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Membership Coordinator, Pop / Rock


New York, NY 04-29-2024
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Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 960,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, and represents some of the world's most talented music creators. Founded and governed by songwriters, composers and publishers, it is the only performing rights organization in the US that operates on a not-for-profit basis. ASCAP licenses a repertory of over 19 million musical works to hundreds of thousands of businesses that use music, including streaming services, cable television, radio and satellite radio and brick and mortar businesses such as retail stores, hotels, clubs, restaurants and bars. ASCAP collects the licensing fees; identifies, matches and processes trillions of performances every year; and returns nearly 90 cents of every dollar back to its members as royalties. The ASCAP blanket license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. ASCAP puts music creators first, advocating for their rights and the value of music on Capitol Hill, driving innovation that moves the industry forward, building community and providing the resources and support that creators need to succeed in their careers. Learn more and stay in touch at , on X and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook .

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Job Title: Membership Coordinator

Department: Pop/Rock, Membership

Location: New York, NY

Reports to: AVP and VP of Pop/Rock, Membership

Direct Reports: None

Job Overview:

The Membership Coordinator, Pop/Rock will play an important role supporting the creative, strategic goals and initiatives of the Membership Pop/Rock department in the ASCAP New York office. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Pop/Rock and Vice President of Pop/Rock, the person in this role will also be responsible for keeping all Pop/Rock staff up to speed on the status of the various ongoing department projects; will assist the Pop/Rock staff as called upon to facilitate department goals; will directly interface with ASCAP members (songwriters, publishers) and their teams (managers, attorneys, etc.) in-person at ASCAP events and on a daily basis as related to their ASCAP memberships. The person hired will be trained in ASCAP's internal software and systems and will gain the ability to resolve member issues that arise. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about upcoming talent, the N.Y. music scene, and informed about the music industry at large.

Additionally, the person in this role will assist in driving efforts to increase ASCAP's membership and drive licensing market share. They will be expected to leverage their knowledge of the music industry to cultivate and maintain strong relationships within aspects of the music industry, including indie and major record labels, publishers, lawyers, managers, and agents -- with a particular emphasis on enhancing ASCAP's on-the-ground presence in the NY area, which includes attending live shows, industry mixers, and in-person meetings with writers and staff of ASCAP publisher members. In this role, the person will be responsible for the discovery and development of up-and-coming, as well as established, songwriters and music publishers. This role will require strong interpersonal skills and strategic mindset to drive ASCAP's goals and initiatives. Key functions also include the planning of ASCAP membership events such as mixers and song camps, attending industry events, market research, and occasional public speaking.

Areas of Responsibility & Accountability:
• Manage schedules and arrange meetings for both the AVP and VP of Pop/Rock.
• Interface directly and in-person, as needed, with ASCAP members (songwriters, publishers) and their teams (managers, attorneys, etc.) pertaining to ASCAP Membership events and members' inquiries.
• Resolve ASCAP member inquiries utilizing ASCAP's internal software and systems.
• Assist and support the Membership team on various ongoing department projects, goals, and initiatives.
• Support budget management and track and submit expense reports for the Membership team.
• Help and contribute to the planning and execution of events.
• Attend ASCAP's Membership events.
• Attend industry events, mixers, studio visits or concerts , as needed.
• Other administrative tasks/duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:
• This role requires regular in-person office attendance in conformity with ASCAP's attendance policy, which may change from time to time. Employees are currently required to work in the office 3 days per week. Additionally, this role requires regular in-person attendance at ASCAP and industry events and in-person meetings with ASCAP members.
• Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the NY music industry preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
• Strong eye for detail and diligently organized.
• Exceptional judgment.
• Ability to juggle priorities and be a team player.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
• Ability to maintain a professional and pleasant demeanor while interacting with members and other industry professionals.

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:
• A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network.
• Vision plan that offers both in and out-of-network provider options
• Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match.
• An additional employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) plan.
• Generous time-off policy.
• Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
• Short term disability Insurance/salary continuation and long-term disability insurance.
• Company provided basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
• Supplemental and dependent life insurance options

Please be aware that ASCAP is not a nut-free or other allergen-free workplace.

ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Occasional out-of-state travel for in-person meetings may be required.

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $51,000.00 to $51,000.00 and the base salary offered to a selected candidate will be determined on an individualized basis depending on several factors that are unique to each candidate including geographic location (due to differences in the cost of labor), skills, education and prior relevant experience.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0062-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $51,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

ASCAP is home to more than 790,000 music writer and publisher members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy, and service for music writers and publishers, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers, and music publishers.