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- Thursday, May. 6, 2021
Derek McNeill named head of U.S. music licensing at Syn
- LOS ANGELES
Syn has expanded its global team with Derek McNeill as head of U.S. music licensing. A Los Angeles-based entertainment professional with almost two decades of experience in licensing, client relations and digital content management, McNeill has negotiated and managed agreements with every major record label, as well as a variety of indie labels, music publishers and artists. In addition to his music work, McNeill has brokered deals with entertainment studios, tech companies and consumer brands.
Over the course of his career, McNeill has music supervised and curated music for a variety of creative ventures, including two recent feature documentaries and a 2021 Webby Award nominated Amazon Alexa project. Clients he has provided music solutions for include American Idol, AT&T, Coca-Cola, LACMA, Rock The Vote, Tony Hawk and Univision. McNeill’s role with Syn expands its Los Angeles presence to deepen new licensing opportunities for film, television, advertising and gaming.
Syn, a global music studio and agency founded by Nick Wood and Simon and Yasmin Le Bon, creates sonic branding, original music, and sound design for advertising, entertainment and networks, along with location-based sonic environments and live curated music for hotels.