Manager, Mechanical Licensing


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


Your Profile

  • You have a comprehensive understanding of music publishing rights and best practices
  • You have  5+ years experience working in mechanical licensing at a music publisher or record label
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter. 
  • Your have strong written and verbal skills 
  • You have strong time management skills and can juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment


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.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferable in Music Business or related field
  • Minimum 5 years mechanical licensing experience at a music publisher or record label
  • Basic understanding of mechanical licensing and current industry practices
  • 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


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 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: 141924

Date:  Apr 20, 2021

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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