Senior Manager - Royalties (Publishing)


Position:          Senior Manager – Royalties (Publishing)

Department:     Royalties, Income Tracking & Audit

Location:          Paddington, London


Your Mission at BMG.

You will be responsible for providing support to the Director – Royalty Services and Audits (Publishing) in all aspects of managing the Royalty function


What You’ll Be Doing.

  • Overall understanding of all aspects of the Royalty function including Royalty Rates, flow of Royalties, Client payments etc
  • Cash entry for Sub-Publishing network  
  • Ensuring income is being collected, paid and processed accurately
  • Ensuring client contractual royalty data is entered correctly
  • Calculating any adjustments due and adding them to the system
  • Dealing with in depth client queries filtered from the client services team
  • Assist with Royalty Review after each period for Senior Management to view
  • Analysing incoming source statements and reconciling outgoing client statements
  • Liaising with the Copyright team regards to suspense and calc error
  • Be able to analyse income source statements and reconcile to outgoing client statements
  • Reconciling client accounts between Finance and the Royalty system at the end of each period


Your Profile.

  • Previous experience and track record of working in Royalties within the music industry
  • Highly organised and detail orientated
  • Self starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Critical thinker
  • Takes pride in work and ensures excellent quality
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong capability to work across different territories and cultures
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of Vistex desirable
  • Interest in music and the industry


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
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • A fun and sociable office environment


About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately.


We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.


BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.


Here at BMG we are committed to equal employment opportunity and so all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you require any reasonable accommodation or adjustments due to a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of the request.

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.


London, LND, GB, W2 1AS

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