Kobalt Music Group – Manager, Business Affairs (UK)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Affairs Manager to join Kobalt’s Business Affairs team in London. This is a legal role and will involve hands-on negotiating and drafting of various documents including agreements with our writers, as well as supporting and assisting the team with other legal matters. It will provide an excellent opportunity for you to develop both professionally and personally in a highly progressive music company.

  • Draft, negotiate and arrange for the signature and the implementation (along with internal teams) of various client (both writer and B2B) agreements and side letters
  • Prepare and review contract summaries
  • Draft, negotiate and arrange for the signature and the implementation (along with internal teams) of various other agreements relating to the publishing division such as agreements with sub-publishers and collection societies
  • Contract administration as well as liaise with and answer general legal queries from other departments
  • Assist the Business Affairs team generally with various administrative tasks
  • Maintain good relationships with external lawyers
  • 0-5 years’ PQE with relevant experience from a top music/entertainment private practice law firm and/or in-house role within a significant publishing company
  • Negotiation and drafting experience
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to disseminate complicated legal and contractual principles to non-BA staff in a coherent and precise manner
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in a role that can be pressurized
  • Attention to detail and an analytical mindset
  • Growing relations with music industry lawyers

At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists. We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like Childish Gambino, Akon, Freya Ridings, Paul McCartney and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K. We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. A full DBS check will be conducted on acceptance of offer.

Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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