The lyrics of the songs are coming on iTunes
On iTunes the launch of a service that provides, in addition to the songs, the lyrics of the same could also be forthcoming. The prospect of a "lyricist" for the music on sale on iTunes that has been talked about for some time approached with the launch, during the day today, of an agreement between Yahoo and Gracenote for the publication of lyrics of the songs on the pages of the popular Internet portal.
Gracenote one of Apple's partners. Its services are based, for example, on the automatic retrieval of the titles of the songs that are ripped by the CD. Last summer when Gracenote obtained the rights to the lyrics from the record companies, many thought of Apple as the first user of the service and even if Yahoo arrived earlier, this does not mean that Apple is excluded. Indeed, the same Gracenote officially confirms, for the first time, that it is in negotiations with Cupertino to offer the same service also on iTunes. ?We have certainly not launched this initiative * said Gracenote CEO Craig Palmer * for the benefit of a single service; we are dealing with various partners, including Apple. So expect more news about it "
Gracenote could bring rights holders up to $ 100 million a year to the coffers of the rights, not much compared to the $ 4 billion that come from the sale of music, but certainly more than nothing they get from publishing the same lyrics on sites that draw profits from advertising, but without the authors of the texts obtaining any economic advantage.