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Thursday 5th May 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Publishing Catch-Up: New Settlement Proposes 32% Increase in Mechanical Royalty Rate, PRS for Music Revenues Up 22.4% in 2021
We catch up on the latest music publishing headlines, from deals to new signings.

This Fortnight in Music Supervision and Sync News (April 29)
We run through the latest sync and music supervision news over the past fortnight.

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.”

Q&A with Eric Shaw - VP, Creative Marketing at Sony Music Publishing
The Sony exec talks pitching legendary catalogs & interesting developments in publishing.
In the News

Is TikTok (or ByteDance) slowly morphing into a record company?
Evidence is building that such a description might one day fit..(MBW)

Spotify becomes first music streamer to launch on Roblox
On “Spotify Island,” artists and fans can play interactive quests, buy merch & more. (TechCrunch)

UnitedMasters, valued at $550m, just launched its own beat marketplace
Congratulations to our client United Masters on the launch of Beat Exchange. (MBW)

SoundCloud acquires artificial intelligence company Musiio
Musiio will "amplify SoundCloud’s existing music intelligence capabilities." (Synchblog)

Is a new music format emerging in the metaverse?
Is the metaverse about to revolutionize the way artists release music? (Kimberly Knoller)

Vinyl, the music format that came back from the dead
There is a lot investors can learn from a billion-dollar industry, says Will Page. (Financial Times)

Synchtank at Music Biz
Attending Music Biz 2022? We'd love to speak to you about our software for managing music rights, data, licensing, and royalties.
Music Industry Jobs
Senior Business Analyst – peermusic (London)
The Senior Business Analyst works with users, developers, and partners across the peermusic offices to specify and deliver process and system changes and lead projects.

 International Copyright Coordinator – Concord (London)
Concord is looking to employ a full time International Copyright Coordinator for its publishing division, working primarily across our Pop, Media and Theatrical catalogues.

Creative Sync Licensing Director / Advertising – Megatrax (Remote, USA)
Must have prior experience and successful track record in sync licensing, music pitching, and sales/business development.

Our jobs board is 100% free. Get in touch to post a listing.
Client Sync of the Week
Congratulations to The Royalty Network who have two cuts in Ozark S04 Part 2 - "Life's A B*tch" by Nas, co-written by AZ (Anthony Cruz), and "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, co-written by Cory Penn. 💵⚠️
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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