LyricFind, the world’s leader in B2B Lyric Licensing, announces Robert Singerman will be joining the company as VP International Publishing and opening LyricFind’s New York office. With existing major partners like Deezer, Amazon, Shazam, HTC and Microsoft, LyricFind is expanding rapidly worldwide, and Singerman’s appointment will further accelerate the company’s international publishing licensing expansion.
Industry veteran Singerman has represented artists as diverse as R.E.M., James Brown, Gypsy Kings, and Fela Kuti, as well as Brazil, France and Europe in music export. He brings a deep understanding of the international publishing industry, a global contact network and a proven track record of success in closing complex rightsholder negotiations. “It's an honor and pleasure for me to be working with the LyricFind team,” says Singerman, “a dedicated and growing group, committed to raising the value of songs by working with their publishing, songwriting, and media partners of the world.” In some countries, PROs number in the teens, and indie publishers in the thousands. “Independently published songs worldwide make up a great deal of the most essential songs in every country and culture, especially given the continuing new copyright and technological advancements worldwide,” Singerman notes. “The billions of mobile phones and cloud storage capacities have completely changed the opportunities for people to hear and to understand all songs.” Major music services choose LyricFind because they can get lyrics and synchronized lyric rights covered in a one-stop shop, with quality assurance and best-in-class technology and expertise. This unparalleled service gives music services the widest fully licensed coverage. These services find that LyricFind enables them to use lyrics to drive music discovery, sales, listens, and advertising revenue. “The demand for lyrics in apps, hardware, and software is skyrocketing,” explains LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne. “We’re excited to have Robert as an integral part of our team, and to have a longtime music industry veteran leading the publishing front for us as we expand globally.”