SuperStartup MetroLyrics profiled in BIV

Posted by Rob Lewis

Techvibes Start-up Index SuperStartup MetroLyrics is getting some great offline coverage - this week's Business in Vancouver includes an article by Curt Cherewayko titled MetroLeap's business plan hits all the right notes.

I'd love to link directly to it but it's trapped behind BIV's paywall, so here's a snippet following by the rest of the article after the jump:

MetroLeap Media Inc. has left behind the “grey market” in which nearly all song lyrics websites operate.

Monthly traffic at the Burnaby-based company’s metrolyrics.com flagship website has nearly doubled to more than 23 million visitors since December, the month before it began fairly – not to mention legally – compensating song artists, musicians and publishers. Although song lyrics are copyrighted and can be viewed only on websites with permission from music publishers, many websites that offer unauthorized and frequently inaccurate lyrics have flourished.

This included metrolyrics.com, until MetroLeap signed a deal with Gracenote, a California-based digital media firm, to adopt Gracenote’s database of more than 800,000 song lyrics, the world’s largest licensed and accurate lyrics database.

Update: Complete article is available online here.

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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