers will be paid for lyric displays online thanks to LyricFind. MORE» More»

LyricFind seals deals with Brazil’s main publishers and PRO, creates new legally licensed market for Brazilian lyrics.

Brazil is Latin America’s largest music market, and now its writers and publishers will be paid for lyric displays online thanks to LyricFind. These partnerships embrace major publishers like Som Livre and MK Music, as well as UBC, Brazil’s largest Performing Rights Organization, and finally Brazil’s biggest digital distributor, ONErpm. In the near future, these publishers will also have the opportunity to see their lyrics licensed on shirts, mugs, and other wares through LyricFind’s direct-to-fan platform, LyricMerch.  

“Brazil’s music business is significant, accounting for over 15% of the revenue generated in South America. It is by far the largest Portuguese speaking/singing market in the world,” notes LyricFind’s VP of Music Publishing Robert Singerman. “In addition to a dedicated representative working on the ground to cultivate relationships in Brazil, LyricFind’s content team in Toronto, has Brazilian employees verifying and implementing Brazilian and Portuguese content,” - this legitimacy being a key aspect of LyricFind’s approach to vetted lyrics and lyric translations.

“Lyrics are key elements of the way we experience music, and I am thrilled to be able to work with international partners to increase the opportunities for Brazil’s many writers and publishers,” says Luciana Pegorer, LyricFind’s representative in Brazil. In addition to founding her own music company, Pegorer spent seven years at Warner Music Brasil and served as President for the Brazilian Independent Music Association, as well as on boards at WIN and Merlin. She and Singerman have collaborated extensively to build substantive ties between Brazilian and international music professionals and companies.

“This is the culmination of years of work together,” Singerman adds, himself a veteran manager, label exec, and international dealmaker. “This has great potential to increase Brazilian music revenue significantly worldwide, through original lyric exhibition and legal lyric translations.”

LyricFind hopes to license all the remaining unlicensed PROs and unlicensed independent music publishers and songwriters and eventually completely legalize and monetize all lyric display and usage for the publishers and songwriters. “Until now, Brazil has been an unlicensed or semi-licensed lyrics market and a completely unlicensed and unauthorized lyric translation market,” explains Pegorer. “We’re looking forward to building a robust monetized and completely legal landscape, as LyricFind did for lyrics in other territories.”  

Singerman will be speaking on a panel, “Opportunities for digital music on social media and other services,” on October 26, 2018 at Music Trends Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, the music conference founded by Pegorer that will feature speakers from companies active in the music and tech space, including Twitter, Instagram/Facebook, and more.

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
10/24/2018

10/23/2018, LyricFind announces most-mentioned candy brands in lyrics
10/23/201810/23/2018, LyricFind announces most-mentioned candy brands in lyrics
Announcement
10/23/2018
Announcement
10/23/2018
With Halloween just around the corner, everyone’s favorite candy brand is top of mind - from Hershey bars to Laffy Taffy and everything in between. Indulging in the candy craze, LyricFind has created an infographic listing the most mentioned candy brands in song lyrics. MORE» More»

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone’s favorite candy brand is top of mind - from Hershey bars to Laffy Taffy and everything in between. Indulging in the candy craze, LyricFind has created an infographic listing the most mentioned candy brands in song lyrics.

In ranking the top 12 candy brands, M&M's takes first place with 122 song mentions while Skittles follows closely at 100 mentions. Check out LyricFind's infographic to see the rest of the results and top songs mentioning these brands. From Beyonce to The Beach Boys, almost everyone's got some kind of sweet tooth.

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
10/23/2018

10/10/2018, Holiday gifts: wear your favorite lyrics
10/10/201810/10/2018, Holiday gifts: wear your favorite lyrics
Announcement
10/10/2018
Announcement
10/10/2018
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the musician, the athlete, or the Instagram “socialite” in your life, LyricMerch has you covered. MORE» More»

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the musician, the athlete, or the Instagram “socialite” in your life, LyricMerch has you covered. Offering unique apparel and accessories customized with professionally made song lyric designs, LyricMerch has the perfect gift for your AC/DC rocker dad, your Bruno Mars-obsessed best friend, or your sister who lives by every word Beyonce sings.

LyricMerch lets you wear your favorite lyrics on t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, long sleeve tees, and more - and does so legally by giving back a significant percentage of proceeds to your favorite songwriters and artists. Their pre-made designs are created to complement the lyrics fans have grown to love - providing something fun for all the different people in your life. If the 800+ designs they have online don’t fit what you’re looking for, you can also customize your own!

About LyricMerch 
LyricMerch is a new consumer-facing lyrics service from LyricFind, the pioneering company that brought fully legal lyrics to search engines, lyric sites, and music streaming services around the world. LyricMerch draws on LyricFind’s database of millions of lyrics and allows fans to put over one hundred thousand licensed lyrics on a wide range of clothing and household items.

Announcement
10/10/2018