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Apple in talks to offer lyrics via iTunes

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed April 25, 2007

iTunes may offer lyrics

Digital media firm Gracenote and Yahoo have launched an online lyrics service that could enable iTunes users to view song lyrics. Gracenote has said it is in talks with various music partners, including Apple, and that publishers embraced the company's plan to offer lyrics over consumers turning to unlicensed third-party sites, according to Reuters. "Finally, a free, legal and definitive way to settle a bet with the guy sitting next to you at the bar who is certain the Ramones' most famous anthem declares, 'I wanna piece of bacon,'" said Ian Rogers, general manager of Yahoo! Music. The announcement follows a deal struck last summer that gave Gracenote rights to lyrics from music labels such as BMG, Universal, and Sony/ATV Music publishing.

by MacNN Staff



  1. luxuryluke

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Lyrics via iTunes!?!?!?!

    First post, w00t!

    I for one applaud our new non-draconian lyrical overlords! What a sigh of relief to get something that should have been included in the first place oh, so long ago.

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Well then...

    In the immortal words of Jimi Hendrix: 'scuse me while I kiss this guy...

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969



    what a bad idea... This will completely kill all the great made up lyrics sent n by semi-deaf listerers... A good example below :)

    Wyclef Jean - Stripper Song

    Back seat with her wrenches on We goin to the disco We gonna elio To mak an elico

    Real Lyrics

    Maxine put your red shoes on We goin to the disco We gonna elope To mexico

  1. jasong

    Joined: Dec 1969


    kiss this guy?

    Dude, it's "'scuse me while I zip my fly".

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