|Type of site||Music Applications, Social Media|
TuneWiki is a music-centered startup that provides scrolling lyrics through its social music players for cellphones and handheld devices. With over 6 million lyrics and the world's largest scrolling lyrics library, TuneWiki currently has agreements with the major music publishers including Sony, Universal, and EMI to legally use synchronized lyrics in TuneWiki's music applications. Furthermore, the mobile TuneWiki applications also provide lyrics for streaming radio on mobile phones, and TuneWiki has location-based technology to let users see where their favorite music is being played around the world. Users follow other users to discover music and have conversations around the music they listen to.
TuneWiki was founded by Rani Cohen- Chairman, Amnon Sarig, ex-President and Chad Kouse- CTO. Larry Goldberg is the CEO. The company is funded by Benchmark Capital, Motorola, NTT Docomo, Telia Sonera, and Sandisk.
In 2010, TuneWiki entered into an agreement with Music Reports, Inc. which Music Report would make use of its Songdex database to identify songs, and would handle the licensing of the lyrics displayed through the TuneWiki application.
TuneWiki provides real-time scrolling lyrics that display as a song plays, for songs saved on the phone as well as for songs played through streaming radio, provided that the user first synchronizes the initial line of textual lyrics with the correct verse of the playing song.
TuneWiki also makes mobile games for iOS and Android phones including Lyric Legend, Lyric Legend 2, and Dance Legend.
TuneWiki currently has applications released for iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, Symbian S60v5 and Maemo, with a plugin for Windows Media Player, as well as an app for Spotify.
TuneWiki was selected by various wireless carriers (such as Verizon Wireless) to preload their application onto cellphones before sale, typically accompanied by OS settings which prevent the owner of the device from deleting or disabling the application. This allows the company to regularly spam users with marketing messages which cannot be disabled by the device owner as well as causing multiple issues when using bluetooth peripherals.
- Hands on with TuneWiki for iPhone
- Press Release (7). "Music Reports Announces Partnership with TuneWiki". Business Wire. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- Purdy, Kevin (14). "TuneWiki Puts Lyrics, Radio, and Social Features into Mobile Music". LifeHacker. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/50d70b71-c8cb-42ca-8678-e7269a258471 TuneWiki Windows Phone 7 Listing
- TuneWiki Device Listing