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
LyricFind expands into India and Africa with new teams
Lots of music companies see India and Africa as important areas for growth in the coming years, and that applies to companies focusing on lyrics too. LyricFind announced its expansion plans yesterday, with two new remote...
July 23, 2020
Court grants motion to dismiss Wixen / Pandora complaint
In June 2019, Wixen Music Publishing sued streaming service Pandora, alleging 'unauthorized commercial exploitation' of lyrics from songs in its catalogue. The case focused on Pandora's feature showing lyrics from partners...
July 10, 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
LyricFind inks eBay deal for its lyrics-based merchandise
Lyrics-licensing company LyricFind announced its LyricMerch product back in November 2017: a site where people could order physical merchandise emblazoned with lyrics from its catalogue – with publishers (and thus songwriters)...
November 7, 2019
LyricFind gets government funding to spread Canadian lyrics
Lyrics firm LyricFind has found a new source of funding: money from the Department of Canadian Heritage Creative Export Canada program. It’ll be used in a two-year project to support “the licensing, transcription and...
July 4, 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
What’s next for smart speakers? Metabait, Antitrust and ‘limitless’ discovery
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, 86.2m smart speakers were shipped in 2018, up from 32m the year before. Meanwhile, rival Canalys reckons that the global install-base will be 207.8m by the end of 2019. Oh, and...
June 4, 2019
Streaming and lyric translation will push Latin music to new heights
Earlier this week, the RIAA revealed that US (recorded) revenues from Latin American music had grown by 44% in the first half of 2017, compared to overall industry growth of 8.1%. But as 'Despacito' has shown, the Latin boom...
October 27, 2017
What’s next for music-streaming services? (#midem)
This year’s Midem music-industry conference kicked off with the most logical of topics: music-streaming and subscription services. The industry ended 2016 with 97 million people paying for a music subscription, according...
June 6, 2017