AOL and MetroLyrics singing from the same song sheet

Looks like we were definitely on to something.

Vancouver’s MetroLeap Media has entered into a strategic relationship with AOL Music that will see MetroLyrics providing song lyrics for AOL Music and its related properties. While the deal gives AOL Music users a complete service for accessing song lyrics, it provides MetroLyrics with potentially millions of new users via AOL Music – the number one online music destination.

As an integrated content partner, MetroLyrics will provide song lyrics via a “Lyrics” link to for AOL Music and its network of sites. Music fans will also have the ability to access artist-specific lyrics pages from the navigation bars within the AOL Music properties. As an example, when watching AOL Sessions performances, customers can click the “Lyrics” link and be directed to MetroLyrics to see the lyrics for those songs.

“AOL Music believes in aggregating sites and services whose sum can be even greater than the individual parts, and the result is an unsurpassed entertainment experience for consumers,” said Bill Crandall, vice president of AOL Music. “By integrating MetroLyrics into our properties, we can continue to focus on building out our music content and services for our consumers. We’re excited to bring MetroLyrics into the AOL Music family.”

“MetroLyrics is the right partner for AOL Music as it looks to enhance its lyrics offering for its consumers,” said Alan Juristovski, MetroLeap Media co-founder and CEO. “Our unique focus is on building a song lyrics community and has resulted in our standing as the most popular lyrics website in all of Canada, seventh most popular music destination in the world, and now lyrics partner to AOL Music. Our growing user base and strategic partnership with AOL Music stands us apart as one of the strongest advertising platforms for reaching music fans.”

MetroLyrics licenses Gracenote’s database to provide hundreds of thousands of lyrics from more than 16,000 artists. With more than 31 million unique monthly visitors, more than 100 million monthly page views, and more than 520,000 registered users, MetroLyrics receives more traffic than many of the best-known sites in the music industry.

Looks like MetroLyrics will remain atop the PEER 1 Canada Startup Index for some time to come.