Helix Records/Ultra Publishing are hiring an Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs to support the General Counsel & SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, as well as other members of the company, and to help grow and manage our catalogue of artists and music-related content.
We’re looking for someone with the enthusiasm and passion to bring music into peoples’ lives across the globe. Candidates must have a strong legal background, be comfortable working autonomously on a wide variety of music-related agreements, and be experienced and quick with drafting and closing recording agreements and publishing agreements. We will consider candidates based in either the US or the UK.
The position of Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Draft, review, negotiate and manage a large volume of a variety of agreements including, without limitation, recording agreements, music publishing agreements, producer agreements, side artist agreements, sample license agreements, video production agreements, label waivers, independent contractor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
- Effectively manage relationships with artists, artist management teams and attorneys on a worldwide basis.
- Advise senior executives, A&R, finance, licensing, product management and marketing teams regarding contractual obligations and restrictions, including advising on litigation and pre-litigation claims and matters.
- Create deal summaries and maintain and otherwise administer proprietary company systems.
- Counsel internal departments and senior management on day-to-day business and legal issues and strategies.
- Regularly update and manage agreement templates.
- Balance, prioritize and coordinate a high volume of diverse and time-sensitive
- projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction.
- JD degree or BA (Hons) degree with admission to one or more state bars in good standing required (New York or California Bar admission preferred) OR qualified to practice as a Solicitor in the UK.
- Minimum 2 years of legal experience in an entertainment company or related law practice.
- Experience in a business affairs position in the music industry a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills required.