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(Senior) Manager (f/m/d) Legal & Business Affairs - Global Digital Commercial Licensing


Founded in 2008, BMG has become the fourth-largest music publisher worldwide. Our success and competitive edge are rooted in our founding values of fairness, transparency, and service. Our mission is clear: to empower artists and songwriters to maximize the potential of their songs and recordings in the digital era.


We are seeking a (Senior) Manager (f/m/d) Legal & Business Affairs to join the Global Digital Commercial Licensing team in our Berlin office to help us to define the future of publishing and the utilization of sound recordings in the digital world! In this role, you will coordinate and assist license negotiations for BMG’s recordings and musical compositions with global digital platforms.


Your Tasks

  • Prepare and support negotiations with global digital platforms
  • Draft and negotiate side letters and standard license agreements
  • Research relevant topics (e.g. copyright legislation, Web3.0 opportunities) and provide guidance to the business
  • Manage internal processes for information sharing and obtaining approvals


Your Skillset

  • You have successfully completed a law degree and have already gained experience working as an attorney for law firm or in-house
  • Experience or studies in music, entertainment, IP, licensing or tech is preferred
  • You are proficient in MS Office
  • English - spoken as well as written - is easy for you to master. Fluency in other languages is more than welcome!


Your Mindset

  • You are highly organized and self-starter, with a high degree of quality awareness and an eye for detail
  • As an excellent communicator, you are very capable of working across different territories and with diverse stakeholders
  • You are able to work independently but also to stay in sync with the rest of the team
  • Last but not least, you have a great passion for music!


What We Offer

  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin and flexible options for remote work
  • Numerous benefits such as a free BVG job ticket, an annual Headspace membership, a reduced-price membership for Urban Sports, discounts for Bertelsmann employees etc.
  • Ongoing training opportunities on our internal platforms BMG Campus and Bertelsmann University 
  • Long-term career opportunities for all employees 
  • A collaborative work environment with an open, appreciative community of people who all share the same passion for working with artists and songwriters
  • Our unique corporate culture based on strong values and mutual support that make us a great team


This Is Us
As the great Kurt Cobain once said, "Come as you are." BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees. We value diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness, and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. If you're good at what you do, come as you are! Whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out, we welcome you to join our team.
All applicants to BMG are treated equally - regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, religion or belief.
(BMG is publishing Kurt Cobain's catalog, including the 1992 single 'Come As You Are.')


Company: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT GmbH - Corporate 

Country: Germany 

State/Region: Berlin 

City: Berlin 

Postal Code: 10117 

Job ID: 260079

Date:  Jun 6, 2023

Berlin, BE, DE, 10117

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