SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - TuneUp Media, the publisher of the #1 companion app for iTunes, today announced the immediate availability of Lyrics. Real-time lyrics is a welcome enhancement to TuneUp's robust "infotainment" feature, Tuniverse™, and allows music fans worldwide to enjoy personalized lyrics to all of their favorite songs, all within the ecosystem of their preferred media player. Behind Lyrics' clean and simple interface is Gracenote's lyrics service, the world's largest database of legal, high-quality lyrics, with hundreds of thousands of lyrics mapped to millions of tracks in the Gracenote database.
"Offering real-time lyrics to our ten million registered users is something we've wanted to do for some time and is another step towards giving our users the opportunity to further explore and connect with the music they love," said TuneUp Media founder and CEO, Gabe Adiv.
This feature is an addition to TuneUp's popular suite of digital music organization and music discovery offerings, including:
- Clean, which corrects missing or mislabeled song information
- Cover Art, which fills in missing album covers
- DeDuper, the world's most intelligent duplicate song remover and;
- Tuniverse™, which gives music fans instant access to highly targeted concert alerts, artist bios, news and music videos -- and, now lyrics
The launch of Lyrics comes on the tail of the release of TuneUp Mobile, the free and ad-free mobile app for iOS that offers iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users the ability to easily identify songs heard in real-world environments (such as: car, café, bar, a home). In addition to identifying songs on the go, TuneUp Mobile also offers robust "infotainment" features, including Facebook and Twitter integration, geotagging, and lyrics.
Lyrics is offered via TuneUp's "freemium" model in the desktop app. Customers who have already purchased a TuneUp license will receive unlimited access to full lyrics, while trial customers will have access to Lyrics preview-mode. TuneUp licenses are offered at $39.95 for the Annual Subscription and $49.95 for the One-Time Purchase.
About TuneUp Media
TuneUp Media (www.tuneupmedia.com), the music lovers behind TuneUp, are the developers of the #1 companion app for iTunes and Windows Media Player, and the rapidly growing song identification app for iOS, TuneUp Mobile. TuneUp offers must-have digital music management and music discovery tools that let consumers interact with their digital library in a more experiential and meaningful way. TuneUp automagically™ "cleans" missing or mislabeled song information using acoustic fingerprinting technology against a robust music database; adds missing album cover art; and presents an ever-growing suite of "infotainment" features such as artist bios and news, music videos, personalized concert alerts, Twitter and Facebook integration, and now lyrics. TuneUp Media is privately held and based in San Francisco.