Sr. Analyst, Data & Reporting

 

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

This position is primarily responsible for compiling, analyzing and providing royalty data to a diverse audience, both internally (Finance, Investments, Legal/Business Affairs, Creative and Client Services) and externally (writers/publishers, including their representatives, Industry Groups, and Outside Legal contacts).

 

Your Profile

The ideal candidate is a problem-solver who has the ability to prioritize competing requests.  The candidate understands and appreciates the need for confidentiality and discretion.  Further, the candidate has a strong solution orientation and is client-focused.  The candidate will also have the ability to analyze vast amounts of data and present summarized reporting to a diverse audience.

 

The ideal candidate also possesses the skills to develop and maintain relationships across a wide client base.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with clients and internal stakeholders, manage the expectations of these parties, and be able to resolve client and stakeholder inquiries in an efficient and effective manner.

 

 

What You’ll Be Doing

Royalty Data Analysis

  • Develop period-end royalty data analyses and present to internal stakeholders
  • Provide ad-hoc royalty data analyses to support various business functions, including options calculations, new deal agreements, existing deal extensions and income tracking
  • Create dashboards using Tableau and SQL to address diverse business cases

 

Client and Stakeholder Inquiry Resolution:

  • Provide fair and transparent answers and resolutions to a wide variety of client inquiries
  • Maintain the expectations and relationships with all clients and stakeholders
  • Handle and resolve inquiries from joint venture partners and internal stakeholders
  • Coordinate with other departments whose contribution is needed for full resolution

 

Royalty Adjustments

  • Extract and analyze royalties to asses the impact of royalties corrections
  • Process adjustments to correct royalties payouts to clients and stakeholders

 

Joint Venture Accounting

  • Prepare period-end joint venture statements for clients and joint venture stakeholders
  • Track and analyze joint venture expenses and royalties

 

Must-Haves

  • Robust knowledge of music industry functions and financial terminology
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Advanced financial analysis skills, including the ability to construct summary-level analyses from considerable amounts of data
  • Ability to interpret contracts and licenses
  • Strong public presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills across a variety of computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite and royalty/accounting systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2-5 years of work experience

 

Application

Skill Level

Job Necessity

Microsoft Excel

(incl PivotTables, Index/Match/Vlookup, Power Query and Macros)

Advanced

Required

Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word

Intermediate

Required

Royalty / Accounting Systems

Intermediate – Advanced

Required

SQL

Intermediate

Highly Preferred

Python

Intermediate – Advanced

Highly Preferred

Tableau

Beginner

Helpful

 

 

 

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: 37567


Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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