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Thursday 26th May 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Know Your Rights: Will Economic Uncertainty Slow Down the Music Catalog Boom?
Experts in the field give us their take on the current state of the acquisition market. 

How Can Advancements in AI Music Metadata Revolutionize Sync?
We profile two AI music metadata companies to asses the potential of this technology.

Deborah Mannis-Gardner on Licensing Music in the Metaverse
The clearance expert discusses challenges in the metaverse and futureproofing licensing.

This Fortnight in Sync (May 13) – The Real Life of a Music Supervisor, Behind the Placement of Nas’ “Illmatic” in Ozark & More
We run through the latest sync and music supervision news over the past fortnight.
In the News
Justin Timberlake sells catalog to Hipgnosis and its $1bn-backed Blackstone fund
Hipgnosis made the acquisiton on behalf of Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital.

CISAC reports global progress on metadata and plans wider access to ISWC
CISAC has reported “steady progress” for the extension of the ISWC identifier. (Music Week)

A $200 million music investment fund will scour industry for artist, tech deals
Matt Pincus wanted to build an investment company that is "only focused on music.” (Bloomberg)

How vinyl got its groove back -- to the tune of a billion dollars
Vinyl records are now a big business, and a new study suggests growth will continue. (Billboard)

Sony Music makes $500m a year from new business categories
Rob Stringer has made two significant announcements about Sony's music arm. (Music Ally)

The music metaverse is (almost) ready to conquer the world
The technological possibilities for bringing music into the virtual world seem endless. (Pitchfork)
Event Spotlight
Join Synchtank at The DDEX Big Summit on Monday June 13 in Miami. We're sponsoring the Summit cocktails along with The MLC and we'd love to chat about creating efficiencies around music rights and data.
Client Sync of the Week
"Fearless" by Kat Leon, repped by our client Position Music, soundtracks the trailer to HBO's timely new documentary The Janes. 🚺🔥
See you next time! If you have any queries or ideas, feel free to drop us an email at info@synchtank.com

Best wishes,
The Synchtank Team
www.synchtank.com
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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