Look for music Lyrics to be added for hundreds of thousands of songs to Yahoo music later today, the first time they will appear legally on the Internet. They are being provided through a partnership with Gracenote, which is best known for its technology to detect and block copyrighted songs on websites. The company has been working with labels for some time to aggregate rights to song lyrics.
Yahoo Music’s Yahoo VP of Product Development Ian Rogers (see our interview here) says a post will be up on the Yahoo Music blog this afternoon with details.
Update: Rogers has posted on the Yahoo Music blog, and Lyrics are now live. See music.yahoo.com/lyrics. The lyrics are provided to Yahoo for free in exchange for a revenue share from ads shown on the site.
This is the first time I’ve seen the word “motherf****ers” on Yahoo. :-)