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Wednesday 6th April 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Joel Speaks to His Neighbors: Eric Shaw – Vice President, Creative Marketing at Sony Music Publishing
The Sony exec talks pitching legendary catalogs & interesting developments in publishing.

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

Audoo’s Alex Futcher Talks Revolutionizing Public Performance Royalties
Audoo helps rights holders get paid more accurately with its music tracking technology.

Web3-Casting: Music Companies Preparing for the Next Revenue Boom
Eamonn Forde explores the potential for revenue generation & music industry growth. 
In the News

Amazon Music streaming prices to rise in US, UK, Canada
Amazon is increasing the prices of two of its key streaming plans in multiple markets. (MBW)

Ed Sheeran hits out at culture of 'baseless' copyright claims after court victory
"Coincidence is bound to happen if 60,000 songs are released everyday," says Sheeran. (BBC)

The Global Value of Music Copyright is bigger now than it’s ever been
The discovery of 2001 report sheds new light on how much the industry has grown. (Will Page)

The future of music consumption is (re)creation
A major shift will define music going forward, both culturally and as a business. (MIDiA Research)

Concord reportedly holding out for $6bn acquisition price
The company has “turned down offers of $4.5 billion and $5 billion” sources say. (Music Ally)

Horrible edge cases to consider when dealing with music
Bizarre use cases causing data issues, from weird titles to weirder artist names. (Artificial Truth)

Synchtank in the News
Janet Kirker Joins Synchtank as Chief Product Officer
We are delighted to welcome Janet Kirker to our team! A former Warner Music executive, Kirker brings over 20 years of entertainment industry experience to Synchtank.
Music Industry Jobs
Marketing and Content Assistant – Synchtank (London, NYC or LA)
You will assist in Synchtank’s day-to-day marketing activities with a focus on inbound marketing, driving sales and expanding our thought leadership strategy.

Senior Analyst, Corporate Development – Downtown Music Group (NYC)
Downtown Music Holdings is looking for a highly motivated music transaction professional interested in joining our Corporate Development team as a Senior Analyst.

Synch Coordinator – Kobalt Music Group (New York)
Kobalt Music Group are hiring an enthusiastic and driven Synch Coordinator in New York to join the global Synch & Brand Partnerships team.

Our jobs board is 100% free. Get in touch to post a listing.
Client Sync of the Week
Bridgerton Season 2 features a stunning Position Music cover/arrangement of "You Oughta Know" by Duomo and Tomàs Peire Serrate. Check out Alanis Morisette herself performing this version of the iconic song. 🎩 🎼
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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