Round Hill Music has partnered with music licensing and publishing company Zync Music, which specializes in music sync placements in film, advertising, television, trailers, sports and video games. Zync Music is known for its work with emerging independent artists. The two companies have also launched a joint venture publishing business to support and expand Zync’s rights representation business and to offer funding for developing and signing new publishing deals with new artists.
Zync’s LA team is lead 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.
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!” says Zync CEO Hagelsten. “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.”
“We are extremely proud of the reputation we’ve established as curators of cutting edge music,” says Zync CEO Baldi. “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.”
“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,” adds Round Hill Music CEO Joshua Gruss.