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Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Synchblog Highlights
In the Clear(ance) – Vickie Nauman on the Challenge of Independent Writer’s Shares in Video Games
When writers fall outside of the traditional ecosystem, clearance becomes even harder.

Movie On Up: Action Time For Film Soundtrack Acquisitions
What's behind the recent flurry of acquisition activity in this space? We investigate.

Meet the Women of Synchtank | International Women’s Day 2023
On International Women's Day we introduce you to the amazing women at Synchtank.
In the News
Global music revenue growth slowed in 2022, but still rose 9% to $26.2 billion
Global recorded music body IFPI published its Global Music Report 2023 on Tuesday(Variety)

Talking recorded music’s growth in 2022: ‘Emerging markets led the way’
Africa, Latin America and the MENA were the three fastest-growing markets in 2022. (Music Ally)

Goldman Sachs predicted the global recorded music biz would generate $27.9bn in 2022. It didn’t. Here’s why
The reality isn’t nearly as gloomy as it appears. It's just complicated. (MBW)

Music bodies join Human Artistry Campaign to set principles for creative AI
Announced at SXSW, it's the work of a collection of more than 40 organisations. (Music Ally)

In a shock move, Meta has pulled music by Italian songwriters for all its platforms
A mega dispute is brewing in Italy between music publishers and Meta. (MBW)

Twitter’s talks over licensing music are said to stall under Musk
Twitter didn’t move forward with the licensing deals because of costs, sources say(NY Times)
Music Industry Jobs
Concord - Senior Director, Music Copyright (US)
This position is a senior-level role within Concord’s US Copyright department, leading a team of six employees across two core functions.

Music Publishing Start Up - Synch and A&R Manager (UK)
Based in Manchester this as yet unnamed new company aims to be a major player based in a major music city but with an international reach.

Mass Appeal – Manager, Finance & Accounting (US)
Reporting to the Head of Finance, is responsible for monitoring and tracking all music revenues for Mass Appeal Records.
Client Sync of the Week
Check out this new TV spot from Mazda featuring "Unfolding String Motion” from our client Warner Chappell Production Music's CosMind catalog! 🎻🚗
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