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PARALEGAL/CONTRACT MANAGER  BUS. AFFAIRS DEPT



We are seeking a PARALEGAL/CONTRACT MANAGER familiar with music industry and music rights and obligations for a research and data entry project in connection with upgrades to our repertoire management systems, focusing primarily on rights research and data verification related to sound recordings 

Responsibilities: 

  • Locate relevant materials in databases, files, archives and other locations. 
  • Review legal agreements and other correspondence to extract relevant data. 
  • Prepare spreadsheets and other materials to capture the relevant data and to track progress and verify data. 
  • Research and analyze legal rights and obligations. 
  • Raise and escalate questions as necessary. 
  • Data entry and maintenance of databases. 
  • Such additional, alternative, removed or changed responsibilities as may be directed from time-to-time by a supervisor, without advance notice. 
  • Conduct research to support legal proceedings  
  • Assist with the drafting and reviewing of legal documents 
  • Investigate facts to help in the negotiation of legal disputes 
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations 
  • Record and store client information 

Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience as a paralegal or other legal field 
  • Familiarity with legal research 
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Deadline and detail-oriented 

Reporting to the Business Affair Manager, this role will support the day-to-day operations of the legal team, oversee contract requests from start to finish (including drafting, negotiating, and revising), and assisting with special projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have strong drafting and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to manage and close of agreements and releases. This person should be able to understand, and articulate business and legal positions related to the media and entertainment industry from start to finish, in a way that balances the business needs and risk mitigation while achieving business objectives of the company. 

Go to the Job Application URL to apply https://goo.gl/j317sd to apply for this position attaching a cover letter and resume. 


MECHANICAL ROYALTY ANALYST – ROYALTY DEPT



VP Music Group Inc  are seeking a Mechanical Royalty Analyst familiar with music industry and music rights and obligations.  The Applicant will be primarily responsible for processing mechanical and third-party royalties for physical and digital products. Maintaining and updating our catalogue in the royalty system. 

Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities: 

  • Create and maintain structures in the royalty system. 
  • Audit royalty statements and request payments for and royalty participants.  
  • Maintain an updated record of all the third-party statements and income. 
  • Ensure third-party income is properly allocated among royalty participants. 
  • Conduct special projects as needed. 
  • MCPS Registrations. 
  • Liaison with other Records labels and Music Companies. 
  • Customer Service. 

This position has deadlines and statement cycle deadlines. It may require the staff member to work extra time to meet deadlines and to have the ability to plan vacation so as not to interfere with deadlines. 

Required Competencies/Skills: 

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF editing and the document conversions (Example text files into Excel). 
  • Previous experience with Royalty Share and Counter Point royalty systems is a plus. 

Education Required/Preferred: 

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience preferred 
  • 3 yrs. royalty accounting experience required. 

Go to the Job Application URL to apply https://goo.gl/j317sd to apply for this position attaching a cover letter and resume. 

 


LICENSING ADMINISTRATOR – BUS. AFFAIRS DEPT 



VP Music Group Inc is looking to hire a Music Licensing Administrator in our Business Affairs office to oversee our vast Caribbean music catalog for film, tv, and advertising placements. This job requires a college degree along with good writing, reading and research skills. An appreciation of reggae music is a plus. 

 

Licensing Administrator responsibilities – 

  • Pitch the VP catalog to film, tv, and advertising companies and music supervisors. 
  • Process inbound licensing requests (compilations, synchronizations, samples, etc.).  
  • Setup third-party licenses with internal Accounting & Royalty systems.  
  • Maintain licensing website and track license requests.  
  • Research and review in-house contract terms including rights, dates, splits, and credits.  
  • Other Business Affair tasks, as needed.  

Required Competencies/Skills: 

At least one year assistant/administrative experience mandatory.  Previous music business experience or having taken a music business class, is preferred;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Excel, Outlook, etc.),  

Solid Internet research skills.  

Familiarity with Spotify or other streaming services;  
BA/BS degree preferred;
Skilled in communications both verbal and written. Must be able to make cold calls and communicate effectively with contacts from all industries;
Ability to multitask well in a fast-paced environment, leadership qualities;
Must have a positive attitude;
Must be a creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills and able to work and think on his/her feet;
Demonstrated high level of attention-to-detail essential. 

 

Go to the Job Application URL to apply https://goo.gl/j317sd to apply for this position attaching a cover letter and resume.