Type of site
Music Applications, Social Media
Available in Multilingual
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA, United States
Owner Vert Capital Corp
Website http://www.tunewiki.com
Commercial Yes
Registration Free
Launched December 2007
Current status Offline

TuneWiki was a music-centered startup that provides scrolling lyrics through its social music players for cellphones and handheld devices. With over 6 million lyrics and the world's largest scrolling lyrics library, TuneWiki had agreements with the major music publishers including Sony, Universal, and EMI to legally use synchronized lyrics in TuneWiki's music applications. Furthermore, the mobile TuneWiki applications also used to provide lyrics for streaming radio on mobile phones, and TuneWiki has location-based technology to let users see where their favorite music is being played around the world. Users follow other users to discover music and discuss the music they listen to.[1]


TuneWiki was founded in 2008 by Rani Cohen- Chairman, Amnon Sarig, ex-President and Chad Kouse- CTO.[2] The company was purchased by Vert Capital in July 2013.


TuneWiki provides real-time scrolling lyrics that display as a song plays, for songs saved on the phone as well as for songs played through streaming radio, provided that the user first synchronizes the initial line of textual lyrics with the correct verse of the playing song.[8]

A geolocation feature locates songs playing in the area of the user, and includes social media functionality for posting to popular social media websites.[8]

Supported devices

TuneWiki had applications released for iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7,[9] BlackBerry, Symbian S60v5, Nokia Series 40 (Java based) and Maemo,[10] with a plugin for Windows Media Player,[11] as well as an app for Spotify.


TuneWiki was selected by various wireless carriers (such as Verizon Wireless[12]) to preload[13] their application onto cellphones before sale, typically accompanied by OS settings which prevent the owner of the device from deleting the application.[14]


  1. Erica Sadun. "Hands on with TuneWiki for iPhone". Engadget.
  2. Chad Kouse. "Chad Kouse". chadkouse.com.
  3. Press Release (7 April 2010). "Music Reports Announces Partnership with TuneWiki". Business Wire. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. Press Release (20 June 2013). ">TuniWiki will shut down on June 28th". TuneWiki - LarryG, CEO. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  5. 1 2 "Tunewiki.com Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast". quantcast.com.
  6. "No More Words From TuneWiki As Vert Capital Pulls The Plug On Its Music Lyric App". TechCrunch. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  7. "TuneWiki". Twitter.
  8. 1 2 Purdy, Kevin (14 July 2009). "TuneWiki Puts Lyrics, Radio, and Social Features into Mobile Music". LifeHacker. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  9. "TuneWiki". windowsphone.com.
  10. "Opera Mobile Store". ovi.com.
  11. TuneWiki Device Listing
  12. "The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Powers Up TuneWiki's Social Music Player". Verizon Wireless News Center. 7 January 2011.
  13. http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-htc-thunderbolt/149493-i-need-get-rid-tunewiki.html
  14. "Turning off updates?". Android Forums.

See also

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