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Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator


Position Type: Full Time
Location: Marina Del Rey

Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator

CINQ MUSIC GROUP, LLC – Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator

Cinq Music Group is looking for a full time Music Rights Management and Distribution Administrator in our Los Angeles Office.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of our General Manager and with the support of our international services and admin team, this position will responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the department and will administer all aspects of rights management for our label, distributor and music publishing companies.
oversee all digital rights-related functions including, but not limited to, master, video, and publishing rights management, content deployment, partner asset management, internal catalog management, agreement review, copyright claims, and general quality control
Contract administration and onboarding (recording, production, asset purchase/acquisition, distribution, publishing administration, co-publishing, etc.)
Contract brief preparation
LOD’s processing and follow up
Coordinate internal onboarding processes and confirm completion
Support our internal supply chain and digital distribution deliveries to all DSP’s
Familiarity Spotify, Apple/iTunes, and other audio DSP’s processes and CMS access and utilization
YouTube CMS certification in content ownership and asset monetization preferred
Facebook Rights Manager operations and maintenance
Music publishing registrations with USA and Canada agencies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR, HFA, MRI, CMRRA, SOCAN, etc.), and foreign collection administrator(s). Neighboring rights deliveries and registrations with worldwide partners
Licensing (synchronization for master use and music publishing, mechanicals, other third-party licenses, etc.) system process tracking and administration. License drafting and negotiation
Copyright registrations, both new works (sound recordings, music videos and compositions) and assignments (short form and asset schedules)
Conflict and counter-claim resolution and maintenance, and oversee all DMCA Takedowns and Counter-notifications processing with YouTube, SoundExchange, Neighboring Rights partners, Audio DSP’s, etc.
Coordinate the completion, collection and processing of documentation/releases for producer, side/featured artists, video production, split sheets, label copy, etc.
Under the guidance of our Finance team, monitor and track contractual advances and budgets
Support the research and analysis for new deal evolutions, compile metadata and revenue reports, media files, third party agreements, etc..
Manage and update internal right databases
Correspond with DSP’s, labels, managers, artists, publishers, accountants, third parties on all rights related matters. Build strategic industry relationships
Maintain highly detailed and organized files.
Coordinate with team of local and off shore resources. Must have experience and comfort level with remote team collaboration.
Report department metrics and status of work to Management
Handle business requests for rights and policy updates
This position is a direct report to the GM

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
3-5 years related work experience
Deep understanding of the U.S. Copyright landscape and general intellectual property rights
Knowledge of label, distributor and publishing processes, databases, and technologies
Prior experience with DDEX, CWR, EBR, and manual registration methods for the U.S. P.R.O.’s or mechanical societies a plus
Prior experience manipulating and organizing large data sets
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), Google Docs (Docs, Sheets), SQL.
Tech-Savvy with strong computer skills.
Strong communication skills. Fluent spoken and written English. Fluency in Spanish is a big plus.

ABOUT US

Cinq Music is a Grammy-winning independent record label, music distributor, music publisher, and rights management company. From rights management to brand management, our company provides a wide range of services for our clients — using technology as the foundation, we are focused on finding innovative new ways to market and monetize every available revenue stream to maximize its value.

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