Product Owner (Royalties)



We are hiring!


We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Owner (Royalties) to join our growing IT & Systems department here in our Paddington office!


Your Mission at BMG.
You’ll be responsible for owning customer software products used by our Royalties community.


Your Responsibilities.

  • Connect with users in the Royalties community with the aim of understanding them and what their needs are.
  • Be the voice of the customer and ensure that our software products are helping the business users achieve better outcomes.
  • Assess the value of the work using best practices within Product Management (Agile/Scrum).
  • Provide vision, direction and methodology to development teams and stakeholders across projects.
  • Release planning in conjunction with development teams & ongoing communication with business stakeholders.
  • Assess value/return on investment, develop business cases, prioritise epics and stories to align with overall business and product strategy.
  • Ensure a good balance between feature set development and continuing resolving of technical debt.
  • Play an active role in resolving blockers preventing successful completion.


Your Profile.


  • Experience in the music or media industry and the IT systems/applications within it.
  • Experience working closely with engineers, agile and/or scrum teams and ability to switch to waterfall where this is the more suitable approach.
  • Understanding of music Royalties.
  • Empathy for business user requirements and passion for software product development.
  • Proven ability and desire to engage and collaborate with all stakeholders/
  • Track record of understanding core customer needs and translating these clearly into product development process.
  • Agile / Scrum Qualification
  • Love for Music!


  • Proven experience as a product owner or product manager driving business capability expansion


Now, what's in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Annual gig allowance
  • Artist showcases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subscription to Headspace
  • Give As You Earn Scheme 
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • A fun and sociable office environment (Currently virtual!)
  • Flexible working opportunities


About BMG

Founded in 2008, BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients.


BMG’s 19 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 3m songs and recordings, and thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach which now includes production music, film and books as well as music publishing and recordings.


BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.



At BMG we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We want all applicants to perform to their full potential throughout the recruitment process. To ensure you are able to perform to your full potential, we are easily able to offer reasonable adjustments. If you require support with your application or would benefit from reasonable adjustments during the recruitment processes do not hesitate to reach out to us at

We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

It is really important to us that our staff are paid fairly and proportionately so as such we are proud to be an accredited London Living Wage employer.

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

London, LND, GB, W2 1AS

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