Your Mission at BMG
Your primary mission is to handle timely processing and notification of BMG’s publishing agreements. Additional responsibilities may include data updates (including, but not limited to song, royalty client and royalty rate data), Information Service/rights research, reporting and analysis.
You have an interest in music publishing and music publishing administration. You have familiarity with music publishing or other similar IP agreements, including royalty rate structures. You are comfortable working under pressure in a high volume, fast-paced environment. Additionally, you are comfortable handling a high volume of varying and sometimes complex data entry. You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion
Complete processing of BMG’s US intellectual property agreements (e.g. new Publishing, Master, Modification, Extension, Option and Termination agreements as applicable). Including but not limited to:
Setup of clients, rates and agreement information in BMG’s internal databases
Entry of song details
Coordinating with Song Entry and/or Integration Team on requirements for song entry or catalogue ingestions
Liaising and following up with Creative and Business Affairs as necessary on incomplete information
Notification of rights to North American Performing/Mechanical rights societies, digital partners and BMG affiliate offices and sub-publishers
Reconciliation of existing PRO registrations with schedules and songs claimed by BMG
Follow up with PRO’s, Affiliates, Sub-publishers and other income sources to ensure completeness of BMG’s claims
Review/verification of data entered by other members of the deal processing team
Feedback on setup and notification of agreements to Creative Dept/Business Affairs Dept and other deal stakeholders
Data Maintenance & Cleanup
Handle data updates and cleanup (e.g. IP, client, rate data) with a focus on client and rate cleanup required resulting from client inquiries (e.g. via Royalty Services) or internally identified business needs.
Review, research and provide timely responses to rights queries and information requests. Including, but not limited to those from:
BMG US business functions (e.g. Synch/Marketing, Business Affairs, Creative)
BMG writers and clients
BMG sub-publishers and affiliates
Business partners (e.g. Hal Leonard)
Performing/Mechanical rights societies
3rd party writers and publishers
Customer/Client/Business Partner Relations
Assist in maintaining and developing the relationships with admin customers and partners. Including, but not limited to:
Performing rights organizations
Engage in and handle other ongoing processes or ad-hoc projects as business needs dictate or as assigned by supervisor.
Supervision of temporary employees and interns as necessary
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Strong analytic and problem solving skills and the ability to identify when information is incomplete
Minimum 3 - 5 years of work experience
What’s In It For You
Robust medical/dental/vision packages
Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
$500 fitness reimbursement
Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to Lynda.com
Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music
BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age.
That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately.
We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.
BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.