Round Hill invests in ZYNC Music and creates the ultimate sync team, ZYNC Powered by Round Hill Music

Nov 10

In a dynamic business combination announced today between Zync Music and Round Hill Music, the companies will join forces to better serve the music supervisor community, offering not only an incredible catalog of music, but also the hottest frontline indie artists.

Zync Music is a leading music licensing and publishing company that specializes in music synchronization placements in film, advertising, television, trailers, sports, and video games. The company is especially recognized for its work with emerging, cool independent artists.

Round Hill and Zync have also announced their launch of a JV publishing business to support and expand Zync’s successful rights representation business, and to also offer funds for developing and signing new publishing deals with hot emerging artists.

Zync’s LA team is headed by sync & publishing veteran Marisa Baldi (formerly of Universal Music Publishing) who heads up the West Coast operations, and Zync founder Sanne Hagelsten (formerly of Ultra Records) who heads up the East Coast Operations. Combined they have over 45 years of experience in the music publishing and sync placement licensing business.

Under the new arrangement, Zync’s creative team will remain intact and work alongside Round Hill’s sync staff. Baldi and Hagelsten will co-head the combined sync teams with offices in NY, LA, and Nashville.
“We cannot be more excited about Zync, Powered by Round Hill! We are so happy to find a partner who shares our passion for music and appreciates the importance of strategic synchronization. This collaboration means more opportunities to bring great music and amazing artists to our friends in the sync world. Round Hill’s funding guarantees financial resources for our creative team to continue developing and expanding an incredible roster. It also adds the benefit of Round Hill’s publishing and administration expertise.” – Sanne Hagelsten, CEO, Zync

“We are extremely proud of the reputation we’ve established as curators of cutting edge music. Round Hill’s worldwide network of resources gives us the ability to dramatically grow our business, while maintaining what has made us successful – our boutique, hands-on, personalized service. As music fans, we feel this is such an incredible fit and auspicious time to join forces, as we now get to represent Round Hill’s ever-growing catalog of multi-genre classics and hits. We look forward to signing (and syncing) great music together, in a climate brimming with possibilities.” – Marisa Baldi, CEO, Zync

“The synergy between the Zync frontline and the Round Hill catalog is compelling. Zync has arguably the best synchronization in the business and Round Hill can further back up our claim that we excel in sync. We are thrilled to have Sanne and Marisa, and the entire Zync staff, join the Round Hill family.” – Joshua Gruss, CEO, Round Hill Music

About ZYNC Music

Zync is a premier destination for music supervisors. With personalized service, Zync eases the creative detective work for the licensing community and provides them the inside track to the hottest upcoming artists. Since its beginning in 2002, Zync has secured over 15,000 licenses and nearly $100 million for their artist clients. Recent placements include the new Apple iPhone X campaign featuring Sofi Tukker, and the Google Pixel 2 campaign featuring Too Many Zooz. On the film marketing side, recent Zync trailer spots include The Heavy in American Made’s campaign and Bassnectar and Loudpvck both of whose songs were the featured music in this year’s Fate of the Furious campaign. Tim Myers is also featured in the new trailer for Disney Pixar’s COCO and Caught a Ghost in A Mountain Between Us film. Recent TV highlights include ODESZA in Greys Anatomy, Battle Tapes in Mr. Robot and The Acid in How To Get Away With Murder.

Zync’s roster includes Band of Skulls, The Heavy, Bassnectar, Sofi Tukker, ODESZA, Sleigh Bells, Alabama Shakes, Bones, Lucius, Vulfpeck, and many more.