Sony Music Entertainment

  • Coordinator, Copyright Administration

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/4/2018 4:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Copyright - All
  • 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.


    Provide administrative support to both Senior Director and Product Managers supporting the Commercial Music Group label . Administrative duties shall include requesting, reviewing and executing mechanical licenses for the  label’s releases.  Under supervision of Product Managers, ensure that proper licenses are obtained for all releases, payments are rendered in accordance with those licenses and assist in addressing any publisher inquiries regarding licenses and payments.   




    • Monitor internal label product release schedules to identify copyright work to be initiated
    • Obtain product information such as label copy and video cue-sheets from various departments within the company
    • Obtain and maintain songwriter and publisher ownership splits/shares for songs
    • Perform administrative tasks pertaining to the clearance of video broadcasting and/or synchronization rights
    • Perform administrative tasks pertaining to the negotiation of reduced copyright royalty rates
    • Provide assistance with respect to obtaining and maintaining contractual information
    • Maintain artist and producer agreement contract redactions in various systems
    • Request, review, and execute licenses as directed
    • Provide supporting documentation to publishers as directed
    • Provide accounts payable with payee documentation, including tax information
    • Process check requests
    • Monitor and report on the status of any open issues or activities at weekly staff meetings
    • Assist with special projects on an as-needed basis




    Education and/or Experience:      

    • 4 Year College degree required
    • 1 year general copyright administrative experience strongly preferred
    • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the record business and music licensing
    • 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 Excel


    Decision/Problem Solving Skills:

    • Ability to work well under pressure and handle a variety of tasks



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