MetroLyrics.com Launches iOS App to Deliver Lyrics to Music Fans
Features include Audio ID, Location-based Discovery, Ability to Sync Lyrics with Local Playback, Detailed Artist Profiles, and More
NEW YORK, NY – August 31, 2012 – CBS Interactive’s MetroLyrics, the number one destination for song lyrics online and on mobile devices, today announced the launch of its iOS application, bringing music lovers more ways to enjoy and discover music and song lyrics on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
The new MetroLyrics app makes it easy for music fans to search the MetroLyrics database of lyrics to more than a million tracks and find new music and lyrics. The app offers multiple ways to discover music lyrics, with unique features like the Song ID audio identification feature, the “Around Me” map, Trending and Hyped charts, as well as editorial and news-driven content. In addition, users can play their iTunes music library in the app to view corresponding song lyrics, dive deeper into their favorite songs with MetroLyrics’ “Song Meanings,” access detailed artist profiles, watch lyric and music videos, and much more.
“Our audience has great affinity for mobile: they are listening to and engaging with music content on their mobile devices more and more frequently,” said Milun Tesovic, co-founder of MetroLyrics. “With our iPhone app, we wanted to give music fans a way to engage more deeply with the music they love, better understand their favorite songs, and discover lyrics in fun and inventive ways.”
The MetroLyrics iOS app also integrates music discovery site Last.fm’s scrobbling technology, enabling MetroLyrics users with Last.fm accounts to automatically track what they’ve listened to in the app. In addition, MetroLyrics has incorporated Last.fm’s rich artist profiles to provide users with detailed artist biographies, track and album information, photos, concert listings and more.
MetroLyrics iOS App features include:
Audio Song ID: Using MetroLyrics Song ID feature, powered by Gracenote, users can find lyrics to any song they hear simply by tapping the Song ID button on the app’s homepage while the track is playing. MetroLyrics will identify the song and surface the track name and lyrics as well as the artist’s biographical information, photos, videos and related events.
Location-based Discovery: MetroLyrics’ “Around Me” map will display a map of the user’s current location along with pins marking the songs and lyrics others around them are listening to and exploring.
Playlist: The MetroLyrics app enables local playback so that users can queue up an iTunes playlist within the app and view lyrics to the songs.
Synced Lyrics: Users can sync lyrics to songs they’re listening to via local playback so they can easily follow along while a song is playing. Great for an impromptu sing-a-long or karaoke!
Song Meanings: The MetroLyrics app offers fans the opportunity to dive deeper into the words that make up popular tracks with song meanings that help decipher the true meaning behind key lyrics.
Lyric and Music Videos: Users will be able to browse lyric and music videos.
Trending and Hyped Lists: Users can explore the most popular and trending songs on the app in MetroLyrics’ Trending and Hyped Lists.
Last.fm Scrobbling: Last.fm users can sync their MetroLyrics app to their Last.fm account in order to track the songs they’re discovering through MetroLyrics.
Rich Artist Profiles: MetroLyrics’ mobile app incorporates Last.fm’s artist profiles including biographical information, photos, album details, upcoming events and more.
Editorial Content and News: MetroLyrics’ editorial content, including Lyricgraphics and My Musical Mind series, and artist news will be available within the app.
Favorites and Listening History: Users can add songs to a “favorites” list and view their listening history of songs.
The app is free and currently available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metrolyrics/id547825550?mt=8.
MetroLyrics, a CBS Interactive property, is the number one destination for song lyrics online and on mobile devices. It was the first lyrics-dedicated site to provide users with the largest database of licensed, complete and accurate song lyrics through its partnership with Gracenote. Driven by the power of lyrics, MetroLyrics fosters conversation about music and artists with content that is socially engaging, relevant and current. For more information, visit www.metrolyrics.com.
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