Founded 2002
Founders Milun Tesovic, Alan Juristovski
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Services Lyrics
Employees 10+[1]
Parent CBS Interactive

MetroLyrics is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in 2002. The MetroLyrics database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists.

MetroLyrics was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing aggregator Gracenote Inc.'s lyrics catalogue in April 2008.[2] Through this lyrics licensing model, lyrics copyright holders accrue royalty revenue when their work is displayed on Royalties are paid on all displayed lyrics and are handled through Gracenote. In January 2013, LyricFind acquired Gracenote's lyrics licensing business, merging it in with their own.[3] MetroLyrics' licensing model is distinct, as many lyrics web sites still offer content that is allegedly unlicensed and copyright infringing.[4]

MetroLyrics was acquired by CBS Interactive in October 2011.[5]


  1. ^ MetroLyrics: How a B.C. teen created one of the world's biggest music sites
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  3. ^ "Welcoming Gracenote and Larry Marcus!". January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Plambeck, Joseph (May 9, 2010). "Lyrics Sites at Center of Fight Over Royalties".  
  5. ^ "CBS Interactive Music Group broadens distribution of its core assets to’s Global Audience of more than 25 million users". Retrieved October 6, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website