Full Time Job

Copyright Administrator

Capitol Music Group

Brentwood, TN 05-09-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Under The Capitol Music Group umbrella of UMG, Capitol Christian Music Group is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Employing over 150 people, Capitol CMG provides a challenging and rewarding work environment characterized by a commitment to our staff, our artists and songwriters, one another, our customers and community service.

The Copyright Administrator is responsible for setting up copyrights within Capitol CMG Publishing proprietary database, communicate copyright data externally, and support copyright initiatives.

How you'll CREATE:
• Set up all new songs within P.R.S. (Capitol's proprietary copyright & royalty database), ensuring data accuracy and processing for Capitol CMG Publishing copyrights
• Set up Capitol CMG writer and publisher accounts within P.R.S based on provide contractual information.
• Review contracts for song setup implications and writer/publisher information
• Proactively request song data, including monthly new song reports, from Hillsong, Thankyou Music, Re:Think admin clients and other strategic partners
• Maintain communication and systems to ingest copyright information from Publishing's creative staff, administered catalogs, and Label A&R admin (whitesheets)
• Research songs that are not found in Capitol CMG Publishing's Database
• Work with accounting staff to research, identify, and setup songs on statements that are not found in P.R.S. to ensure all royalties are processed or returned
• Research and respond to copyright disputes from Agents and publishers to substantiate or resolve claims
• Answer copyright inquiries and ensure all copyrights are set up accurately at PRO's & the MLC
• Support Copyright Specialist with various types of registrations
• Review translation requests and organize database of approved or official translations
• Aid in resolving copyright disputes
• Provide general support and backup customer service on an as needed basis for Publishing Administration staff through catalog changes and acquisitions
• Develop and maintain good working relationships with key individuals and organizations affecting copyright administration
• Provide reporting of catalog lists, writer schedules, and song data on an as needed basis
• Assist with the onboarding CWR process and help trouble shoot and potential set up issues
• Work with CCLI to ensure our catalog is represented accurately and payment details are correct.
• Hire and train admin interns.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Bring your VIBE:
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Knowledge of copyright administration and registration
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with diplomacy
• Familiarity with the Christian music industry
• General knowledge of music publishing and/or intellectual properties
• Bachelor degree preferred or a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience

Perks Playlist:
• Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
• Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
• 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
• Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
• A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
• Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
• 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
• Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
• Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
• 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
• 2-weeks paid Winter Break
• 10 Paid Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
• Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
• Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an E-Verify employer.


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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4q83q-44-192-79-149-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $720.00 to $0.00 Per Hour ($ USD)

Company Profile
Capitol Music Group

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