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Rights Administration, Business and Legal Affairs

Warner Music Group

Los Angeles, CA 02-03-2021
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  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Rights Administration, Business and Legal Affairs

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses.

Job Title:
Rights Administration, Business and Legal Affairs

A little bit about our team:
The Catalog Research and Rights Administration Group is a subdivision of Rhino Entertainment Company's Business & Legal Affairs Department and is responsible for researching WMG's rights to exploit its existing catalog recordings in response to queries from Rhino, WMG Global Catalog, and WMG's Synch and Master Use Licensing Groups.

Why this could be your next big break:

The candidate hired to fill this position will be responsible for performing various legal and rights research assignments involving questions about WMG's rights in and to its catalog recordings and accurately communicating his or her findings to the appropriate department.

Here you'll get to:
• Review, analyze and interpret various provisions in the recording agreements that govern WMG's existing catalog recordings, and accurately and succinctly communicate findings to appropriate individual or department;
• Conduct chain of title review and provide concise analysis;
• Prepare contract summaries of the recording agreements that govern WMG's existing catalog recordings;
• Prepare product memos outlining royalties information applicable to products being released;
• Perform general legal research pertaining to WMG's rights in its existing recording agreements; and perform such other duties and tasks related to the Business & Legal Affairs Department's role and responsibilities as reasonably may be required.

Rockstar candidates will be able to:
• Be able to work well independently and as part of a team;
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Possess excellent analytical, mathematical and organizational skills;
• Be able to meet deadlines consistently and effectively while working under pressure;
• Possess unwavering attention to detail;
• Be intellectually curious and have a passion for the music business;
• Be able to manage multiple assignments at any given time and prioritize them effectively and appropriately;
• Have strong computer skills, including strong data entry skills (with an emphasis on accuracy) and strong proficiency using Microsoft Office's Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications.
• Juris Doctor degree required
• Admission to a state bar is preferred

It would be music to our ears if you also had:
Preferably, candidates will possess 1 to 3 years of experience working in a position or positions involving the review, analysis and interpretation of recording agreements and other music industry agreements.

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Company Profile
Warner Music Group

With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville.