Musixmatch

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Musixmatch
Musixmatch horizontal logo on white.svg
Founded January 21, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-01-21)[1]
Headquarters Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
New York City, New York, U.S.
London, England, U.K.
Founder(s) Massimo Ciociola, Gianluca Delli Carri, Francesco Delfino, Giuseppe Costantino
CEO Massimo Ciociola
Industry Music
Employees 30[1]
Slogan(s) Words matter
Website musixmatch.com
Launched January 21, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-01-21)[1]
Current status Active
Native client(s) on Windows, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Google Chrome, Spotify

Musixmatch is the world's largest lyrics platform[2] where users can search and share lyrics. It has 60 million users, 14 million lyrics and 30 employees.[3]

It is accessible via the web and mobile apps for the iOS,[4] Android[5] operating systems on various devices (phones, tablets and wearables) and through www.musixmatch.com

Musixmatch displays synchronised lyrics to view in time with the music being played.[5] On its native apps, it bears the ability to scan all the songs in a user's music library and find lyrics for them all, as well as to be used as a native music player. On the Android platform, it also supports many major music streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Deezer, Rhapsody and Rdio and many others and can display lyrics floating above the application.[6]

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

The service 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, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony ATV, PeerMusic, BMG, HFA and cooperates with NMPA.[8]

The Company had been popular for being the Spotify's Lyrics UI on Spotify Desktop[9] for years until on May 2016[10] when Musixmatch decided to discontinue its service through Spotify and letting their users to connect their Spotify account on the Musixmatch's Mobile app.

Musixmatch, after being nominated Best Startup in Europe through Facebook's program FB Start received a "shout-out" from Mark Zuckerberg in person during his Facebook's Townhall in Rome [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  11. ^ Musixmatch (2016-08-30), Mark Zuckerberg gives a shout-out to Massimo Ciociola, founder of Musixmatch, retrieved 2017-03-19