Genius breaks down lyrics, literature and the news with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by users like you.
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What is Genius?
Genius is an online media knowledge base that allows users to provide annotations and interpretation of song lyrics, news stories, sources, poetry, and documents.
Verified artists & authors on Genius:
Genius was founded on October 2009 by Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan Zechory. Initially starting out as 'Rap Genius', they eventually expanded into other genres of media works. In 2014, to reflect their recent expansions and growth as a platform, the company was rebranded simply as 'Genius'. Genius has raised $56.9M in funding to date.
How It Works
Genius breaks down text with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world.
Genius isn't just an online public knowledge platform - it's also a game.
Writing an annotation, getting upvotes on annotations, moderating someone else’s work, etc., result in a user's Genius IQ to go up. Enough IQ and a user can even make the leaderboard or become the Top Scholar for an artist or author.
Culture & Perks
If you want to be a part of a small but growing team and want to have significant impact on the future of the product and team, Genius would love to chat.
- Small Team
- Competitive Salary
- Free Meals
- Significant Impact
- Access to Unreleased Content
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