The Story of MetroLyrics
MetroLeap Media was founded in 2004 by Milun Tesovic and Alan Juristovski around MetroLyrics.com after high school student Milun Tesovic discovered that song lyrics was one of the most popular search terms on the Internet, yet the consumer experience was inadequate and search results often inaccurate and incomplete.
In 2002 Tesovic turned an insatiable consumer need into a thriving business, writing a script that would later become MetroLyrics.com, the most complete and accurate song lyrics database in the world.
Already a young entrepreneur, Tesovic sold his Internet hosting business to devote his time to MetroLyrics.com, a few years later along with business partner Alan Juristovski to jointly found MetroLeap Media. The company went on to provide entertainment content services to a growing base of consumers and a platform for advertising and promotional campaigns for advertisers.
MetroLyrics.com was the first lyrics-dedicated site to offer licensed song lyrics, through a partnership with Gracenote. The pioneering deal ensured artists, songwriters and music publishers are properly compensated for the use of their copyrighted lyrics, while maintaining the best possible lyrics experience for consumers.
MetroLyrics.com has become the most popular lyrics site worldwide, reaching more than 45 million unique monthly visitors, receiving 100+ million monthly page views, and ranking as one of the top 10 most popular online music properties in the US.
In 2011, CBS Interactive Music Group acquired all of MetroLeap Media's assets including MetroLyrics. As a result of the deal, CBS's audience reach doubled and placed it as the fifth largest music property in the world. MetroLyrics is now partnered and integrated with other high profile music properties such as Last.fm, Radio.com and MP3.com.
Alan Juristovski - Co-founder and CEO
Although his official title is listed as CEO, we know Alan better as our fearless leader. His business leadership and strategic skills have brought MetroLyrics to where it is today. Along with partner Milun Tesovic, Alan founded MetroLeap Media out of his basement.
Milun Tesovic - Co-founder and CTO
Tesovic started MetroLyrics.com at 16, following an early passion for technology. Metrolyrics is the most popular online lyrics property in the world. Today, Tesovic is an award-winning, 26-year-old business student and GM of CBS Lyrics Inc. He continues to evolve MetroLyrics.com with innovative lyrics applications and services that appeal to the site's large user base.