How MetroLeap Media turned song lyrics into success

Posted by Liam Britten

How many times have you searched online for lyrics to a song? Odds are, plenty of times. And you’re not alone. Vancouver company Metroleap Media has turned searching for lyrics into a business that achieves 40 million unique hits through websites, widgets and mobile applications, for over 100 million hits monthly.

So how did they get to where they are today? The Vancouver Enterprise Forum will be helping them tell their tale during “An Evening with Alan Juristovski and Milun Tesovic, Founders Of MetroLeap Media,” on Tuesday, January 25th.

Juristovski and Tesovic will tell the story of how they built up the fifth largest music website on the web after founding the company in 2002. The two Simon Fraser graduates saw that while searches for lyrics were phenomenally popular on the Internet, there dearth of quality websites to find them on. Tesovic wrote a script that would become MetroLyrics, the backbone of Metroleap and the most popular lyrics website on the Internet.

Juristovski and Tesovic will be telling their story at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum on January 25th from 5:30–8 p.m. As well, attendees with start-ups of their own are invited to apply for one of five 100 second lightning pitch spaces to pitch their companies to the VEF audience.

For more information about this event, or to register for either the event or the lightning pitch session, click here.

Company:
VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum
Website:
http://www.vef.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) mission is to advance technology entrepreneurship through networking forums that educate and motivate. The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs and holds eight events each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The evening involves a... more

Company:
CBS Interactive - Metrolyrics
Website:
http://www.metrolyrics.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MetroLyrics is the premiere destination for song lyrics online, with a legal database of over 700,000 titles. MetroLyrics is the most popular lyrics website worldwide, boasting the most comprehensive database of legal lyrics in the world with over 700,000 titles. With a best-in-class design and first-to-market social media sharing features, MetroLyrics is the web's premiere lyrics site. more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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