Top Musicians of 2022: Sync Artists & Composers

Here at Tunefind we’re looking back at some of the highlights from 2022, including the top movie soundtracks, top new TV shows driving music discovery, top tv syncs, and most popular artists on Tunefind. Check out our handy compilation of all our year-end coverage at Round Up: Tunefind’s Best of 2022.  

Sometimes a sync is so good and a song so compelling that fans are inspired to learn more, and explore other tracks by that artist. Or a composer’s original score is so moving that fans dive deep. These are the artists and composers that were the most popular, had the most sync placements, and inspired the most research and discovery on Tunefind in 2022.


Top Sync Artists

M83’s 2022 highlights include numerous placements in TV shows such as The Time Traveler’s Wife, Surviving Summer, WeCrashed, and The Rising. M83 also had a placement in the 2022 movie Devotion, a Story of Love and Desire (aka Fedeltà). M83 are a French electronic music group formed in Antibes in 1999 and currently based in Los Angeles.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:


by M83

from WeCrashed Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 3 · Summer Camp

At the summer camp.

The Rolling Stones had many highlights from 2022, including placements in  9-1-1, The Offer, Reacher, Love Island (UK), Shantaram, Outer Range, Billions, Pieces of Her, The Blacklist, and American Idol. In addition to their TV syncs, they also had a handful of trailer placements including Dog, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and Minions: The Rise of Gru. The Rolling Stones are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era and have been active for over six decades.

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David Bowie had numerous highlights from 2022, including a documentary film, Moonage Daydream, that uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives. Some of Bowie’s 2022 TV placements include 9-1-1, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Paper Girls, Notre-Dame, La Part Du Feu, Quantum Leap, Billions, The Andy Warhol Diaries, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Physical, God’s Favorite Idiot, Pistol, Shantaram, Queer as Folk, Resident Alien, Westworld, The Dropout, and 1899. Bowies music also made appearances in numerous movies this year such as Significant Other, Aftersun, and Black Crab (aka svart krabba). Trailer placements for this year included Lightyear and Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:

The Man Who Sold the World

by David Bowie

from Westworld Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 7 · Metanoia

William leaves the new world; End credits.

Sleeping At Last’s 2022 highlights include placements in the TV shows A Discovery of Witches, Love Island (UK), Grey’s Anatomy, Love island (US), So You Think You Can Dance, and New Amsterdam

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Ruelle’s 2022 highlights include TV shows including A Discovery of Witches, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Boo,Bitch, Long Slow Exhale, Love Island (UK), and 9-1-1. As well as a film placement in Fistful of Vengeance and an unreleased track in the latest PLL spin-off series, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:


by Ruelle

from A Discovery of Witches Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 6

Opening; Matthew goes to meet with Benjamin and…

Billie Eilish had another year packed with sync placements including TV shows such as Love Island (US), Love Island (UK), And Just Like That..., The Handmaid’s Tale, The Imperfects, First Kill, The Flash, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Now and Then, The Ignorant Angels (aka le fate ignoranti), Let The Right One In, Surviving Summer, The Thaw (aka odwilz), Only Murders in the Building, and The Cleaning Lady. As well as in movies such as Jumping From High Places, The Bad Guys, The School For Good and Evil, Do Revenge, Kimi, and The Fallout.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:

Billie Bossa Nova

by Billie Eilish

from And Just Like That… Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 7 · Sex and the Widow

(0:37) Carrie's voiceover; End credits.

Mazzy Star’s 2022 highlights include TV show placements in The Crown, Virgin River, Yellowjackets, The English, Resident Evil, For All Mankind, and Euphoria.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:

Quiet, The Winter Harbor

by Mazzy Star

from Euphoria Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 6 · A Thousand Little Trees of Blood

Cassie and Nate fight and make up; Jules watche…

Kate Bush had one of the year’s most well-known sync placements when Stranger Things season 4 used her song ‘Running Up That Hill’. Bush also received placement in the TV series The Lake in 2022.

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For the second year in a row Radiohead made the years list of top musicians. This year with placements in TV series such as Dexter: New Blood, Tell Me Lies, For All Mankind, DMZ, This is Going to Hurt, The Bear, After Life, and Joe vs. Carole.

Fan Favorite Music Moments:

Let Down

by Radiohead

from The Bear Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 8 · Braciole

(0:44) Near the end; End credits.

Labrinth’s 2022 highlights include his original songs featured in Euphoria as well other series such as, Good Trouble, Race for the Championship, and Love Island (UK).

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Top Composers

Dave Porter’s 2022 projects included original score for the final season of Better Call Saul

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Shared Sentence

by Dave Porter

from Better Call Saul Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 13 · Saul Gone

Jimmy and Kim share a cigarette.

Dixon and Stein’s 2022 highlights include the wildly popular original soundtrack of Stranger Things as well as the film The Retaliators.

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Siddhartha Khosla’s 2022 highlights include original music for the final season of This is Us and the second season of Only Murders in the Building. Also of note, is his original score for This is Us making an appearance in the Disney+ original She-Hulk: Attorney at Law as the shows characters watch on screen. 

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Us (The Game Plan)

by Siddhartha Khosla

from This is Us Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 18 · Us

Jack and Rebecca reminisce as Jack helps Rebecc…

Ramin Djawadi had a busy 2022 with notable TV work in Westworld and the Game of Thrones spin-off House of Dragons. He also has 2022 highlights in the films Uncharted and The Man From Toronto.

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Video Games – from "Westworld: Season 4"

by Ramin Djawadi

from Westworld Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 1 · The Auguries

Christina stands on her balcony thinking out a …

Jeff Russo’s 2022 highlights include compositions for the TV series Star Trek: Picard, For All Mankind, and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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For full details on this year’s most popular songs, artists, television shows, and movies in sync and more, check out our Round Up: Tunefind’s Best of 2022.

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