Wise Music Group – DIRECTOR, SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSING (US)

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding professional to join our Publishing Licensing team in Santa Monica. Wise Music Group / G. Schirmer Inc. is a leading independent music publisher with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Sydney.

Home to a vast catalog spanning both pop and classical music, Wise Music functions as a full service music publisher and copyright administrator with a focus on promoting and exploiting their copyrights in the film, television and advertising world. The Los Angeles office offers a one-stop shop for music professionals, providing everything from publishing services and music supervision to songwriting and production.

Required Qualifications / Responsibilities:
  • Manage and obtain approvals, when necessary, and provide quotes for synchronization requests including, but not limited to: films, television, commercials, live-streaming concerts, new media, documentaries, student films, DVDS, non-profit and other miscellaneous requests etc.
  • Assist department VP and Sr. Director with clearance and quotes for major Ad/film/trailer/TV/Game clients.
  • Work with various departments and affiliates to ascertain rights and assets.
  • Help department dealmakers with client requests and update internal licensing database.
  • Coordinate with master and publishing counterparts on shared master/publishing requests.
  • Analyze, review and resolve revision requests with clients.
  • Monitor and pursue license fee collections.
  • Manage aspects of contract administration for the foregoing licenses, including tracking outstanding licenses.
  • Maintain synchronization licensing database, such as logs, files and deals.
  • Attend meetings and conferences both within and outside the Company relative to the department’s operation.
  • Performing such other duties as reasonably may be required.
  • Handle and safeguard confidential and proprietary information.
  • Must be able to read and understand materials and documents and have the ability to recognize and extract critical data and information.
  • Must be able to perform all diverse physical tasks necessary to complete all the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Understanding of US and international copyright basics, key digital music issues and trends in rights management, including collective rights organizations and publisher / label relationships.
  • Knowledge of general business practices; demonstrate a high level of customer service engagement, both via email and phone.
Required Competencies/Skills:
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in music licensing, business development, data analysis, and rights management with an international focus
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately resolve license issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, within a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • High level of professional communication etiquette with ability to effectively interact with clients to finalize licenses and collection of fees.
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle high volume of licenses with accurate execution.
  • Strong organization skills, high attention to detail and ability to effectively manage time.
  • Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of Windows, Outlook, Excel; knowledge of Counterpoint/iMaestro, Salesforce is a plus.
Additional Information:

We offer a competitive salary as well as health and dental insurance and enrollment in our company’s 401k plan.

Please send resume and cover letter to contact@wisemusic.com

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