The Manager, Business Affairs Administration will manage a variety of business affairs administration and licensing matters as part of a centralized core group on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment affiliated US labels (Arista, Columbia, Epic, RCA, SME Nashville, etc.).
Request, negotiate, draft, review and administer various agreements in capacity of licensee and licensor on behalf of SME affiliated labels including but not limited to:
Side Artist Agreements
Master Use Licenses
Artwork Agreements (to the extent 3rd Party consents are required)
General Label Waivers
Review audio-visual materials to highlight any trademark, side artist, or venue issues and if necessary, negotiate and obtain clearances and/or recommend edits to appropriate internal department(s)
Create, maintain, and internally distribute a variety of status charts and reports, including but not limited to bi-weekly label/BA status reports
Royalty account research to verify payee information and confirm various royalty obligations, including but not limited to artist, side artist, and third party royalties
Review (and coordinate with B&LA) contest rules associated with sweepstakes, giveaways, etc.
Advise on negotiating appropriate synch fees in connection with guest artist appearances as needed
Minimum of 2 years industry experience in business affairs, licensing or entertainment law firm.
J.D. from an accredited law school.
Strong negotiating and analytical skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on contract drafting and business writing.
Strong organizational skills, time management and attention to detail with ability to effectively multi-task.
Knowledge of the music industry and intellectual property issues (e.g. copyright, trademark, etc.).
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.