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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Genius pivots towards ‘easy-to-consume formats like video’

Changes are afoot at annotations-focused service Genius – formerly Rap Genius – and they involve focusing less on annotations. The company laid off a quarter of its staff in January, but according to The Verge has...
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Sandbox 164: Pub-listing – Why Publishers are Pushing Playlists

Lead: Record labels and streaming services themselves dominate in what playlists do and how they do it, but publishers are steadily becoming attuned to how they can help both break their new signings and also give a lift...
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Apple iMessage gets an App Store: Genius lyrics included

Apple is launching its iOS 10 software today, and as part of it is opening up its iMessage messaging app to developers
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Can Spotify / Genius lyrics deal be more than a gimmick?

Spotify already has one music-lyrics partner: Musixmatch. Now it has a second: Genius – the company formerly known as Rap Genius. The pair are teaming up for an initiative called ‘Behind The Lyrics’, based around...
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Eminem invests in Genius with lyrical partnership

Annotations site Genius has a new investor: Eminem. The rapper has invested an undisclosed amount in the company, while striking a partnership to use its service for lyrics on his own website. Eminem will also be annotating...
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Rick Rubin rolls out the memories on Genius

Lyrical annotations service Genius has a new user, and he’ll be familiar to many of you: Rick Rubin. The famous producer has been adding his studio memories to a selection of tracks on the service, with anecdotes about...
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Music Ally Report 358 – It’s Only Words: Digital Lyrics Get in Line

Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership with LyricFind...