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Sr. Manager, Royalty Services at BMG (US)

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Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting leadership role where you can use your problem-solving skills to make a meaningful impact? Look no further. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead our team in the timely processing and notification of BMG’s publishing agreements. In addition, you will be responsible for data updates, including song, royalty client, and royalty rate data, as well as conducting research, reporting, and analysis on information services and rights. You will collaborate with colleagues from various departments to ensure that our global strategy is executed effectively. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining open and effective communication with external clients to provide the highest level of service. If you have a passion for creating solutions and solving complex problems, we encourage you to apply today.

What You’ll Be Doing.

  • Complete processing of BMG’s US intellectual property agreements (e.g. new Publishing, Modification, Extension, Option and Termination agreements as applicable)
  • Handle data updates and cleanup (e.g. IP, client, rate data) with a focus on client and rate cleanup required resulting from client inquiries (e.g. via Client Services) or internally identified business needs.
  • Review, research and provide timely responses to rights queries and information requests. Including, but not limited to those from BMG US business functions, writers, clients, publishers and affiliates
  • Assist in maintaining and developing the relationships with admin customers and partners
  • Manage, train and develop team members and report team KPIs while while building reports using Looker and Jira dashboards to provde resources for comepleteing and tracking reorts
  • Engage in and handle other ongoing processes or ad-hoc projects as business needs dictate or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Collaborate with BMG affiliate offices to improve and standardize processes.


Must Haves.

  • Previous experience in music rights administration (legal, copyright, royalties, licensing, etc.
  • Basic understanding of music publishing and copyright industry practices
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills and the ability to identify when information is incomplete
  • Strong contract interpretation skills and experience
  • You are comfortable working in high paced environment and handling a high volume of varying complex data entry

A plus if you have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related role.

Benefits & Perks

What’s In It For You.

  • Enjoy flexibility with our hybrid setup: 3 days in office, 2 days remote.
  • Experience peace of mind knowing that our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage has got you covered.
  • Maximize your savings with our dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match of up to 6% after your first year.
  • Say goodbye to accruing vacation days or hitting a cap; take time off when you need it with our flexible time off policy!
  • Save money and time with our commuter benefits program.
  • Stay healthy and earn financial rewards with our fitness reimbursement program and wellness incentives.
  • Find your inner peace and boost your mental wellbeing with a complimentary subscription to the popular meditation app, Headspace.
  • Access well-being support 24/7 through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Kick off your weekends early with Summer Fridays.
  • Unlock your potential with development opportunities, including mentorship programs and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Be inspired by our talented artists at our showcases and playbacks.

How to apply

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Job Summary

Nashville, TN, USA Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive


Founded in 2008, BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 19 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 3 million songs and recordings, and thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach which now includes production music, film and books as well as music publishing and recordings. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

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