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    Sony Music Publishing  – Manager, Visual & Media Rights (Posted on 08-16-22)

    Sony Music Publishing is the leading global music publisher, which is home to world-class songwriters, legendary catalogues, and industry-leading synchronization licensing and production music businesses. With an international network of 38 offices, Sony Music Publishing represents many of the most iconic songs ever written by celebrated songwriters such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary superstars including Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, P!nk, and Sam Smith. To learn more: www.sonymusicpub.com/en.

    The Department

    • Visual + Media Rights is a key department within the Sony Music Publishing business, responsible for establishing, developing, and managing relationships with studio clients and media production companies.
    • Focusing on the growth of clients’ music publishing and audio-visual catalogues and revenues, the department works closely with all departments and global offices in order to realize worldwide growth opportunities.

    The Role

    • Sony Music Publishing is looking for a highly motivated individual to provide support to the Visual + Media Rights department, allowing for further growth of the area. Working closely with and being a conduit to the Administration, Legal, Marketing and Synch departments, and assisting with initiatives to maximize exploitation of the catalogue.
    • Reports to SVP of Visual + Media Rights.
    • If interested, and to learn more, apply here.

    Creative Director – Film & TV Sync (Posted on 07-28-22)

    We are looking for a Creative Director in the Film & TV Sync department based in our Burbank, CA office.

    Summary: We are an active, face-paced independent music publisher.  The Creative Director must have relationships in the Film/TV, trailer, gaming community of music supervisors and content creators. You must be able to closely follow and impart instructions and information. You must understand storytelling with music and picture, be organized with solid playlisting skills and an understanding of sync music business.

    Responsibilities

    • Answer briefs from music supervisors as they come in, tracking them through to quote stage
    • Develop, cultivate and maintain lasting connections with music supervisors, co-publishers, labels, game companies and other content creators
    • Proactively seek unique opportunities for peermusic writers in Film & TV programming
    • Create and maintain playlists in DICSO based on mood, genre, theme, era, chart success, etc.
    • Compile and maintain Film/TV production grids to keep track of various projects by engaging with supervisors, networks, studios, game companies and online sources
    • Work closely with A&R, advertising and international offices to generate opportunities.
    • Engage writers for sync projects, works-to-brief and collaborations
    • Create, maintain and manage relationships with sync-rep and admin partner
    • Act as A&R and point person for Film & TV focused signings; ensuring songwriters and catalogs signed out of Film & TV department have their needs met company-wide
    • Find and sign sync-friendly songwriters and artists to the peermusic roster

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, fast learner, have good sense and sound judgment in practical matters
    • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in the music industry
    • Any second language is an asset
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Excellent written and verbal communication along with great interpersonal skills
    • Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize based on the evolving workload
    • Ability to work well in a collaborative, supportive team environment
    • COVID vaccinated required

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary and paid holiday schedule, including a paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s
    • Generous medical/dental/vision packages
    • 401k – 50% match up to 5%
    • Working as part of a diverse and respectful global community of people with a passion for music and serving those who create it

    For consideration, please send resume with a cover letter to bleger@peermusic.com


    Royalty Review Council: Royalty Accountant (Reposted on 07-28-22)

    Royalty Review Council has an immediate opening for a royalty accountant. Sherman Oaks based but this is a hybrid position and most work is remote.

    JOB#6011: Royalty Accountant

    Royalty Review Council has an immediate opening for a Royalty Accountant, an ideal opportunity for an experienced royalty accountant from the entertainment industry, particularly with experience with Counterpoint (Vistex) Systems software (Record Maestro and Music Maestro).

    Required Experience:

    • 2+ years of record label or music publishing administration experience in preparing royalty statements REQUIRED
    • Solid math skills and the ability to think analytically
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, lookups, data validation, formulas)
    • Experience working with Counterpoint Systems Record Maestro and/or Music Maestro a plus
    • Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or Music Industries Studies degree preferred
    • Ability to work within deadlines, exercise good judgment, and maintain client confidentiality
    • Strong written and oral communication skills

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Set up royalty rate terms and label copy information in royalty system
    • Enter quarterly sales, costs, reserves and related data for clients in royalty system
    • Review royalty statements for accuracy
    • Research unknown song publisher shares
    • Other music related projects
    • Meet established guidelines and timelines with high quality results

    Disclaimer: Job descriptions only provide an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

    Please apply via the RRC website, http://royaltycouncil.com/about/career-opportunities/


    Music Sales and Licensing (Posted on 07-28-22)

    Full-service music production company seeking sales and licensing team member!

    *** MUST HAVE PRIOR PRODUCTION MUSIC LICENSING/SALES EXPERIENCE***

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Representing and pitching our music catalog and music services to the major film studios, TV networks, music supervisors, production companies, ad agencies, etc.

    • Proactive outreach to your existing clients regarding new or future projects.

    • Continually building new relationships with potential clients through researching leads and consistent outreach.

    • Developing and implementing business strategies, quoting and licensing on projects as well as creative activities including song searches.

    Qualifications:

    • Must have at least 4 years prior experience in marketing and sales, music supervision and licensing, business development and client relations.

    • Outstanding networker with extensive existing clients and contacts in the entertainment industry and beyond.

    • Requires knowledge of music licensing and publishing including industry terminology and language used in license agreements, contracts, etc.

    • Knowledge of media production companies and networks.

    • Ability to adhere to deadlines and handle multiple assignments at once.

    • Excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a team.

    • Self-starter, self-motivated and takes responsibility/ownership of tasks.

    • Thinks outside the box proactively, strategically and analytically.

    • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing situations.

