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...
September 22, 2020
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...
August 12, 2020
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...
July 30, 2020
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...
July 8, 2020
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...
April 21, 2020
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