BMG – Manager, Copyright Administration (US)

Manager, Copyright Administration (AV)

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As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.

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*BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalogue, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’.

Manager, Copyright Administration (AV)

Nashville, Tennessee

Your mission is to serve as the AV process lead of the US Copyright Administration team. You will oversee the processing of cue sheets and song metadata in BMG’s internal system and global PROs. You will serve as a key contact for all of our AV clients and provide the highest level of service.

You will collaborate with international colleagues from various departments to ensure our global strategy. You are a self-starter with a proactive approach towards tasks, creating solutions and effectively solving problems.

What You’ll Be Doing.
  • Gathering, processing, & routing incoming cue sheets, ensuring accuracy end-to-end.
  • Maintaining relationships with AV clients via regular calls and communications.
  • Overseeing cue sheet circulation.
  • Working with the team to resolve suspense and deferred AV income.
  • Assisting with the creation and review of enhanced reporting for external clients.
  • Reviewing, locating & obtaining missing cue sheets as requested by various parties, both internal and external.
  • Performing weekly quality checks of new songs entered into BMG applications to validate accuracy of data.
  • Reviewing, researching & providing timely responses to queries and information requests, including: label copies, claim confirmations, and others.
  • Creating & maintaining Client Fact Sheets for all active deals.
  • Facilitating all non-CWR workflows registrations as necessitated.
  • Requesting, tracking, & circulating composer agreements internally so that they can be set-up in BMG’s systems.
  • Testing software, including new versions of BMG applications, and documenting results.
  • Completing various ad-hoc projects and reports as required.

Must Haves.
  • You have experience in music publishing and copyright administration, ideally with a background in AV.
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Excel.
  • You have a strong analytical aptitude and are confident working with large sets of data and spreadsheets.
  • You are able to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways and make well-reasoned decisions.
  • You are collaborative and able to be flexible, embrace change and welcome new ideas.
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and a proactive mindset.
  • You are able to track, prioritize, and complete multiple concurrent projects, even under pressure or tight deadlines.

Nice To Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably Music Business.
  • Mastery of various cue sheet tools, formats, and public music databases.
  • Strong knowledge of music clearance, licensing process, and commissioning music.

What’s In It For You?
  • Enjoy flexibility with our hybrid setup: 3 days in office, 2 days remote.
  • Experience peace of mind knowing that our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage has got you covered.
  • Maximize your savings with our dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match of up to 6% after your first year.
  • Say goodbye to accruing vacation days or hitting a cap; take time off when you need it with our flexible time off policy!
  • Save money and time with our commuter benefits program.
  • Stay healthy and earn financial rewards with our fitness reimbursement program and wellness incentives.
  • Find your inner peace and boost your mental wellbeing with a complimentary subscription to the popular meditation app, Headspace.
  • Access well-being support 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Kick off your weekends early with Summer Fridays.
  • Unlock your potential with development opportunities, including mentorship programs and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Be inspired by our talented artists at our showcases and playbacks.

Pay Range:

$54,500-$59,500 per annum

The pay range listed above is dependent upon factors such as work experience, qualifications and business needs. In addition to the range above, this role is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus and applicable benefits.

Are you interested? Follow the link to apply!

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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.

Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: Tennessee

City: Nashville

Postal Code: 37203

Job ID: 268012

Date: Mar 6, 2024
Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37203

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