Deezer Becomes First Global Music Streaming Service to Integrate Synchronized Lyrics
December 18, 2014
Leading global music streaming service Deezer today announced the launch of its new Lyrics feature, helping bedroom Beyoncé’s and ‘have a go’ Gagas to get the lyrics right to their favorite tracks. For the first time ever, users will be able to see the words to millions of songs all in the Deezer music player, at the touch of a button.
Rolling out today, users will be able to choose from two modes; ‘Sing-a-long’, which enables listeners to sing to synchronized lyrics with words automatically highlighted in time with the song, or ‘Score mode’ which provides the song-sheet on a single screen. So whether you’re at home singing with your friends to a feel-good track or looking for inspiration before a tough day at work, Deezer’s new Lyrics feature makes accessing the right words to a song quick and easy.
With over five million Google searches performed for song lyrics every day, music fans’ thirst for getting the words right is bigger than ever. Deezer’s unique Lyrics feature now makes access to the lyrics even more simple – and much more fun.
Deezer partnered with LyricFind, the world’s leader in legal lyrics solutions to offer the first-ever implementation of synchronized lyrics from a major streaming service. “Our team of transcribers have been capturing and time-stamping lyrics literally for years,” says LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantine. “We are excited to be launching this with a brand that is as international as we are. This is a huge day for music fans.”
Deezer Lyrics key features:
Sing-a-long mode: synchronized lyrics, which guide users through the song; as the lyrics are sung the words are shown on the screen.
Score mode: fixed lyrics to view all the words on one screen, so users can learn the words at their own pace.
An easy-to-locate button, providing one-click access to a song’s lyrics on the music player.
Alexandre Croiseaux, VP Product, Deezer said: “Everyone has that one song that they love, but haven’t quite figured out the words to. With Lyrics we’ve made it fast and easy to access the words to your favorite song on Deezer for the first time. It’s just another example of how we are continually seeking ways to create an exciting experience for our 16 million plus users, and bring them closer to the music they love”
Deezer is the first truly global on-demand audio provider, offering a digital music streaming service in more than 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 6 million paid subscribers worldwide.
Deezer is at the forefront of a streaming revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs and 30,000+ radio channels on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer’s global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love. Deezer is available on your favourite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.
Launched in 2007, Deezer is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in San Francisco and around the world. Deezer is currently available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at www.deezer.com. In October 2014 Deezer acquired leading on-demand talk radio service Stitcher.