LyricFind: Revolutionizing Google Search Results
Have you ever experienced that moment when a song is stuck in your head? What about catching that last stanza of an awesome song on the radio, and they don’t tell you what it is?
Ever tried to whip out the Shazam app on your phone to try and identify the song, only to miss it completely?
Well, LyricFind is here to help. Google has recently licensed the services of LyricFind to help users find the songs they want faster. Using LyricFind’s massive library of 4,000 music publishers, users can search for lyrics they’ve heard, and Google will place the most accurate titles at the top of the search results. No more filtering through YouTube videos or other lyric sites to try and pinpoint that one song you’ve been searching for; now you can do it straight from the search engine or from the Google Play Music app.
LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne posted: “We’re happy to expand the depth and quality of lyrics available on Google’s services..We’re working together to make lyrics available to a larger audience in a faster and more efficient way.”
This is also great news for artists and music publishers! It’s another legitimate revenue stream that directs users toward results faster. Ballantyne told Billboard: "I can’t get into the rates, but we expect it to be millions of dollars generated for publishers and songwriters as a result of this. It’s all based on usage. Royalties are paid based on the number of times a lyric is viewed. The more it’s viewed, the more publishers get paid."
It hasn’t been stated when this new feature will go into effect on Google searches, but rest assured that you’ll no longer feel stumped after missing your favorite song on the radio.
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