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LyricFind Partners With Google To Deliver More Lyrics, Administer Rights

The search giant has inked a deal with Toronto-based LyricFind to source and show lyrics right in search results. A partnership announced Monday with LyricFind, a Canadian company, has added accurate, licensed lyrics from more than 4,000 music publishers to every Google search. While the terms of the deal weren't disclosed, LyricFinder Chief Executive and co-founder Darryl Ballantyne projects publishers and songwriters seeing "millions" of dollars in additional revenue from this arrangement. "It should be a significant revenue stream", Ballantyne told Billboard. LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis. "We're working together to make lyrics available to a larger audience in a faster and more efficient way". The deal paves the way for a new search function which allows for users to view the majority of a song's lyrics on Google search page as opposed to clicking through to a website. LyricFind was among the first companies to see an opportunity in legitimizing and monetizing uses of online lyrics. It isn't yet clear how they'll be integrated into the service, but it's likely that songs will now be accompanied by lyrics on Play Music's various apps.