Manager, Recorded Sync International

Date: Aug 16, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90048

Year: 2018

Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Requisition ID: 22250


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.


Candidate Profile


The position functions as a liaison between BMG’s dynamic and growing recorded business, and the synch marketing team which places music in film, TV, commercials and other media. Focus is on all of BMG’s worldwide recorded repertoire/releases. The success in this role depends on strong communication and organizing skills, combined with a creative ear to identify and develop synch relevant repertoire out of BMG’s recorded roster and understanding of current music trends across medias and being confident interfacing with high-level executives, while having excellent communication skills and organization.


The ideal candidate is comfortable and confident in dealing with a diverse clientele, internally (from product managers and other Recorded colleagues to creative marketing/pitching and licensing staff), externally (artist clients and managers), domestically and internationally (with colleagues in BMG’s offices around the globe); applying his/her knowledge of the synch market and its trends in evaluating repertoire, tracking down missing assets or information, and communicating clearly yet diplomatically with all stakeholders.


Essential Duties


  • Exhibit thorough knowledge of releases and imperative info for BMG’s recorded roster
  • Attending both recorded and sync meetings (i.e. update meetings, international recorded update calls, as well as supporting the recorded team when signing new artist clients)
  • Liaising with US and international recorded team to make sure all of BMG’s relevant Recorded Frontline repertoire is covered, generating timelines and one-sheets for the synch marketing team
  • Actively communicate priorities and expectations to the synch team
  • Highlighting recorded repertoire to synch team/ Provide recorded music suggestions on projects, briefs, and pitch opportunities
  • Contributing creatively to the recorded repertoire (i.e. coordinate picking synch focus tracks; sourcing of publishing, marketing campaign and other relevant information)
  • Sourcing of audio assets, like instrumentals/TV versions
  • Initiating the creation of synch version in close coordination with synch team, and manage the recorded music budget for creating synch remixes & edits
  • Track projects across all medias currently in production looking for music
  • Attend internal/external meetings as well as potential signings when needed and circulate summary notes afterwards
  • Keeping the recorded team and artist clients/managements updated on synch activity on a regular basis, depending on individual requirements
  • Accompanying synch team members to external client meetings to represent recorded repertoire





  • Bachelor's degree in music business or related field
  • 3+ years prior employment in the music business, preferably with record label and/or management, including experience in the synch marketing/licensing space
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Thorough understanding of master/publishing rights 
  • Knowledge of current music trends across medias
  • Strong follow-up and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interface with high-level personnel
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced/high-volume environment
  • Well-organized with close attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Working in an international environment not required but certainly a plus.


We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company.


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 is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. 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 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2,5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. 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.


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