Sony Music Entertainment

  • Director, Business & Legal Affairs

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Digital Business - Other
  • Overview

    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.


    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.


    The Director, Business and Legal Affairs reports to the Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business.


    • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of digital distribution deals for Sony Music’s intellectual property assets for use in an array of platforms and business models.
    • Provide legal advice on technical issues presented by services that include music (e.g. API/SDKs, stream ripping, applications).
    • Work closely with assigned DSP partners on a day-to-day basis, managing all legal issues as they relate to that DSP.
    • Work with content protection team to address infringements and piracy matters generally.
    • Provide legal advice on a wide variety of contract, antitrust, copyright, trademark, corporate and privacy issues.


    • Fundamental comprehension and appreciation of technology and devices.
    • The ideal candidate is a quintessential “techie” by avocation.
    • 4+ years experience at a major law firm (preferably in IP or Corporate).
    • J.D. from a top law school.
    • Member of New York Bar in good standing.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Ability to work with others within group and across divisions.


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