Concord – General Manager Global Administration (US)

CONCORD IS THE INDEPENDENT, WORLDWIDE LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND MANAGEMENT OF RECORDED MUSIC, MUSIC PUBLISHING, AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE RIGHTS.

With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Miami, London, and Berlin, Concord has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters, and a vast and historic catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music history.

The newly created position of General Manager Global Administration will actively manage and provide strategic and technical guidance on all Royalty, Copyright and Licensing administration (excluding Theatricals Licensing) for Concord’s Recorded Music, Music Publishing and Theatricals business units throughout the world.

The GM will oversee implementation of state-of-the-art software, systems and best practices in close collaboration with his or her department heads, the Finance department and COO. In addition, the GM will maximize efficiencies, communication and transparency for all Concord stakeholders and staff.

Core Responsibilities:   

The GM will have oversight of Concord’s global Royalty, Copyright and Licensing departments, excluding Theatricals Licensing, including staff currently located in the Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, London and Berlin.

The Recorded Music and Music Publishing Royalty departments are responsible for:
  • Obtaining and reviewing source files and statements for loading and matching into royalty systems
  • Completing quarterly and six-monthly royalty processing runs
  • Timely payment of royalties to all stakeholders
  • Liaising with managers and stakeholders on all royalty issues.
  • Providing timely royalty accruals to the relevant accounting department.
The Music Publishing Copyright department is responsible for:
  •  New deal implementation
  • Ingesting new songs and catalogs
  • Title registrations at MRO’s and the Copyright Office
  • Mechanical licensing and permissions
  • Conflict resolution and data management
  • Client interaction
  • Deal interpretation and processing
  • Liaising with MRO’s, managers and stakeholders on all copyright issues.
The Licensing Administration department is responsible for:
  • Clearance and licensing of sound recordings and compositions for use in all areas of synchronization, sampling and name and likeness.
  • This includes fielding requests from clients, securing necessary approvals, negotiating fees, drafting licenses, and issuing and collecting invoices.

The GM will also be responsible for all issues relating to incoming royalty audit and analysis, in close collaboration with his or her department heads, the Finance department and COO.

Outline of Specific Functions: 
  • Ensure royalty processing procedures are carried out for all designated global territories and divisions in accordance with controls.
  • Prioritize workload for the various royalty department heads adhering to agreed deadlines and royalty timetables.
  • Approval of final run closes for designated Royalty teams and territories.
  • Approval of regular, timely royalty accrual information that is provided to the relevant accounting department.
  • Provide high-level support and training for all global territories and royalty teams.
  • Prepare statistics and detailed royalty reporting for the territories and senior management.
  • Perform analysis of royalty data and processes, including client/rate structures, royalty calculation, and financials.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements and assist with their implementation.
  • Lead the design and testing of system development, department tools and upgrades.
  • Maintain and update royalty procedure and system documentation.
  • Provide strategic advice and direction to the Head of Global Licensing
  • Assist in developing licensing department policies and best practices
  • Reviewing monthly licensing and collection activities and recommend action
  • Provide advice and leadership to the Royalty, Copyright and Licensing department heads
  • Assist in developing copyright department policies and best practices
  • Ad hoc analyses and projects, as assigned
Requirements:
  • 10+ years of music industry experience in royalties, copyright, licensing and/or administration
  • Staff management experience
  • Strategic planning experience with an ability to communicate effectively at senior management level
  • Experience of taking a senior role within new system implementation or development

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