Round Hill Partners With Zync Music to Boost Film and TV Synch Business

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Round Hill Music has formed a partnership with Zync Music by investing in the boutique synchronization firm and merging its own synch staff into the newly named Zync, Powered By Round Hill Music.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but in addition to operating as a joint venture going forward, the Zync co-founders and co-CEOs -- Marisa Baldi and Sanne Hagelsten -- will head up the combined synch team and remain as principals of Zync.

"We are extremely proud of the reputation we've established as curators of cutting edge music," Baldi said in a statement. "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."

In addition to gaining the financial resources to expand its roster, Zync will now represent the Round Hill catalog as well as benefiting from that company's publishing and administrative expertise, Hagelsten said in a statement.

According to the Zync website, it represents the Alabama Shakes, the Band of Skulls, Estelle, Gary Numan, Kelis, Lee Ann Womack, the Pixies, Rooney,  the Duke Spirit, Iggy Pop, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket. Meanwhile, sources suggest that Round Hill is about to expand its catalog through the $245 million acquisition of Carlin America, in a deal slated to close by Thanksgiving.

"The synergy between the Zync frontline and the Round Hill catalog is compelling, Round Hill Music CEO Joss Gruss said in a statement. "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."


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