Entertainment and Music | Coconut Grove, FL | Temporary
Temporary Licensing Coordinator
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.
The ideal candidate will come from a music industry background. He/she will support a 2-person Licensing Team. The role will involve working on licensing research, reports, record-keeping, pitching, and communication with artist management.
Researching which studios, producers and music supervisors are tied to films, TV shows, ad campaigns and pitching for opportunities.
Works with the Manager of Licensing to provide quotes for requests coming from current and potential clients for synchronization fees.
Generating monthly financial and artist specific reports.
Keeping department-wide system up to date on stages of licensing deals.
Liaising with counterparts in New York and Los Angeles to pitch new content as well as follow up on licensing requests sent by both teams.
Keeping detailed records on music sent to contacts and terms of previous deals.
Research song and master recording ownership using online resources including ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR, Harry Fox Agency, AllMusic, Discogs, among others.
Follow up with artist management on all aspects of quote requests, including territory, term, media and fees.
Regularly manage and maintain the song status grid/database, which includes production/show name, song titles, composer(s) and publisher/label information, ownership splits, etc.
Provide supervisor with a current Status Update that outlines which songs have been approved and/or denied, as well as, advise them of potential trouble songs and assist with resolving any issues.
Review music cue sheets for accuracy and distribute to relevant parties.
Maintain general departmental filing (physical and digital) and handle basic administrative duties.
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.
- Minimum: Two years in the entertainment business (Film, TV, Adv. and or Music).
- Understanding of basic Music Licensing – knowing the difference between masters and publishing rights, understanding samples and side artists.
- Must have interest/knowledge in the music we handle.
- Must have the ability to negotiate and close deals.
- Must be a self-starter who is energetic, creative but also business minded.
- The ability to understand agreements and terms pertaining to music clearance/licensing, including but not limited to territory, term and media
- Establish relationships with music publishers, record labels, attorneys, agents, etc.
- High attention to detail, exceptional written/verbal communication skills and extremely organized
- Strong math skills including the ability to understand and calculate territorial splits
- Comprehensive follow-up and research skills
- Ability to work proactively and independently on multiple projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced production environment
InGenesis supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law.