AMG ADDS LYRIC SEARCH TECHNOLOGY FOR EASIER MUSIC DISCOVERY
Partnership With LyricFind Gives Leading Entertainment Data Service Powerful New Search Tool
ANN ARBOR, January 16, 2007– Making it faster and easier for music lovers to find any song simply by knowing some of the lyrics, All Media Guide (AMG), the premier technology and content database provider for exploring music, movies, and games, has announced a partnership with LyricFind, the premier source of song lyrics online, to offer lyric search and display capabilities on devices and Websites.
“LyricFind’s technology provides AMG with a powerful new tool to help users find new music,” said Andrew Stess, AMG vice president of consumer electronics. “Now our customers will be able to offer consumers the ability to search our database not only by traditional artist and title methods, but also by the one thing that people tend to remember from a song: the lyrics.”
Under the agreement, AMG will integrate LyricFind’s two unique technologies for lyric search and lyric display into its suite of products, while also gaining the license to resell any of LyricFind’s technologies and services to AMG’s own customers. Through AMG’s partnership with LyricFind, music retail partners will have the ability to add lyrics-based search to their browsing experience. Similarly, CE device manufacturers can enable their users to sort and categorize their own music, as well as being able to view the lyrics for the songs in their collections. The technology agreement also lets LyricFind provide basic AMG data to its own clients.
“Partnering with AMG makes for a win-win situation,” said Darryl Ballantyne, president of LyricFind. “For 15 years, AMG has been the leader in music and entertainment data. We are able to provide our clients with superior quality meta data and easily integrate our services with AMG’s existing clients, as well as showcase our services on the allmusic.com site.”
About All Media Guide
All Media Guide, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the leading authority on music, movies and games. Since 1991, the company has provided comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. With thousands of musicologists, film historians, and game specialists contributing over the years, AMG has created the industry’s cleanest, most in-depth database of information and original editorial content. AMG content and technologies are licensed by leading consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and Internet sites. Visit AMG at www.allmusic.com, www.allmovie.com and www.allgame.com
LyricFind is leading the charge to legally provide lyrics online to digital music services, web sites, and many other applications. LyricFind has licensed lyrics from over 1,700 publishers and currently offers both lyric-based search and lyric display functionality in a variety of models to fit client needs. For more information about LyricFind, please visit www.lyricfind.com
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