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TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 3

Rap Genius Co-Founder Quits After “Insensitive” Annotations on Murderer’s Manifesto

Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of misfiring, crowdsourced lyric site Rap Genius, was forced to resign from the company on Sunday, Huffington Post reports. News Genius, RG’s sister site that purports to “make sense of the news”, … read more »

POSTED May 27, 2014 12:42PM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: ,
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Rap Genius Will License Their Lyrics After All

Earlier this week, Rap Genius and 49 other lyrics sites were served take-down notices from the National Music Publishers Association. Rap Genius co-founder Ilan Zechory was quick to set Rap Genius’ crowd sourced and annotated … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2013 11:12PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Rap Genius Among the 50 Lyrics Sites Targeted by Publishers’ Association

First they came for the MP3s, the .zip files and the YouTube uploads, and now a trade group that represents thousands of publishers wants everyone to quit it with the page view-scrapping lyrics websites, too. … read more »

POSTED November 11, 2013 11:22PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,
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Meet the Ivy League Entrepreneur Who Made Millions for Rap Genius

A couple weeks ago, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced they’d invested $15 million in Rap Genius, the crowd-sourced, click-baiting rap lyrics explanation site. Firm co-founder Marc Andreesen—creator of Netscape Navigator, Facebook board member and … read more »

POSTED October 29, 2012 5:04PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (14) TAGS: , ,
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Rap Genius Gets $15 Million in Venture Capital

California-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has announced that they’ll invest $15 million in Rap Genius, the crowd-sourced rap lyrics site. In an annotated post on the Rap Genius blog, firm co-founder Marc Andreessen wrote: … read more »

POSTED October 3, 2012 1:12PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: ,