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Date: Nov 14, 2017

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90048

Status: Open Position

Company: BMG North America 

Requisition ID: 7631


Your Mission at BMG

The Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs will be based in Los Angeles, California and will report to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, North America.  If offered the position, you will be responsible for negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements relating to the acquisition and exploitation of master recordings with a focus on recording agreements, distribution deals, soundtrack album agreements, and licenses.  Additionally, you will work directly with label executives and senior management to manage ongoing contractual relationships and handle business and legal affairs matters for catalogs of recording artists.  You will also advise on rights issues and ensure compliance with contractual and legal obligations. 


Your Profile

You are a self-starter with outstanding communication skills.  You are able to manage a high volume of work with absolute precision.  You are able to work independently with little oversight and you have strong interpersonal skills. 



  • J.D. from accredited law school, plus State Bar admission (California and/or New York State Bars)
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the acquisition and exploitation of master recordings
  • Exceptional drafting skills
  • Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word experience  

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
  • 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
  • Onsite weekly yoga class


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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