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...
December 8, 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
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
Tools: MUSIXMATCH. The world’s largest catalog of song lyrics and translations.
Musixmatch provides licensed lyric features to the likes of Google, Apple Music, Amazon and Instagram, having deals in place with over 10,000 publishers globally. It also has direct relationships with over 1m artists who...
July 13, 2020
Spotify launches real-time lyrics feature in 26 countries
Last November, Spotify confirmed that it was testing a new real-time (i.e. synchronised with the music) lyrics feature for its service, working with lyrics firm Musixmatch. The test was obviously successful: the feature...
June 30, 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
Spotify launches anime hub and tests synchronised lyrics
Spotify’s latest niche is music from Japanese anime TV shows and films. The streaming service recently launched a dedicated hub for this music in a range of countries. “Since the hub launched on October 8, fans in the...
November 15, 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
SyncPower sees bright future for synced lyrics and music recognition
SyncPower is the Japanese company whose business includes providing ‘synced lyrics’ content, as well as (through its status as the agent in Japan for ACRCloud) music-recognition technology. The first part of that business...
July 16, 2019
SyncPower sees a bright future for synced lyrics and music recognition
SyncPower is the Japanese company whose business includes providing 'synced lyrics' content, as well as (through its status as status as the agent in Japan for ACRCloud) music-recognition technology. The first part of...
July 15, 2019