The entertainment software company Synchtank has partnered with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to student and teachers in London schools.
Synchtank’s software will enable easy identification of licensed tracks for school activities, like assemblies and performances, in addition to in-classroom listening and student presentations and videos.
The initiative will also provide students with a better understanding of intellectual property rights, so they use music appropriately and do what’s best for creators.
Chris Cass, chief business officer, Synchtank, says: ‘This is an excellent way to make properly licensed music part of students’ educational experiences. Not only will they have hassle-free access to tracks right for a wide range of contexts, this partnership will help students see the importance of copyright and licensing.
‘LGfL is an excellent partner in this, as they are focused on providing essential digital services and expert support to schools, including super-fast connectivity, support for cloud computing, and keeping children safe. Synchtank’s stable, well-designed software platform is a logical addition to their already robust offerings.
‘We think the more young people understand how music licenses work, the easier it will be in the future for everyone involved to act responsibly and respect the value of an individual’s intellectual property, as students will likely continue to make content as adults. We’re reaching them early on and showing them how easy it is to get licensing right if you have the correct tools. It’s a valuable lesson.’
Bob Usher, content manager, LGfL, adds: ‘The ability to provide the same professional music database to our schools that is used across the world by television and film production companies is a major asset in our support for creativity across the curriculum.