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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

  • 04/18/201904/18/2019

dope tracks: music’s favorite weed terms

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...

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  • A Journal of Musical Things, Feature story, 04/20/2019, It’s 4/20. Here’s a lyrical analysis of songs that mention weed Text
  • The Mercury News, Feature story, 04/16/2019, Steph Curry, Warriors beat Boston Celtics to earn this tuneful title Text
  • Marin Independent Journal, Feature story, 04/16/2019, Steph Curry, Warriors beat Boston Celtics to earn this tuneful title Text
  • One EDM, Feature story, 04/16/2019, LyricFind Counts The Most Mentioned Names Among NBA Playoff Qualifiers Text
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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

01/31/2019, Pokemon tops LyricFind’s most mentioned video games in music list
01/31/201901/31/2019, Pokemon tops LyricFind’s most mentioned video games in music list
Announcement
01/31/2019
Announcement
01/31/2019
While Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, it still bows down to the classics in video game mentions in music. LyricFind has put together this infographic for the most mentioned video games in lyrics, and Pokemon came out victorious with 129 song mentions. MORE» More»

While Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, it still bows down to the classics in video game mentions in music. LyricFind has put together this infographic for the most mentioned video games in lyrics, and Pokemon came out victorious with 129 song mentions.

Pac-Man and Street Fighter round out the top three with 108 and 86 mentions, respectively, with name drops in songs like Outkast's "Spaghetti Junction" and M.I.A.'s "Trouble Again." Meanwhile, Fortnite is the only game released this century to crack the top 10.

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
01/31/2019

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