Lyric licensing platform LyricFind has expanded into Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The company has opened offices in Morocco and Vietnam.
The newest LyricFind office in Tangier, Morocco, is home to a local team covering Arabic and Turkish languages.
At LyricFind’s offices in Vietnam, a local team covers Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bahasa, and Malay language lyrics.
LyricFind recently inked a deal with MCT, Thailand’s collective rights management association, to license lyrics by Thai artists.
The new offices also follow other recent global expansion moves, including the signing of a blanket deal for 38 African markets with South African mechanical rights organization, CAPASSO.
LyricFind also expanded into Brazil in October 2018, inking deals with the market’s biggest digital distributor, ONErpm, publishers like Som Livre and MK Music and UBC, Brazil’s largest Performing Rights Organization.
“LyricFind’s global expertise and extensive catalog of lyrics make us natural partners for the music streaming services and licensing organizations that are coming into their own in markets across the world.”
Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind
Darryl Ballantyne, Founder & CEO at LyricFind (pictured), said: “LyricFind’s goal has been to expand and diversify our lyric coverage across the world and be able to service as many territories as possible and our new offices in Vietnam and Morocco are the next logical steps toward that goal.
“LyricFind’s global expertise and extensive catalog of lyrics make us natural partners for the music streaming services and licensing organizations that are coming into their own in markets across the world.
Added Ballantyne: “This international range positions LyricFind to license lyrics for hits that reach around the globe as well as locally popular music in an increasing number of markets.
“We’re proud of the expansion we’ve made into markets in the Middle East and North Africa, Latin and South America, and Asia. Expansion into different territories grows our lyric coverage and makes LyricFind an even more trusted name in the music industry.”Music Business Worldwide