Searching for lyrics on Google is the worst. Even most sites dedicated to this task are full of banners, pop-ups, misleading advertising and other elements.
But these complications may have their days numbered thanks to the agreement signed by Google and LyricFind, a Canadian company specializing in these issues. Following that agreement, the lyrics of any song you search on Google appear directly integrated into the search engine results in a prominent position at the top of the page.
To view these results integrated into Google, just search the title of the song followed by the word “lyrics”. The lyrics of the song you searched appear above the results, within a table. At least the first few sentences of it, because to see the rest will need to click on the link at the bottom that leads to Google Play.
In fact, the agreement between Google and LyricFind also includes the use of letters of songs in Google Play Music, although it is not yet clear how. Chances are you have an option to view the lyrics of the songs you hear on Play Music apps soon.
In the words of one of the founders of LyricFind, this agreement may be a new source of income for songwriters and record labels, since these royalties charged for each time the lyrics of their songs are displayed. The more views, more money.
The lyrics have much to say
They may seem like a minor deal, but about lyrics agreements are signed and business millionaires are generated, as we just saw between Google and LyricFind. In early June, the “Lyrics” button Spotify stopped displaying the lyrics of the song you were listening at that time, as he did before, to show instead a message saying something like “Humming is fun.” More recently, with the latest version of Spotify desktop client, the button is completely gone.
Spotify said in a statement, the company says that the function is no longer available “while making some improvements.” It also confirms the completion of its agreement with Musixmatch, commenting that “it was a great collaboration and there is mutual respect between the two companies, while our business strategies move us in different directions.”
The funny thing is that, as we read in Billboard for Musixmatch the completion of the agreement was not as friendly as Spotify wants to paint. “We regret to this agreement,” they say from Musixmatch “but we must keep our product and our users above all. Do not allow anyone to ignore our business model.”
Billboard venture to suggest that the cause of the rupture between Spotify and Musixmatch could be because the first wanted the second sign an exclusivity clause, which would not be in the business strategy Musixmatch.LyricFind