Cinq Music Group – Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator (US)

CINQ MUSIC GROUP, LLC – Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator

Cinq Music Group is looking for a full time Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator in our Los Angeles Office. 

Schedule: Full Time Employee with 90 Day Probationary Period. After 90 period you will be eligible for benefits including: Health Insurance, 401K & more.

Location: Playa Vista, CA


Cinq Music is a Grammy winning independent record label, music distributor, music publisher, and rights management company. From rights management to brand management, our company provides a wide range of services for our clients — using technology as the foundation, we are focused on finding innovative new ways to market and monetize every available revenue stream to maximize its value.

  • Under the supervision of our General Manager and with the support of our international services and admin team, this position will responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the department and will administer all aspects of rights management for our label, distributor and music publishing companies.
    • oversee all digital rights-related functions including, but not limited to, master, video, and publishing rights management, content deployment, partner asset management, internal catalog management, agreement review, copyright claims, and general quality control
  • Contract administration and onboarding (recording, production, asset purchase/acquisition, distribution, publishing administration, co-publishing, etc.)
    • Contract brief preparation
    • LOD’s processing and follow up
    • Coordinate internal onboarding processes and confirm completion
  • Support our internal supply chain and digital distribution deliveries to all DSP’s
    • Familiarity Spotify, Apple/iTunes, and other audio DSP’s processes and CMS access and utilization
    • YouTube CMS certification in content ownership and asset monetization preferred
    • Facebook Rights Manager operations and maintenance
  • Music publishing registrations with USA and Canada agencies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR, HFA, MRI, CMRRA, SOCAN, etc.), and foreign collection administrator(s).  Neighboring rights deliveries and registrations with worldwide partners
  • Licensing (synchronization for master use and music publishing, mechanicals, other third-party licenses, etc.) system process tracking and administration.  License drafting and negotiation
  • Copyright registrations, both new works (sound recordings, music videos and compositions) and assignments (short form and asset schedules)
  • Conflict and counter-claim resolution and maintenance, and oversee all DMCA Takedowns and Counter-notifications processing with YouTube, SoundExchange, Neighboring Rights partners, Audio DSP’s, etc.
  • Coordinate the completion, collection and processing of documentation/releases for producer, side/featured artists, video production, split sheets, label copy, etc.
  • Under the guidance of our Finance team, monitor and track contractual advances and budgets
  • Support the research and analysis for new deal evolutions, compile metadata and revenue reports, media files, third party agreements, etc..
  • Manage and update internal right databases
  • Correspond with DSP’s, labels, managers, artists, publishers, accountants, third parties on all rights related matters.  Build strategic industry relationships
  • Maintain highly detailed and organized files.
  • Coordinate with team of local and off shore resources.  Must have experience and comfort level with remote team collaboration.
  • Report department metrics and status of work to Management
  • Handle business requests for rights and policy updates
  • This position is a direct report to the GM
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years related work experience
  • Deep understanding of the U.S. Copyright landscape and general intellectual property rights
  • Knowledge of label, distributor and publishing processes, databases, and technologies
  • Prior experience with DDEX, CWR, EBR, and manual registration methods for the U.S. P.R.O.’s or mechanical societies a plus
  • Prior experience manipulating and organizing large data sets
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), Google Docs (Docs, Sheets), SQL.
  • Tech-Savvy with strong computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills.  Fluent spoken and written English.  Fluency in Spanish is a big plus.

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