Manager, Copyright Administration


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

Your primary mission is to handle timely processing and notification of BMG’s publishing agreements. Additional responsibilities may include data updates (including, but not limited to song, royalty client and royalty rate data), Information Service/rights research, reporting and analysis.


Your Profile

You have an interest in music publishing and music publishing administration. You have familiarity with music publishing or other similar IP agreements, including royalty rate structures. You are comfortable working under pressure in a high volume, fast-paced environment.  Additionally, you are comfortable handling a high volume of varying and sometimes complex data entry.  You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion


What You’ll Be Doing

Deal Processing

Complete processing of BMG’s US intellectual property agreements (e.g. new Publishing, Master,  Modification, Extension, Option and Termination agreements as applicable). Including but not limited to:

  • Setup of clients, rates and agreement information in BMG’s internal databases
  • Entry of song details
  • Coordinating with Song Entry and/or Integration Team on requirements for song entry or       catalogue ingestions
  • Liaising and following up with Creative and Business Affairs as necessary on incomplete information
  • Notification of rights to North American Performing/Mechanical rights societies, digital partners and BMG affiliate offices and sub-publishers
  • Reconciliation of existing PRO registrations with schedules and songs claimed by BMG
  • Follow up with PRO’s, Affiliates, Sub-publishers and other income sources to ensure completeness of BMG’s claims
  • Review/verification of data entered by other members of the deal processing team
  • Feedback on setup and notification of agreements to Creative Dept/Business Affairs Dept and other deal stakeholders

Data Maintenance & Cleanup

  • Handle data updates and cleanup (e.g. IP, client, rate data) with a focus on client and rate cleanup required resulting from client inquiries (e.g. via Royalty Services) or internally identified business needs.

Information Service

Review, research and provide timely responses to rights queries and information requests. Including, but not limited to those from:

  • BMG US business functions (e.g. Synch/Marketing, Business Affairs, Creative)
  • BMG writers and clients
  • BMG sub-publishers and affiliates
  • Business partners (e.g. Hal Leonard)
  • Performing/Mechanical rights societies
  • 3rd party writers and publishers

Customer/Client/Business Partner Relations

Assist in maintaining and developing the relationships with admin customers and partners. Including, but not limited to:

  • Writers/clients
  • Performing rights organizations
  • Co-publishers
  • Industry organizations


  • Engage in and handle other ongoing processes or ad-hoc projects as business needs dictate or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervision of temporary employees and interns as necessary



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills and the ability to identify when information is incomplete
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of work 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



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


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: Tennessee 

City: Nashville 

Postal Code: 37203 

Job ID: 36692

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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