with Justin Brady

Episode 50 - Darryl Ballantyne

CEO and co-founder of LyricFind

Darryl Ballantyne

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While still in university, Darryl Ballantyne co-founded a company that seemingly failed. After graduation he went to LA to work for EMI Music, with the plan to permanently relocate for a long-term position.


But Microsoft found the website for his failed business and reached out to him. This was the official birth of LyricFind, now the world’s largest lyric licensing service. Based in Toronto, LyricFind now partners with companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and YouTube, and work with publishers in 100 different countries around the world, including Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and Kobalt.


If you're a music lover, you have probably used their service without even knowing it.


Darryl Ballantyne
Darryl Ballantyne