College Music – Catalogue and Licensing Manager (UK)

About the Role

We’re looking for an individual with strong experience within the world of catalogue and licensing management as well as publishing rights and contract negotiations and music law.

Our catalogue is largely within the realm of instrumental hip-hop, however still retains a wide scope of sounds and genres. We’re seeking someone to maximise the potential of our back catalogue, through proactively seeking out licensing, synchronisation and other commercial opportunities while ensuring correct registration of publishing rights.

You will also be responsible for the organisation and administration of contract extensions/renegotiations (with guidance from the label manager) as necessary.

Despite the specifics of your role, we always encourage input across all areas of our business, be it commercial or creative, so a passion and interest in the genres of music we operate within is a big bonus!

We are open to this role being remote, so are open to applicants from across the world. If you are local to London, we’d envisage a split of remote/in person work and are open to discuss this.

We are currently looking for a part time position of 16-24 hours per week, with a view to increasing hours in the future, performance dependent.

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Intricate knowledge and understanding of publishing, licensing, synchronisation and rights
  • Proficient contract negotiation skills and understanding of music law
  • Existing relationships with music supervisors et al
  • Understanding and knowledge of metadata and tagging
  • Proficiency in managing and organising large data sets within Excel
  • Familiarity with DISCO
  • Ability to work autonomously in a meticulous and methodical way.

  • Oversee and manage our label back catalogue
  • Proactively explore and secure licensing and sync opportunities
  • Oversee contract renegotiations/extensions
  • Registration of publishing works
  • Ingestion, formatting and management of label metadata
  • Research and procure commercial and promotional opportunities across the catalogue
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with music supervisors, buyers and other industry connections
  • Management and administration of publishing and recording rights
  • Support and contribute to new business initiatives.
  • Document and generate monthly reports of any and all licensing activity across the catalogue
  • General administrative duties relating to historic releases

About us

College Music is a record label and curation platform specialising in instrumental hip hop and jazzy beats. We began life as a YouTube page, started by two mates, Jonny & Luke (now 24 & 25 years old respectively) and were among the first to run 24/7 livestreams on the platform.

Fast forward to now and the label has released over one thousand total tracks with artists from across the globe, and accumulated one billion streams, Our HQ in East London is home to our casual office space as well as a recording studio, which regularly sees artists on our roster (and more) coming through for sessions.

We also have a sub-label, Well Overdue Recordings, which holds a strong focus on ‘Championing UK Sounds’, developing and nurturing local artists across UK Hip-Hop, RnB and more. We pride ourselves on being forward thinking and putting music first in all instances, and our ethos revolves around having a healthy and laidback company culture, while equally putting in the hard yards to get the various projects across the line.

We’re constantly evolving and developing our approaches and the services we offer, and are looking for like-minded people that will further contribute positively to our culture, thrive under multi-project situations and also stick around for a drink once the work is all done.

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