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Thursday 8th December 2022
Synchblog Highlights
Library Assistance: Production Music’s $1bn (and Counting) Surge
Tracking the growth of the production music sector and the tech driving it forward.

Why Music Clearance Remains So Complex and How That Can Be Fixed
Why is music clearance becoming increasingly complex and what are the solutions?

Publishing Catch-Up: Concord to Fuel $1.65bn Apollo Bond Offering, Songwriter Advocates Disappointed by CMA Report & More
We catch up on the latest music publishing headlines, from new deals to signings.
In the News
Hipgnosis revenues climb 7.5% YoY, streaming revenues up 15.8% YoY, in most recent half-year period
Positive signs for Merck Mercuriadis-led company in latest set of public figures. (MBW)

House Judiciary Committee approves bill for radio to pay royalties to performers
It would inroduce a radio royalty for artists and record labels in America for the first time. (Variety)

15 key moments from the fights for musicians’ rights in 2022
on the fights for artists’ rights (and higher royalties) in the streaming era. (Music Ally)

Music subscriber market shares 2022
Music subscriptions may be recession-resilient, as China leads the way. (MIDiA Research)

Triller music deals under the microscope amid catalogue removals
Rightsholders are looking for revenue share deals rather than just up-front payments. (Music Ally)

Music stocks are rebounding at the end of a rough year
The Billboard Global Music Index is up 12.6% over the last two weeks. (Billboard)
New Synchtank Report
Free Report: Complexities and Solutions in Music Rights Clearance
Our new Synchtank report exposes the disjointed processes behind sync clearance and identifies solutions to key challenges facing music users. Download it now.
Client Sync of the Week
peermusic songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has written a new original song, "Side By Side, for animated Sky Original feature The Amazing Maurice. 🐱🎼
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