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Google wins (again) in Genius song-lyrics legal battle

Google has emerged as the winner in a legal battle with lyrics database Genius that has been running since late 2019.
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Lyrics firm Genius sells its assets to MediaLab for $80m

New York-based Genius has sold its assets to a company called MediaLab for $80m, according to Bloomberg. Which would be an exit to celebrate for many companies, but in Genius's case it's only a few million more than the...
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Genius hires new president from the news publishing industry

Lyrics-focused firm Genius has a new president: Miki Toliver King, formerly chief marketing officer at the Washington Post, and before that EVP of operations at political news site Politico. She’ll now be putting her...
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Genius’s ‘Behind the Lyrics’ reborn as Instagram ‘Lyric Reels’

Remember when lyrics site Genius was working with Spotify on a feature called ‘Behind The Lyrics‘ that showed extra information and artist quotes about the lyrics to tracks as they played? Spotify has since built...
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K Camp and Genius talk artist entrepreneurs: ‘Ain’t nobody gonna babysit you!’

If you don't know Atlanta artist K Camp, it's highly likely you know his track 'Lottery (Renegade)', or at least the 15-second clip of it that blew up on TikTok early in 2020, in turn sending the track zooming back up the...
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Judge sinks Genius’s lyrics-scraping lawsuit against Google

Last June, Genius accused Google of scraping its song lyrics without permission, and later in the year launched a $50m lawsuit against the tech giant and its partner LyricFind. It hasn't gone well for Genius: a federal...
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Antitrust hearing creates plenty of smoke, but how much fire?

"As always, there's a risk that some of the politicians will see the hearing simply as a chance to grandstand: to puff up to their full pomposity and give powerful tech CEOs a public telling off," we wrote yesterday, about...
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Wiz Khalifa to play Genius Live interactive livestream

If there's one thing we've learned about livestreamed concerts during the Covid-19 lockdown, it's that fans relish interactivity: at its simplest level seeing an artist read and respond to comments in between songs. Genius...
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Genius adds ‘At Home’ episodes of Verified show on Apple Music

Genius launched its Verified series back in 2016, where songwriters break down the lyrical meaning of their songs. In February this year, Apple got involved as both a distributor of the show as well as a co-producer, with...
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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...
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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...
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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...