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Content Acquisition Manager - Digital Music (LA)

Posted: Jan 17, 2020


Amazon Music

Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Picture working on cutting-edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born and come to life as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, and so much more.

Everyone on our team has a meaningful impact on product features, new directions in music streaming, and customer engagement. We are looking for new team members across a variety of job functions including software engineering/development, marketing, design, ops and more. Come join us as we make history by launching exciting new projects in the coming year.

Our team is focused on building a personalized, curated, and seamless music experience. We want to help our customers discover up-and-coming artists, while also having access to their favorite established musicians. We build systems that are distributed on a large scale, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward audio engagement on mobile and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa to support our customer base. Amazon Music offerings are available in countries around the world, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in new and exciting ways that enhance their day-to-day lives.

Come innovate with the Amazon Music team!

We are seeking a Content Acquisition Manager to manage music publishing operations across all of our music services.

You will be responsible for managing our royalty operations and content licensing strategy to provide the best music experience and content selection for our customers. This is a multi-faceted role, where you will be valued for wearing multiple hats and working across traditional boundaries. The ideal candidate has a passion for music, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in rights administration, both in the US and internationally.

Key Responsibilities

Cultivate productive relationships with music rightsholders. Communicate proactively and take prompt ownership of client issues.

Ensure that reports, invoices, and payments flow seamlessly between external rightsholders and internal partners.

Optimize business processes and operational workflows. Find creative solutions, establish structure, and lead projects that drive efficiency.

Create models to support financial projections, license negotiations, and risk analyses.

Specify new reports and systems to support our business. Document requirements and partner with engineering teams to drive implementation.

Track content availability and manage publishing rights in collaboration with Operations and Label Relations teams

Perform music copyright research

Manage weekly research prioritization with third party rights administrator

Review royalty calculations and statements for accuracy

Basic Qualifications

3+ years of experience in a Finance, Operations, or similar role

Strong MS Excel skills. Ability to use advanced formulas and design visually-compelling spreadsheets

Ability to analyze and wrangle data in various formats

Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to own/create new programs and processes

Proactive attitude; willingness to roll up sleeves and dig deep to achieve goals

Sound work ethic with strong attention to detail

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Excellent quantitative analysis, problem solving and project management skills

Ability to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

2+ years of music industry experience, ideally within licensing operations or royalty administration.

Knowledge of music licensing, Copyright Law, and current musical landscape in the US, EU, and otherwise

Familiarity with any of the following: SQL, AWS cloud services, data visualization (e.g. Tableau), scripting (e.g. shell, Python)

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Vet. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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