Read The Year of the Legal Lyric: How LyricFind Tipped the Balance in 2014
January 20, 2015 | Posted In :
“As of 2014, every significant lyric website in English is now licensed or shut down,” proclaims LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne. He would know. The company, which he co-founded, has spent the last decade creating a lyric licensing infrastructure, which launched a new, multi-million dollar revenue stream for publishers and empowers websites and music apps to legally use lyrics for a variety of uses.
Read Now Hiring! Chief Revenue Officer
December 8, 2014 | Posted In :
We’re looking for someone to take over from our beloved Andrew Stess, who is transitioning to a new role within LyricFind. The Chief Revenue Officer will drive all of the moneymakers – international expansion (we’re in 30 countries, with another 160-176 of them to go, depending on who you believe), product planning, new revenue streams, partnerships, and more! Yeah, you’ll have a lot to do. Your primary responsibility will be to drive that top line number up, in whatever (profitable) way possible; driving sales, building partnerships, working on new products, or any other expansion possibilities.
Read LyricFind Strikes Groundbreaking Lyrics Rights Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group
May 20, 2014 | Posted In :
LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions, today announced a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) to be the sole third party able to administer future licenses for lyrics controlled by UMPG. LyricFind’s deal with UMPG, one of the world’s leading music publishers, solidifies its position as the number one lyric rights management company in the world.
Read BandPage, LyricFind Join Forces to Turn 5 Billion Lyric Searches Into Revenue for Musicians
March 5, 2014 | Posted In :
For The First Time Ever Musicians’ Stores and Tour Dates Will Be Displayed When Fans Look Up Lyrics Across The Most Trafficked Lyric Sites
Read LyricFind, NMPA Team Up Against Unlicensed Lyric Sites
November 11, 2013 | Posted In :
Today, the National Music Publisher’s Association, in association with David Lowery, announced that they are taking significant action against the top 50 unlicensed lyric sites in the space.
Read Welcoming Gracenote and Larry Marcus!
January 15, 2013 | Posted In :
We’re excited to announce that Gracenote has merged their lyrics business into LyricFind, and Larry Marcus has invested in LyricFind!
Read Hear Lyrics – Lyric & Picture Moments
December 3, 2012 | Posted In :
Hear Lyrics is a gorgeous iOS app that makes sharing lyrics more beautiful and simpler than ever before. Lyrics hold a lot of personal feelings and meaning for each of us and the folks at Hear Lyrics want to you to capture these moments with a lyrical image.
Read Worldwide Rights From All Majors!
January 27, 2012 | Posted In :
Today, we’re extremely excited and happy to announce that we have signed worldwide lyrics distribution agreements with all four majors publishers, and some key indies. We’re the first in the world to have complete global rights from all the majors – it’s great to be breaking new ground! Using these deals, we’re immediately expanding our [...]
Read WaveLyrics – lyrics, straight-up
November 29, 2011 | Posted In :
There’s no stopping the lyric family! Today we’d like to introduce you to our newest ally, WaveLyrics (http://www.wavelyrics.com/). Designed and programmed by Richard Jagelski, a true music lover, he follows the philosophy of “do one thing and do it well” offering straight-up lyrics, no bells and whistles. Its minimalistic design and easy navigation provides [...]
Read Hiring! Content, Marketing, and Developers
November 8, 2011 | Posted In :
We’re growing again and adding a number of new people to our team here in Toronto! We’ve just moved in to our sweet new office and are looking to fill it up with great people. Our clients include companies like Microsoft, Lyrics.com, Rhapsody, Lady Gaga, Shazam, Slacker, Kazaa, Virgin, LyricsMode, LyricsFreak, and more, including LyricFind’s [...]
Read Lyrics n Music – Hold The Clutter
November 7, 2011 | Posted In :
Today we are happy to announce the newest addition to our lyrics family, Lyrics n Music (http://www.lyricsnmusic.com/).
Read Playbook Featured on App World
September 2, 2011 | Posted In :
The LyricFind Playbook app is taking off! Today, we’re excited to see it listed as a featured app on BlackBerry App World, along with great apps like Need For Speed and VEVO.
Read Blackberry Playbook!
