Music Rights Analyst, Part-time, Reservoir Media
About The Company
Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi. It is the first U.S.-based publicly traded independent music company and the first female founded and led publicly traded music company in the U.S. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 140,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir holds a regular Top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly, was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards, and won Independent Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Music Week Awards.
Its publishing catalog includes historic pieces written and performed by greats like Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael, and John Denver; the contemporary-classic catalogs of Sheryl Crow and Phantogram; and current award-winning hits performed by the likes of Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Cardi B and more. The company’s roster of active writers and producers includes the award-winning James Fauntleroy, Ali Tamposi, and Jamie Hartman, plus popular performing artists 2 Chainz, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Migos’ Offset.
Reservoir’s collection of film music includes rights to scores created by award-winning composer-producer Hans Zimmer, as heard in the motion pictures The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and over 150 other titles. The company also represents a multitude of recorded music through Chrysalis Records, Tommy Boy Records, and Philly Groove Records and manages artists through its ventures with Blue Raincoat Music and Big Life Management.
This position is currently part-time and may convert to full-time as the workload increases, if mutually desired. The role reports to the VP, Business Development & Operations, and is based in Reservoir’s New York office. Reservoir employees work on a hybrid in-office schedule. This is not a remote position.
The primary focus of this position will be record label rights management, including music metadata sourcing, ingestion, and maintaining data integrity across all of Reservoir’s recorded music catalogs and systems to optimize monetization. It includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
- Research and enhance recordings metadata to add value to newly acquired catalogs
- Identify and correct data quality issues in legacy music catalogs
- Build new products in label content management system and contribute to distribution through the digital supply chain
- General understanding of the recorded music industry and digital media
- Working knowledge of metadata standards for DSPs and neighboring rights organizations
- Experience with industry content management systems such as OpenPlay or FUGA a plus
- Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple simultaneous activities • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
- Passion for music and technology
An hourly compensation of $20 per hour, with expectations of a 20-30 work week, will be offered to the successful hire.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants and employees.
To apply for this role, or to recommend a qualified professional, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
200 VARICK STREET SUITE 801 NEW YORK, NY 10014 (P) 212.675.0541 (F) 212.675.0514 WWW.RESERVOIR-MEDIA.COM