MetroLyrics

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MetroLyrics
Founded December 30, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-12-30)[1]
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Founder(s) Milun Tesovic, Alan Juristovski
Services Lyrics
Employees 10+[2]
Parent CBS Interactive
Website MetroLyrics.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 1,390 (May 2015)[3]

MetroLyrics is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in December 2002. The MetroLyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists.

MetroLyrics was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing aggregator Gracenote Inc.'s lyrics catalogue in April 2008.[4] Through this lyrics licensing model, lyrics copyright holders accrue royalty revenue when their work is displayed on MetroLyrics.com. Royalties are paid on all displayed lyrics and are handled through Gracenote. In January 2013, LyricFind acquired Gracenote's lyrics licensing business, merging it in with their own.[5] MetroLyrics' licensing model is distinct, as many lyrics websites still offer content that is allegedly unlicensed and copyright infringing.[6]

MetroLyrics was acquired by CBS Interactive in October 2011.[7]

References

  1. "MetroLyrics.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-03-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. MetroLyrics: How a B.C. teen created one of the world's biggest music sites
  3. "Alexa Ranking". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 3 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Metroleap.com
  5. "Welcoming Gracenote and Larry Marcus!". January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Plambeck, Joseph (May 9, 2010). "Lyrics Sites at Center of Fight Over Royalties". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "CBS Interactive Music Group broadens distribution of its core assets to metrolyrics.com's Global Audience of more than 25 million users". Retrieved October 6, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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