Lyrics

  1. Rap Genius, Universal Music Publishing Group Strike Licensing Deal

    January 22, 2014 12:31 PM EST Rap Genius, which got into hot water last year for not having the appropriate licenses to publish song lyrics on its site, on Wednesday said it has secured a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal allows Rap Genius to bury the hatch ...

  2. Gracenote Names Stephen White President

    August 11, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Music technology and information firm Gracenote has named Stephen White as its new president. Former president Craig Palmer quietly left the company back in May. White has been with the company since 2001, most recently serving as senior VP of pro ...

  3. LiveUniverse Hit With Contempt Of Court

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Federal Court judge has found that LiveUniverse, which owns websites that display song lyrics, in contempt of court for failing to comply with its May 24 injunction to remove infringing unlicensed material from its websites. The injunction came ...

  4. Business Matters: Rhapsody, Charlie Daniels, Karaoke and More

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Rhapsody is working with Dolby Laboratories to better format its catalog of 9 million tracks for mobile delivery. That means tracks will take less hard drive space, will have better playback quality and will load faster. Those characteristics s ...

  5. Publishers Score Legal Win Against Motive Force

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Motive Force LLC and its owner Sean Colombo are permanently enjoined by a Federal Court order from using unlicensed song lyrics in connection with their own Web sites, like LyricWiki.org, or supplying them to other Web sites or software applicatio ...

  6. Publishers File Suit Against Lyric Sites

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic, Warner/Chappell and Bug Music filed copyright infringement lawsuits today against two businesses exploiting unlicensed lyrics for profit through their operation of four Web sites. The lawsuits alleged that LiveUniverse, Inc. and its own ...

  7. Sony Music Entertainment To Bulk Up Artist Web Sites

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment is bulking up the content available on its artists' Web sites, adding on-demand streaming and lyrics. The on-demand streaming allows fans to stream any song from the entire roster of any participating Sony artist, as ...

  8. Publishers Say Lyrics Are A Growing Cash Cow

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST One of the more pleasant finds in these painful times was discovering the value of lyrics as a cashflow generator, panelists at MIDEM revealed Tuesday. In a panel on maximizing license and business opportunities for lyrics, EMI Music Pubishing exe ...

  9. MySpace Relaunches Karaoke Service

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of its new MySpace Music venture , the social networking site has relaunched its MySpace Karaoke service as well. Most notably, the service now includes a video recording function, where users can film themselves singing and post the ...

  10. JVC Mobile Encourages Users to Sing 'Carstereoke'

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Get ready to see L.A. quartet Steel Panther singing karaoke in a car. The band that specializes in early 80s heavy metal parody/tribute will be the centerpiece of a new campaign from JVC Mobile Entertainment. The campaign, by independent ad agency ...

  11. MOG Social Network Adds Lyrics To Service

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused social network MOG has added lyrics to its service through a deal with Gracenote. CEO David Hyman announced the development on the company's blog . The implementation of the lyrics page is much like that of other music services ...

  12. Sony/ATV Targets Karaoke Companies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing is suing karaoke companies and individuals based in California, Korea and the Cayman Islands for copyright infringement and unfair business practices. The publisher claims that more than 200 songs are being used without p ...

  13. MTV Waxes Lyrical For Search Tool

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV is getting into the lyrics game, both online and on TV. The music TV broadcaster is adding a music lyrics search tool using data from Gracenote, which also powers the Yahoo Music lyrics page launched earlier this summer. MTV's version wil ...

  14. Gracenote, Yahoo Launch Lyrics Service

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Music has teamed with Gracenote to debut a legal, industry-backed music lyrics website. The new site fills a gaping hole in the digital music market that to date has been filled with unauthorized music lyric sites that have proven at times i ...

  15. Gracenote Completes Licenses With Major Publishers

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gracenote has added Warner/Chappell Music and EMI Music Publishing to its song lyrics database, completing licenses with all five major music publishers. It also finalized deals with independent publishers ABKCO Music, the Bob Dylan Music Company, ...

  16. Report: Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Court rules against Chinese karaoke firm Haoledi. Court rules against Chinese karaoke firm Haoledi. News ...

  17. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  18. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  19. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. NEW YORK -- A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring ...

  20. Indie Music Publishers Join Karaoke Lawsuit

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A group of indie music publishers is joining the karaoke lawsuit filed last spring by Sybersound Records against six other karaoke record manufacturers. The lawsuit claims the six karaoke record manuf A group of indie music publishers is joining t ...

  21. UMVD, Karaoke Label Enter Agreement

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Market expected to top $50 million in 2005. Universal Music & Video Distribution signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Sybersound Records, a producer of home-market karaoke software. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, cov ...

  22. The Publisher's Place

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Many U.S. karaoke companies are not securing synchronization licenses from publishers. As a result, they are either being contacted by publishers to properly license the compositions or being sued—e Many U.S. karaoke companies are not securing syn ...

  23. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...