With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.
Job Title: Intercompany Analyst
A little bit about our team:
MUR stands for Master Use Royalties, and is the name given to the intercompany transfer of money and transactional data between Warner Music Group (WMG) companies. Every month the MUR team receives sales reporting from WMG affiliates and partners from around the world. Streams, downloads, physical, syncs, performance, neighbouring rights and D2C reporting all pass through MUR. The MUR system ensures that the reporting entity is billed at the correct rate and the owning company is paid accurately, with the accompanying transactional data provided as backup. You will support the MUR Manager and be responsible for analysing transactional and financial data reported by WMG affiliates and licensees to ensure onward accounting through the MUR system is completed accurately.
Why this could be your next big break:
If you are passionate about data and music, this is the job for you. This role is an opportunity to learn how the backend of the music business works. Because we are a team working with WMG affiliates around the world you will learn about music sales trends across the globe. You will be working as part of a team to ensure sales reporting from WMG affiliates and licensees around the world is complete and accurately processed.
Here youll get to:
Monitor all types of sales reporting across WMG. Proactively checking for any anomalies and contacting affiliates around the world to respond to any queries that you have
Be a point of contact for Third Party licensees in territories where WMG does not have a presence. You will work with them to ensure that their physical reporting is correctly loaded into WMGs international sales system
Develop knowledge of the WMG sales flow from point of sale to onward accounting to downstream systems
Work closely with the International Finance team to book MUR monthly transfer amounts
Maintain and improve the manual reporting templates on Microsoft Excel which are used for any off-system sales reporting
A-level standard and above
Strong analytical background
Ability to prioritise efficiently
Experience in a financial environment
Good communication skills
Strong Microsoft Excel skills
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
Experience in music finance or royalties
Experience of Business Objects or similar query builders