    **Competitive base compensation with commission structure, 401(k), etc.

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    Director, Business Affairs (Posted on 07-16-22)

    Executes the day-to-day legal work of the Creative departments business affairs group in matters involving high profile affiliates, publishers, managers, business managers, catalog purchasers, catalogs, songs, royalty assignments, negotiating and drafting of advance and guarantee agreements, term sheets, affiliation agreements, sponsorship agreements and venue agreements.  Advises the Creative team members on BMI policy and legal matters in their work, and to assure BMI’s compliance with laws and policies when interacting BMI’s affiliates and the music industry at large.

    BMI has transitioned back to working in the office on a regular hybrid schedule. At present, most team members are expected in the office three (3) days a week.  Decisions regarding future transitions will take place in phases as BMI continues to closely monitor COVID-19 as employee safety is our priority.

    View the full job description, application requirements, and apply here.


    Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., A.P.C.: Associate Attorney (Reposted on 07-16-22)

    Company Overview:

    Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., A.P.C. is a top boutique music law firm in Los Angeles, CA.  The firm represents music artists, songwriters, composers, music publishers, independent record labels, managers, producers, and estates and heirs of legacy music catalogues.  The nature of the firm’s work is transactional.  We handle contractual, copyright, and publishing administration matters on behalf of clients (i.e. no litigation).

    Our mission is to protect music creators, rights’ owners, and their catalogues through expert deal negotiation, intellectual property management, and advice for long term success.  We value honesty, confidentiality, professionalism, excellence in our work, expert knowledge and advice, and innovation.

    We are looking for a superstar Associate Attorney who is smart, positive, reliable, detail-oriented, trustworthy, and can work independently.

    Position Overview:

    This is a full-time, remote role, reporting directly to the firm owner/managing attorney.  Although the position is remote, the candidate must be a California resident.  There will be a brief, part-time evaluation period at the outset to ensure a good fit for both parties.

    Candidates should only be interested in a long-term position with the firm.

    View the full job description, application requirements, and apply here.


    Wise Music: Royalty Accountant (Posted on 06-17-22)

    We are seeking to recruit an outstanding professional to join our Publishing Licensing team in Santa Monica. Wise Music Group / G. Schirmer Inc. is a leading independent music publisher with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Italy and Sydney. Home to a vast catalog spanning both pop and classical music, Wise Music functions as a full-service music publisher and copyright administrator with a focus on promoting and exploiting their copyrights in the film, television, trailers and advertising world. The Los Angeles office offers a one-stop shop for music professionals, providing everything from publishing services and music supervision to songwriting and production.

    Metadata / Library Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate all metadata for Wise Music related catalogs and active roster.
    • Ingest catalog and frontline repertoire from new acquisitions (All genres).
    • Content management, audio ingestion and data management in Synchtank, DISCO and office library
    • Review upcoming releases for all MSC offices, assist in distribution of US repertoire when needed.

    Licensing Responsibilities:

    • Handle synchronization licenses for Educational, Non-Profit, Museum/Exhibition, Short Film, TV Broadcast, Orchestral, Online Performance Videos, DVD/Home Video, Indie Film and Industrial.
    • Manage data entry in Salesforce licensing database for creative synch executives, and deals through licensing pipeline to Contact Administration.

    View the full job description, application requirements, and apply here.


    Music Reports: Licensing Coordinator (Posted on 06-08-22)

    Music Reports is the leading provider of music rights administration services in the United States, offering a full spectrum of music administration services to clients including strategic consulting, music clearance, licensing, and royalty reporting. The company’s clients include the world’s most successful broadcasters, record labels, digital music services, wireless carriers, and consumer products companies. The Licensing Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing music clearances and licenses for Music Reports’ clients, as well as updating systems and preparing reports that track the licensing status of each project.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Support high volume music licensing projects for a wide range of music licensees across multiple media
    • Review and digest a variety of licenses with major and independent music publishers, collective management organizations, record labels, distributors, and management companies
    • Engage in written and oral communication with rights-holders to and rights users to ensure accurate, timely compliance with the terms of licenses to content used in clients’ services and programs
    • Research potential licensors for large-scale licensing initiatives to understand the publishing and recording rights they own or control and establish contact with them
    • Coordinate with colleagues in Audio Services and IT Operations to set up and manage automated processes for large-scale licensing campaigns, including preparing documentation, drafting templates and cover letter forms, and providing quality control services
    • Field daily inquiries from clients, senior licensing staff, and other internal departments regarding license terms, status, and negotiation points
    • Prepare licenses for rights owners and where appropriate revise them to reflect input from clients, senior licensing staff, and business and legal affairs departments
    • Review and vet recording and publishing metadata to ensure accuracy and formatting consistency
    • Maintain and deliver regular and detailed excel status reports to internal stakeholders and clients
    • Enter individual license terms into company’s licensing databases
    • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to facilitate systems and business process development related to novel license administration terms
    • Communicate with Copyright Research Department to enter updated rights ownership and contact information into company’s proprietary Songdex® database

    View the full job description, application requirements, and apply here.


    Position Music: Royalties Coordinator (Posted on 04-27-22)

    Independent music publisher/label Position Music is hiring for a Royalties Coordinator position.

    Position Music was founded in 1999 and is located in Burbank, CA.  Our current staff of twenty-eight is extremely passionate about music and supporting our artists. We offer competitive employee benefits, along with a friendly, casual work environment in a modern industrial office with recording studios and the biggest drum you’ve ever seen hanging from the ceiling.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Sourcing and archiving royalty statements
    • Importing and processing royalty statements
    • Data entry
    • Working hand in hand with finance on cash reconciliation against royalty statements
    • Obtaining payment information from vendors, songwriters, and artists
    • From time to time there will be various projects for Copyright department
    • Pulling and creating reports for A&R, Marketing, Synch and Copyright departments

    View the full job description, application requirements, and apply here.