About

Our goal at LyricsSeal is simple:

  • We aim for the lyrics industry to move towards licensing of at least the most trafficked properties.
  • We make the licensing terms more transparent and provide a tool to validate licensing.
  • We strive to create public awareness among consumers about the benefits of choosing licensed lyrics sites.
  • We endeavor to increase revenues for all stakeholders.
  • We protect the intellectual property of songwriters and publishers.

Founders

LyricsSeal is an initiative of Directlyrics and two founding members – LyricFind and Gracenote.

Directlyrics

Directlyrics is one of the leading entertainment websites reaching over 20M pageviews per month (November 2010, Comscore). Directlyrics.com is an independent part of the BuzzMedia Music network.

LyricFind

Founded in 2005, LyricFind is the largest lyrics licensing organization in the world, and has established licensing and content relationships with over 2,000 music publishers. A constant innovator in the online lyrics space, LyricFind currently powers over 1000 websites, digital music services and mobile applications. Focused and dedicated exclusively to lyrics and licensing, their clients include Microsoft, Rhapsody, Shazam, Slacker, Lyrics.com, LyricsMode and LyricsFreak.

Gracenote

A pioneer in digital media, Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. A wholly owned, independent subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of America (SCA), Gracenote has offices in Munich, Berlin, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo with worldwide headquarters in Emeryville, California. For more information visit Gracenote.

Update: On January 2013, Gracenote merged their lyrics business with LyricFind.

Our roadmap

Our supporters will push from an initial US reach of around 10M (2011) to over 150M LyricsSeal views per month, which accounts to 70% of lyrics pageviews within three years.

Future projections

LyricsSeal is an initiative by Directlyrics and supported by LyricFind.

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