Google has now entered into competition with song lyrics services. The multi-billion dollar service still now return song lyrics alongside web results when lyrics of a specific song is searched.
Competing with websites like AZLyrics and Genius, U.S-based users will see song lyrics at the top of the search results.
According to Billboard, Google has been building a database of lyrics and been in contact with music publishers in the past year.
Additional information like comments and song meanings will not accompany the results. For now Google is focused on cataloguing of lyrics.
Websites which offer song lyrics and accompanying functionality will face trouble as most site traffic to such sites come from search engines, unless they’ve built a loyal community.
“We’re happy to see Google take an interest in improving lyrics online,” Genius co-founder Tom Lehman told Business Insider. “We’d love to collaborate with them to create the best lyric experience the internet has ever seen.”
Genius has a large community and had a profound impact on the rap community. Rappers have participated in discussions to make their song meanings clear and correct lyrics.
Google has been experimenting by placing the direct answers at the top of search results to questions written in the search engine.