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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 »

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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: ,