The MetroLyrics family suffered a big loss last week. Alan Juristovski, a co-founder of MetroLyrics, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 52.
It's hard to overstate the role Alan played in making MetroLyrics the site it is today. Alan understood that music fans have a strong emotional relationship to lyrics and that they deserved a better experience than what existed in the market. With Alan's contributions, MetroLyrics became the world's first fully licensed lyrics site, paying artists and rights-holders to display their work. Alan's dedication and leadership helped to grow MetroLyrics to become the leading lyrics website—serving tens of millions of monthly users globally—and a thriving business. In 2011, with Alan as CEO, MetroLyrics was acquired by CBS Interactive.
Everyone here at MetroLyrics who had the good fortune of knowing Alan considers him much more than simply a boss. He was a close friend, mentor, and role model to us all. His enthusiasm and charisma lit up any room he entered and had a way of inspiring people to work towards a common goal. He was truly an exemplary leader. But beyond his business savvy, Alan will be remembered as a great man.
Alan is survived by his wife Radmila, daughter Ada, and son Filip, along with a host of friends. Please join us all in remembering Alan and the lasting legacy he leaves on MetroLyrics and its community.
The MetroLyrics Team