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Thursday 30th June 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Music Publishing in the Age of The Songwriter Report – Part 2: Future-Proofing Publishing Services
Part 2 of our report examines the suite of services that publishers must offer today.

Music Publishing in the Age of The Songwriter Report – Part 1: The Evolution of Music Publishing
Part 1 of our new report explores the fundamental shifts in the music publishing business.

NMPA Annual Meeting: Key Takeaways for Publishers & Songwriters
David Israelite runs through the biggest issues facing the music publishing sector.

How Can Advancements in AI Music Metadata Revolutionize Sync?
We profile two AI music metadata companies to asses the potential of this technology.
In the News
Universal buys Frank Zappa recordings, song catalog and contents of ‘The Vault’
The multi-rights acquisition also includes Frank Zappa’s name and likeness. (MBW)

Senators slam DSPs’ request to defer back royalties payment as CRB ruling looms
DSPs have appealed to the Copyright Office for more time to pay the potential increase. (Variety)

Who will lead WMG next? The 12 top candidates to fill Stephen Cooper’s role
Will the Board choose someone from within the Warner family or seek a fresh voice? (Billboard)

Metaverse music licensing: ‘We have a window to sort this out’
"We’re seeing the early stages of some big tangles around rights and licensing.” (Music Ally)

What Charli XCX’s Roblox concert reveals about the future of the music industry
The music business is setting its eyes on the wildly popular tween gaming universe(Pitchfork)

UMusic Media Network launched to ‘connect brands and partners’
The platform will allow brand partners to exclusively access premium content(MBW)
Music Industry Jobs
Senior Director, Business Affairs – Downtown Music (London)
Downtown Music Services is looking for a Senior Director, Business Affairs to act as a main point of contact for all Business Affairs needs outside of the United States.

Senior Operations Manager – FeedForward (UK)
FeedForward are looking for a Senior Operations Manager for their Figaro music search and discovery products for the music, media and gaming industries.

Data Analyst – Luminate (Multiple Locations)
Luminate, the preeminent entertainment data and insights company, is looking for a Data Analyst to join its team.

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Client Sync of the Week
Check out the new Baz Luhrmann biopic Elvis, featuring "It Happened at the World’s Fair", repped by our client Raleigh Music Group🎸🎵
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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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