The Info List - MetroLyrics

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


Metro Lyrics was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing aggregator Gracenote
Inc.'s lyrics catalogue in April 2008. 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. MetroLyrics' licensing model is distinct, as many lyrics websites still offer content that is allegedly unlicensed and copyright infringing .

Metro Lyrics was acquired by CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive
in October 2011.


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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.