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Thursday 26th January 2023
Synchblog Highlights
Publishing Catch-Up: Hipgnosis Confirms Justin Bieber Catalog Acquisition, Publishers Talk Innovation at NY:LON Connect & More
We catch up on the latest music publishing headlines, from new deals to signings.

Sync Leaders Discuss Their Hopes and Goals for 2023 (Part 1)
Executives from Hipgnosis, Concord, and Warner Music discuss the year ahead in sync.

The Synchtank 2022 Round Up - Company Highlights & Industry Analysis
We bring you this year's company highlights and our most interesting industry analysis.

Growth x Complexity: Tracking Music Publishing’s Royalty Challenges
How are the data challenges evolving, and what improvements need to be made in 2023?
In the News
How Justin Bieber selling his back catalogue for $200m could change music
Bieber is cashing in early, following a path usually reserved for older musicians. (Guardian)

Over-spending and under-pricing: Spotify’s missteps have come back to haunt it.
A close look at some of the factors that led Daniel Ek to slash 500 jobs this week. (MBW)

Two members of the Doors sell music, publishing rights to Primary Wave
The acquisition includes publishing, recordings, trademarks, and merchandise rights. (Variety)

Music publishers talk innovation: ‘When there’s a will, there’s always a way’
A panel at NY:LON Connect explored the new opportunities publishers are unlocking. (Music Ally)

How will 2022’s music consumption trends impact catalog valuations?
More digital consumption and improving margins are positive news for valuations. (Billboard)

The mad geniuses behind iconic album covers, from Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin
Anton Corbijn talks new documentary Squaring the Circle: (The Story of Hipgnosis)(Rolling Stone)
Client Sync of the Week
The new Walgreens commercial features peermusic song “Keep Keepin’ On” written by Jennifer Hanson and LÒNIS.
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