Primary Wave – Royalties & Data Analyst (US)

Royalties & Data Analyst

About the Role

Are you ready to make your mark in the dynamic world of music royalties? Are you passionate about data analysis and eager to dive into the heartbeat of the music industry? Look no further – we want YOU to join our team as a Royalties & Data Analyst!

Primary Wave Music is the world’s leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music. The company is home to some of the most iconic songwriters, artists, and record labels in the history of recorded music, including Bob Marley, Prince, Stevie Nicks, James Brown, The Doors, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Bing Crosby, Luther Vandross, Olivia Newton-John, and many more.

The songs represented by Primary Wave include over 800 Top 10 singles and over 400 #1 hits. Throughout the company’s 16-year existence, Primary Wave Music has embraced an entrepreneurial spirit, offering and executing proactive one-of-a-kind ideas, unique services, and marketing campaigns for our artists. Primary Wave has earned a stellar reputation for being forward-thinking, re-introducing classic artists and their music into the modern marketplace, and nurturing young talent to become legends.

This success is based upon our team of seasoned and creative executives collaboratively working together closely with our artists as partners. As a company, we strive for excellence in pursuing iconic artists and catalogs that reflect great artistry and impact and influence culture.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a dedicated work ethic and a sharp mind who will be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all incoming and calculated royalty data in accordance with contracts and copyright law. As the Royalties & Data Analyst, you will play an integral role within systems that record and manage data for catalogs, assets, and transactions.

The role reports to the Royalties & Data Manager and will work closely with the accounting, administration, marketing, and licensing teams.

To be successful, you should have:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with 3+ years of relevant work experience in the music industry required
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (PowerPivot, Lookups, Macros)
  • Experience creating reports, dashboards, and data visualizations using Power BI, Tableau, or other similar tools
  • Strong data analysis skills, including experience in analyzing music royalty reports
  • Ability to synthesize large volumes of data and create reports from scratch requiredAccounting and/or finance experience required
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, with analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time to prioritize tasks
  • Must be self-motivated with an intellectual curiosity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Your responsibilities as the Royalties & Data Analyst will include
  • Reviewing statements and payments received from third parties for accuracy and completeness; following up with revenue sources as appropriate
  • Recording Net Publisher’s Share and Net Label Share across income types to the General Ledger
  • Preparing management reports using business intelligence tools to track and analyze earnings vs prior reports, projections and, streams & airplay data
  • Maintaining a deep understanding of investments, contract terms, and financial metrics
  • Proactively partnering with marketing, branding, content, and licensing teams regarding rights owned and revenue impact of projects to inform real-time decisions and opportunities
  • Engaging in desktop audits to recover revenue and blackbox income
    Identifying irregularities in reporting; synthesizing data to present to the administration and royalty audit teams for further review and correction
  • Helping to ensure compliance with all internal and external policies and regulations
  • Using best practices to improve the efficiency of processes and analyses
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with the team regarding all major issues impacting data and reporting

Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks

We offer exceptional benefits to our employees. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an excellent career path. We provide one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including a healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays, life insurance, hybrid work schedule, and vacation.

This position’s estimated base salary range is $75,000 to $90,000 per year. The actual salary rate offered to candidates will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, years of relevant experience, business needs, and the candidate’s overall qualifications for the position as assessed by Primary Wave. The salary range is subject to change at any time and depends on internal and external factors.

We work to maintain the best environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

Ready to orchestrate your future in the music industry?

Submit your resume along with a cover letter that resonates, and share your favorite music track that reflects your work style. Take the first step by hitting the apply now and let the music set the tone!

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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