Here’s an interesting fact for you – people search for ‘lyrics’ online in the US more often than they do for ‘sex’. musiXmatch brought this fact to our attention, and upon closer inspection it certainly seems to be true – indeed, ‘lyrics’ is the most common search term on Google in the US after ‘Facebook’.
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musiXmatch has over 5 million officially licensed lyrics available via its API, and it delivers “100% licensed lyrics to any kind of music app or service”.
It enables developers and music fans anywhere in the world to harness the power of online lyrics, meaning it can be used for third-party services such as radio streaming platforms, video services, mobile audio devices, apps, and OEM manufacturers.
Music fans can also search for lyrics by artist, song name, or specific keywords, as well as share and discover discography information for many albums and artists.
The app is simple and straight forward to use. I searched for a number of different artists and songs, across multiple genres and eras and it was pretty comprehensive. You can also share lyrics across all the usual social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email.
Max Ciociola, CEO and Founder of musiXmatch, said:
“By creating a free solution for instantly matching your music library with officially licensed lyrics, musiXmatch is aiming to simplify the end user experience around lyrics for music fans everywhere. We hope that by seeing musiXmatch Lyrics in action, developers will be inspired to create their own lyrics-driven experiences using our award-winning API.”
The company has raised $3.7m in VC funding to date, and earlier this year, musiXmatch announced partnerships with BMG, Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony ATV Music and more.