LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't get caught botching the lyrics to a hit. Know the words. And then belt that song out with just as much enthusiasm as a character on 'Glee'.
Until recently, self-proclaimed radio head Laurie Caraher had the chorus to her favorite song, by 80's duo 'Wham!,' all wrong. While she was unknowingly creating her own lyrics, "wake me up and pour me cocoa", the rest of the world was singing, "wake me up before you go go", in perfect harmony with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley.
Now, thanks to a relationship between SoundMedia and Gracenote, a global leader in digital media and technology, music fans no longer run the risk of making the same mistake. They can access and find the right words to their favorite songs on SoundMedia's flagship site, SongLyrics.com.
Gracenote's lyrics service offers the largest catalog of accurate and authorized lyrics in the world, including new releases, and provides a new and exciting way for music fans to connect with their favorite songs. Through the agreement with Gracenote, SongLyrics.com users will have access to lyrics for hundreds of thousands of tracks from more than 20,000 music publishing catalogs, including those from the four major publishers, as well as from dozens of prominent independent publishers, all via Gracenote's lyrics database.
Founded by pilot and music enthusiast, Dan O'Brien, www.songlyrics.com has grown from a personal passion into an Internet phenomenon; making it a premier online source for lyrics. With a registered membership base of 1+ million and growing, SongLyrics.com is the largest U.S.- headquartered provider, serving the needs of over 300,000 unique global visitors a day.
SongLyrics.com's online library contains the lyrics to over 500,000 songs, from more than 18,000 artists, in a highly engaging, searchable format that's accurate and 100 percent copyright compliant; a rarity in the age of digital downloading and piracy. The site also provides its members tools that allow them to put their own personal spin on their own diverse musical expressions.
"We have always wanted to license lyrics on SongLyrics.com and pay royalties to the artists, but until recently, it has just not been possible for us. Our relationship with Gracenote will compensate artists and song writers for their work and ensure our music fans we are here to stay," says O'Brien.
SongLyrics.com is also finding that a vast number of site publishers are integrating its product into websites, social media pages and blogs; designating the company as the provider partner of choice for musical content. This is largely due to the fact that it is supported by multiple widgets, which enables it to deliver the latest music news, lyrics and other industry happenings, to any online destination, in a variety of user friendly formats. Added features such as this are attractive because they are known to help drive traffic to sites, increase page views, encourage longer stays and entice visitors to return.
When you boogie to the beat of your own drum, you better know the words www.songlyrics.com.
About SoundMedia, LLC
SoundMedia is the premier source for all things music related – from industry news to lyrics. Its flagship site, www.songlyrics.com is the leader in providing 100% copyright compliant lyrics in highly engaging searchable formats that are guaranteed accurate. With a registered membership of 1 + million and growing, SongLyrics.com provides its unique 300,000 daily visitors access to over 500,000 songs from more than 18,000 artists and it's quickly becoming the music content partner of choice for websites, blogs and social networking sites. For advertising rates or more information concerning the corporation, please visit www.soundmedia.com.
Gracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets. The company is one of the largest providers of lyrics, with authorized song lyrics from all four major music publishers and hundreds of independent publishers. Formerly known as CDDB®, Gracenote delivers a substantially improved consumer experience in digital media devices and applications, plus media monitoring and other data services to the recording industry, making it an integral part of the digital media economy. Gracenote powers leading services including Apple iTunes, Yahoo! Music Jukebox, Winamp; home and automotive products from Alpine, Panasonic, Philips and Sony; and mobile music applications from Samsung, Sony Ericsson, KDDI (Japan), KTF (Korea), Musiwave (Europe), and others. Gracenote is headquartered in Emeryville, California. www.gracenote.com/corporate