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Music Research Specialist (LA)

Posted: Nov 14, 2021

 

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Music Research Specialist

 

Job Description

Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Disney Music Publishing, Disney Concerts, and DMG Nashville.  The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Demi Lovato, Shawn Hook, Sofia Carson, ZZ Ward, R5, Zella Day, Breaking Benjamin, Bea Miller, Sabrina Carpenter, Joywave, Olivia Holt, Jordan Fisher, Tini Stoessel, Forever In Your Mind, Fairfax Recordings, and more.  DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as the Oscar and Grammy-winning “Frozen” soundtrack, the Grammy-nominated soundtracks for “Guardians of the Galaxy,”   the Aladdin original Broadway Cast Recording, and “Saving Mr. Banks,” as well as “Star Wars.”  Upcoming soundtracks include “Finding Dory,” “Moana,” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”  DMG also releases the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, a series celebrating the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films.  

The Music Research team works closely with production segments across The Walt Disney Company on music cue sheets for their iconic brands.  Our goal is to ensure the timely delivery of music reporting to performing rights organizations and interested parties worldwide for music in productions presented by our world-class entertainment studios.  Timely cue sheet reporting impacts performance income for the music properties related to The Walt Disney Company.

Responsibilities

  • Onboard productions and production parties (i.e., music editors, composers, production teams internal and external to Disney). Train production parties.  Including training for our cue sheet program and instructions on industry-standard cue sheet practices
  • Liaise and coordinate with internal and external cue sheet stakeholders (i.e., Production, Music Production, Post-Production, Music BA & Legal, Music Editors, Music Supervisors, Music Licensors, etc.) to secure relevant cue sheet details and provide instruction as needed
  • Research: Composer-songwriter work for hire deals.  Song data from various sources for pre-existing and new works to secure accurate metadata. Production header information and all identifiers
  • Review, edit and sometimes create cue sheets for reporting to PROs and various production stakeholders
  • Providing music roadmaps for medley’s to various teams across the Disney enterprise. Song/Cue identification for multiple teams across the Disney enterprise

 Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years working in music for a television or film production company or studio
  • Proficiency in PRO and cue sheet policies and practices
  • Experience in or working knowledge of music publishing, copyright, performing rights, or licensing in connection with cue sheets
  • Detail-oriented with outstanding time management skills
  • Clear communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experienced researcher
  • Able to work under the pressure of external and internal deadlines
  • Resourceful and solution-oriented
  • Experience working with RapidCue, Soundmouse, or other automated cue sheet programs

 Required Education

  • College Degree or equivalent work experience

 

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