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LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics solutions and is trusted by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Amazon, Google, YouTube, Deezer, Microsoft, Soundhound, iHeartRadio and many others. LyricFind provides its partners with an extensive catalog of accurate and fully legal lyrics, licensed from all the ...

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Christine Brackenhoff

LyricFind Announces Exclusive Strategic Partnership with R2G to Power Expansion Across China

The leader in international lyric licensing, LyricFind, and R2G, China’s leading  digital music distribution company, have just signed an exclusive strategic partnership. The exclusive deal means R2G will represent LyricFind in China for both Business Development and Publisher Relations.

“We have great traction globally and by partnering with R2G as our exclusive agent it will further accelerate our business across the fast growing Chinese music market”, explains Will Mills, LyricFind’s Chief Revenue Officer.

“R2G are the most comprehensive Chinese music metadata and lyrics provider,” explains Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind CEO, “so this will also hugely benefit our existing partners like Pandora, Amazon, Deezer, Shazam, Microsoft, HTC and more than 100 others from an even larger, fully licensed international music catalogue.”

With over 10 years of market expertise, R2G has established by far the most extensive digital music coverage in China. As a result, LyricFind’s massive catalog of lyrics in English and several other languages, the most extensive the world, will now also appear on millions of screens and devices across China.

R2G is part of China Music Corporation, which is the largest music platform in the world in terms of active user base and is also the largest digital music aggregator and licensing platform in China. R2G’s pragmatic approach to dealing with the copyright environment has enabled many content providers to tap into the Chinese market and has catalysed the powerful trend among major Chinese music services to move out of the shadows and into legal music licensing. This partnership with lyrics is a natural part of that trend, as LyricFind is proving around the planet.

“As a first mover in the market, R2G has strived for over a decade to build a legitimate music ecosystem in China,” says Mathew Daniel, President of R2G “It was time to include lyrics in this ecosystem, and we can’t think of a better partner than LyricFind.”

The leader in the legal lyrics space, LyricFind has not only amassed licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony-ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt – but has also built a quality-controlled, vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

R2G is the leading music distribution service provider with licensing deals across most of the major Service Providers in China, combined with rights from both local and international Content Providers. R2G is also one of the largest distributors of Chinese music to global music services like iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

China Music Corporation (CMC) is not only the largest music platform in the world in terms of active user base with 389 million users, but is also the fastest growing with a share of 73.7% of total internet users in China. As the largest digital music aggregator and licensing platform in China, CMC controls 32% of all licensed music in China. With a multi-platform coverage over mobile, PC and IPTV, CMC’s properties include Kugou, Kuwo, R2G and Rainbow Music which are all leading players in their respective categories.