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.