Lirica, an app which helps people learn foreign languages through music, has secured $1 million in funding to expand. The money came from a group of investors including Sony Music.
Founded in 2017 by a group of London-based developers, Lirica uses songs “to make language learning fun and engaging” and is “at the intersection between education and music”. It introduces users to Spanish-language songs, related images and English-language translations.
“We are the only app which creates curated language learning lessons focused on the most exciting and varied music that a language and culture has to offer,” says founder Paul Custance.
“We are very excited to raise this funding as it allows us to extend the Spanish learning platform into other languages. As we see our platform as collaborative with class-based language learning, we will also be working with schools and institutions to get music used in the classroom in a more structured manner.”
Lirica has so far been focused on Spanish, but the company now plans to expand to other languages following the latest fundraise. The app is available as a free download on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.