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Music Administrator (LA)

Posted: Sep 23, 2019


CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff



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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 programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, BULL, INSTINCT AND ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MAN WITH A PLAN as well as the upcoming series FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for The CW; and the action-adventure drama BLOOD & TREASURE, which will make its debut in summer 2019.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL; INTERROGATION as well as the upcoming highly anticipated revival of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Additionally, as part of the expansion of the Star Trek universe, the Studio produces the Untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks as well as the recently announced Star Trek: Lower Decks, which marks CBS All Access’s foray into the animation landscape. The Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, "Carpool Karaoke" for Apple Music and "Drop the Mic" for TBS, as well as "Insatiable," "Unbelievable" and "Dead to Me" for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series "The Guest Book" for TBS; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME as well as "A Higher Loyalty," a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.


Responsible for all phases of music clearance on assigned shows, including: researching publishing and master recording administration/ownership, requesting and negotiating license fees (taking into consideration budget, time constraints and company policy) for music use, reviewing cue sheets for accuracy, identifying potential copyright claims, balancing Show, Studio, and Network requirements while meeting stringent deadlines, and being flexible in high pressure, time-sensitive environment.


'- BA or BS Degree required, preferably in Business of Music or related entertainment field

  • Minimum three years music clearance experience, preferably at a television studio or production company, and/or at a major music label or music publisher
  • Familiarity with copyright law (public domain, derivative works, and infringement)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company, as well as with executive producers, publishers, record company executives, and attorneys
  • Strong relationships with publishers, record companies, and other industry professionals
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Excellent computer skills

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