BMG – Senior Manager, Royalty Audit (US)

Come As You Are.

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.

All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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

Sr. Manager, Royalty Audit

Nashville, Tennessee

Every day, BMG collects vast amounts of sales and usage data from all over the world. It is checked, then double-checked so our clients are paid fully, accurately, and on time.

Occasionally, BMG’s songwriter and recording artist clients contract with 3rd party auditors to review BMG’s royalty accountings. As Sr. Manager, Royalty Audit, you’ll act as BMG’s representative to those auditors. First and foremost, your day-to-day workings will align with BMG’s directive of fairness and transparency to its clients.

BMG’s Incoming Tracking & Audit team has a 360° view of the music business and works closely with a wide remit of departments and foreign affiliate offices. As Sr. Manager, you will gain invaluable exposure into the workings of a global music business.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to learn. If you are an organized, self-motivated music lover who enjoys detective work and deep-diving into data, then this could be the perfect job for you!

Would you like to be part of a talented team of music professionals from around the world delivering the best to their clients?

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Facilitating the entire royalty audit process for both songwriter and recording artist clients.
  • Initiating preliminary internal research on the auditing client.
  • Establishing clear and effective communication with external auditors following BMG’s inbound audit best practices.
  • Compiling and providing reports and source documents.
  • Collaborating with internal departments and foreign affiliates to address audit inquiries.
  • Carefully reviewing and assessing audit report claims.
  • Ensuring all components are addressed at the conclusion of an audit.
  • Maintaining project statuses in BMG’s project tracking tool.

Must Haves
  • Experience in royalty audit or accounting – music publishing and/or recorded royalty.
  • Skills in analyzing music publishing and/or recorded royalty agreements.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong data analysis abilities.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Eagerness to deep-dive and learn all aspects of BMG’s royalty accounting business – legal, copyright, royalties, income tracking, synchronization, licensing, etc.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a talent for effectively managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • A proactive, solution-oriented approach with a curious mindset.

Nice To Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music business or other relevant field.
  • Experience with SQL and/or Python.
  • Familiarity with Google BigQuery, Looker, or respective equivalents.

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:

$75,000 – $82,000 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!

We are an E-Verify employer. For more information, please click on the following links.

E-Verify Participation Poster: English / Spanish

E-Verify Right to Work Poster: English | Spanish


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: 269402

Related Music Business Jobs