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Thursday 21st April 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Royalty Tech Spotlight: Blokur CEO Phil Barry on Building a Bridge Between Rights Owners and Music Users
Barry talks improving rights infrastructures to capitalise on an “era of golden opportunity.”

Publishing Catch-Up: UMPG to Represent Elvis Presley’s Catalog, The Battle Over the 9.1 Cent Mechanical Royalty Rate & More
We catch up on the latest music publishing headlines, from deals to new signings.

Music Catalog Deal Spending Rose 180% in 2021, Says MIDiA Research
Investors spent $5.3 billion on publicly-announced deals, according to new report.

This Fortnight in Music Supervision and Sync News (April 15)
We run through the latest sync and music supervision news over the past fortnight.
In the News

Forget peak Netflix, this is the attention recession
Netflix is part of the interconnected attention economy which is now entering recession(MIDiA)

UMPG inks global admin deal with Spanish-language TV network Univision
Univision is the largest provider of Spanish-language TV content in the US. (MBW)

Where do music catalog valuations go from here
How rising interest rates may impact the music IP M&A market. (Leveling Up)

Not your father’s catalog music
Catalog accounts for 70% of US music streaming, but it's not the catalog you think. (Billboard)

Five predictions about music streaming’s future
What will music streaming look like in the next 5 to 10 years? (MUSIC x)

A Stanford psychologist says he’s cracked the code of one-hit wonders
For decades, psychologists have puzzled over the ingredients of creative popularity. (The Atlantic)

Music Industry Jobs
Sync and Licensing Coordinator – Cooking Vinyl (London)
The successful candidate will be highly organised with excellent administration and communication skills, a passion for music and a positive can-do attitude.

Creative Licensing Manager, US Television – Audio Network (Los Angeles)
Based in our LA office, the ideal candidate will have a background in Music and knowledge of the US Television Production Market.

Clearance Coordinator – Universal Music Publishing Group (New York)
You will assist the Music for Advertising Clearance team with timely and accurate rights research, logging of relevant deal terms, vendor set-up, and processing license requests.

Our jobs board is 100% free. Get in touch to post a listing.
Client Sync of the Week
Two songs by North Star Media artists were featured as end title music in consecutive episodes of Call Me Kat on FOX - “Free” by Knives At Sea (feat. Brittany Pfantz) and “Runnin’ Away” by Matt Beilis. 👩🏻😺
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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