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LyricFind and Musixmatch named as first Friends And Supporters Of IMPF



IMPF has launched a new ‘Friends and Supporters’ category for companies wishing to work with independent music publishers – with LyricFind and Musixmatch the first to join.

The “Friends and Supporters of IMPF” category is aimed at commercial companies whose mission is to have an open and transparent relationship with the independent music publishing community worldwide and aligned with that of IMPF

LyricFind provides partners with an extensive catalogue of accurate and fully legal lyrics, licensed from more than 10,000 publishers and performing rights organisations around the world.  It is trusted by some of the top names in the industry, including Amazon, Google, YouTube, Deezer, Xperi, Soundhound, iHeartRadio and many others.

Musixmatch provides data, tools and services to enhance the music experience and empower creators. It has a lyrics catalogue with over 8 million songs and 80 supported languages. It supplies a range of platforms including the top global music DSPs, online search engines and social platforms.   Alongside lyrics, Musixmatch works to provide creators with tailored tools to help manage, claim, and distribute content.

IMPF President Annette Barrett said: “I’d like to welcome Musixmatch and LyricFind to IMPF under this newly launched status for companies that wish to work together with us to better the lyric licensing environment for indie publishers everywhere.”

Musixmatch’s Music Publishing Operations Lead, Lisa Öjeklint, said: “Musixmatch looks forward to supporting IMPF in its mission to tackle the challenges related to the ever changing and growing online licensing landscape. We share the commitment of making sure independent publishers and their songwriters receive their fair share as well as working towards making processes more transparent.”

LyricFind’s SVP International Publishing, Robert Singerman, said: “LyricFind exists to create new value; revenue, products and services, from lyrics to songwriters, music publishers and to fans through our aggregation, licensing, and distribution to global platform partners. We are very pleased to become ‘Friends of’ IMPF, as we know collective associations drive the rights holders and users further for the benefit of all. We look forward to serving all IMPF members and their songwriters.”

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