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Thursday 23rd June 2022
Synchblog Highlights
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.

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.
In the News
Music subscriptions ‘shrinking’ in the UK? That doesn’t smell right…
Why MBW don't think the UK subscription market actually 'shrunk' in Q1. (MBW)

Reservoir Media revenue up 34% in fiscal year as acquisition activity continues
Reservoir’s revenues grew 34.4% to $107.8 million in the FY ending March 31, 2021. (Billboard)

‘We have lagged behind other industries in identifying opportunities to collaborate.’
Collaboration is key to accurate data and efficient data management, says PPL

Four Tet wins streaming royalties battle - could it now set a legal precedent?
The case could set a precedent for royalty/contract disputes in the streaming era(Music Week)

33 companies to watch if you’re interested in music and the metaverse
Music Ally picks out 33 of the most interesting firms to watch keenly. (Music Ally)

Elevating the way video game companies work with music
Seven things that can be done to improve the way music is integrated in games. (Gamesindustry)
New Industry Report
Introducing Music Publishing in the Age of the Songwriter, our new four-part report which delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the music publishing industry today.
The report features insight from executives and songwriters including Björn Ulvaeus, Carianne Marshall, Jon Platt, Mary Megan Peer, Merck Mercuriadis, and Nile Rodgers. 
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
“I Got This Feeling” by Crush Effect, repped by our client Secret Road, is featured in Coors Light's "The Official Beer of Everything Unofficial" ad! ☀️🍺
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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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