LyricFind Cites Rapid Growth in Revenues and Repertoire, Enters into New Partnerships

Platform & Stream
Platform & Stream
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3 min readMay 11, 2023

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LyricFind, the world’s leader in lyric licensing and data solutions, has today announced important growth milestones, a significant repertoire expansion and new product enhancements. The company is also growing its footprint with the international music communities with an agreement with GEMA, Germany’s mechanical and performance rights society, and launching new initiatives in the automotive industry.

As the music industry continues to experience global revenue growth across a growing number of channels, the demand for LyricFind’s suite of services, including its leading Lyric Video solution and its AI-powered LyricIQ metadata tool is also expanding. In addition to labels and publishers, who rely on LyricFind to create deeper engagement with artists, the company is offering solutions to new client sectors like automotive and fitness. As a result, LyricFind experienced a 48% increase in revenue in 2022 compared to the year prior.

In addition, with an increased focus on building lyrics content on a global basis, LyricFind increased its lyrics catalog by 47% in 2022, enabling its partners to substantially grow their usage and generate additional royalties for publishers and songwriters.

“Music continues to power growth and engagement across multiple businesses: from streaming and social platforms to brand marketing to fitness, automotive, and consumer electronics,” said Darryl Ballantyne, founder and CEO of LyricFind. “As music continues to become a more visual medium in social ‘feeds,’ lyrics are also a huge way to engage and retain consumers in every corner of the globe. We take our role in ensuring artists’ works are made available in an accurate and authorized way very seriously and are delighted that LyricFind’s growth ensures compensation for more writers in more ways, all around the world.”

And as part of LyricFind’s growing global partnerships, the company recently entered into an agreement with GEMA, Germany’s collecting society and performance rights organization for songwriters, composers, and music publishers.

LyricFind is presently the only lyric aggregator with a GEMA license.

In addition, LyricFind has also:

  • Launched the first-ever full lyrics implementation in automotive with Mercedes MBUX Infotainment system, through its partnership with Xperi;
  • Enhanced its Lyric Video capabilities, helping clients quickly produce over 1,000 videos (including hundreds of Lyric Translation videos) which have cumulatively garnered over 20 million views on YouTube alone;
  • Launched multiple additional LyricIQ integrations, including a free to use tool available at lyriciq.lyricfind.com. LyricIQ enables commercial music users to analyze and filter music by its emotional content, sentiment, explicit content, and subject matter at a time when demand for brand suitability measures is growing with marketers.

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