Sync or Swim Music Events Testimonials

"What a fantastic weekend. Full of helpful information, Industry Pros were so giving, the networking from all around the world was invaluable, looking forward to next event." Murray Wills - Matamata New Zealand

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"After attending event #4 we were signed with two different libraries as a direct result of connections made at that event." Michelle Lindley (True Swans) BC, Canada

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"Robbie’s Sync or Swim weekend event was fantastic! There were so many diverse industry pro’s and networking opportunities and the opportunity to get feedback on my music, made it so worthwhile to be there. Even if you can’t be there for every part of it, you will pick up so much and grow so much faster than if you don’t attend. Well done!" Greg Vaughan - BC Canada

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"Robbie Hancock has created a very safe community of Sync minded singers, songwriters and composers. These Sync Music Conferences allow creatives to learn from each other by networking as well as the opportunity to listen to successful Music Industry PRO's. The SOS Facebook Group and SWARC (Sync Writing And Recording Challenge) Group are extra added, invaluable bonuses to this Sync Community. Gloria J. Covington"

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"To be in the presence of the wide ranging list of professionals, to receive their advise, question them directly & specifically, and hear Robbie's incisive interviewing questions made the whole weekend unforgettably inspiring."  Shawna Caspi

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"To be in the presence of the wide ranging list of professionals, to receive their advise, question them directly & specifically, and hear Robbie's incisive interviewing questions made the whole weekend unforgettably inspiring." - Ross Parrent

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"I passed up another sync networking event this last weekend to attend Robbie Hancock's Sync or Swim event because, in addition to the great presenters, there are short break-out networking sessions where we can connect with industry professionals and possible future collaborators. In addition, there's no pressure to pay to belong to the group. I've attended other sync networking webinars in the past, and, while they also have good information to offer, I didn't sense the camaraderie that we have in the Sync or Swim community. Thank you for having such a valuable event. It's truly worth the time and effort to attend! - Marion Laird"

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"Robbie Hancock is a wealth of knowledge, a talented artist/writer/composer, and a fountain of empathy and enthusiasm. His Sync or Swim events provide fantastic opportunities to learn about all aspects of the sync licensing world, receive actionable honest feedback from industry pro's, and network with other like-minded folks, in a safe, friendly, and diverse environment. This past weekend I met a bunch of new people I have already arranged collaborations with, and reconnected with some folks I had worked with in the past. And you just can't beat the price (free!). - David Wallace"

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"As someone relatively new to the creation of production music for sync licensing, the SOS conference has been a beacon of light to help guide me on this amazing journey. It is not only a fabulous educational event, it is a great way to meet kindred spirits and potential collaborators. The atmosphere of support and encouragement from both industry pros and fellow aspiring music creators is simply awesome! ~Donnalyn Kirchner "

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"The Sync or Swim event that Robbie put together is truly amazing! His expertise and knowledge is phenomenal and I would highly recommend his events. Not only is Robbie a musician but he is a very accomplished songwriter with lots of high profile placements. This experience shines through in the events as he takes time to explain the process of getting music licensed and the importance of networking properly. I can't say enough great things about Robbie Hancock and his Sync or Swim event! - Nick Rauch (CEO @ Atlanta, USA based R.T. Crowne Records

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"Music needs Robbie Hancock. The spirit from which he steers is one of grace, humility, and authenticity—exactly the kind of vibes songwriters and musicians are seeking. Of course, this should come as no surprise since Robbie’s well documented success in the music industry so honestly reveals his credibility. Cherry on top, he knows how to run virtual events smoothly and with no bull shit—just enough shenanigans to make it fun without it being cringeworthy. He poetically fosters and unites a communal spirit for music by gathering kindred musicians who show up to his events ready to be inspired, and who leave committed to pour back into music all that it deserves."

