Music Supervision and Sync Roundup: BlacKkKlansman, The Bold Type, Fallout 76 and More

Arrows in circleIn this every two week update from the Synchtank team, we'll review the important placements and major happenings in the wild and wonderful world of music supervision and music sync. 

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6 Apps For Tracking, Analyzing, Earning More Royalties

1From tuning to songwriting, apps can be of tremendous value to musicians even, as it turns out, when it comes to royalties. Here we look at six apps which artists can use to keep track of their earnings from royalties, and even harness the data to their advantage.

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QUICK HITS: Pandora • Eventbrite + Picatic • AEG, BSE Global • John Mellencamp • Dolly Parton

Quick HitsPandora has named Heidi Anne-Noel to the new post of Senior Manager, Communications. She will oversee outreach to the music press and music industry. Anne-Noel comes to Pandora from Press Here. She previously served as VP of Publicity at Capitol Records.

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House Of Blues Bans Plastic Straws, 52 Live Nation Venues Go 'By Request Only'

StrawsHouse of Blues is completely eliminating plastic straws from all of its venues. A “straw-by-request” policy was implemented at 52 Live Nation-owned and -operated venues and  50 House of Blues Entertainment venues in July. Now, HOB is going farther.

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10 Bands 1 Cause: Pink Vinyl From Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups, Run The Jewels, More

10bandsbanner_frweb-768x359The Orchard has released the latest album in its Ten Bands One Cause series with a limited edition pink vinyl disc featuring tracks from  Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, El-P of Run The Jewels, Local Natives, Tyler Childers, The All-American Rejects, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Black Moth Super Rainbow.

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Will Payments Fall As Spotify Tests Unlimited Ad Skips?

skipSpotify continues to look for ways to make its free music tier more appealing both to users and advertisers. To that end, the streamer has begun a test that allows all free users to skip audio and video ads as often as the want and get back to listening to music.

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What To Consider Before Hiring A Music Publicist (HELP!)

1As an artist, having a music publicist working for you can be a huge asset,  particularly given that most publicists now double as digital strategists, and help to shepherd and artists overall brand. That said, there are several important things to consider before committing to hiring a publicist.

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Get #1 Music Business Book On Amazon For Just 99¢

image from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.comThe music business is a difficult career path, particularly when you’re first starting out. We try to share advice to make that journey easier hear on Hypebot and one of our most trusted sources is Bobby Owsinski. His new release, The Music Business Advice Book, is already the #1 music business book on Amazon.

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How To Discover, Monetize Your International Audience

5While the growth of your audience has in the past typically been a linear progression, but changes in technology and the ways in which we access music now mean that international growth can occur simultaneously to regional growth. Here we look at how to tap into and monetize your international audience.

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Streaming Music’s Third Wave: Emerging Markets

image from cdn.pixabay.comMusic and media industry analysts MIDiA have just published a report that dives deep into how streaming is, and in some cases is not, gaining traction in emerging markets. The report, summarized here, focuses on Russia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, China and India. 

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Spotify, Samsung Counter Apple Music's 2 Top Advantages

image from newsroom.spotify.comA major Spotify and Samsung partnership makes the streamer the prefered music partner across all of the company's consumer products. The South Korean tech giant manufacturers phones, tablets, computers, smart watches, speakers and other popular consumer electronics. Samsung is seen as Apple's top rival.

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Free Online Tools For Crafting Your Own Album Cover

1The artwork on album can, for some artists, be something of an afterthought, but album artwork is hugely important when it comes to selling your music. That said, getting album artwork can also be hugely expensive, so here we look at five free online tools for creating your own.

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Musical.ly Investor Bets $17M On Internet Radio

image from scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.netEarly investor Goldwater Capital is betting a substantial hunk of the profits it netted when ByteDance acquired Musical.ly on internet radio.  Korean based Spoon Radio will recieve $17 million from Goldwater and Korean investors Softbank Ventures and KB Investment.

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