MetroLyrics is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in 2002.
MetroLyrics was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing aggregator Gracenote Inc.'s lyrics catalogue in April 2008. Through this lyrics licensing model, lyrics copyright holders accrue royalty revenue when their work is displayed on MetroLyrics.com. Royalties are paid on all displayed lyrics and are handled through Gracenote. MetroLyrics' licensing model is distinct, as many lyrics web sites still offer unlicensed, copyright infringing content.
The MetroLyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists. It is the 9th largest database feeding returned Google search results in the USA and UK.