Sr. Director, Creative Synch

 

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.

 

Your Mission At BMG

 

The position functions as a lead client outreach for BMG’s dynamic and growing creative synch team, which places music in film, TV, advertising and other visual media. Focus is on all of BMG’s global repertoire and current releases. The success in this role depends on a well-established network of contacts in the music licensing, creative synch, and visual media communities, the ability to create and grow new business, strong communication and organizational skills, and working closely with artists, writers, and managers, as well as across teams internally.

 

Your Profile

 

The ideal candidate is able to: balance multiple responsibilities quickly and precisely, externally (artists, writers, managers), internally (A&R, product managers, creative synch/pitching and licensing staff), domestically and internationally; apply his/her knowledge of the synch market and its trends in creating synch license opportunities; evaluate repertoire; track down missing assets or information; and communicate clearly yet diplomatically with all stakeholders.

 

What You’ll Be Doing

 

  • Exhibit thorough knowledge of releases and imperative info for BMG’s recorded and published roster and catalogue assets and intiatives.
  • Attend label and publishing meetings (i.e. update meetings, international recorded update calls, as well as supporting the recorded team when signing new artist clients).
  • Liaise with US and international recorded team, generating timelines and one-sheets for the synch team.
  • Actively communicate priorities and expectations to the entire synch team.
  • Contribute creatively to the recorded and publishing 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
  • Initiate the creation of synch versions in close coordination with synch team, and manage the recorded music budget for creating synch remixes & edits
  • Track projects across all media currently in production looking for music
  • Attend internal/external meetings as well as potential signings when needed and circulate summary notes afterwards
  • Keep the recorded team and artist clients/managements updated on synch activity on a regular basis, depending on individual requirements
  • Accompany synch team members to external client meetings to represent recorded repertoire.

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree in music business or related field
  • 8+ years prior employment in the music business, preferably with a publisher, label, management, or agency, with experience in the synch licensing space
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Thorough understanding of recording and publishing rights 
  • Knowledge of current music trends across media
  • 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.

 

What’s In It For You

 

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two. Flexible Time Off Policy for Director level roles and above
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to Lynda.com
  • 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

 

 

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, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

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.

 

International offices are located in Berlin (HQ), Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Paris, Hilversum, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, Beijing, Sao Paulo

 

Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: California 

City: Los Angeles 

Postal Code: 90036 

Job ID: 122086

122086BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Date:  Feb 18, 2021
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90036


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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