EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ — Gracenote(R) and Univision Interactive Media, the digital division of the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., Univision Communications Inc., today announced an agreement to provide users with the ability to access and search for authorized Spanish-language song lyrics from Gracenote’s lyrics service. Users across Univision.com’s online and mobile websites now have access to the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality lyrics database at http://musica.univision.com/letras, providing a new and exciting way to connect with their favorite songs.
Gracenote, which worked with Univision Interactive Media to develop a lyrics service geared toward the Spanish-speaking music fan, is the first to offer an authorized Spanish-language lyrics service. As part of the agreement, Gracenote will provide English and Spanish-language song lyrics from all four major music publishers and hundreds of prominent independent publishers, including new release lyrics made available on or near release date. This service gives the Univision Interactive Media audience easy and direct access to the most current lyric information available. Gracenote’s lyrics service is the industry standard and is being utilized by major search portals and music sites throughout North America.
“Our audience is very passionate about music and we are excited about adding the most comprehensive offering of lyrics to our already popular music offerings,” said Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media. “The ability to search for favorite lyrics, share links via email and social media sites and send song links directly to mobile phones is further evidence of our commitment to keeping our users connected to their favorite content, anytime and anywhere.”
“Through this agreement, Univision is the first Spanish-language media company to give its fans direct access to the largest and highest quality database of authorized lyrics available in the industry,” said John Sierotko, SVP worldwide sales for Gracenote. “With lyrics being one of the most requested music-related queries on the Web, Univision Interactive Media’s adoption of Gracenote’s Lyrics Service allows its users to instantly connect with their favorite artists in an entirely new way.”
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