Apple Keynote 2007: Speculation that iTunes will Snag Song Lyrics

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Gracenote, which provides all of that fancy information about CDs when you pop them into your computer and play (or rip) them in iTunes and other players, has a lyric service in the pipeline set to launch in "early 2007" after inking deals with several record labels to license song lyrics. Interestingly, the press release notes that the deal "pave[s] the way for the first legal mass commercial use of lyrics" (emphasis added). Given the timing of the service's launch, it looks like prime fodder for Steve-o to introduce in a new version of iTunes at Macworld. Not as cool as the high-res album artwork made freely available in the last version, but useful nonetheless.

[Press Release via digg]


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