LyricFind Expands in Brazil, Licenses Lyrics via Independent Distributor Tratore
LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing, has partnered with Tratore, the biggest distributor for independent music in Brazil since 2002. Now, the more than 5,000 artists on Tratore can have their lyrics displayed on lyrics sites and synchronized with digital music platforms such as Deezer and Shazam.
In just a week, 1,000 of Tratore’s artists opted-in to the agreement, bringing more than 5,000 Portuguese lyrics into LyricFind’s ever-expanding database of lyrics, for display worldwide. With recent deals in Japan and France, the company is committed to bringing together the most comprehensive set of legal lyrics in the world, in several languages to 100 countries. Whenever a lyric is searched for via search engines like Google or displayed in a streaming service like Pandora, the rightsholder earns royalties.
“LyricFind is very happy to work with a great friend and colleague in the industry, Mauricio Bussab and his staff, artists, labels, publishers, and songwriters at Tratore,” says Robert Singerman, LyricFind’s VP International Publishing. “As one of our most significant publishing collaborations, we welcome Tratore’s clients’ lyrics to our database to be shared worldwide.”
"We are excited to partner with LyricFind, the leading company in the legal lyrics field. No matter how much the music business landscape changes, one thing remains constant: authors and composers will always own their work and should able to properly monetize it,” notes Bussab. “LyricFind will be an important partner to help our artists achieve this goal."
Tratore’s artists can integrate their song lyrics through LyricFind by signing the Digi_Tratore form on Fonomatic, the company’s control panel. The form is intended for musicians who write their own songs and possess all rights to their catalog, as royalty payments will vary by usage.
In addition to Tratore, independent Brazilian publishers can also exhibit and monetize their lyrics with LyricFind through ABMI (Brazilian Association of Independent Music) in Rio de Janeiro and Audio Porto, the creative hub in Porto Alegre.
The leader in the legal lyrics space, LyricFind has not only amassed licensing from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony-ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt – but has also built a quality-controlled, vetted database of those lyrics available for licensing in 100 countries. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to those publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.
Tratore is Brazil's biggest independent music distributor, commercializing albums, EPs and singles at digital and physical stores since 2002. The company currently holds a catalogue of over 5,000 artists.