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Multimedia Analyst

Distribution | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 650,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. 

Job Description:

The Multimedia Analyst is responsible for matching performance data from a variety of sources to the appropriate work IDs in order to ensure that ASCAP writers and publishers are paid correctly and on time. In addition, the Multimedia Analyst shares the responsibility of processing performance data for upload into the PREP distribution stream.

Areas of responsibility/accountability:


Research and match performance data to work IDs in the PREP works module:

  • Use a variety of resources to determine which work ID a performance should be matched to.
  • Create new work IDs in PREP where appropriate.
  • Identify, resolve and merge duplicate work IDs (i.e. “possible matches”) accounting for conflicting share splits, sub-publishing agreements, mandates and other entitled party information which may be in conflict.
  • Correspond with Repertory when appropriate.


Create and verify Radio and Other Surveys performance records:

  • Enter radio station log data into APMS via manual entry.
  • Enter Live Pop Concert performances into PREP.


Team Member

  • Participate in special projects as necessary.
  • Participate in end-of-the-quarter quality control checks, as directed by the RIOT Team Leaders.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Comprehensive web-based research skills and problem solving ability.
  • Knowledge of music is helpful, but not required.