Manager, Music and Media Licensing

Compensation

: $135,070.00 - $137,980.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Entertainment



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About The Brand

Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

Overview and Responsibilities

Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

As the Manager of Music and Licensing Strategy, you will partner with leadership to formulate licensing strategy and negotiate favorable rates for the use of music and other third party elements on MTV, VH1, LOGO, CMT and BET. You will play a meaningful role at the forefront of the production process by supporting Internal and Third Party Productions, Scripted, Reality and Short Form productions and will work in tandem with the Creative Music Integration, Digital and Brand Creative teams across all brands. This position will regularly engage with the Production Management, Creative, Business and Legal Affairs, and IP Litigation teams pushing forward brands' strategy and securing clearances to execute and deliver on behalf of client's and business' creative vision. In this role, you may also oversee project based employees and/or interns.

Responsibilities

* Utilize comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of licensing music, footage, photos, logos, talent/union clearances, digital, brand creative, and promos.
* Strengthen opportunities to collaborate within the licensing community, including record labels, music publishers, music supervisors and production companies.
* Draft and analyze complex license agreements, negotiate directly with licensors, copyright owners, artist management and others via email, phone, and in-person, applying your deep knowledge of licensing terminology, licensing contracts and applicable industry standards.
* Partner leadership in the preparation of music budgets, development of strategies, evaluation of rights and implementation of procedures to work within production budgets.
* Present on rights and licensing related topics to client groups and employees, providing needed advice and guidance.
* Manage contract files and tracking reports for all assigned programs/projects to ensure that licenses are executed and paid on time, exercising attention to detail for budgetary compliance.
* Liaise between Production Executives, Production Management, Music Supervisors, Internal and Third Party Production companies to execute Networks' programming strategies and achieve desired results.
* Work with client partners at all stages of creative and production process to flag rights issues/necessary permissions and develop improvements.

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree. Focus on Television, Film, Communications, Publishing, Marketing, Business or similar preferred.
* 4+ years of licensing experience in a production company, advertising agency, film studio, television network, music publisher, or record label. Prior negotiating experience required.

Additional Qualifications

* Tech-savvy individual proficient in all current document and database systems.
* A proactive contributor that can work both independently and collaboratively on multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
* Be a self-starter, able to problem solve and self-initiate
* Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage various personality types.

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Responsibilities Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others. As the Manager of Music and Licensing Strategy, you will partner with leadership to formulate licensing strategy and negotiate favorable rates for the use of music and other third party elements on MTV, VH1, LOGO, CMT and BET. You will play a meaningful role at the forefront of the production process by supporting Internal and Third Party Productions, Scripted, Reality and Short Form productions and will work in tandem with the Creative Music Integration, Digital and Brand Creative teams across all brands. This position will regularly engage with the Production Management, Creative, Business and Legal Affairs, and IP Litigation teams pushing forward brands' strategy and securing clearances to execute and deliver on behalf of client's and business' creative vision. In this role, you may also oversee project based employees and/or interns. Responsibilities - Utilize comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of licensing music, footage, photos, logos, talent/union clearances, digital, brand creative, and promos. - Strengthen opportunities to collaborate within the licensing community, including record labels, music publishers, music supervisors and production companies. - Draft and analyze complex license agreements, negotiate directly with licensors, copyright owners, artist management and others via email, phone, and in-person, applying your deep knowledge of licensing terminology, licensing contracts and applicable industry standards. - Partner leadership in the preparation of music budgets, development of strategies, evaluation of rights and implementation of procedures to work within production budgets. - Present on rights and licensing related topics to client groups and employees, providing needed advice and guidance. - Manage contract files and tracking reports for all assigned programs/projects to ensure that licenses are executed and paid on time, exercising attention to detail for budgetary compliance. - Liaise between Production Executives, Production Management, Music Supervisors, Internal and Third Party Production companies to execute Networks' programming strategies and achieve desired results. - Work with client partners at all stages of creative and production process to flag rights issues/necessary permissions and develop improvements.
Associated topics: album, choir, hippop, jazz, music, music producer, musical, punk, record, record producer * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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