LyricFind’s foray into the French market comes via its partnerships with Music Story and CSDEM.
June 9, 2016
By James Chen
LyricFind has inked a deal to distribute French lyrics and has signed an agreement with Music Story, the leading music metadata provider in the market. Music Story will be the exclusive representative in France for its clients that wish to obtain song lyrics and their publishing rights. Music Story will also facilitate licensing by ensuring the provision of data, sales and technical support. In its deal, LyricFind will pay royalties to the publishing representative for the use of lyrics.
“This deal establishes LyricFind’s footing in the French market and reinforces our position as the world’s go-to provider of licensed lyrics.” – Darryl Ballantyne, CEO, LyricFind
The partnership will give the company access through SEAM (French collective management organization dedicated to graphic reproduction rights) to CSDEM’s members extensive lyric catalogue, Base d’Œuvres de l’Edition Musicale (BOEM), a legal lyrics database that makes lyrics accessible to companies who want to use them online to enhance their products and services.
In its partnership with CSDEM, LyricFind will now be able to make additional French lyrics available to its clients, which comes as a great benefit for international clients like music streaming service Deezer who are based in Europe.