Google Is Hooking Us Up With Song Lyrics Within Search Results


Song lyrics can do a great job of relating to particular experiences in our lives and soothing us.

It is no wonder therefore, that sometimes you just want to know exactly what a song is saying.

Plus it makes for cool points when you are just able to render that song without missing a beat or a word.

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Unfortunately, we do tend to forget the lyrics of our favorite songs very often, but google has got your back now. It has just introduced a new feature that shows song lyrics within search results.

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The new tool is the result of a partnership with Toronto based company LyricFind, a lyrics licensing company founded in 2004.

This is also good news for artists as they may begin to generate revenue from people who sarch out their lyrics.

LyricFind co-founder Darryl Ballantyne told Billboard that royalties are paid “based on the number of times a lyric is viewed. The more it’s viewed, the more publishers get paid.”

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He also said;

“It should be a significant revenue stream, I can’t get into the rates, but we expect it to be millions of dollars generated for publishers and songwriters as a result of this.”

Currently, the feature appears to only work on web searches, rather than results. It is a part of Knowledge Graph, Google’s search algorithm.

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The Knowledge Graph is a database of information that Google trusts and underpins search results, the Knowledge Graph powers cards appear on the right-hand side of Google searches and show information that may directly answer what has been queried.

Google also announced earlier in the month that it was expanding its search results for medical symptoms to include “related conditions”.

The addition in that case according to the blog post released at the time was because; Health content on the web can be difficult to navigate, and tends to lead people from mild symptoms to scary and unlikely conditions, which can cause unnecessary anxiety and stress.