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Coordinator, Mechanical Licensing, BMI (LA)

Posted: May 03, 2018

The Coordinator, Mechanical Licensing is responsible for handling mechanical licensing for many independent and some major labels. Additional responsibilities include negotiating music DVD’s with labels, clearing usages on a song-by-song basis for music based apps and websites and negotiating sample usage originating outside the U.S. The position reports to the Director, Mechanical Licensing and can be based in New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA.
 

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

Mechanical Licensing

  • Confirm publishing splits/label copy with labels prior to release of product containing BMG compositions.
  • Liaise with Creative Admin to confirm splits for newly written compositions.                             
  • Review artist agreements supplied by labels in order to calculate rates payable for BMG composition in accordance with artist’s controlled composition clause.
  • Issue mechanical licenses to labels and follow up to ensure execution.                                       

Intercompany Communication

  • Communicate with Legal department to track licensed releases which work towards fulfilling writer’s minimum delivery requirement commitments.                                    
  • Communicate with Legal, Admin and Creative departments with respect to split disputes/legal holds.

Other Licensing                

  • Negotiate artist DVD rates with record labels.                                                          
  • Handle song by song clearances for so-called “blanket digital licenses.”  Negotiate all sample/interpolation uses of BMG compositions originating outside the U.S.

     

  • Clear all sample/interpolation uses for BMG Recorded Music

     

 

 

 

General Responsibilities

  • Obtain any necessary client approvals.
  • Maintain master lists of all blanket licenses with major record labels.                                                    

Your Profile

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner who is able to adapt in a fast-paced environment and has a strong ability to prioritize. You hold yourself and others accountable.You are able to work independently and as a part of a team. Beginner Excel experience, intermediate Counterpoint and intermediate iMaestro experience all helpful.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Art, Music Business
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong math skills
  • The ability to handle a heavy volume of work in a fast-paced, often changing environment

 What’s In It For You

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and Lynda.com
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music

 

 

 

We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company.  If interested, pply here, via Linkedin.  

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