Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company founded in August 2009.
The company enables users to annotate song lyrics with interpretations about each line’s meaning. It also publishes news stories and features about artists.
Over the years, more than two million contributors have uploaded information to the Genius platform.
Genius originally launched under the Rap Genius brand with a focus on hip-hop.
Based in New York, Genius is owned by Genius Media Group Inc.
Its CEO is one of its original co-founders, Tom Lehman.
In March 2018, Genius raised $15m in an investment round. The funding was led by Everblue, a new fund by Eric Mindich primarily focused on music and e-sports.
Existing Genius investors and board members Dan Gilbert and Andreessen Horowitz also participated in the round.Music Business Worldwide