Universal Music Group – Manager, Business & Legal Affairs (Bilingual, English/Spanish) – US

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Universal Music Latin America (UMLA) is the world’s leading Latin entertainment company with operations in the United States and Mexico. The company is home to some of the most prolific names in Latin music, including Juanes, Alejandro Fernandez, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Tigres del Norte, Don Omar, Luis Fonsi, Juan Gabriel, Gloria Trevi, Café Tacvba, Belanova and Juan Magan, amongst many others. UMLE’s labels include Universal Music Latino, Machete Music, Capitol Latin, Fonovisa, Disa, Universal Music Mexico and GTS, the company’s artist management and booking division.

How we LEAD

We are currently seeking a highly motivated attorney for the business and legal affairs department at our regional office in Miami, Florida. This office oversees all business and legal affairs matters across Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, including recorded music, neighboring rights, digital deals, new business agreements, management agreements, merchandising agreements, roll out of corporate policies, and litigation.

The attorney will work with and report directly to the EVP of business and legal affairs. This position involves heavy transaction flow. The attorney will work at a very fast pace and must be able to multi-task and juggle competing priorities, from reviewing and drafting agreements, drafting letters, contract administration, assisting in the administration of corporate matters, and working on day-to-day office tasks.

The role will have broad responsibility and unique insight into multiple aspects of our business and the opportunity to work with a wide range of internal and external partners.

How you’ll CREATE
  • Provide legal support to EVP with, but not limited to:
  • Drafting, reviewing, and/or summarizing a variety of legal agreements including digital, brand, endorsement, and sponsorship deals; production, artist, management, profit share, license, distribution, video, independent contractor, merchandising and other entertainment related agreements for Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Responsible for reviewing and monitoring critical dates, and other ongoing rights and obligations of company.
  • Monitoring and reviewing litigation reports for the Latin America and Iberian Peninsula regions.
  • Assist with corporate governance issues and related documentation for company’s Latin American and Iberian affiliates and corporate policy rollout and implementation.

Bring your VIBE
  • Bilingual-English/Spanish (both written and spoken) required
  • Bar license: FL, CA, NY
  • Knowledge of agreements relating to the production, distribution, sales, marketing, financing of recorded music and video product preferred
  • Must be adept at drafting and negotiating recorded content acquisition and exploitation agreements
  • Knowledge of record label issues preferred
  • Knowledge of copyright law encouraged
  • Must be able to work under time constraints
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities
  • Computer experience: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required; Adobe Acrobat Pro preferred
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work in a team environment
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Resourceful and able to pivot quickly, think practically and be solution-oriented
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Must be willing to work extended hours
  • Must be self-directed and well organized
  • 3-5 years’ experience
  • Law firm experience or in-house experience in transactional matters preferred
  • Music industry experience preferred

Perks Playlist
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
    • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
    • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
    • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
    • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
    • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
  • Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
    • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
    • 2-weeks paid Winter Break
    • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
    • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
    • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Category:
Business & Legal Affairs

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