Senior Coordinator Copyright Administration

Date: Sep 17, 2018

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Year: 2018

Job: Senior Coordinator Copyright Administration

Requisition ID: 21150


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 Work at BMG

As the Senior Coordinator, Copyright Administration you will be responsible for the following items:

USCO Copyright Registration & Recordation

  • Complete and submit Copyright Registrations to the United States Copyright Office for all BMG-controlled compositions and recordings that are delivered to the Copyright department for the purpose of USCO registration.
  • Record assignments and/or other relevant documents with the United States Copyright Office.


Recoupable Cost Tracking & Analysis

  • Track, calculate, and submit recoupable costs to Royalties and Finance departments for all USCO-related Registration and Recordation costs.


USCO IT Development Coordination

  • Assist and coordinate with IT team on ongoing process to develop solutions and new tools to make the registration process more efficient.


Data Maintenance & Procedure Monitoring

  • File Uniform Commercial Code documentation with state Secretary of State, where necessary.
  • Liaise with Creative, Legal & Business Affairs, and Copyright departments as necessary on incomplete information.
  • Maintaining relevant USCO data and documentation across BMG systems.
  • Monitor and advise of changes in USCO policies, procedures, costs, etc.


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. Royalty Processing, 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 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.
  • Miscellaneous Information Service Projects.
  • Supervision of temporary employees and interns as necessary.


Your Profile

You have a strong interest in music publishing and music publishing administration. You are comfortable working in a high volume, fast-paced environment while 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.



  • Foundational knowledge of music publishing and the role that USCO Registration and Recordation play in protecting IP rights holders
  • Proficiency: Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills


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
  • 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.


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