License Aggregators

License aggregators have licensing agreements with all four majors – EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing - The Harry Fox Agency and also strive to get a wide range of independent music publishers under licensing. The aggregator is able to pass-on the license to display lyrics to its signed licensees.
The license aggregator matches song lyrics with the song's publishers and songwriters for correct attribution and handles licensing fees paid by the licensees for use and passes those on to the respectful owners.

Terms of Aggregator Approval

LyricsSeal has contracted an independent consultancy to review the licensing agreements of its candidate aggregators. The terms which have to be met include: licensing reach of at least 90% in the US, display for US and non-US end-users. Detailed terms can be requested through our contact form. Our process is setup together with the two market leaders in lyrics display licensing, both of which are supported LyricsSeal aggregators:

  • LyricFind
  • Gracenote Update: In 2013 merged their lyrics licensing business with LyricFind

Other license aggregators not affiliated with LyricsSeal:

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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