Manager, Mechanical Licensing Recorded Music


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 secure licenses for physical and digital recorded music products released in the U.S. and Canada by BMG and its various labels.


Your Profile

  • You have a clear understanding of music/video publishing rights and best practices
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter 
  • You have strong writing and time management skills and a high regard for client confidentiality
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and resolve concurrent projects
  • You enjoy providing great client service


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Confirm writer splits and publishing information with publishers, writers and artist management
  • Create product rate sheets, mechanical license requests, Schedule A exhibits and advice letters
  • Collaborate with Royalties team to ensure rate sheets are set up for payment
  • Research writer/publisher contact info online via The Harry Fox Agency and ASCAP, BMI, SESAC
  • Learn to use the iMaestro database, Capture (metadata), the GRANT licensing app and HFA’s e-mechanical portal
  • Interpret Artist / Publishing Agreements and controlled composition language.  
  • Use of BMG’s metadata application, Capture
  • Weekly review of BMG release schedules in order to manage priorities




  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ Years of experience working at a record label, music publisher, law firm, business management company, or in a related field
  • Knowledgeable about copyright and music publishing as it relates to licensing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.



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: 38786

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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