August 30, 2011 | Posted In :
TORONTO, CANADA – August 30, 2011 – LyricFind, the world’s leading provider of legal lyrics services, is today excited to announce that it is bringing its highly successful lyrics application to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. The app is the first legal lyrics application for the Playbook, opening up a huge amount of content for Playbook users.
Read We’ve Moved!
August 27, 2011 | Posted In :
Earlier this week we moved into a brand new office, designed for us from scratch. We’re still putting a few finishing touches on the space, so pictures and more will come soon – in the meantime, our new address is: LyricFind 40 Eglinton Avenue East Suite 400 Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3A2 Canada
Read Welcome, Andrew Stess!
May 6, 2011 | Posted In :
Today, LyricFind is extremely proud and excited to welcome a new member to our team: Andrew Stess. Andrew has been a member of LyricFind’s Board of Directors for many years, and will now be joining us full time as our new Chief Revenue Officer & SVP Sales Strategy & Business Development.
Read LyricsMode, LyricsFreak, Lyricsty
April 7, 2011 | Posted In :
What’s better than announcing a new partnership? If you said “announcing two new partnerships,” you’d be close — but sadly, still wrong. That’s because today LyricFind is incredibly happy to be launching with three heavy-hitting partners in the world of online lyrics: LyricsMode.com, LyricsFreak.com and Lyricsty.com.
Read LyricFind Launches With OnlyLyrics, WowLyrics, and LyricsCafe!
April 6, 2011 | Posted In :
Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve launched with today’s top lyric specialists OnlyLyrics, WowLyrics and LyricsCafe!
Read LyricFind Launches With CD Universe
April 1, 2011 | Posted In :
Today, LyricFind launched lyrics on CD Universe!
Read Now Hiring! Developers
March 24, 2011 | Posted In :
LyricFind is hiring yet again! This time we’re looking for developers to help us continue the charge creating the worlds best lyric services and products. If you’re interested in working with us, and who wouldn’t be, just follow one of the links below to learn more. LyricFind is currently hiring for the following positions: Sr. [...]
Read Now Hiring! Office & Finance Administrator
February 14, 2011 | Posted In :
We keep growing! LyricFind is now hiring an Office & Finance Administrator – basically, someone to keep the numbers organized and make sure everything runs smoothly. The full job posting is below, or up on Craigslist at: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/acc/2213831886.html LyricFind is a young, fast-growing digital music company focusing on the licensing and use of song lyrics [...]
Read Now Hiring! Content Team – English, French, Spanish
January 4, 2011 | Posted In :
Happy New Year, everyone! As we continue to grow, we continue to expand our Content Team to grow our lyrics database – the highest quality lyrics database in the world. We’re adding at least three new team members, including specialists in French and Spanish. The full job posting is below. Come join our team! CONTENT [...]
Read SF MusicTech Wrap
December 7, 2010 | Posted In :
We’ve wrapped up another great time at SF MusicTech Summit, and as expected, it was a great show. Congrats to Brian, Shoshana, Cassie, and the rest of the team there for putting on an amazing event once again! We met a ton of great new companies there, and of course it was great to see [...]
Read LyricFind Launches Lyrics for Free
December 6, 2010 | Posted In :
December 6, 2010 – LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions, announced today at SF Music Tech the launch of “Lyrics for Free,” an ad-supported application that integrates millions of licensed lyrics from LyricFind’s database to any website or mobile application for free.
Read LyricFind Announces New & Improved Web Service v2.0
December 6, 2010 | Posted In :
December 6, 2010 – Today at SF MusicTech, LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions, announced that it has launched LyricFind Web Service v2.0. The API suite now offers faster response times, improved search capabilities, and new metadata and lyric chart options.
Read Bruno Mars Tops LyricFind Top 25
December 6, 2010 | Posted In :
Bruno Mars Tops LyricFind’s Top 25 Lyric Searches Mars & Katy Perry Dominate This Week’s Chart December 6, 2010 – Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” topped LyricFind’s weekly chart of Top 25 Lyrics across the LyricFind ecosystem, which includes Microsoft’s Bing, Rhapsody, Lyrics.com, Slacker, Shazam, Virgin Media UK, Cox Radio, mSpot, and more [...]
Read Big News Coming Tomorrow…Plus This Site!
