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Copyright & Creative Coordination (NA)

Posted: Apr 29, 2019

Description: This position will report to the Senior Director, and will serve as a link between the administrative and creative services of the company, while being primarily responsible for copyright. Compensation includes health insurance plan, 401k eligibility after one year of service, flexible hours and opportunities to work remotely, and a generous vacation policy. 


Responsibilities include:

  • New song catalog setup, domestic society and Copyright Office registrations, subpublisher communication, and royalty season support.
  • Fielding and negotiating sample clearances, and specialty licenses such as lyric reprints and audiobooks. 
  • Direct communication with songwriters to resolve catalog issues or collection questions. 
  • Coordinating co-writing sessions in Nashville
  • Representing the company at industry trade association events in Nashville.
  • Catalog research and review, including training and delegating to interns.



  • Minimum 3 years experience at a music publisher.
  • Proficiency in Music Maestro & Excel.
  • Must be self-directed and have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.


Modern Works Music Publishing was founded in 2004 around the works of John Legend, and maintains offices in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. Its catalog includes recent hit songs such as “Redbone” (recorded by Childish Gambino) and “Step Out” (José Gonzales), historical hits such as “I Wish” (Skee-Lo) and “Rockit” (Herbie Hancock), as well as some of the world’s most prestigious jazz and classical compositions. Artists on the Modern Works roster garnered over twenty Grammy® nominations in 2019.

Send email indicating your interest and résumé to dan.coleman@modernworkspub.com

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