Job Post: Lyrics Content Editor - English & Portuguese (Yonge & Eglinton)


LyricFind is a young, fast-growing digital music company focusing on the licensing and use of song lyrics in the digital world. We’re growing again and adding a number of new people to our team here in Toronto! We’ve just moved in to our sweet new office and are looking to fill it up with great people. Our clients include companies like Microsoft,, Rhapsody, Lady Gaga, Shazam, Slacker, Kazaa, Virgin, LyricsMode, LyricsFreak, and more, including LyricFind’s own highly successful iPhone, Android and Playbook applications, LyricFind Lite and LyricFind Pro.

We continue to expand our Content Team to grow our lyrics database — the highest quality lyrics database in the world. We’re adding one more new content team member, specializing in English and Portuguese. This is a full time position working from our office at Yonge & Eglinton in Toronto, and you MUST be fluent in both English and Portuguese (Brazilian) to qualify for this position. Duties include:

- Transcribing lyrics
- Editing and correcting existing lyrics in the LyricFind database
- Coordinating license clearances with The Harry Fox Agency and other publishers to ensure lyric availability
- Coordinating with clients and music publishers for specific lyric requests
- Researching popular music to prioritize additions
- Researching publisher ownership to aid in licensing targeting

The ideal candidate is fluent in English and Portuguese with excellent grammar and spelling, and a fast typist. Bonus points for fluency in other languages, particularly French, Italian and German.

Working for LyricFind comes with lots of perks, including:

- Great benefits covering pretty much everything (yes, including massages!)
- A young, dynamic team
- A pool table and dart board in the office
- A free, all-you-can-eat streaming account
- Frequent company lunches and movie days
- Unlimited free coffee and drinks (Moccachino, cappuccino, espresso, etc.)
- Three weeks vacation, plus bonus days like New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve
- Flexible work hours
- Brand new, convenient, subway-accessible office right at Yonge & Eglinton
- Monday afternoon staff meetings with beer!

To apply, send your resume and anything else you think we should know to

  • Location: Yonge & Eglinton
  • Compensation: 2,000 - 2,500/month

Digital Music Trends at SXSW 2013 interviews LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne. We start by talking about the history of the company - started in 2004 - and its relationship with publishers in those early days and today. We also talk about the company’s international expansion and what that entails, the complexity of maintaining an up-to-date database of publishing information, the services it has built on top of its lyrics database, the third party companies that use Lyricfind to power lyrics on their own products, the monetization of lyrics, plans for 2013 and more. Check out for more info or to get in touch.

LyricFind Signs World's First Global Lyrics Deals With All Four Major Publishers

Legal lyric solutions for nearly 2 million tracks across 20 markets now available with LyricFind

LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions, today announced that it has signed up the global rights for song lyrics from all four major publishers: EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. This is the first time that licenses from all four major publishers have been commercially available on a global basis.

Speaking of the decision to partner with LyricFind, Andrew Jenkins from Universal Music Publishing Group said: “We’re really excited to partner with LyricFind so that services across the world have an additional source from which they can legally access lyrics from our top songwriters. We look forward to working even more closely with LyricFind in the future to continue to make legal lyrics available to everyone worldwide who wants them.”

Brahim Ait Ben Larbi, Vice President Business Affairs Europe, EMI Music Publishing continued: “We are delighted to have extended our deal with them on a global basis. EMI Music Publishing is always looking for opportunities to partner with forward thinking, innovative companies who can maximise opportunities for our writers’ music or, in this case, lyrics to reach fans all around the world in as many compelling and creative ways as possible. LyricFind have developed a really interesting service which does just that.”

Darryl Ballantyne, CEO and founder of LyricFind, added: “’Lyrics’ is one of the most popular search terms online, and we’ve seen increased integration of lyrics into websites, music services and applications since we first launched in 2004. For the major publishers, LyricFind is the ideal partner to allow their lyrics to be used by services across the world. We’ve created a proven quality-controlled database that makes it simple for them to make their lyrics available, and most importantly, easily manage the revenue stream from opening up these lyrics.”

Alongside the licensing deals with the major publishers, LyricFind has also signed worldwide deals with several key independent publishers including Kobalt. These licenses expand on LyricFind’s existing deals with over 2,700 publishers in the United States, allowing LyricFind to offer the most complete catalogue around the world.

With these licensing deals, LyricFind will now be offering its solutions to clients in 20 significant territories including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea, Russia and India. Clients of LyricFind include Universal Music’s artist sites (such as Lady Gaga), Slacker, Shazam and Microsoft Bing, and these global deals will allow such services to hugely increase the catalogue of lyrics that they can showcase for their customers.

Ted Cohen, digital music evangelist/consultant and member of LyricFind’s board of directors, ended: “These global deals will allow LyricFind to be the first company worldwide to allow access to the song lyrics from not only the four major publishers but thousands of influential independent publishers as well. From starting as a boot-strapped company by three Canadian university students, I’m hugely proud of the achievements that the LyricFind team has made, and I’m excited that I’ve been able to help them craft such high-end licensing agreements.”

For media inquiries, more information and interview requests please contact:

Laura Macdonald
Skywrite PR for LyricFind
0207 608 4640

About LyricFind
LyricFind is the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions. Officially launched in 2004, the company provides millions of licensed tracks from over 2,700 music publishers, including all four majors – EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing – to clients including Microsoft’s Bing,, Slacker, Shazam, mSpot,,, and hundreds more websites and mobile applications that use LyricFind to offer lyrics in their music services. In addition, LyricFind offers two direct to consumer mobile applications, Lyrics Lite and Lyrics Pro for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry Playbook platforms. LyricFind is based in Toronto, Canada. See more at