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Sr Music Clearance Supervisor (LA)

Posted: Jul 11, 2017

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable and streaming platforms. The Studio’s primetime programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed series Madam Secretary, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Reign; the hit dramas Elementary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MACGYVER, BULL and Scorpion; the popular comedies The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, SUPERIOR DONUTS and MAN WITH A PLAN; and the summer series ZOO and new suspense thriller SALVATION. The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the acclaimed THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and the Emmy-nominated THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service, the Studio produces the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, as well as critically acclaimed THE GOOD FIGHT. The Studio also produces two new series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW, CARPOOL KARAOKE for Apple and DROP THE MIC for TBS; the scripted summer series AMERICAN VANDAL for Netflix; and the comedy anthology THE GUEST BOOK for TBS.




Review of script breakdowns to ensure music is approved for use and not infringing. Ability to solve complex problems and work independently being mindful of impact to department.




Sr. Music Clearance Supervisor requires minimum five to ten years of music industry experience, preferably at a television or movie studio, and/or at either at a major music label or music publisher. Position requires knowledge of contract law (offer, acceptance, counter-offer and licensing) to negotiate terms, copyright law (public domain, derivative works, and infringement), union issues and current music industry practices (new media analysis). Ability to understand complex music issues, including ownership research, estimating costs for budgets and media analysis, in a time intensive environment to meet production deadlines. Superior computer skills necessary to use current music data base. Music Industry contacts imperative and excellent communication skills mandatory to interface with executive producers, studio and network executives (including creative and legal). Knowledge of music genres to collaborate with producers and music supervisors to find alternative musical sources if initial songs are unclearable due to cost, ownership or time restrictions. BA Degree, preferably in Business of Music or related Entertainment field, required.


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