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Music Sampling Coordinator

Universal Music Group

Santa Monica, CA 09-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Universal Music Publishing Group is home to the biggest songwriters and artists in the world including Eminem, J. Cole, Nick Jonas, U2, Wu-Tang Clan, Imagine Dragons, Diane Warren, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Billy Joel, Luke Laird, and Ariana Grande. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the leading global music publisher with more than 57 offices in 47 countries. UMPG is currently searching to fill the role of Music Sampling Assistant. We're looking for someone who is intelligent and driven. An affinity for hip-hop is helpful, too.

The Coordinator, Music Sampling is part of our Sampling Team under Business and Legal Affairs and supports the Director of Music Sampling. The Music Sampling Team touches almost every aspect of publishing; from listening to brand new songs, to licensing and tracking the income. The Coordinator, Music Sampling will liaise with many departments at UMPG, including Business Affairs, Copyright, Creative, Finance, Income Tracking, and Royalties as well as UMPG's foreign offices and the major record labels. This job requires, in equal parts, a strong musical ear as well as an administrative skillset to manage and organize a large portfolio of matters at any given time. This position can grow for the right candidate. The ideal candidate has a passion for music and the business behind the music.

How you'll CREATE:
• Assist with the approval process for the licensing of new songs with samples and interpolations for independent requestors
• Listen and evaluate the musical character and nature of interpolations, and propose appropriate deal structures
• Research rightsholder and clearance information
• Send official approval and denial emails, including status updates
• Handle adaptation and translation requests, including arrangements, medleys, and mashups
• Track request progress using internal schedules and data tracking systems
• Perform administrative duties, including maintaining records for requests and records for archival department use
• Field inquiries both internally and externally

Bring your VIBE:
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills and ability to present well to the team
• Phenomenal organizational skills
• Superb time management
• Ability to listen and identify types of derivative works
• Outgoing personality with a willingness to aggressively chase down information
• Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure, multi-task and prioritize
• Ability to perform research, summarize info, and report back findings
• Ability to meet deadlines and safeguard confidential information
• Basic understanding of music publishing and copyright
• Strong knowledge of current music and industry trends
• Eager to learn and grow with the confidence to own tasks and projects
• Willingness to take direction and work in a team setting
• Some mathematics skills required
• Strong typing and computer skills, including Word, Excel, Windows software, and Outlook
• Musical background or ear training of some kind (musically trained, proficient musician, experience writing, or producing)
• Experience with clearing samples, infringements, or negotiating songwriter splits is helpful but not required
• 2-3 years Music Industry experience is a plus (preferably in A&R Admin, copyright, sampling, or music publishing)
• High school equivalent or higher required
• College degree in Music Business, Music Production, or Songwriting preferred

Perks Playlist:
• Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
• Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, ''Gift Week'', Summer Fridays
• Student Loan Repayment Assistance
• Employee Developmental Support
• Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
• Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3377x-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.

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Universal Music Group

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