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SVP, Administration Services

Strategy & Corporate Development | 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 over 670,000 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 Overview:

Senior Vice President, Administration Services for ASCAP Enterprises, an affiliate of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP Enterprises”).  

Administration Services, branded in the marketplace as Songwize, provides back-office services for processing and payment for third party clients, including music publishers and digital music service clients. The SVP in this role will have P&L responsibility and be responsible for the strategy and growth of Administration Services. This is a highly unique opportunity to build a business with the resources of a $1B revenue organization.  

This position is based in New York City.

Areas of responsibility / accountability:

  • Lead relationship management of Administration clients (e.g., Sony ATV, EMI, Warner, Kobalt, UMPG etc.) and key strategic partners (e.g. digital service providers)
  • Oversee coordination of cross-departmental processes to support Administration Services and tightly-manage the time and cost allocation of internal resources
  • Identify emerging trends in the music business to identify potential market opportunities
  • Develop and launch enhanced product and service offerings, supported by thorough business case planning
  • Identify, acquire, and onboard new Administration clients, including the development of marketing materials and leading negotiations
  • Manage and convey complex analyses to internal and external stakeholders


  • Ideally, experience from a top-tier management consulting firm, investment banking, corporate strategy and/or corporate development role in conjunction with technology start-up experience
  • Demonstrated ability to transform a vision into a growing nascent business and to manage P&L
  • Must be technologically evangelical in nature with a strong work ethic and an inherent bias towards action, change, speed, and revenue growth strategies
  • Demonstrable track record in creating new markets and securing adoption for new products and/or services
  • Extensive knowledge of entertainment/digital industry and related business practices
  • Strong partnership and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with all internal and external parties 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA preferred

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:

  • A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network 
  • Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
  • Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
  • An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Short term disability Insurance / salary continuation and Long term disability insurance
  • Company provided basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Supplemental and dependent life insurance options