BMG – Sr. Manager, Artist Royalties (US)

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, Artist Royalties

Your mission is to provide our artists and clients with proper accounting and the highest level of customer service. You will serve as a key contact internally for our labels’ A&R, Finance, and Royalty Services teams for any royalty related inquiries or functions. Your approach to the task is creating solutions and solving problems.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Setting up contract and royalty rate models per contractual royalty provisions.
  • Reviewing artist/third party contracts and creating royalty rate summaries.
  • Assisting and coordinate detailed research royalty projects.
  • Calculating and implement royalty adjustments.
  • Clear sales, product, and rate calculation errors.
  • Researching and servicing inquiries from clients and their teams.
  • Managing the accurate, timely processing and review of artist royalty & joint venture statements.
  • Working closely with key departments at BMG including legal, finance, creative & Hub teams.
  • Supporting various ad-hoc projects, report requests, and royalty software testing as required.

Your Profile
  • You have a strong analytical aptitude and are comfortable working with financial data, calculations, spreadsheets.
  • You are highly motivated and work well in a team environment.
  • You are client focused, with a solution-oriented mindset and excellent problem solving skills.
  • You have strong communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion.
  • You are a self-starter with the ability to prioritize and effectively follow through under pressure and/or tight deadlines


  • Experience working in a distribution, participations, or royalty accounting position.
  • Background reading and interpreting contracts, especially related to royalty provisions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel; must demonstrate the ability to utilize intermediate-to-advanced Excel functions, including PivotTables, VLOOKUP, and other analytical functions.


It’s a plus if you also have any (or all!) of the following.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Music Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Familiarity with Record Maestro, SAP, Python, SQL, Looker.
  • SAP experience

What’s In It For You
  • Hybrid working environment – 3 days in office, 2 days to work from home.
  • Robust medical, dental and vision packages.
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • Flexible time off policy – no caps, no accruals!
  • Annual wellness reimbursement and options to earn financial rewards through completing qualified wellness activities.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program offering 24/7 wellbeing support.
  • Summer Fridays.
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including internal trainings, mentorship programs, access to Linkedin Learning; and more!
  • Artist showcases and playbacks.

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.

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