Sony Music Entertainment

  • Copyright Coordinator

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/4/2018 3:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Copyright - All
  • Overview

    Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.



    • Overall Work Management
      • Monitoring internal label product release schedules to identify copyright work to be initiated
    • Product / Song Information
      • Obtaining product information such as label copy and video cue-sheets from various departments within the company
      • Obtaining, confirming and maintaining songwriter and publisher ownership splits/shares for songs
    • Account Maintenance / Payment Processing / Status Maintenance
      • Maintaining Royaltor Accounts, including creating new accounts, obtaining W9 forms and coordinating with accounts payable on vendor maintenance
      • Preparing payment paperwork, for advances and out-of-cycle royalty payments
      • Updating payment statuses of songwriters, publishers, songs or products as needed
    • Copyright Royalty Rates
      • Calculating simple copyright royalty rates
      • Amending simple copyright royalty rates as needed due to changes in the underlying information, including the preparation of necessary memos to the royalty department
      • Negotiating reduced rate requests periodically
    • Rights Assessment and Acquisition
      • Performing administrative tasks pertaining to the clearance of video broadcasting and/or synchronization rights
      • Performing administrative tasks pertaining to the negotiation of reduced copyright royalty rates
    • Licensing
      • Processing copyright licenses for physical, digital and mobile products, including requesting, reviewing and executing licenses
    • Miscellaneous
      • Responding to publisher inquiries regarding ownership splits/shares and licensing status
      • Generating and circulating reports
      • Assisting with special projects on an as-needed basis


    • 4 Year College degree required
    • 1 year general copyright administrative experience required
    • Proficient written and oral communication skills
    • Outstanding attention to detail and to organization
    • Capacity to communicate with a wide range of persons both inside and outside the company in a professional manner                                                               
    • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel
    • Ability to work well under pressure and handle a variety of tasks


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