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Analyst, Copyright Royalties

| Greater LA Area

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

UMG is currently seeking an Analyst in its Copyright Royalties Department. The Analyst will, among other things: identify exploitations of assets, research song ownership, verify and assign copyright ownership splits with internal and external parties as required. The position requires focus, diligence, and accuracy, all accomplished in a fast-paced environment. Analyst must be agile and adaptable, organized and dependable – showing character and care for the work produced. The role also requires ability to cultivate effective relationships with label personnel and other third parties. 

Job Functions:

  • Identify all exploitations of a given asset for each assigned artist/product/schedule (via release schedules or sales files)
  • Research song ownership based on preliminary label copy and internal system triggers
  • Contact internal and external parties as required to verify copyright ownership splits
  • Assign copyright ownership splits and licensing direction to all associated products and sales channels for a given asset
  • Maintain contact records and update systems accordingly
  • Provide notifications and status reports as required by North American Copyright Royalties policies
  • Identify or create & assign royalty accounts for all verified publisher shares
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Learning agility
  • Bias to action
  • Perseverant and accountable
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative nature
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of P.C. and mainframe computer systems
  • Available to work overtime as needed

Experience:

  • Industry or publishing experience (preferred)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite 2007 or above (all applications)

Education:

  • BA Music Industry (preferred)

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Location

UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

Todd Hancsicsak

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What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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