BMG – Director, Royalty Income (UK)

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Director- Royalty Income

Location: London

At BMG, we are seeking a talented Director of Royalty Income to lead our efforts in collecting royalties across various business functions, including Recorded Music Rights, Neighbouring Rights, and Publishing. If you are a fast-paced adapter with a high sense of ownership and strong communication skills, we invite you to join the world’s fastest-growing music company.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Supporting the Senior Director while managing a team of two talented professionals.
  • Managing approximately 40+ societies for Neighbouring Rights and 200 various senders for Recorded Music Rights, processing an average of 100 monthly receipts.
  • Tracking, chasing, monitoring, analyzing, and accurately processing cash receipts while addressing any payment issues.
  • Spearheading the development of tools to automate and scale processes.
  • Collaborating with Income Tracking, Neighbouring Rights, Supply Chain, Finance, and the Processing Team to ensure accurate data.
  • Raising invoices from external sources quickly and accurately as required.
  • Addressing ad hoc queries as they arise.

Who You Are
  • Experienced leader with the ability to support and develop a team.
  • Strong understanding of Recorded and/or Neighbouring Rights.
  • Familiarity with Royalty Statements and the overall Royalty Functions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Previous experience in the music industry, particularly in royalty-related roles.
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Strong analytical and reporting abilities.
  • Passionate about music and the industry.

It’s also a plus if you have proficiency in an additional language to English.

Now, what’s in it for you?
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year and an extra day for your birthday!
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • 6 months parental leave on full pay for all new parents, regardless of gender and sexual orientation.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Private Health Insurance.
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • Annual gig allowance.
  • Artist showcases.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Subscription to Headspace.
  • Give As You Earn Scheme .
  • Excellent development opportunities.
  • A fun and sociable office environment.

Are you interested? Follow the link to apply!

BMG – est. 2008 – is the world’s fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history.

BMG’s fresh approach includes production music, films, books, artist management, merchandise, neighboring rights, and live as well as music publishing and recordings off the same service platform. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

Location: London, LND, GB, W21AS

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