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Manager, Mechanical Licensing (Publishing)


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As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.

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Manager, Mechanical Licensing (Publishing)


Your primary mission is issuance of U.S. and Canadian licenses for physical and digital releases containing compositions in BMG’s publishing catalog.


What You’ll Be Doing.

  • Serve as a BMG representative to external labels to confirm publishing splits/label copy with labels prior to release of product containing BMG compositions
  • Liaise with Creative Admin and Information Services to confirm splits for compositions
  • Review artist agreements supplied by labels to calculate rates payable in accordance with controlled composition clauses
  • Draft mechanical licenses and confer with labels to see through to ensure final execution
  • Partner with Income Tracking Department to proactively pursue releases and confirm licensing statuses
  • Coordinate with Legal and Copyright departments with respect to disputes/legal holds
  • Additional general licensing work for uses of compositions in samples, adaptations, translations, etc.



  • You have a comprehensive understanding of music publishing rights and best practices
  • You have mechanical licensing experience at a music publisher or record label
  • You have a strong understanding of mechanical licensing and current industry practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter. 
  • You have strong time management skills and can juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.


It’s a plus if you have a bachelor’s Degree, preferable in Music Business or related field, but this is not essential.


What’s In It For You.

  • Hybrid working environment – 3 days in office, 2 days to work from home.
  • Robust medical, dental and vision packages.
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • Flexible time off policy – no caps, no accruals!
  • Annual fitness reimbursement and options to earn financial rewards through completing qualified wellness activities.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program offering 24/7 wellbeing support.
  • Summer Fridays.
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including internal trainings, mentorship programs, access to Linkedin Learning; and more!
  • Artist showcases and playbacks.


Are you interested? Follow the link to apply!


BMG - est. 2008 - is the world's fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG's pitch is unique - a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG's 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history.

BMG's fresh approach includes production music, films, books, artist management, merchandise, neighboring rights, and live as well as music publishing and recordings off the same service platform. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. 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.


Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Tennessee 

City: Nashville 

Postal Code: TN 37203 

Job ID: 256543

Date:  Mar 12, 2023

Nashville, TN, US, TN 37203

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Media Publishing, Work from Home, Accounts Payable, Publishing, Contract, Finance

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