After the National Music Publishers Association hit 50 lyric sites with take-down notices, one of the more prominent sites, RapGenius, has snagged a licensing deal with Sony/ ATV
"Rap Genius isn't the typical lyric site. Self-described as 'a hip-hop Wikipedia,'" Martin Bandier, chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said in a statement. "Rap Genius allows contributes to create pages for songs, add song lyrics and offer insights and commentary through the site's main feature, annotations."
This could mark the beginning of more deals to come. Rap Genius co-founder Tom Lehrman said the site's relationship with artists will "only grow stronger."
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