We are Warner Music Group, home to a broad roster of new stars and legendary artists through a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and highly sought-after BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS team at WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE.
Title: VP, Business and Legal Affairs
Here youll get to:
- Negotiate and draft a wide variety of complex music industry agreements, including recording agreements, merchandising agreements, fan club agreements, collateral entertainment agreements, label deals, profit split deals, soundtrack album agreements, producer agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, and various types of licenses.
- Liaise with all other departments of the company to answer questions and ensure compliance with contractual and legal obligations
- Review artwork, video treatments, video rough cuts and other audio and audiovisual recordings to assess potential risks and claims.
- Review mastering requests to ensure that all releases have been cleared (or the risk of non-clearance has been understood and assumed) prior to release.
- Provide ongoing advice to Business Affairs Administration department on contractual interpretation, standards and clearance related issues.
- Work with Rhino to facilitate clearance requests.
- Provide advice to Audit and Finance departments on contractual interpretation and audit strategy; negotiate and draft final settlements.
- Review royalty statements of major artists and statements which are substantially payable to ensure accuracy.
- Work with WEA and Finance and Sales departments regarding pricing issues for digital releases and assessing risks of various sales programs; develop strategies to resolve issues.
- Manage claims and outside counsel as necessary.
Rockstar candidates will have:
- J.D. and authorization to practice law in TN
- 5-7 years experience in Business & Legal Affairs department of major records company.
- Demonstrated drafting and negotiation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a range of personalities and styles and establish effective relationships externally and internally at all organizational levels.
Why join us?
Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.
It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company’s DNA.
Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.
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