December 6, 2010 | Posted In :
Tomorrow at San Fran MusicTech Summit, we here at LyricFind are launching a number of new products and services – so stay tuned! Part of that is this new web site, and our new logo up in the top left, which are going live now. We feel the new logo better represents our digital focus [...]
Read Launching With Microsoft’s Bing Entertainment!
June 22, 2010 | Posted In :
Today, we’re really excited to announce that we’ve launched lyrics with Microsoft’s Bing.com search engine, under the Bing Entertainment section! With “lyrics” the most popular search term online, Bing recognized the value in creating a reliable result set for this massively popular query.
Read LyricFind Launches Groundbreaking iPhone & Facebook Lyrics Applications
April 22, 2009 | Posted In :
TORONTO, CANADA – APRIL 22, 2009 – LyricFind, the world’s leading provider of legal lyrics services, is today excited to announce the release of the first-ever legal lyrics applications for both the iPhone and Facebook.
Read Slacker Adds Song Lyrics To “Radio Plus” Service
April 1, 2009 | Posted In :
Slacker Radio Plus Offers Ad-Free Personalized Radio, Unlimited Song Skipping and Now Song Lyrics for $3.99 Per Month
Read Last.fm Partners with LyricFind to Bring Searchable Lyrics to its Free Music Service
October 8, 2008 | Posted In :
More Than 800,000 Song Lyrics from Major and Independent Artists Added from The Beatles to Radiohead Now Available at Last.fm
Read MusicIP Partners with LyricFind to Expand Music Discovery Offerings with Lyrical Search
January 7, 2008 | Posted In :
LAS VEGAS, NV — (CES – January 7, 2008) – MusicIP, a provider of high-performance music identification and discovery technologies, today announced that it has partnered with LyricFind, the leading provider of lyric search and display services.
Read LyricFind, nuTsie Add Song Lyrics To Your iTunes Collection
November 1, 2007 | Posted In :
Deal With LyricFind Adds Free Searchable Lyrics to Over 400,000 Songs
Read LyricFind and Shazam Announce Lyrics Partnership
October 23, 2007 | Posted In :
Shazam sees mobile music services growth exceed 500% and expands to 25 new countries Shazam announces enriched mobile music experience through agreements with AMG and LyricFind San Francisco, London, and Toronto, 23 October 2007 – Shazam, the world-leading mobile to web music services provider today celebrates record growth by announcing an increase in end-user traffic [...]
Read RealNetworks and LyricFind Bring Searchable Song Lyrics to Rhapsody Online
July 9, 2007 | Posted In :
Deal with LyricFind Adds Free Searchable Lyrics to over 200,000 songs from Both Major and Independent Music Publishers
Read Over 1.8 Million Lyrics Licenses Issued To LyricFind By HFA
April 12, 2007 | Posted In :
April 12 , 2007 – In just three months, HFA (The Harry Fox Agency), a leading U.S. music rights licensing organization, has already issued over 1.8 million licenses for 360,000 songs from its catalog to LyricFind, the premier source of lyrics online.
Read AMG Adds Lyric Search Technology For Easier Music Discovery
January 16, 2007 | Posted In :
Ann Arbor/Toronto, January 16, 2007 – Making it faster and easier for music lovers to find any song simply by knowing some of the lyrics, All Media Guide (AMG), the premier technology and content database provider for exploring music, movies, and games, has announced a partnership with LyricFind, the premier source of song lyrics online, to offer lyric search and display capabilities on devices and Websites.
Read The Harry Fox Agency and LyricFind Enter Landmark Lyrics Licensing Arrangement
October 4, 2006 | Posted In :
October 4, 2006 – The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), a leading U.S. music rights licensing organization, and LyricFind, a legal source of song lyrics online, announced today that they have entered a lyrics licensing arrangement for a variety of digital uses, such as downloads, integration with online music services and devices, and enhanced search capability for music catalogs.
Read LyricFind Welcome Ted Cohen To Board of Directors
July 18, 2006 | Posted In :
LyricFind, the leading source of legal song lyrics online, is proud to announce that digital music pioneer Ted Cohen has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Cohen brings an unmatched level of knowledge and experience to the company, having most recently served as Senior Vice President of Digital Development & Distribution at EMI Music.