Full Time Job

Legal & Business Affairs Manager - Digital & Commercial

Universal Music Group

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 02-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Providing Legal and Business Affairs support to the UK Digital and Commercial Division (comprising the digital and physical business partner account managers, the e-commerce team, the CRM team and strategic planning team). Providing advice and support to the UK labels, central UK Broadcast team; and the UK synch and brand partnerships team in relation to digital aspects of deals and marketing initiatives.

Skills & Experience

Be Managerial
• Providing legal advice to the different teams within the UK commercial division (which includes physical and digital business partner account managers; e-commerce; CRM and strategic planning)
• Acting as the Business Affairs point of contact for business partners, dealing with ad hoc queries from the labels
• Supporting the UK labels, central UK Broadcast team; and the UK synch and brands team in relation to digital aspects of deals:
• Advising on guidelines
• Queries in relation to digital deals
• Providing advice on publishing issues
• Providing data protection advice
• Providing advice in relation to e-commerce law
• Managing internal communications regarding deals, ensuring labels know about and understand deal structures

Be Operational
• Responsible for liaising with the UK labels, digital account managers and third-party content providers and business partners to agree digital marketing initiatives including live session agreements
• Supporting the Head of Legal & Business Affairs in relation to all new digital business developments and direct to consumer activities
• Providing support as and when necessary to the Central Legal team

Be Administrative
• Contract drafting and negotiation of a variety of agreements including, live performance agreements, digital licence agreements, other rights-based agreements; sales agreements; digital distribution agreements; e-commerce agreements; IT service and maintenance agreements, supplier agreements and general service contracts

Person Specification

• Post qualified experience within a similar setting
• Experience of intellectual property, technology, commercial and contract law
• Experience of data protection law
• Intelligent and quick to learn with an energetic and enthusiastic approach
• Approachable and personable, with a pro-active approach to relationship management
• Highly self-motivated, articulate, organised and confident
• Excellent team player, also able to work on your own initiative
• Excellent drafting skills and strong attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to work with individuals at all levels
• Ability to work well under pressure and to manage a number of simultaneous priorities
• Experience of negotiation and a strong commercial awareness
• Interest in digital music/media consumption

• Some music industry experience ideally in digital
• Expert understanding of Recording and Music Publishing industry
• Expert on anti-piracy and protection of rights
• Experience of consumer law
• Understanding of digital deals
• Experience of drafting and negotiating software development agreements.
• Experience of preparing, rolling out and advising upon company guidelines

Your Benefits
• Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
• Private Medical Insurance
• 25 paid days of annual leave
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
• 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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Universal Music Group

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