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Tuesday 9th August 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Client Sync of the Month: Raleigh Music Group x Apple x Elvis Presley
President Peter Raleigh talks representing the Elvis catalog and recent sync highlights.

Licensing, Lawsuits and Revenue Sharing: Meta’s Evolving Relationship with the Music Industry
From lawsuits to a new revenue sharing model, it's been an eventful week for Meta.

This Fortnight in Sync (August 5): Insights From a Music Supe, the Most Overused Songs in Film and TV & More
We run through the latest sync and music supervision news over the past fortnight. 

Music Publishing in the Age of The Songwriter Report – Part 4: Digital Drivers of Growth
In Part 4 we look to the future and the next wave of opportunities for music publishers.
In the News
Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and music publishing drive Warner Music revenue growth
Music major reports "solid underlying streaming growth despite ad-supported pressure." (THR)

$500m-backed Litmus Music launches to buy publishing and recording rights
A well-funded new player just entered the music rights acquisition space. (MBW)

How did two Latin music operators make $23M on YouTube? They stole it, says IRS
Inside the brazen but surprisingly simple scheme that took millions in music royalties. (Billboard)

Is old music really exploding on TikTok, or is our definition of ‘catalog’ outdated? 
Just how old is the majority of popular ‘old’ music on TikTok really? (MBW)

Beyoncé’s Renaissance sparks debate about the politics of music sampling
Sampling is big business. In Renaissance, there are nods to 17 other songs. (Guardian)

How do songs get picked for TV?
Music supervisors are the reason why songs on shows like “Stranger Things” go viral. (VICE)
Industry Report Recap
📣 All 4 parts of our comprehensive music publishing report are out now. 📣
Music Industry Jobs
Accounting Senior Manager/Director – Avex USA (Remote, USA)
The Accounting Senior Manager/Director of Avex USA, Inc. will lead the corporate department in bookkeeping, accounting and finance operations.

Financial Analyst – Thomas St. John (London)
The Financial Analyst will assist members of the senior team in dealing with high-net-worth individuals and asset holders in the entertainment space.

Director of Sales & Music Licensing – BAM Music (LA or NYC)
You will play an active part in taking BAM’s US operations to the next level and contribute to the overall success of the global company.

Our jobs board is 100% free. Get in touch to post a listing.
Client Sync of the Week
The epic new trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power features a custom composition by Sebastian Böhm, repped by our client Position Music🧝‍♀️🔥
See you next time! If you have any queries or ideas, feel free to drop us an email at

Best wishes,
The Synchtank Team
Synchtank provides software solutions for managing assets, rights, and metadata, as well as copyright registration, royalty collection, and accounting. Find out more here.
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