Musixmatch

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Musixmatch
Musixmatch horizontal logo on white.svg
FoundedJanuary 21, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-01-21)[1]
Headquarters
Founder(s)Massimo Ciociola, Gianluca Delli Carri, Francesco Delfino, Giuseppe Costantino
CEOMassimo Ciociola
IndustryMusic
Employees40+[1]
Websitemusixmatch.com
LaunchedJanuary 21, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-01-21)[1]
Current statusActive
Native client(s) onWindows, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Google Chrome, Spotify

Musixmatch is a platform for users to search and share lyrics. It is the largest platform of this kind in the world[2] having 73 million users, 14 million lyrics and 30 employees.[1][3]

It is accessible via the web and mobile apps for iOS [4] and Android[5] devices.

Musixmatch displays lyrics synchronised with music being played.[5] On its native apps, it can scan all the songs in a user's music library and find lyrics for them all, and be used as a music player. On Android, it also supports music streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, Rhapsody, and Rdio.[6]

Musixmatch was founded in Bologna, Italy, on January 21, 2010, by Massimo Ciociola,[7] Gianluca Delli Carri, Francesco Delfino, and Giuseppe Costantino.

It went live in July 2010 and, as of January 2015, Musixmatch has raised $12.1 million in angel and venture capital funding.[2] Musixmatch has signed agreements with publishers such as EMI Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music.[8]

The company used to provide Spotify's Lyrics UI on Spotify Desktop[9] for years until this was discontinued during May 2016.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d About musixmatch, musixmatch
  2. ^ a b "Musixmatch Wants to Be the 'IMDb of Music Lyrics,' Launches Lyric Video Messaging App". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Song Lyrics App Musixmatch Hacks Its Way To 50M Downloads/30M MAUs, Adds Spotify Support". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ Finalbroadcast (2015-07-18). "Apps Of The Week: Office, Tiny, Musixmatch, Panna Cookbook, Quip". Macgasm. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  5. ^ a b "Featured: Top 10 Karaoke Apps For Android - 12/3/15 | Androidheadlines.com". AndroidHeadlines.com |. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  6. ^ "Get floating lyrics on Android". CNET. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  7. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Lyrics Database musiXmatch Raises Further $3.7M, Says Android Has Led The Way To 10M Downloads". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  8. ^ Musixmatch (2016-10-20). "What is Musixmatch?". Musixmatch Blog. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  9. ^ Wright, Mic (2015-02-26). "Spotify Desktop Update Adds Full Lyrics from MusixMatch". The Next Web. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  10. ^ "Lyrics Are Gone From Spotify (For Now)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-19.