Kobalt – Dutch-speaking Copyright Assistant (UK)

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Joining the Publishing Copyright department in our London office, the primary role of the Copyright Assistant will be to assist the team in managing our catalogue in the Netherlands by ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at the local collection society – BUMA/STEMRA.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills when dealing with general enquiries from internal and external sources and can deal with pressure but remain optimistic and persistent to complete tasks accurately and efficiently.

BACKGROUND

Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies.

Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity.

Collection of royalties has traditionally been time-consuming and costly. Kobalt has developed centralised, automated and efficient administration services supported by a scalable, proprietary, dedicated system using the latest technology.

Because of Kobalt’s innovative approach, Kobalt offers a reduction in royalty collection time of up to 50%, more effective collection as well as substantially improved transparency.

We’re currently over 400 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you – share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!

WHAT DOES A COPYRIGHT ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO?
  • Ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at the Dutch speaking collection societies in the Netherlands
  • Dealing with general enquiries regarding our claims to works and the terms of our publishing agreements
  • Handling song disputes and duplicate claims
  • Processing new works and agreements as the company acquires rights to new catalogues
  • Processing royalty statements received from collection societies
  • Analysing the royalties received to identify possible underpayment or delayed payment, and working with the societies to resolve these issues
  • You may be asked to take on extra responsibilities – please be aware that the above list is not exhaustive
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • High level of written and spoken Dutch as well English is essential
  • Excellent communication skills: the duties require a very high level of communication internally and externally; we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to audience
  • Track record of excellent organization and prioritisation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and a detail-driven mind-set
  • High level of numeracy
  • Basic Excel skills are preferred but not essential
  • Previous admin and copyright experience in a similar role as well as a good understanding of music publishing is advantageous
  • High level of written and spoken French is desirable

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