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Creative Licensing Manager

Universal Music Group

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 4 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

As part of Universal Music, Decca Music Group have more than 90 years of recording history and an outstanding repertoire. Decca Artists include Sir Rod Stewart, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Aurora, Jeff Goldblum and The Shires as well as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cecilia Bartoli, Nicola Benedetti, Andrea Bocelli, Joseph Calleja, Ólafur Arnalds and the innovative Mercury KX label.

Globe is the home for creative and commercial partnerships, sync and production at Universal Music; the Globe team help companies to navigate the world of music and provide creative solutions for brands of all sizes.

Skills & Experience

Be Creative
• Responsible for pitching and negotiating licenses for Decca Music Group /Decca Publishing songs / artists to our clients for TV adverts, Films, Computer games and UK TV shows
• This will be done directly to Advertising agencies, Music Supervisors, Trailer Houses, Games Companies, and freelance producer and directors as well as in response to briefs
• Responsible for pitching the Decca Publishing roster to the internal UMPG/UMG sync teams in the UK and Europe
• Marketing and 'selling' the roster via email and social media
• Quickly developing knowledge of the Universal master catalogue and Decca Publishing composer roster, including which composers/artists will do what and which will clear quickly if required
• Responding to niche classical and jazz brief as well as increasing number of projects and relationships we have in those areas
• Setting up meetings and going in-house to pitch songs to clients and obtain new briefs
• Attending gigs with clients on a weekly basis when restrictions are lifted

Be Strategic
• Attending label planning and publishing strategy meetings
• Co-ordinating and working alongside the Decca Publishing US sync team to optimise global sync opportunities for the roster

Be Collaborative
• Liaising with clients and composers to deliver bespoke musical compositions for advertising campaigns
• Sustaining and nurturing client relationships with Music Supervisors, Advertising agencies and all of our contacts
• Working across Universal & Havas relationship for talent links and projects
• Working with Brand Partnerships division on music releases and marketing

Be operational
• Attending Decca Records & Decca Publishing meetings and providing ad-hoc sync reports for the teams

Person Specification

Necessary
• A proven track record working in a creative role either within the music or sync related industry
• A broad knowledge of classical and jazz music as well as a keen interest in film
• Highly motivated with the ability to take initiative
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team
• Passion for music both new and old
• Able to quickly pick up the catalogue
• Strong communicator with excellent people skills

Your Benefits
• Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
• Private Medical Insurance
• 25 paid days of annual leave
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Holiday Purchase scheme
• Dental and Travel Insurance options
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Salary Sacrifice Cars
• Subsidised Gym Membership
• Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

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