musiXmatch taps Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG, Kobalt Music and Sony ATV Music to Create World’s Largest Lyrics API for Developers
musiXmatch Launches Commercial Beta of the Largest Commercial Lyrics API, Provides Developers Worldwide Access to more than 5 Mln authorized Lyrics
CANNES, Midem – Jan 24, 2011, musiXmatch, the leading provider of digital lyrics solutions, today announced partnerships with BMG, Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing Group, and Sony ATV Music, giving musiXmatch the largest authorized lyrics database in the world. Launching today, the musiXmatch commercial beta enables online music services to increase user engagement and SEO traffic using lyrics, empowering developers to legally create, monetize and distribute the next generation of fully interactive music applications.
With over 5 million lyrics available, musiXmatch is the only lyrics API to fully provide international rights management, enabling developers to quickly and easily integrate real-time lyrics into music services around the world. musiXmatch is currently used by hundreds of developers worldwide, and is the only lyrics service to offer an affordable pay as you go business plan.
“We are happy to support musicXmatch with their initiative to legitimize and develop our lyrics business. They have created the first truly open platform for developers to quickly and easily integrate lyrics into their music applications. This will be of benefit not only to us as publishers, but more importantly to our songwriters. stated Guy Henderson, Senior VP International for Sony ATV. “Through musiXmatch, Sony ATV will be able to provide lyrics to users of music around the world.”
“The search term for lyrics drives more traffic than any other term on Google,” Said Max Ciociola, CEO and Founder of musiXmatch, “musiXmatch gives developers the lyrics that they need to create deeper and more engaging online music experiences, at a truly affordable price. We are very excited at the positive reception that musiXmatch has received from developers and company, and we are looking forward to working closely with our partners to deliver the best lyrics content possible on any platform.”