Kobalt Neighbouring Rights – Label Collections Assistant (UK)

Joining a growing Neighbouring Rights team in London, reporting to the Society Relationship Manager, the Label Collections Assistant will work closely with the Society Relationship Manager, Label Collections to ensure delivery of the annual operational plan and be responsible for claiming client repertoire with societies and to ensure our claims are correct on societies’ databases as well as liaise with societies on queries and conflicting claims.

This is an office-based, administrative role that will require a highly analytical, detail-oriented and numerate individual with great communication skills.


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.

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights (KNR) offers a global service for artists and independent labels to collect their neighbouring rights income from the various relevant collecting societies around the world. KNR started in 2011 and has grown quickly to become one of the leading companies in this field.

At Kobalt, 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!

  • As payments are received from societies, communicate & resolve any issues which are flagged by the Royalties Team
  • Identify gaps in payments from societies & work with the society to maximize future payments
  • Keep society documentation up to date on shared drive & intranet
  • Prepare information for meetings as required
  • Participate in meetings as required
  • Excellent Excel & analytical skills
  • Numerate – comfortable with numbers & apply great accuracy
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • High level of written & spoken English
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

You may be working for a music publisher, label or neighbouring rights society where you have extensive and regular contact with collection societies around the world.

Most important is that you have a positive attitude, great attention to detail and don’t mind tasks that can sometimes be a bit repetitive.

KNR prides itself on its bespoke, robust service to clients, drawing on secondary data to test reporting by collecting societies and negotiating the complex distribution policies and qualifying criteria in order to maximise revenues to artists. KNR represents, amongst others, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, Passenger, Taio Cruz, Pitbull, Icona Pop, John Newman, Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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