The Orchard – Legal and Business Affairs Manager (UK)

Legal and Business Affairs Manager

at The Orchard
London, United Kingdom

The Orchard has an immediate opening for a Business and Legal Affairs person to join our London office. As a qualified lawyer you will help to support the day to day Business and Legal Affairs needs and requirements of The Orchard, a Music Distribution and Artist & Label services company based in London.

A passion for music and the industry is a must. Your professional and confident approach will enable you to build and maintain strong relationships with your colleagues and external clients.

The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide – distributing music from independent artists including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith and Raye. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard, our focus is to provide a comfortable, social and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.

What You’ll Do
  • Drafting, negotiating and finalising label distribution deals.
  • Drafting, negotiating and finalising synchronisation licenses.
  • Reviewing, negotiating and finalising vendor services agreements.
  • Drafting, negotiating and signing amendments, extensions and terminations as needed.
  • Working with legal resources globally to refine and update standard contract forms.
  • Co-managing legal claim resolution processes.
  • Drafting and negotiating label distribution and artist services agreements, including amendments and extensions of existing contracts.

Who You Are
  • Law Degree and 2-4 years of experience in a similar position and industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of music copyright law.
  • Experience with distribution contracts.
  • Specialised knowledge throughout all facets of the music business.
  • Highly organised with an ability to track and prioritise a high volume of projects and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Extensive experience with sound recording licensing practices (preferred).
  • Spanish fluency (a plus; but not required).

What We Offer You
  • An opportunity to influence music on a global stage
  • A modern, diverse and creative work environment
  • An investment in your learning & development