METROLYRICS is a lyrics -dedicated website, founded in December 2002.
Lyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by
over 16,000 artists.
Lyrics was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing
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 .
Lyrics was acquired by
CBS Interactive in October 2011.
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Gracenote and Larry Marcus!". January 15, 2013.
Retrieved March 14, 2014.
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Lyrics Sites at Center of
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The New York Times
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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.