Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
This position provides administrative support to both the Director and Copyright Product Managers assigned to a particular Label. Administrative duties include product and song information maintenance, account maintenance, payment processing, status maintenance, contractual information, copyright royalty rate calculation, rights assessment and acquisition, and licensing.
I. Essential Duties & Responsibilities :
Overall Work Management
Monitoring internal label product release schedules to identify copyright work to be initiated
Product / Song Information
Obtaining product information such as label copy and video cue-sheets from various departments within the company
Obtaining, confirming and maintaining songwriter and publisher ownership splits/shares for songs
Account Maintenance / Payment Processing / Status Maintenance
Maintaining Royaltor Accounts, including creating new accounts, obtaining W9 forms and setting up new vendors in internal IT systems
Preparing payment paperwork, for advances and out-of-cycle royalty payments
Updating payment statuses of songwriters, publishers, songs or products as needed
Creating general contract entries in internal IT systems for use in processing digital and mobile sales (“EMD” contracts)
Copyright Royalty Rates
Calculating simple copyright royalty rates
Amending simple copyright royalty rates as needed due to changes in the underlying information, including the preparation of necessary memos to the royalty department
Rights Assessment and Acquisition
Performing administrative tasks pertaining to the clearance of video broadcasting and/or synchronization rights
Performing administrative tasks pertaining to the negotiation of reduced copyright royalty rates
Processing copyright licenses for physical, digital and mobile products, including requesting, reviewing and executing licenses
Responding to publisher inquiries regarding ownership splits/shares and licensing status
Generating and circulating reports
Assisting with special projects on an as-needed basis
Education and/or Experience :
Bachelor degree required; Business Administration, Music Business, or other relevant area of study
1 year general copyright administrative experience
Proficient written and oral communication skills
Outstanding attention to detail and to organization
Capacity to communicate with a wide range of persons both inside and outside the company in a professional manner
Physical Abilities Required/Equipment Usage:
Good working knowledge of Word and Excel.
Decision/Problem Solving Skills:
Ability to work well under pressure and handle a variety of tasks
Work Relationships/Fiscal Accountability:
Internal Contacts : Strong day to day interaction with Digital Departments, Marketing and Sales Departments, A&R, BLA, BA Admin, Royalties, Production, Finance and Global Digital Business group.
External Contacts : Artist attorneys/management, producers, writers, publishers
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and...