Author Topic: New "authorized" site for U2 lyrics  (Read 3679 times)

slaneman

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New "authorized" site for U2 lyrics
« on: April 17, 2008, 08:33:47 PM »
Metrolyrics has acquired the Gracenote database of publisher authorized lyrics which include U2 amongst many other bands and songwriters.

Here's some links if you're interested--

http://www.gracenote.com/company_info/press/040308/

http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/04/metrolyrics-bec.html

You might imagine the Metrolyrics versions would agree with those posted on U2.com. Not quite...

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Re: New "authorized" site for U2 lyrics
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 06:28:44 PM »
Interesting. Some incomplete lyrics on there obviously but it's interesting that it is "official" and yet contains fan submitted and "cleaned" lyrics, even for songs that have never had an officially released transcription.

Kind of a managed wiki idea, but the actual artists/people that know the music aren't necessarily the ones making the decision afaik.  If it does catch on as a kind of central service to the scale of CDDB then it might be a good idea to start cross-posting corrections from here / @u2 to it.