Ninja Tune – Copyright Assistant (UK)

Important: Please see ‘Application Tips’ for details on how to apply. 

Location: Remote working within the UK will be considered but there will be a requirement to travel to our offices in Kennington (London) 2 days a week, subject to Covid Guidelines.

Availability: Monday – Friday (10am – 6pm)
Salary: Dependent on experience
Start date: Interviews will commence in January 2022 with a view to start soon after

We are actively encouraging applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status or disability status.

About the role:

Sitting within the Copyright team at Ninja Tune, Just Isn’t Music and Ninja Tune Production Music, you will be responsible for recording and composition registrations at various domestic and international rights societies, with a focus on the library side of the catalogue.

In addition, you will be responsible for researching copyright data for new music and updating / auditing our internal copyright systems including:

  • Music Maestro (publishing royalties software)
  • File Maker (database software)
  • Contacting writers and using various sources to compile copyright information
  • Using Excel and Filemaker to log this information
  • Update and maintaining internal library catalogue metadata systems
  • Updating various 3rd party suppliers with catalogue metadata and audio in various formats
  • Organising and auditing historic copyright data
  • Importing copyright data into various societies via their online systems and Music Maestro software
Other responsibilities you will be trained in:
  • Dealing with duplicate claims at various rights societies
  • Supplying our international 3rd party partners with copyright updates and maintaining relationships
  • Processing applications for mechanical licenses at the MCPS
  • Answering queries from the internal teams on copyright questions
  • Other ad hoc administrative tasks
Prior Experience (not necessary but please mention if you have any of the below)
  • Knowledge of basic copyright principles
  • Knowledge of the PRS, MCPS, PPL and other international collection societies
  • Prior experience of the systems mentioned
  • Prior experience within the music industry
Application Tips:

In your own words and in your own style we would like to know how enthusiastic you are about the role/s you are applying for. To support your application please provide answers to the following questions:

  • The role will be heavily data and administration lead. Can you give us some insight into the experience you have in this field but also what you enjoy about that side of working?
  • With roles that include lots of systems and processes, there is always constant improvement. Please give us your general thoughts on this and share any specific examples of when you have introduced change to a way of working, that you are proud of.
  • Based on the detail outlined in this job description, please let us know why you are interested in applying for this role. 

You can answer these questions in either video, audio or PowerPoint format – whatever works for you!

  • Please keep audio and video content to no more than 5 minutes long and PowerPoint to 2-3 slides only. You can upload your media on an online cloud space that suits you and you can share the link with us directly so only we can view. Please remember to provide the right access permissions when sharing.
  • Please send your links to your media, along with your CV to Raksha Rathod at raksha@, with Copyright Assistant as the subject line of your email.

Please be sure to write a short cover note which shares any other useful information, what your salary expectations are and the best number to contact you on should we need to.

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