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Senior Royalty Analyst (NY)

Posted: Jun 18, 2018


Senior Royalty Analyst - Music Royalties Experience Required

Job description

The Senior Analyst, Royalties manages our relationship with Licensors, ensuring that the internal royalty process works efficiently, that all payments are made and deadlines met, for US and International royalties, on a timely basis.



  • Oversees the royalty statement process, including error reconciliation, internal statement review and statement finalization
  • Manages the preparation of manual statements that are processed outside of the royalty system
  • Ensures that any administration changes are accurately entered into the royalty system in order to set up Licensors (publishing and label) in accordance with the contract terms
  • Oversees the processing of retroactive publishing information, including song split percentages, in the song database
  • Identifies gaps and areas for process improvements
  • Directs royalty and ad hoc analysis and special projects


  • Ensures all royalty statements are processed and mailed on time
  • Manages the tracking of contractual advances and recoupments, and ensure they are paid in accordance with existing contracts
  • Coordinates payment requests with our AP department and obtains approval from VP Controller to meet contractual deadlines
  • Oversees the coordination of royalty statement distributions

Customer Service

  • Responds to and resolves inquiries in a timely fashion
  • Works with AP to resolve issues with incorrect Licensor information (address/banking details)
  • Works with the Licensing department to ensure copyright information is accurate and licenses are secured

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of music royalties experience (experience in background music and international royalties a plus) including royalty system and statement generation experience

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Leads by example and exemplifies the company’s Core Values in actions and behaviors
  • Must be able to partner and collaborate with both internal and external clients
  • Knowledge of and experience working with key music industry players (labels, publishers and societies)
  • Ability to work independently and with the ability to multitask
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of professional ethics, discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong computer and analytical skills, must be proficient using Microsoft Office, especially Excel (i.e., V-Lookup, If-Then statements, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.


  • Domestic travel may be required from time to time

Work Requirements:

  • Discretion – the ability to behave or speak in such a way as to avoid revealing private information
  • Written Comprehension — the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning — the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension — the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression — the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Ability to perform primarily sedentary work standing or sitting (for 6 hours per day), frequently using a computer (visual acuity, fine motor skills) and telephone (talking/hearing)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.



The Octave Music Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (TouchTunes and PlayNetwork) are Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. Octave Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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