Ministry of Sound – Creative Synchronisation Manager (UK)

For over two decades, Ministry of Sound has created the moments that people live for. In 1991 you had to be here to experience the euphoria – today there is still only one rule: the music comes first.

Ministry of Sound Publishing is looking for a Creative Synchronisation Manager to handle all areas of sync licensing for its publishing catalogue.

This role will suit a proactive individual with a solid network across the industry and proven negotiation and deal making skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Keeping up to date with new A&R signings (across recordings and publishing) as well as being well acquainted with our back catalogue
  • Regularly researching new sync contacts & networking as much as possible to build networks
  • Staying up to date with what’s happening & who’s who in advertising, films, TV and Games
  • Developing & improving existing relationships with agencies, music supervisors, production companies etc by way of regular contact
  • Making sure that our new tracks are sent out to sync contacts on a regular basis
  • Keeping the extranet sync site up to date and as user-friendly & as effective as possible
  • Making sure we’re on everyone’s distribution lists for briefs
  • Pitching tracks to briefs promptly with relevant tracks so that we’re a trusted label to source from
  • Offering bespoke track opportunities too where appropriate/possible
  • Handling & processing all sync requests/queries (for both master rights and publishing), getting internal and artist management approvals where necessary
  • Negotiating fees & maximising sync revenue without losing the deal
  • Liaising with the relevant publishers/record labels (as appropriate) to make sure there are no hold-ups on the other side
  • Liaising with our global sub publishers’ synch teams

Essential criteria:

  • Significant experience of sync licensing
  • Exceptional knowledge of the sync industry with well-established contacts
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a high volume of deals within tight timescales
  • Demonstrable achievements in negotiation and end-to-end closing of deals
  • Full comprehension of copyright in publishing and master recordings
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with both internal and external stakeholders

Interested candidates should send CVs to mjones@ministryofsound.com

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