Songtrust – Head of Society Relations (US/FR/NL/UK)

Founded in 2011, Songtrust, a Billboard Magazine Top Music Startup, is revolutionizing the traditional music publishing business. Our clients – ranging from indie artists to Grammy Nominees – retain 100% ownership of their copyrights and receive professional publishing administration services.

Our catalog consists of over 1,000,000 songs that have been performed and recorded by premiere artists.

Songtrust is the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator, enabling over 150,000 songwriters and over 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,000,000 copyrights.

Our industry-leading online solutions help songwriters, artists, managers, labels, and publishers simplify music rights management including the administration of music publishing assets, performing rights, and digital licensing.

The Head of Society Relations is the member of staff responsible for defining and leading Songtrust’s collaboration with rights management organizations around the world.

This person will manage senior/executive relationships with affiliated CMOs and plan for the continued expansion into territories where direct affiliation supports our objectives.

The Head of Society Relations will help ensure Songtrust is the most efficient and popular royalty collection company in the world.

Location

New York City, London, Paris or Amsterdam

Responsibilities
  • Manage executive relationships with global rights societies with whom Songtrust has direct affiliation; cultivate deep, strategic partnerships with each
  • Work with internal staff to research and prioritize new society partnerships that can enhance our offering to clients and lead Songtrust’s expansion into those territories
  • Hone Songtrust messaging to capture buy-in and support for Songtrust’s global ambition to be the default music publisher of choice
  • Build support for eventual entry onto the boards of CMOs
  • Partner closely with leadership across the Songtrust organization to enable execution against goals.  Key functional relationships include: Executive team, Growth, Publishing Operations, and Income Tracking
  • Lead, motivate and inspire multiple high-performance, matrixed teams to execute on our strategic prioritiesAdvise executive leadership on the evolving landscape of global royalty collection
  • Attend annual conferences (e.g. CISAC’s Society Publisher Forum) to meet with and know current and potential partners in various territories
  • Work with our global Songtrust offices on issues related to direct society affiliates
  • Participate with publishing operations to identify and progress Songtrust interests in CISAC and other international policy matters
Qualifications
  • 10+ years of working at a publisher with global operations, at a performing rights society / collective management organization, or other relevant experience
  • 7+ years of working at or with global rights societies on strategic and operational issues
  • Broad contacts with key personnel at major societies, deep relationships with many of them
  • Hands on knowledge of how music royalties are collected and distributed globally
  • Appreciation for technology and the opportunity it presents to improve global royalty collection
  • Proficiency in 2 or more languages a strong plus
Travel

This role requires international travel of at least 30% of the time

Why you want to work here
  • Ample opportunities to work collaboratively with a fantastic team
  • Rich benefits program, life Insurance, 401k with up to 5% matching for US Employees
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Free CitiBike Membership for NYC-based employees
  • Paid Volunteer Hours
  • Invitations from partners and clients to attend shows / events
  • Regular happy hours, speaker series in our conference space

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Songtrust’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and encourage all to apply.

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