National Music Publishers’ Association – VP/Senior Counsel, Business Affairs (US)

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The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) – the leading trade organization representing the interests of music publishers in the United States – is looking to fill a Vice President/Senior Counsel position in Washington, D.C. who will report to NMPA’s General Counsel.

This attorney will help manage NMPA’s active, ongoing and future negotiations of licenses and settlements. They will oversee NMPA’s anti-piracy program, including working within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and be involved in Copyright Royalty Board activities on behalf of music publishers and songwriters, as well as support the litigation, legislative and policy initiatives of the NMPA.

An understanding of and keen interest in copyright law, especially as it applies to music, as well as developments in the digital distribution of music and public policy, are essential.

The requirements for this position are:
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience as a lawyer, (intellectual property, law firm or music industry legal background preferred)
  • Expertise in copyright law, especially as it applies to music and new media
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills in the music and/or digital space
  • Ability to communicate effectively with governmental bodies, digital music services and music publishers
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about the future of the music industry, including solutions to legal, data-based and policy issues
  • Member in good standing of, or ability to waive into, the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Please send resume with cover letter to: Karen Brown at kbrown@nmpa.org

The National Music Publishers’ Association is the largest U.S. music publishing trade association with hundreds of members. Its mission is to protect, promote, and advance the interests of music’s creators.

The NMPA is the voice of both small and large music publishers, the leading advocate for publishers and their songwriter partners in the nation’s capital and in every area where publishers do business. The goal of NMPA is to protect its members’ property rights on the legislative, litigation, and regulatory fronts.

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