Sony Music Entertainment

  • Manager, Contract Administration

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 10:18 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Legal - Contracts Administration
  • 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 Manager, Contract Administration is responsible for analysis and summarization of contracts between artists and Sony; Additional responsibilities may include overseeing the DRA clearance process, tracking reversions for all masters owned or licensed by the U.S. Company, and distributing broad rights reports to the US labels.




    The Manager, Contract Administration’s responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:


    • Work on a team to enter and review full contract summaries of Artist agreements into the CARMA contract summary system, including royalty rates, copyright percentages, term structure, rights and restrictions.
    • Manage digital clearances in the DRA digital rights system to ensure digital rights are properly set before release. Work with other Sony Music Rep Owners to verify digital rights and update DRA accordingly.
    • Link deliverables to contracts through the term of contract, and update data in the summary system as modifications occur. 
    • Manage centralized U.S. talent rosters for all U.S. labels.
    • Participate in analysis, design and testing of new IT systems (e.g. Royalties, Digital Rights, Departmental databases).
    • Perform ad hoc contractual research as requested by BA, LAW, A&R Admin, Finance, GDB, Licensing
    • Prepare contract summary reports across all labels to analyze roster trends, digital rights, merchandise rights, or other ad hoc requests.



    Education and/or Experience:                                       

    • Minimum of (2) years of experience
    • Highly detail oriented, organized, timely and accurate
    • Very comfortable with data reporting in Microsoft Excel/Access
    • Lotus Notes knowledge a plus
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Prior experience reading/summarizing contracts a plus
    • MBA or JD strongly preferred


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