Contracts Administrator in New York, NY at Integrated Resources, Inc

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Title: Sr. Music Licensing Specialist

HM Notes:
o Multitask
o High volume workload
o Have to have done and good handle in music clearance
o Researching copy rights
o Interfacing with the show
o Providing estimates
o Self-starter, work independently
o Fast learner
o Attention to detail
o Good communication
o Music clearance for TV today show
o Handling inquiries from the show and music clearance
o Processing licensing and payments
o Assisting with Q sheets.

Sr. Music Licensing Specialist, TV Music Business & Legal Affairs will be responsible for all business & legal affairs/music services reporting into SVP, Music Business & Legal Affairs. This position does not include any music creative responsibilities including with respect to consulting on music placement in production (i.e.: music supervision). Essential Responsibilities: Provide complete music services to client; including but not limited to the following areas: Daily interaction with News clients, especially the TODAY Show, fielding various inquiries including risk assessment, cue sheet, copyright research questions, etc. Research music for all details pertinent to clearance and tracking; including publisher(s), record label(s), performing rights society(ies) and type of usage. Provide music guidance (e.g., clearance analysis, estimates, etc.) to the show Comprehensive high volume music clearance (e.g. in show use, digital only, performances, clips); includes drafting/sending licensing requests, negotiating fees, reviewing materials for inconsistencies/new language. Provide support and/or process music license requests, pick-ups, licenses, etc. Process payments; set up vendors in system and interact with AP team Organize and maintain tracking grids, cost charts and database for production music usage and licensing. Negotiate, draft, review and process invoices/ music licenses and related agreements Responsible for assisting with all facets of cue sheet administration, including, without limitation, creation, review, research, revision, submission, archiving and analysis. Cue sheet training and supervision. Handling cue sheet inquiries. Work with various personnel, internal and external, to ensure all music used is consistent with practices and guidelines for usage. Prepare and send out related music clearance correspondence (e.g., intake, checks, licenses) Process work for hires including papering, registering cues, uploading fully executed agreements to ELF, maintaining detailed, organized files and securing the physical elements. Be internally and externally focused, maintain industry contacts and have a solid understanding of music, the music industry and our business (e.g., internal partners, publishers, labels, music libraries and other related vendors). Ensure that owned music elements are properly fingerprinted, tagged, etc. Inquiry/claim intake and resolution Liaise, supervise and/or train other areas, both internally and externally, that overlap on music matters. Liaise with Music Library and other areas as they relate and also support production and promo Use internal systems and provide support/input necessary for onboarding/expansion/upgrades Assist with other department projects as they arise; help with overflow; special projects.

Quals--
Bachelors degree from an accredited university. Minimum 2 4 years experience in music clearance for TV production or related area. Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) Must be comfortable discussing and using various custom software and providing input on upgrades to internal and external IT development personnel Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated initiative, self-starter and accountable. Excellent interpersonal skills with strong team and client-support orientation (internal and external clients/parties). Demonstrated ability to execute and follow-through with minimal supervision. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience and willingness to perform at a high level as a team player. Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize work and deal with different clients simultaneously. Experience working in a high-paced and pressure filled environment. An ability to work well on projects independently Experience with music clearance, music license drafting and review Solid negotiating skills Knowledge of the current market rate of artists and publishing catalogs. Diversified knowledge of contemporary music as well as classic music catalogs and their applicable record labels. Strong knowledge of production music libraries. A passion for all things music