Universal Music Group – Licensing Executive (UK)

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

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We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email UniversalMusicCareers@umusic.com

The A Side: A Day in The Life

This is a fantastic chance to join the busy and vibrant Film & TV team at Universal Music Publishing, helping clear our vast catalogue to UK clients and our UMPG offices around the World. We are looking for someone hard working and friendly to join the team and help us continue to build on this growing area of sync licensing.

The B Side: Skills & Experience
Be Organised
  • To manage the approval process required for clearing our publishing catalogue on synch uses across all media which may include but not limited to, DVD, corporate, online, games, film, TV and advertising
  • To support the Head of Licensing and Head of the Film & TV with ad-hoc projects and administrative duties

Be Collaborative
  • Working with our international offices and sub-publishers around the world to clear and licence our UK catalogue globally
  • Regularly communicating with writers and managers and developing relationships with clients
  • Occasionally attend concerts, showcases, and events on behalf of the company with clients

Person Specification 

  • Previous experience of licensing
  • Music industry experience from a publishing, records or music rights negotiation background
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Pride in your attention to detail, flexible and quick to learn
  • Self-motivated with strong ability to work under own initiative, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Hard working and able to follow instructions as well as prioritizes your own workload
  • Good organisation and excellent communication skills
  • Team player

  • Knowledge of Universal Music Publishing’s catalogue
  • Confident negotiator
  • Passion for music

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)
 Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder’s specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive, and exhaustive statement.

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