All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lyrics’

Spotify Puts Lyrics in Its Desktop App

For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back. Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service’s lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available …

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Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because that source can go away in the blink of an eye, and then you’re stuck with some major problems. We’ve …

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Data Confirms Google Is Wiping Out A Whole Category Of Websites

Last month, we reported that Google may have just killed a whole category of websites – lyrics sites. New data shows that search visibility for some of these sites has indeed drastically declined. While it’s interesting enough for this particular niche, it also highlights how Google is capable of basically wiping out an entire niche by adding one type of …

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Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites

Over time, Google has been showing more and more content on search results pages, resulting in people having to click over to third-party websites for fewer and fewer things. Now, Google is showing song lyrics, in what should be considered an enormous blow to lyrics sites. Is Google going overboard with the content it’s providing on search results page or …

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Rick Ross Explains His Trayvon Martin Lyrics on ‘Mastermind’

Rappers rarely go through their entire careers without creating some controversy with their lyrics. Some do it more than others. Last year, Florida born rapper Rick Ross collaborated with rapper Rocko on a song called “U.O.E.N.O.” The lyrics on the song reads, “Put Molly all in her champagne/She ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that/She ain’t …

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Lady Gaga Cited by Instagram over Safety

Well it’s good to know that Instagram cares about the safety of its users and takes their reports seriously. I’ve heard of people reporting others for social offenses such as spam of extreme vulgarity, but does anyone personally know someone who was reported because followers feared for the life of that individual? what the actual hell. hahahaha — Lady …

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Eminem’s “Rap God” Receives High Reviews

No one knows more about media, controversy and mixed reviews than rap’s most infamous bad boy Eminem, and here it is again. But, this time the “Not Afraid” rapper hits the mark with impressive reviews. His latest single, “Rap God” is being lauded for his lyrical mastery. However, as usual, he goes in for the jugular with the lyrics. So, …

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Music Publishers Sue Websites Over Lyrics

National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) members have filed copyright infringement lawsuits against two businesses for publishing unlicensed lyrics on four websites.

Peermusic, Warner/Chappell and Bug Music filed an action against LiveUniverse, and its owner Brad Greenspan, co-founder of MySpace, in the Federal Court of the Central District of California for willful copyright infringement on a vast scale.

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MySpace, Say Anything But That

There’s no need to get Tipper Gore involved or anything. No need to relive that old Twisted Sister mess. But neither MySpace, Fox, nor the band in question has returned requests for comment, and usually, if somebody doesn’t want to talk about it, then it probably should be talked about.

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Lyrics, Bridge Collapse Top Searches

I’ve become enamored with Google’s Hot Trends feature that lists the top 100 searches for a particular day. It’s a glimpse into the culture that’s hard to get, in crisp clear text. Even if you’re not sure you want to see.

It’s also a good, simple way to keep up with what’s going on in the news, really. A spike of searches for "fisher price recall" for example can let you know there might be a problem.*

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Yahoo Music Sings New Song

Do you ever have trouble remembering lyrics to songs?

Yahoo Music plans to change that with their agreement with digital media company Gracenote.

Yahoo Music will now offer lyrics of 400,000 songs licensed from Gracenote to their users.

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Google Lyrics SearchDj vu?

At what point has the music industry’s fierce guarding of it’s content gone too far? And how far does Fair Use protect Google as it seeks to index the world’s information? The biggest blow-out of the year was between Google and publishers over the Google Book Search project. The next big blow-out may land Google in the sights of the music industry after the search company launched a music lyrics search function.

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