Genius x Fuse brings Genius lyrics to TV for the first time
Genius, the lyrics analysis site, is bringing its content to linear TV for the first time through a deal with music media company Fuse. The ‘Genius x Fuse’ show will debut on 18 March on Fuse, which is available through...
February 20, 2020
Genius strikes Apple Music deal for its Verified video show
Lyrics-focused firm Genius has been producing its ‘Verified’ video show since 2016, with more than 800 episodes of artists discussing their tracks in front of the camera. Now Genius has found a powerful new distribution...
February 5, 2020
Genius sues Google and LyricFind over lyrics allegedly lifted from its site
The dispute between music-lyrics site Genius and Google may yet end up in court: the former is suing the latter plus its partner LyricFind for $50m. This all relates to Genius’ accusation in June that Google was serving...
December 4, 2019
Genius hires a head of TV and film for music-related projects
We traditionally refer to Genius as a ‘lyric-focused’ company, but its ambitions clearly stretch some way beyond that. Witness its hiring this month of Joshua Asen, formerly an exec at Discovery Science Channel, as the...
July 2, 2019
The truth starts to emerge about Genius / Google lyrics row
The blame game continues in the row over how lyrics from Genius, complete with their unique apostrophe patterns, found their way into Google’s lyric search results. Genius had its say to the Wall Street Journal for the...
June 19, 2019
Genius accuses Google in row over lyrics in search engine
Lyrics-focused site Genius and Google are embroiled in a row over the alleged copying of lyrics – a row that looks set to suck in LyricFind and other companies in this space who have partnered with Google to provide content...
June 17, 2019
Paramore star complains about Spotify / Genius lyrics feature
Spotify’s partnership with Genius to provide ‘Behind the Lyrics’ information for tracks is pretty cool, eh? Well, not so much if you’re an artist who disagrees with the information that’s being presented. Hayley...
April 25, 2019
Genius strikes lyrical deal with Apple Music
The company formerly known as Rap Genius has a new partner. ‘Encyclopedia of music’ Genius has announced a deal to make Apple Music the official music player on its site and iOS app. Genius’ database of lyrics will...
October 11, 2018
Genius and YouTube launch new ‘Song Stories’ video format
2018 is already a very active year for lyrics-focused company Genius: its latest $15m funding round was revealed in early March, before a partnership with Spotify on a podcast called Déjà Vu which was announced last week. Now...
April 3, 2018
Spotify and Genius team up for Déjà Vu music podcast
Spotify’s latest podcasts move is a partnership with lyrics-focused firm Genius. The companies have collaborated on a podcast called Déjà Vu, which launched yesterday. It’s a panel-based podcast discussing “the...
March 29, 2018
After $10m of 2017 revenues, Genius raises $15m funding round
Genius – the company formerly known as Rap Genius – has enjoyed a new prominence in the last year thanks to its ‘Behind the Lyrics’ partnership with Spotify, which pops up lyrics and other information on-screen as...
March 6, 2018
Sandbox Issue 197: FAN BASIS subcontracting marketing to your audience
Lead: Since the 1950s, fans were there to buy records, tickets and whatever bits of merchandise acts could pump out into the market. Three decades ago, they were turned into evangelists as street teams came to the fore. Today...
February 17, 2018