Marsal reports, “The move would be part of a larger industry-backed push to stifle proliferation of unauthorized websites that currently dominate the market, often offering inaccurate lyrics and never compensating artists for their work.”
“Gracenote and Yahoo! kicked-off the effort earlier this week in announcing a licensing deal allowing Yahoo! Music to offer legal, licensed song lyrics from hundreds of thousands of songs to its customers,” Marsal reports.
Marsal reports, “Speaking to Reuters, [Craig Palmer, president and chief executive officer of Gracenote] revealed his firm is in discussions with various other music partners, such as Apple’s iTunes. ‘We wouldn’t be in the business to launch just one service, so stay tuned,’ he said.”
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