Kobalt Music – Senior Manager, Business Affairs (UK)

Senior Manager, Business Affairs, London

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior 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 writer and publishing company clients, 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.

  • You will draft, negotiate and handle the signature and the implementation (along with other internal teams) of various client (both writer and B2B) agreements and side letters as well as various other agreements relating to the publishing division such as agreements with sub-publishers and collection societies.
  • You prepare and review contract summaries as well as assist the Business Affairs team generally by carrying out various other legal and administrative tasks.
  • You maintain good relationships with external lawyers as well as advise and support our finance, creative, copyright and client relations teams on a variety of matters including deal terms, IP matters, dispute resolution, deal-flow processes and best legal practices.

  • You are a qualified lawyer (ideally 2-5 years PQE, although other levels of experience will be considered) with experience from a music/media/rights based private practice law firm and/or in-house role in the entertainment/media industry with growing relations with music industry lawyers.
  • You have a solid understanding of relevant intellectual property law and can demonstrate significant negotiation and drafting experience.
  • You have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to disseminate complicated legal and contractual principles to non-legal staff in a coherent and precise manner.
  • You display a high level of attention to detail as well as an analytical mindset, organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload in a pressurised role.

If this sounds like you, then please share your story by filling out the application below. To get you in the right mood, have a listen here to songs by our talented creators, especially curated to get you in the right mood when looking for the next challenge!


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 Doja Cat, Kali Uchis, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Cave, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender and songwriters such as Simon Aldred (Rag N Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Celeste) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Dua Lipa, Lizzo, The Snuts).

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 the 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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