BMG – Copyright Registration Expert (f/m/d) (DE)

Copyright Registration Expert (f/m/d)

Founded in 2008, BMG has become the fourth-largest music publisher worldwide. Our success and competitive edge are rooted in our founding values of fairness, transparency, and service. Our mission is clear: to empower artists and songwriters to maximize the potential of their songs and recordings in the digital era.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and proactive Copyright Registration Expert (f/m/d) to join the Global Registration Services team in Berlin.

What you’ll be doing
  • Manage BMG’s centralized end-to-end musical works registration process with collecting societies, 3rd party sub publishing partners, and DSPs worldwide
  • Analyze CWR data compliance issues and oversee implementation of data validation rules
  • Oversee society return file processing and conduct in-depth analysis of registration data
  • Define and roll out company-wide best practices for an optimized registration data flow
  • Act as main point of contact for BMG affiliates and sub-publishers regarding work registration
  • Implement direct registration workflows in non-BMG affiliated territories
  • Identify and analyze registration issues, provide solutions to local BMG affiliates, and resolve registration issues directly with external partners worldwide
  • Build and maintain operational relationships with collecting societies worldwide, take part in industry wide format initiatives, and directly address format requirements globally
  • As Business Owner of BMG‘s registration applications, manage system enhancements, transitions from old to new formats or new version of existing formats, as well as the onboarding of new recipients
  • Coordinate work documentation related API data exchanges (e.g. IPI, society AV APIs)
  • Oversee regular registration audit reporting, and provide ad-hoc reporting upon request

What you bring
  • In-depth expertise in the Common-Works-Registration standard format (CWR), and extensive experience in a CWR-related role at a music publisher, collecting society or dedicated service provider
  • Fundamental knowledge of the musical work documentation processes in the music industry, especially at music publishers, Performance Rights
  • Organizations (PROs) and Mechanical Rights Societies
  • Solid understanding of the song registration processes for AV-repertoire (Rapid Cue, AVR, etc.)
  • Experience with data exchange choreography, file types, and structures (JSON, XML, APIs, FTP etc.)
  • Reliable team player, who fosters positive and productive collaboration
  • Sharp analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Values accuracy while maintaining a pragmatic approach
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to tailor communication to specific target groups
  • Fluent in English

It’s also a plus if you have:

  • Familiarity with other industry standard formats (e.g. DDEX MWN, LoD, BWARM, DSR)
  • Good overview of music publishing macro requirements
  • Experience with querying databases, such as SQL, and the Google Cloud Platform
  • German skills

What we offer
  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin and flexible options for remote work
  • Numerous benefits such as a free BVG job ticket, an annual Headspace membership, a reduced-price membership for Urban Sports, discounts for Bertelsmann employees etc.
  • Ongoing training opportunities on our internal platforms BMG Campus and Bertelsmann University
  • Long-term career opportunities for all employees
  • A collaborative work environment with an open, appreciative community of people who all share the same passion for working with artists and songwriters
  • Our unique corporate culture based on strong values and mutual support that make us a great team

This is us

As the great Kurt Cobain once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees. We value diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness, and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive.

If you’re good at what you do, come as you are! Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, we welcome you to join our team.

All applicants to BMG are treated equally – regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, ethnic origin, color, nationality, religion or belief.

(BMG is publishing Kurt Cobain’s catalog, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are.’)

Unternehmen: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT GmbH – Corporate

Land: Deutschland

Region: Berlin

Stadt: Berlin

Postleitzahl: 10117

Job ID: 265035

Location: Berlin, BE, DE, 10117

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