Musixmatch

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Musixmatch
Musixmatch horizontal logo on white.svg
FoundedJanuary 21, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-01-21)[1]
Headquarters
Founder(s)Massimo Ciociola, Gianluca Delli Carri, Francesco Delfino, Giuseppe Costantino
ChairmanMassimo Ciociola
CEOMassimo Ciociola
IndustryMusic
Employees80[1]
Websitemusixmatch.com
LaunchedJanuary 21, 2010; 9 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 song lyrics with translations. It is the largest platform of this kind in the world[2] having 73 million users, 14 million lyrics and 80 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 YouTube.[6]

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

In 2016 Andrea Gaudenzi joined also the company as Chief Revenues Officer and became Board Member in January 2019.

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 , Warner/Chappell Music.,[8] Universal Music Publishing, Sony ATV, Kobalt , Peer Music, Disney Music and more than 5,000 indie publishers in the world.

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

Musixmatch currently provide lyrics and song metadata to Apple Music, Google, Amazon Music, Saavn, Facebook, Instagram, MTV, Vevo and several others music companies.

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.