LyricFind Smashes Through the 15 billion Global Lyric Display Milestone
LyricFind, the world’s leading lyric licensing company, announces it has delivered its 15 billionth lyric display, with over 4.2 billion of these displays coming in the last year alone. This significant milestone, with a huge rise in last year, demonstrates the importance of lyrics to consumers and the relevance they have within music services.
The 15 billionth lyric to be displayed was Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”, crossing the milestone threshold in January, 2016. Written by Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Benjamin Levin, the lyrics to “Love Yourself” received more than 3.8 million displays within the month of January alone as it crossed the 15 billion benchmark.
“This 15 billion milestone is a fantastic testament to the power of lyrics and underscores the scale of which consumers across the web and music streaming services love lyrics,” confirms Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind’s Founder and CEO. “Lyrics are now a must-have feature for music services and by working with the majority of the music streaming market, ISP’s and apps, we’ve enabled consumers to engage with lyrics directly within their preferred services.”
Music fans use lyrics to deepen their engagement with the latest songs and to get new perspectives on old favourites. Lyrics search also serves as a discovery method to identify new songs fans may have heard when they were out and about. These emerging songs are highlighted in LyricFind’s weekly LyricFind Charts on Billboard and The Music Network, which rank the top trending lyrics in the U.S., Australia, and Worldwide.
With recent deals signed in France, Brazil and Japan to the latest partnership with Google, LyricFind continues to champion the use and value of lyrics by making them more accessible to users around the world all while ensuring songwriters receive proper payment.
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics with 100+ clients worldwide including, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, Shazam, SoundHound, The Recording Academy, Billboard and many others. LyricFind licenses from over 4,000 music publishers, including all the majors: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt. It has built a quality-controlled, vetted database of lyrics available for licensing and synchronized technology. Behind the scenes, LyricFind tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.