Concord Music – Director of Business Affairs / Paralegal (US)

This position is based in Nashville and will report to the VP of Legal and Business Affairs. The primary purpose of this position is to provide substantive legal assistance to the Concord Music Publishing Legal Department.

Core Responsibilities:

The core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide assistance with legal due diligence regarding music publishing related acquisitions
  2. Draft comprehensive contract summaries
  3. Track and draft various types of legal notices and responses, including but not limited to termination and option notices (both incoming and outgoing)
  4. Assist with reviewing and briefing on various types of blanket license agreements involving new media technology
  5. Liaise with the copyright and royalties departments to assist with contract language interpretation and copyright chain of title inquiries
  6. Provide general administrative assistance
Requirements:
  • Paralegal certificate or Juris Doctor degree preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years prior experience with drafting, briefing and contract interpretation and analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of advanced music publishing terms and conditions and the ability to understand, interpret, negotiate and draft contractual agreements and comprehensive summaries
  • Well versed in the current state of Copyright Law, including but not limited to Sections 203 and 304 of the Copyright Act
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access), internet-savvy, experience with iMaestro is a plus
  • Must have a sense of urgency and commitment to meeting deadlines with ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • General agreement and acceptance of the Company’s core values

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