Universal Music Group – Manager, Creative Licensing (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.

Interscope Geffen A&M Records (“IGA”) is home to some of the biggest artists in the world including: U2, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Lady Gaga, and many more. As a leader in the music industry, we are always looking for talented and driven individuals to join our family.

IGA is currently seeking a Manager, Creative Licensing position in our Santa Monica, CA office location.

How you’ll CREATE:
  • Creatively pitch, identify and secure new sync opportunities in the Film and TV space for IGA and VLG’s frontline releases as well as our catalog
  • Track Film and TV productions globally
  • Ability to assist across soundtrack opportunities by working closely with Department Head to manage relationships with the studios and / or networks executives, coordinate with A&R, BA and marketing points as well as manage cue sheets and clearances
  • Process a high volume of creative briefs in a timely and efficient manner, while delivering the best ideas from our roster and catalog
  • Work closely with the with internal departments including Marketing, A&R, Digital Marketing, Revenue and International as well as other key project stakeholders to create timely opportunities around artist releases
  • Collaborate with the Film and TV Creative Licensing team to develop and implement tactics for client outreach, while developing and growing relationships with existing clients
  • Develop and execute creative strategy to develop new client opportunities
  • Proactively reach out to assigned clients to garner sync placements and valuable looks for our artists
  • Create and execute best in class showcases, playbacks and special events to introduce artists and engage the Film and TV community
  • Work closely with artists, publishers and artist representatives to ensure sync initiatives align with artist’s objectives
  • Monitor and keep up to date on trends in the Film and TV Space

Bring your VIBE:

  • Must have a passion for all genres of music and be a team player
  • Provable track record in landing syncs in various Advertising campaigns
  • Must have extensive relationships in the music supervision community, as well as with other labels and publishers
  • In-depth understanding of Music Licensing
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a creative capacity on a sync team is preferred, but will also consider similar experience in music supervision
  • 3-5 years of experience working in creative sync for commercial advertising
  • Knowledge of union requirements, vocal consents, and custom licensing for advertising
  • Position is located in Santa Monica, CA. Candidate must be willing to work from this location.

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 Paid Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
    • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
    • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

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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