The partnership will allow the BPI to use fully licensed lyrics across its marketing initiatives and social media platforms for the BRIT Awards, as well as events such as the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize.
Giuseppe De Cristofano, director of digital, BPI & BRIT Awards, said: “Protecting music copyright is at the heart of the BPI’s mission, and we’re proud to work with LyricFind to ensure that songwriters and rights holders are rewarded for use of their work.”
LyricFind guarantees the legal use of artists’ work while providing royalties to songwriters and rights holders.
“The BPI and LyricFind are united in highlighting songwriters’ creativity and in increasing the value of their lyrics across all digital services,” said LyricFind’s chief revenue officer Will Mills.
LyricFind has licensing deals covering more than 4,000 music publishers, including Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell. The company tracks, reports, and pays royalties to publishers on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.
By Caitlin Shentall