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Wednesday 11th May 2022
Synchblog Highlights
In the Clear(ance) – Deborah Mannis-Gardner on Licensing Music in the Metaverse
The clearance expert discusses challenges in the metaverse and futureproofing licensing.

Client Sync of the Month: Deep Dive – Position Music x Bridgerton
How Duomo’s “What About Us” (P!nk cover) came to be used in season 2 of Bridgerton.

Publishing Catch-Up: New Settlement Proposes 32% Increase in Mechanical Royalty Rate, PRS for Music Revenues Up 22.4% in 2021
We catch up on the latest music publishing headlines, from new deals to signings.

Q&A with Eric Shaw - VP, Creative Marketing at Sony Music Publishing
The Sony exec talks pitching legendary catalogs & interesting developments in publishing.
In the News
Interest rates are rising. A leading music asset valuer explains why it isn’t worrying.
Nari Matsuura explains why her firm's Discount Rate for music assets isn't changing. (MBW)

Pink Floyd weighs music sale including ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
Recorded music catalog could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. (Bloomberg)

Shutterstock buys stock video marketplace Pond5 for $210m
The deal includes a library of 1.6 million royalty-free music tracks. (MBW)

Music services may have less churn than video streamers, Warner Music CEO says
Warner Music CEO Steve Cooper touted music subscription services as “sticky.” (THR)

Renewed push for streaming rate increase as songwriters win big on mechanicals
The battle continues on a new streaming royalty rate for 2023-27 to be determined. (Music Week)

What Snapchat is getting right about the future (& why music should pay attention)
At a time when most platforms are struggling to retain users, Snapchat is rising fast. (MIDiA)
Music Industry Jobs
Global Publishing Coordinator – Songtrust (London)
You will be responsible for supporting and executing a range of administrative and operational tasks related to global music publishing administration.

Senior Business Analyst – peermusic (London)
The Senior Business Analyst works with users, developers, and partners across the peermusic offices to specify and deliver process and system changes and lead projects.

 International Copyright Coordinator – Concord (London)
Concord is looking to employ a full time International Copyright Coordinator for its publishing division, working primarily across our Pop, Media and Theatrical catalogues.

Our jobs board is 100% free. Get in touch to post a listing.
Client Sync of the Week
Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night", repped by peermusic, soundtracks this promo for the Stranger Things #LiveFromTheUpsideDown concert, which will also feature a performance from Hart! 🙃😎
See you next time! If you have any queries or ideas, feel free to drop us an email at

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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