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Temporary Manager, 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

You will focus on the international recorded frontline catalogue which BMG has built in the last twelve years, creating synch opportunities across all visual media. As part of a globally aligned strategy to exploit that frontline catalogue you will work closely with digital, catalogue and global recordings teams reporting to the EVP Global Repertoire & Marketing. The success in this role depends on strong communication skills and creative ideas with regards to placements of this specific frontline catalogue. Knowledge of upcoming visual formats and connections to the world of music supervisors and advertisement is key. This is a twelve month temporary position.


Your Profile

You are a highly committed, pro-active, hands-on and reliable professional, with a love for music, deep repertoire knowledge and keen to be part of the world’s fastest growing music company, BMG. You should be 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 (visual media companies and music supervisors), domestically and internationally (with colleagues in BMG’s offices around the globe); applying your knowledge of the synch market and its trends in evaluating repertoire of this specific frontline catalogue, tracking down missing assets or information, and communicating clearly yet diplomatically with all stakeholders.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Actively creating and seeking opportunities in all relevant media for BMG’s international frontline catalogue.
  • Contributing creatively to the frontline catalogue repertoire (i.e. coordinate synch focus tracks; sourcing of publishing, marketing campaign and other relevant information).
  • Liaising with Head Office in Berlin to make sure all of BMG’s frontline catalogue is covered, generating timelines and one-sheets etc.
  • 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.
  • Tracking projects across all media currently in production looking for music.
  • Build and maintain service driven and collaborative relationships with internal teams, including executive team, catalogue, international, digital marketing & sales departments to facilitate the frontline catalogue strategy and keep internal and external contacts apprised of activity.
  • Serving as a conduit of information on the frontline catalogue for the entire creative synch team (who will continue to pitch across the recorded repertoire).
  • Keeping Head Office updated on synch activity on a weekly basis.



  • Bachelor's degree in music business or related field strongly preferred
  • 2+ 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 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.


Here at BMG we are committed to equal employment opportunity and so all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, 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: 136982

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90036

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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