Users can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – there are thousands of canonical songs explained.

Anyone can create an account and start explaining music. Highlight any line to explain it yourself, suggest changes to existing explanations, and put up your favorite new songs.

Genius is an online knowledge project that breaks down information with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. It's a living, crowdsourced archive and tool for interpreting human culture. The Genius knowledge project began with Rap Genius, a website for annotating rap lyrics, and eventually expanded to all genres of music, as well as literature, news, history, sports, movies, and technology. Now in its sixth year, Genius has expanded to include a platform for annotating any page on the internet.

Whether you’re on Genius.com or annotating with Genius on any other website on the Internet, the call to action remains the same: highlight the text you want to annotate and add context, commentary, or images. To use Genius all over the web, simply add genius.it/ before any URL to make that page annotatable, annotate using our bookmarklet, or install the Chrome Extension to activate annotations everywhere, all the time.

Type
Private
HQ
Brooklyn, US
Founded
2009
Employees
231 (est)

Key People at Genius

Mahbod Moghadam

Mahbod Moghadam

Co-founder
Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman

Co-founder
Ilan Zechory

Ilan Zechory

Co-founder

Genius Locations

Brooklyn, US

Genius Metrics

Genius Summary

Founding Date

2009

Total Funding

$56.9 M

Time since last funding

about 1 year

Investors

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