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  Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs, Music
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 8/26/2019
Location: West Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

Job Description:

Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines.

Business Unit Overview

Warner Bros. corporate functions provide specialized knowledge and expertise to support our vast portfolio of businesses like DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

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What part will you play?

We are recruiting for a Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs, Music to join our Corporate Legal team. In this role, you will have the following responsibilities:
• Negotiates, drafts and revises music agreements for WB Pictures, New Line and WaterTower Music, including composer, songwriter, recording artist, record producer, music supervisor and album license agreements, as well as supervises master and synch licensing.
• Provides support for the research and analysis of agreements relating to catalogue product for the negotiation of third party and internal licensing and distribution agreements.
• Supports the negotiation of PRO licenses.
• Supports WaterTower Music by licensing for designated albums and by negotiating and preparing of other music-related agreements.
• Researches and answers inquiries regarding music contracts, privacy rights, copyright laws, and other legal matters.
• Supervises the transmittal and follow up of music documentation with outside agents/attorneys.
• Supervises assistant (shared) in the performance of legal-related tasks.

What do we require from you?

• JD degree.
• California State Bar membership or eligibility for Registered In-house Counsel.
• At least 7 years total legal experience with 3-4 years specifically in music legal.
• Excellent knowledge of copyright laws and principles, music clearance, music publishing and soundtrack album agreements.
• Ability to prepare and negotiate agreements and provide clear and concise advice.
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing, with persons on all levels.
• Ability to supervise and evaluate paralegal and clerical subordinates engaged in the performance of legal-related tasks.



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