Senior Coordinator 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 in this administrative role will be to support both the deal and song processing functions within BMG’s US Copyright Administration Department.  Primary responsibilities will include supporting the timely processing and notification of BMG’s US intellectual property agreements as well as the entry of new songs/maintenance of existing songs in connection with BMG’s US repertoire.  Additional responsibilities will include information service/rights research and ad-hoc projects as business needs dictate or as assigned by supervisor.  In this role, which is crucial to various internal and external processes such as registration, licensing and royalty processing, you will interact with most departments in the US and internationally, but also with BMG clients, performing and mechanical rights organizations, record labels, etc.

 

Your Profile

You have an interest in music publishing and recording administration. You have a basic understanding of music publishing or other similar IP agreements. 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

Support the processing of BMG’s US intellectual property agreements (e.g. new publishing, master, recording and production music agreements as well as amendments, extensions and options), with an emphasis on:

  • Assisting with the notification of rights to North American Performing/Mechanical rights societies, digital partners and BMG affiliate offices and sub-publishers relating to writer PRO changes and writer publishing designee updates
  • Supporting the setup of contractual information in BMG’s internal database with respect to master, recording and production music agreements
  • Reviewing, researching and providing timely responses to claim/rights queries and information requests, including, but not limited to those from:  BMG US business functions, BMG writers and clients, BMG sub-publishers and affiliates, business partners, performing/mechanical rights societies and 3rd party writers and publishers
  • Reconciling existing PRO registrations with schedules and songs claimed by BMG
  • Liaising and following up with Creative and Business Affairs as necessary on incomplete information

Song Entry & Maintenance

  • Enter and update songs delivered from a variety of sources, with an emphasis on new deal Schedule A and expedited deliveries.
  • Research and validate missing or incomplete song data, liaising with the Creative Department where necessary
  • Review CWR data on a bi-weekly basis to ensure new and updated songs were properly submitted to societies                                                                                                                                       
  • Review, research and provide timely responses to rights queries and information requests, including label copy and claim confirmations    
  • Coordinate with Song Entry and/or Data Services teams on requirements for song entry or catalogue ingestions                                                                                                          

 

Must-Haves

  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Consistent attention to details
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills and the ability to identify when information is incomplete
  • Basic contract interpretation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication

 

 

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 Lynda.com
  • 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: 39444


Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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