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Director of Royalties - Big Deal Music / Words & Music (Nashville)

Posted: Jun 06, 2017

 Big Deal Music Group

Big Deal Music / Words & Music

Director of Royalties (Nashville, TN)

Overview Overview 

This is a data-driven position that also requires a high level of customer service along with overseeing the royalty accounting and processing.  The client base that the Director will interface with includes Big Deal Music Group’s roster of songwriters, business partners, and administration clients.

 The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident in dealing with the Group’s clientele in identifying the underlying causes of problems and applying a creative, results-oriented approach to resolving inquiries.

The Director will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel for quantitative analysis and reporting and will apply an innovative yet rational approach to the presentation of data. 

The Director will use their comprehensive knowledge of publishing royalty processing and systems to identify, communicate and adjust errors in royalty accounting, as well as ensure that similar errors are mitigated or eliminated in the future.  They will lead and guide the department as its “first line of defense” for royalty data projects that are requested by other departments.  They are also responsible for developing, supporting, managing and training Royalties Team Members. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manage royalty processing and client data management
  • Maintain efficient procedures to ensure the accurate recording of data
  • Communicate with royalty income sources regarding major issues
  • Perform royalty calculations, correct errors, and determine royalty payments
  • Analyze data to ensure reconciliation between income and processed royalties
  • Provide royalty reports to Finance department
  • Develop, support and lead Royalties Team
  • Directly handle and resolve client inquiries


  • Bachelor degree, preferably in business, finance or related field

  • 5+ years of work experience in financial or royalty analysis

  • Prior employment with a music publisher, record label, or related business

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style

  • Previous managerial or team leadership experience

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with Counterpoint/Maestro software

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • High degree of confidentiality

  • Analytical and mathematical orientation

  • Extremely detail-oriented and highly organized, with an ability to manage large workloads and prioritize demands

  • Able to work under the pressure of deadlines


This is a full-time position for experienced candidates with salary dependent upon experience and benefits.   Position available immediately.  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@bigdealmusicgroup.com.  No candidate will be considered without salary requirements indicated. 

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