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Sr. Manager, Licensing

Warner Music Group

Los Angeles, CA 4 days ago
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  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Job Description:

Job Title: SrManager, Licensing

A little bit about our team:

WMG Licensing handles 3rd party licensing for WMG controlled masters for compilations, samples, merchandise and non-traditional uses on a worldwide basis. The department also clears 3rd party and WMG repertoire to be included on Rhino Entertainment frontline releases, custom products, and premiums.

Your role:

Responsible for clearing Warner US-controlled repertoire for Warner affiliate and affiliate client releases.

Here you'll get to:
• Negotiate, draft, redline and review all domestic license agreements for the use of WMG masters on any new audio-only project including compilations, soundtracks, podcasts, new media and as samples
• Work with company's Business and Legal Affairs departments to research the applicable rights and restrictions for recordings sought to be licensed and the stakeholders thereof
• Ensure compliance with all relevant artist, producer, distribution, and labor organization agreements
• Liaise between WMG's internal project managers at all US frontline and catalog labels as well as international affiliates and third-parties to facilitate licensing business on a global level
• Communicate directly with artist management teams, film companies and other major record labels to secure necessary approvals for licensing deals
• Track and collect income due under license agreements including advance payments, license fees and union dues
• Stay apprised of new audio formats and market trends to determine standardized rates and terms for licensing of emerging formats

About you:
• Knowledge of licensing procedures.
• Minimum one year music business experience.
• Very strong interpersonal skills.

We'd love it if you also had:
• Undergraduate degree preferred.
• Experience in drafting master audio licenses preferred.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d9e2j4-18-208-132-74-42 in your application.

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.