Deezer adds in-app lyrics translation to its service
Real-time lyrics are increasingly standard across the major streaming services, but Deezer is hoping to steal a march on its rivals by also offering translated lyrics.
April 12, 2022
Spotify takes lyrics feature global and reveals merch data
Spotify is taking its synchronised lyrics feature global, having launched it in 26 countries last year. As of yesterday, the feature is live globally in Spotify's mobile, desktop, console and TV apps. The company's partner...
November 19, 2021
Lyrics-focused Musixmatch gets into the distribution game
We know music/tech firm Musixmatch mainly for its services relating to lyrics: it has worked with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Instagram on various integrations of lyrics down the years, with Amazon, Shazam, Google,...
July 13, 2021
LyricFind expands its Brazilian business with Abramus deal
Brazil is already an important market for LyricFind: in fact, it’s the fifth-largest territory in terms of business for the lyrics-focused company. Now it’s hoping to build on that with its latest deal: a licensing...
July 7, 2021
LyricFind targets China expansion with Kanjian Music deal
LyricFind is expanding its business globally again, this time with a partnership in China with music services company Kanjian Music. The latter will be LyricFind’s sales representative in China, hunting down deals to...
March 26, 2021
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