Robert Singerman, Partner at LyricFind
Robert Singerman Bio:
Known for developing talent and new music business technologies as an entrepreneur, agent, manager, label executive, consultant, producer and music supervisor; Singerman represented R.E.M., Gipsy Kings, James Brown, Suzanne Vega, Violent Femmes, 10,000 Maniacs, Smithereens, Fela Kuti, Bad Brains, pre-Beastie Boys, and King Sunny Ade, among many other artists and record companies such as Roadrunner in their US launch.
Robert directed the EU funded European Music Ofﬁce, US, French Music Export Ofﬁce, North America and the Brasil Music Exchange in North America and has created, consulted or directed Trade Missions in many countries for A2IM, CIMA, ABMI, Sounds from Spain and Sounds Australia; also working with and for many global music conferences/festivals.
His main mission is giving music subtitling solutions, so that music becomes truly global, through the universal understanding of the lyrics. He’s been working at LyricFind, as SVP, International Publishing, to license and then market the rights to exhibit and monetize legal lyrics and lyric translations from the publishers and songwriters around the globe on all digital and mobile platforms and devices. YouTube’s closed captioning (automatic lyric translations) was created due to his lobbying and since then Latin Music revenue has risen over 50% in North America and over 25% globally, as everyone can understand these songs.
He’s given keynote speeches, moderated panels and spoken at conferences and Universities worldwide, including Acupuntura Musical, NYU, SIM Sao Paulo, Rio Info, Brazil Ministry of Culture, Rio Music Buzz, Canadian Music Week, Westway Lab, BIME, MaMa, SXSW, Midem, Womex, CMJ, NMS, SyncSummit, Digital Hollywood, Reeperbahn, Caribbean Music Summit, Medimex, FIM, Circulart, Live at Heart, Trigger, Waves, WAMI, SF Music Tech, Popkomm, Midem, Mondo, Jamaica’s Tourism Summit and Reggae Month, and the World Cultural Economic Forum. He’s created cabmtmt.com CAB Music Trade Mission Tour, on it’s third year in late 2018, expanded to five countries with 9 events, including Isla Viva.
LyricFind and legal lyric translations are his main focus, and he consults other companies such as imusic-school.com, Dotmusic, (.MUSIC), Canadian Music Week, SIM SP, and is on the Board of Directors/Advisors of Songtradr, Marcato and Make Music New York. Robert’s a partner in Mondo, imusic-school iberoamerica, Heaven11, YouBloom and SyncSummit, among other music and tech companies.
What is your favourite part about your job?
That it's a passion, not a job. The culture, the team, the freedom, the results.
What is the biggest challenge you face in your job?
Changing the status quo; creating a big difference for everyone in music through subtitles, legal lyric translations
Who is your role model?
Martin Luther King
Favourite musical genre(s)?
PFunk and NOLA music
Who are your musical heroes?
Tanya Tagaq, Emicida, John Lennon
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