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Coordinator, Synch Licensing


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Synch Licensing Coordinator

Los Angeles, California


Your primary mission as Coordinator, Synch Licensing is to administratively support the Synch Licensing department heads with various tasks; assist in the facilitation and execution of the synch negotiation and licensing process; research and respond to internal and/or external writer/artist inquiries relating to synch negotiations, copyright questions, and/or payment issues; liaise with Creative Synch, A&R, Recorded, Copyright, Legal & Business Affairs and other BMG divisions; as well as other department duties as appropriate.


What You’ll Be Doing.

  • Supporting the Global Head of Synch Licensing, Head of US Synch Clearance and Head of US Synch Licensing Administration, which includes but is not limited to: meeting scheduling, circulating meeting agendas and taking department meeting minutes; pulling reports, auditing/organizing data and creating presentation slides; sending quote approval requests to internal clients and submitting approved quote paperwork to external licensees; and other general support duties, as needed.
  • Fielding and/or handling ad hoc clearance requests from third party licensees and/or BMG affiliates (as applicable) in the categories of TV, independent films, merchandise, non-branded Internet videos, gratis requests and/or other miscellaneous visual media.
  • Identifying BMG’s ownership/control of an applicable composition/recording; interpreting internal contracts to determine synch licensing approval restrictions; discussing with approval party or BMG international affiliate to communicate request details and secure approval.
  • Auditing and maintaining the data integrity of our centralised licensing system via tracking and uploading of cue sheets and licensing backup, updating internal notes, supporting synch income recovery efforts, and handling general data maintenance including data entry support for specific clearance colleague(s).
  • Additional tasks as appropriate, including but not limited to: monitoring the general synch licensing inbox and responding to or delegating inquiries received therein; researching and responding to internal and/or external queries related to synch activity, copyright issues, and payment statuses.



  • You have a passion for music and interest in synch licensing, alongside a desire to learn, grow and expand within a dynamic and team-orientated synch department.
  • You have Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint) and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat.
  • You have a sharp attention to detail, the ability to work quickly and efficiently, and strong personal administrative/organizational skills. 
  • You thrive in a fast-paced setting and have the ability to (and take enjoyment in) juggling and prioritizing a high volume of tasks. 
  • You communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly in person, via email and over the phone, and you enjoy working in an environment with varying personalities and priorities.  


Plus, not a must: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, and/or previous experience within synch licensing.


What’s In It For You.

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to Linkedin Learning. 
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music


Are you interested? Follow the link to apply!


BMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


BMG - est. 2008 - is the world's fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG's pitch is unique - a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG's 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history.

BMG's fresh approach includes production music, films, books, artist management, merchandise, neighboring rights, and live as well as music publishing and recordings off the same service platform. 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.


Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: Los Angeles 

Postal Code: 90036 


Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90036

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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