LyricWiki and MusicBrainz integration!

February 25, 2010

LyricWiki and MusicBrainz are two community-powered sites about music which share some of the same passionate users. LyricWiki contains song lyrics and MusicBrainz contains metadata (detailed info) about music.

As of today, the two projects are going to be able to work together better than ever. Now that LyricWiki has obtained licensing, MusicBrainz can now link to song lyrics without worrying about legal issues. LyricWiki has given explicit permission to MusicBrainz to do so and MusicBrainz has added LyricWiki links (as an AR type) to their standard.

Linking from LyricWiki to MusicBrainz

Linking from MusicBrainz to LyricWiki

To link to an artist, track, or release on MusicBrainz, put “musicbrainz= [UUID]” into the footer (ArtistFooter, AlbumFooter, or SongFooter) template. For [UUID], put in the MusicBrainzIdentifier. This has been available for quite a while, but hopefully there will be many more links now that we’re working more closely.

To link a release or a track to LyricWiki, copy the LyricWiki album or track URL and then navigate to the proper release or track page in MusicBrainz. Be sure to be logged in and then click on “Relate to URL” link. Follow the instructions on the next page to add the LyricWiki URL to MusicBrainz.

This is an exciting opportunity for the two projects to be more closely linked together. We’re looking forward to it!

– Sean Colombo & Robert Kaye


High School Musical 2 Takes Down the House!

August 23, 2007

On August 17th, 17.24 Million viewers tuned into the initial airing of High School Musical 2, making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast of all time. If you’ve been hanging around this site over the past few days, you’ll notice the buzz. Before songs were added, they were popping up on our list of requested songs, two songs (You Are The Music In Me, and Gotta Go My Own Way) have both made the iTunes Top 10 on our homepage, and contributors have been scrambling to add all of the lyrics on the High School Musical Cast page, as well as the redirects from the artists such as Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, and Gabriella & Troy. Yet another exciting event affecting the LyricWiki community!

Submitted by: Sean Colombo

Song Lyrics Hit Mainstream Television!

July 28, 2007

Via LyricWiki’s Music News page:

The number one show on TV right now is The Singing Bee hosted by Joey Fatone formerly of *NSync. Also on prime-time television, is Don’t Forget The Lyrics which is another game-show revolving around song lyrics in which the show plays part of a song, then the contestant has to sing a certain number of words that come next.
It’s great to see that the rest of the world is getting a chance to enjoy lyrics as much as us!

See Also: The Singing Bee lyrics, Official sites: The Singing Bee, Don’t Forget The Lyrics

LyricWiki + Pedlr = Awesome!

February 22, 2007

LyricWiki has now been rolled into the same design as Pedlr.

Pedlr is a social marketplace, meaning that musicians can sell their content directly from their profiles! By blending traditional networking with these ecommerce features, bands now have the power to take their act to the next level even if they aren’t signed!

The site will be officially… formally… um… publicly launching on February 26th. We need as many bands and users on there as we can get! The value of a network grows exponentially with the number of nodes (that’s you!).

The same way that LyricWiki used √úberBot to crawl the internet and build a critical-mass of lyrics… now I’m counting on the LyricWiki community to sign up, and bring your friends! If the thousands of LyricWiki users join the site, Pedlr is going to be an amazing place full of great content!

Pleeeeease join Pedlr!

Server is… wow, that’s fast!

February 12, 2007

The site is back up now, and dang is it fast!

I expected that moving the database to a special server with a ton of RAM would make it faster during peak times, but I’ve never seen a MediaWiki run anywhere near this fast even on a localhost.

And for loyal LyricWiki fans, I’ll point you to where our new site has just soft-launched. I went on a leave of absence from school and I’ve been working fulltime on Pedlr for the last 4.5 months. I’m really proud of it and I hope you dig it!

Pedlr is the first “Social Marketplace” which means that it works like a social networking site except that content creators (namely musicians to start) can sell their content directly through their profiles and keep the vast majority of the revenue. Pedlr is commercial in nature, and it’s the money from Pedlr that’s going to be paying for that rediculous server upgrade… I can’t get over how fast it is! *is overly excited*

Anyway, the site is soft-launched which means that it’s up, but we’re not telling the press just yet (you can still tell your friends). I’d really appreciate it if you took a second to swing by Pedlr and give me your thoughts. Thanks!
– Sean Colombo