BMI – Executive, Writer Publisher Relations (UK)

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BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly. As a global leader in music rights management, BMI serves as an advocate for the value of music, representing nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.

POSITION TITLE: Executive, Writer Publisher Relations – London

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Europe & Asia

POSITION SUMMARY

Increases BMI’s market share by performing the following duties either personally or through the direction of others.

  • Recruits new songwriters and music publishers who have the potential to become the creators and owners of the world’s most popular music.
  • Manages the relationship between BMI and its more successful affiliates.
  • Evaluates affiliate royalty earnings to assist senior management in determining the appropriateness of advances or guarantees.
  • Negotiates with writers and publishers to continue their affiliation and manages termination requests.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with music industry executives and professionals.
  • Develops new relationships with up-and-coming music professionals, songwriters, artists and tastemakers to secure future talent for BMI.
  • Attends music industry seminars and events as a representative of BMI in order to maintain BMI’s profile and increase contacts.
  • Visits recording studios on a regular basis to sign up new songwriters and producers to BMI.
  • Creates and presents outreach programs to industry and community groups regarding BMI.
  • Monitors new trends in music and new business developments, identifies and analyzes the effects on BMI, its repertoire and its affiliates, and instigates new tactics to react early to these changes
  • Works with senior executives on special projects, such as the BMI London Awards dinner, showcases, songwriter camps, studies and meetings, as requested.
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of the song creation and music process from conception to hit status. General knowledge of A and R process.
  • Working knowledge of music industry trade, government/copyright and professional organizations.

Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the music industry; preferably in publishing, rights management or creative content management.
  • Ability to analyze songs and music for commercial success.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working with and maintaining database systems and reports, as well as word processing and spreadsheets.

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