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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 Partnership with Downtown Music Publishing to Expand Globally

The world's leader in lyric licensing, LyricFind has strengthened its licensing partnership with Downtown Music Publishing, a leading music rights management company based in New York City.

LyricFind has recently added Downtown’s complete worldwide catalogue of rights, including works by world-renowned artists ranging from John Lennon and Nikki Sixx to One Direction and Sturgill Simpson. This deal enables lyrics from highly-searched, Downtown-represented songwriters to be made available to Deezer, Pandora, Amazon, and hundreds of other music platforms, apps, and websites whose lyrics are powered by LyricFind.

“We’re thrilled to expand our deal with Downtown Music Publishing,” says LyricFind founder and CEO Darryl Ballantyne. “Downtown represents a stellar array of songwriters and we are excited about the depth and quality this expansion will add to our existing partnership.”

Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown’s CEO noted that “Lyrics, on a stand-alone basis, are one of the world’s most precious art forms. The way in which they are cited,  studied, shared and honored truly knows no bounds. We are proud to partner with Lyricfind in licensing and distributing our lyrics to music fans around the world.”

About LyricFind:

LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics and has licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony-ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt – and has also built a quality-controlled, vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.

About Downtown Music Publishing:

Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world's leading rights-management firms, with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world’s most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, The Kinks, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Hardwell, Santigold and Carla Bruni.  The company also represents such renowned publishing catalogs as Cy Coleman’s Notable Music, the legendary Latin music catalog, Fania, the UK’s Kassner Music, and Germany’s Budde Music.  The company's technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection for over 80,000 individual songwriters as well as companies such as CD Baby, The Orchard and Downtown’s own catalog in over 90 countries around the world.

For Downtown Music Publishing:
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For LyricFind:
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