LyricFind, the world’s pioneer in licensed lyrics, is excited to bring multifaceted Canadian music professional Zack Werner onto its Toronto-based team. He will be joining the company to manage Business Development.
A Winnipeg native, Werner has enjoyed a varied and extensive career in the music industry as an artist, producer, record executive, entertainment lawyer, music educator, and artist manager. With a law degree and a penchant for finding and developing talent, he has done everything from opening for Alice In Chains and running his own label and management agency, to practicing law and judging Canadian Idol. For six seasons, Zack appeared on the massive hit TV series and gained a reputation as the show’s “wild card” judge for his perceptive, unexpected views.
Werner will apply his savvy and skill to cultivate relationships that will bring LyricFind’s high-quality licenced lyrics and data products to more industries and spaces, as well as expanding the impact of new tools and products LyricFind has developed for music catalog owners, publishers, and labels.
"Zack will be exploring and managing partnerships for the business on all fronts including working with labels and digital aggregators, exploring partnerships for LyricMerch, and managing acquisitions,” explains LyricFind Founder and CEO, Darryl Ballantyne. “Zack’s extensive experience with labels and artists will be a valuable resource for our team."
"I loved living in St. John's, NL for the last few years, but the chance to work with LyricFind was too amazing to pass up,” says Werner. “I’m eager to help grow a Canadian company with worldwide reach and cutting-edge technology, all while working to create new ways for songwriters and artists to be discovered and paid. This is a whole new music business, and I am thrilled to be a part of the future."
LyricFind is the world’s leader in licensed lyrics solutions and is trusted by some of the top names in the industry, including Amazon, Google, YouTube, Deezer, Xperi, Soundhound, iHeartRadio and many others. LyricFind provides its partners with an extensive catalog of accurate and fully legal lyrics, licensed from all the majors, as well as 6,000 other publishers and performing rights organizations around the world. LyricFind has also built a premium reporting infrastructure to properly track and pay royalties to songwriters and rights holders on a song-by-song and territory-by-territory basis.