Associate Director

| Santa Monica

Are you interested in working in the Music Industry? 

Universal Music Group is currently seeking an Associate Director, Business and Legal Affairs for the Santa Monica, CA office. This position is responsible for a heavy transaction flow in connection with the domestic and international distribution, sales, marketing, financing, and licensing of digital content. 

Job Functions:

Provide ongoing legal and corporate policy counseling regarding digital music content. This will include drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of legal agreements such as content sales and licensing agreements, distribution agreements and technology service agreements. The work will also include reviewing other agreements relating to the recorded music business. The attorney will support the global digital deal-making teams operating out of Los Angeles and London and will work closely with the Business Development, Commercial Affairs and Advanced Technology teams. 

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of agreements relating to the distribution, sales, marketing and financing of recorded music and video product preferred, including familiarity with publishing and other music industry issues.
  • A background in corporate or technology transactions, including content licensing and distribution a plus.
  • Must be adept at drafting and negotiating licensing deals, and be willing to draft and negotiate agreements outside of previous areas of expertise.
  • Must be comfortable working with new and evolving business models in an evolving industry and business.
  • Strong customer/client service skills a must.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints.
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and with a desire to work in a team environment.
  • Must be willing to work extended hours.
  • Must be self-directed and well organized.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2-4 years law practice experience required. Strong law firm experience/training preferred.

Education:

  • JD required

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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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.

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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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