HFA Inks Gracenote Lyrics Deal

hfaLogoU.S. music rights licensing organization, the Harry Fox Agency has entered into a digital lyrics licensing arrangement with Gracenote, a provider of lyrics for digital music applications. The agreement includes lyric delivery with permanent downloads, CD playback, online subscription services, lyrics search, mobile services and consumer devices. HFA’s over 37,000 represented publishing catalogs will have the option of licensing Gracenote™ Lyrics under the new deal.

“The Gracenote Lyrics offering enhances many different music services including Clear Channel, MetroLyrics, MTV, Pandora, and Yahoo! Music, and adds another layer to the fan’s experience,” said Michael Simon, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel and Chief Strategic Officer for HFA. “This arrangement demonstrates HFA’s continuing commitment to deliver new revenue opportunities for its represented publishers.”

Gracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content, and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the Internet, consumer electronics, mobile, and automotive markets.  The company is one of the largest providers of lyrics, with authorized song lyrics from all four major music publishers and hundreds of independent publishers.

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