Nettwerk Music Group – Royalty Assistant (CA)

Nettwerk Music Group is a full-service artist development and music intellectual property brand builder with a history spanning over 30 years. Nettwerk operates a global organization with offices in major cities around the world and an infrastructure to match. At Nettwerk we pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate shifts in consumer behaviour and to effectively leverage technology in order to place great music in the hands of fans. We’re looking for inspired, skilled and energetic people to help us deliver on that promise.

Position: Royalty Processing Assistant

Division: Nettwerk Music Group

Reports to: Royalties Manager

Responsible for: Assistance in the preparation of artist, mechanical, and writer royalty statements

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

To Apply:

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for an organized individual with an enthusiastic attitude to fill the role of Royalty Processing Assistant in the Group’s Vancouver office. The ideal candidate will possess strong Excel skills which are matched by an acute attention to detail and the ability to juggle competing demands.

Position Summary

The position is responsible for assisting the Royalties Manager in day to day royalty processing duties, preparation of quarterly and semi-annual royalty statements, communication with artist and managers, as well as providing royalties related support to Marketing, Finance, and other Nettwerk departments.

Main Duties
  • Sales File, Income and Expense Processing
  • Collect and format incoming physical sales files and upload to royalty system
  • Assist with uploading of digital sales files to royalty system
  • Match sales exceptions from uploaded files to Catalogue/UPC/ISRC
  • Collect incoming royalty/license statements and assist accountants in ensuring they are coded to the correct artists in the accounting system
  • Prepare film & tv/license templates to upload ancillary income from accounting system to royalty system
  • Monthly review of expenses from the accounting system to ensure they are coded to the correct artists
    Royalty System Data Maintenance
  • Assist with the setup of artist, producer, mixer, remixer, and featured vocalist contracts in the royalty system
  • Add mechanical licenses to the royalty system
  • Transfer new digital, physical, and video UPCs from our internal Rights Management System into the royalty system via Excel template
  • Royalty system vendor maintenance: add vendors for new signings, update vendors for new contact information, regularly cross reference vendors with the accounting system, research vendors with missing or incorrect addresses
  • Artist Royalty Runs
  • Prepare and distribute quarterly Artist Imprint Royalty Statements, Label Mechanical Royalty Statements, and Publishing Royalty Statements
  • Assist the Royalties Manager with preparation and distribution of semi-annual Artist Royalty Statements
  • Funding Applications
  • Assist with the preparation of FACTOR and Radio Starmaker funding and grant applications
  • General Royalties Assistance
  • Research royalties rates, contracts and releases
  • Other ad hoc tasks, as assigned
Must Have Qualifications
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Positive, enthusiastic and collaborative attitude
  • Motivated, organized self-starter with ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Enjoys research and problem solving
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office; strong Excel skills
Nice To Have Qualifications
  • Prior Royalty processing experience
  • Some familiarity with Royalty processing software (Royaltyshare, Curve, Record Maestro, etc.)
  • Prior Music Industry experience
  • Familiarity with Netsuite accounting software

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