-Dr. Katie Fetzer (artist name Lukelle) New Orleans, USA

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"Robbie Hancock's Sync or Swim events are great.  He has top industry professionals and mentors who share their time and expertise generously, and the networking breakout rooms are a creative substitute for chats over coffee or a drink at the bar.  A fun way to meet new people and to catch up with old friends."   F-M Cossey, Auckland, NZ

"Your Sync or Swim conference was flawless. So well organized and carried out. I loved how you conceived of and simulated the experience of being at a live conference---and it worked so well. Your website is quite impressive, especially moving to me is the fundraising you've done for unhoused youth, bless your heart." - Virginia Cohen USA

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“What a delight and privilege to have attended the Sync or Swim events this weekend, I can't thank you enough. It's hard to imagine all the time, coordination, and effort that must have gone into making these three days possible. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and caring, straightforward feedback for everyone involved.” - Kimberly Hou USA

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"What can I say - Robbie goes the extra mile with hosting the incredibly well-designed Sync or Swim networking event...and that's an understatement. Each day was jam-packed with opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues and industry leaders. I can't wait for the next one and it was clear to me that Robbie's generosity and professionalism will be something people will remember as we await our next gathering of music makers, sync licensing experts and creatives. Thank you so much for hosting this!"  - Eddy Bishai  USA & CANADA

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"Robbie has started something truly special.  The Sync or Swim online community has grown into a place where you are supported, you get fantastic positive feedback, and you feel energized.  Robbie's generosity is contagious and has inspired other SOS community members to follow in his footsteps and give back.  Through this community, I'm meeting many awesome, talented and like-minded musicians that want to collaborate and do the work.  Thank you Robbie and the Sync or Swim community." Rick Bourassa Canada

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"The Sync or Swim networking event was a game changer for me. I was so impressed with the caliber of mentors, and their incredible generosity in sharing their knowledge.  From technical workshops to help deepen our abilities as producers, to a powerful vocal workshop, to learning about the variety of mics on the market and how to use them effectively, to understanding metadata, there was such a great balance for those of us who are already getting placements, as well as for folks just getting their feet wet.  I’m so happy that I signed up for the Sync or Swim Networking event and only wish I could take it all over again!"  - Teporah Bilezikian USA

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"Attending Robbie’s recent ‘Sync or Swim’ Networking even was a game changer. No, this I see as a life changer. He assembled some top industry heavy hitters  from all corners of the sync field, and knocked it out of the park. He brought his calm, friendly, trusting approach to the weekend, with guests with whom he as made trusting long term relationships with. They love to work with Robbie, and like Robbie, they love to help and give back. I feel like I’ve gone from seeing a dying flashlight at the bottom of a dry well, to a bright beacon on the shore with fanfare and a welcoming party at the dock… I look forward to doing the work and getting my music into film and television.” - Stewart McLellan Canada

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"The sink or swim event this weekend was absolutely stacked full of fun educational and entertaining people. It was all around good time with benefits like giveaways, networking and tips to help you succeed in the sync world!  I hope to attend the event again in the future!" - Sonic Scott Canada

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"3 day sync web-fest of amazing professionals gathered from all of the disparate corners of music licensing.. a very ambitious project that was extremely well executed .. the sharing of information had great depth; the how to / why to / who to / why would you / how should you .. superbly explained .. Robbie you are a force.. bravo" - Elisa Birkett (musician, artist) Landsberg, Bavaria, Germany

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"What I like about Sync or Swim is that Robbie Hancock speaks from experience. His generosity and candor bring life and credibility to these events which also present world class music professionals who honestly share their invaluable knowledge. I’m really looking forward to future events. Thanks Robbie!" - Christian Emond Montreal, Canada

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“Thank you for organizing a terrific event!  The bits I saw were high quality.  As an event organizer myself I know how difficult it is to create, organize, promote and deliver a quality event. What you did is much appreciated.” - Dutch Van Spall United Kingdom

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“Thank you for putting on such a great event!  The on-site and network opportunities were superb!  I believe I speak for everyone when I say you knocked it out of the ballpark!”  - Steve Thomson Canada

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“Just wanted to send Huge thanks for the Fabulous Sessions!!!!:) WOW!! All of the speakers have been so informative and inspirational!!  I’ve learned so much!  Many thanks for all you are doing to help us in SYNC!!!” - Caroline Moore USA

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“The opportunity to have my song listened to and get feedback in real time was great!  It's nice to know that people with such generosity with their time and knowledge exist within the music industry.” - David Easton USA

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" Sync and Swim was great on so many levels.  Robbie was so generous with his knowledge and time and the wonderful speakers he brought on were just as generous with their industry insight.  And the fact that it was free in the business where everyone is trying to sell you something, that is just incomparable.  Thank you for an amazing event with all the amazing speakers!” - Zhaklin USA"

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 "Robbie is a positive and genuine host and has a way of bringing out and exposing talent and opening doors for so many people. Not knowing that another person could help me so much and believe in myself to move forward in sync is priceless" - Doreen Gibson CANADA