MetroLyrics is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in 2002. The MetroLyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists.
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. In January 2015, LyricFind acquired Gracenote's lyrics licensing business, merging it in with their own. MetroLyrics' licensing model is distinct, as many lyrics web sites still allegedly offer unlicensed, copyright infringing content.