Temporary Job


Warner Music Group

New York, NY 05-26-2020
  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Title: Paralegal (Temp)

Reports To: Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

Department: Business & Legal Affairs

Location: New York, New York

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and highly sought-after Business & Legal Affairs team at Alternative Distribution Alliance.

A little bit about our team: The Business & Legal Affairs department provides global business and legal support to Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), which offers distribution, sales and frontline label services to a wide variety of third party record labels and artists; Asylum Records (a relaunch of the iconic frontline record label founded in 1971 by David Geffen); and Arts Music, a new division combining classical, musical theatre (including Ghostlight Records), jazz, kids and other non-pop genres; and other digital and technology initiatives (with an emphasis on startups and innovation).

Why this could be your next big break: This is a truly unique and highly coveted position to perform business and legal affairs efforts for several lines of businesses within the ADA umbrella which sits within Warner Music Group, a home to a collection of the best-known labels in the music industry, as well as one of the world's leading music publishers. You will have the opportunity to help craft our strategy and play a key role in fast-paced artist and distribution deals, as well as acquisitions, JVs, equity investments, new technologies and strategic partnerships.

Detailed Job Description/Responsibilities:
• Draft initial legal documents for attorney review, including proposals; long-form distribution agreements; and video production and artwork agreements.
• Prepare and circulate comprehensive deal summaries.
• Interpret, advise and respond to questions regarding complicated contractual provisions.
• Prepare and track legal production schedules necessary to greenlight cleared masters.
• Track, organize and upload documentation to proprietary server systems.
• Prepare and circulate winding down summaries for outbound labels.
• Negotiate and handle label waivers for multiple labels.
• Track end dates for label agreements for renewal and termination purposes.

Required Competencies/Skills:
• College degree.
• Minimum 3 years of experience at a law firm or in an in-house business and legal affairs role, with a proficient understanding of legal contracts.
• Experience in the music industry.
• Proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook, and general ability to navigate new technological systems.

It would be music to our ears if you also were:
• Highly detail-oriented, organized and accurate.
• Able to prioritize and manage large volumes of work independently.

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.