Sony Music Entertainment

  • Coordinator, Copyright

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2019 10:46 AM)
    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.


    • 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 confirm songwriter and publisher ownership splits/shares for songs
    • Process and maintain writer administration changes, including working with publishers to obtain all necessary details around change of administration
    • Research and provide labels with confirmed writer credits
    • Provide regular updates on status of project clearance and licensing to team lead and project analyst
    • Maintain Royaltor Accounts, including creating new accounts, obtaining W9 forms and coordinating with accounts payable on vendor maintenance
    • Update payment statuses of songwriters, publishers, songs or products as needed
    • Calculate simple copyright royalty rates
    • 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
    • Process copyright licenses for physical, digital and mobile products, including requesting, reviewing and executing licenses
    • Respond to publisher inquiries regarding ownership splits/shares and licensing status
    • Generate and circulate reports
    • Assist with special projects on an as-needed basis


    • BA degree
    • 1 year general copyright administrative experience required
    • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills, including ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner
    • Strong organizational skills, time management and attention to detail with ability to effectively multi-task
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Ability to work well under pressure and handle a variety of tasks
    • General understanding of the music business a plus


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