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Searching for Song Lyrics? Google Search is the Place to Be

Thanks to a new licensing deal with LyricFind, Google will now display lyrics for practically any song you need directly on Search. Lyrics being displayed on Google Search isn’t exactly new, but the new deal ensures that whenever you search for lyrics, you are directed towards Google Play, instead of hundreds of possibly unlicensed lyric sites. 

As you will notice in the search results, Google will only display a large chunk of song lyrics, then direct you to Google Play to see the rest. From here, you can purchase the track you searched the lyrics for. By doing this, Google is bringing in revenue, then handing over a piece of that pie to the publishers. According to an executive at LyricFind, this deal will net publishers millions of dollars, so long as people continue to search for song lyrics.

Check out the screenshots below to see what you will be met with when searching for song lyrics. At the bottom, a link leads you to Google Play, then a price tag for the single.

These changes take place today in the US.

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Via: Billboard
  • Nick

    Must be a really slow rollout. I’ve been seeing these results for at least a month now. It’s very handy and much faster than any ad-filled lyrics site.

  • teschall

    Uplifting lyrics 😉

  • Grand Rapids

    Now, if Google can fix it where when we use Google Search to listen to a song or ask for lyrics, it will go into Google Play app instead of Google Play in browser, than that would be convenient.

  • Neel

    I like the “Genius” app that will have a notification for the song you playing to look at the lyrics. Updates as the song changes.

  • Weber

    I saw Meshuggah open for Tool back in the day. Wasn’t prepared for that type of music, but they were pretty legit.

  • sinfoman

    I tried this on my phone and in Chrome on my desktop- didn’t work. I tried REO sSpeedwagon can’t fight this feelin’ and the song listed above to no avail. Is the update not fully live yet?

  • A Person

    Searching for __________? Google Search is the Place to Be

  • gabe1989

    not really sure how many people buy songs based on a lyrics search

    • Corey Kinard

      Plenty no doubt. 1 in a 1000 is still a lot when dealing with millions and tens of millions. People buy music linked form YouTube, right? It’s impulse for some and convinence for others. Why leave that money sitting on the table?

  • blackcatroad

    Would be even better if the lyrics in the Play Store were more accurate more often. Too often, when choosing that search result, they are incorrect.

  • Daniel Thomas

    Would be nice if the lyrics also were displayed in Google Play Music when playing the songs as well. Similar to what SoundHound does.

    • MKader17

      And a way to see when a song was relaesed or get to relevant metadata about the song and such

      • Lisa Counts


    • MI95SHO

      Built into Amazon Music app and it even scrolls/reads karaoke style. Pretty sweet function if you have Prime.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Nice, LOVE the Meshuggah reference!

  • Dirge

    Meshuggah? Hell yes!