Warner Music Group


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WMG's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its team members, artists and songwriters across the globe. In response to COVID-19, WMG is fully committed to helping its people balance their home and life commitments with flexible working options, virtual wellness sessions, and more. WMG strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all US new employees, prior to the commencement of employment. If you are hired, you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination as part of your new employee onboarding process, subject to our legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations in certain limited circumstances.

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.
We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Associate Manager, Rights Administration, Business and Legal Affairs

A little bit about our team:

The Global Catalog Research and Rights Administration Group is a subdivision of Rhino Entertainment Company’s Business & Legal Affairs Department and is responsible for researching WMG’s rights to exploit its existing catalog recordings in response to queries from Rhino, WMG Global Catalog, and WMG’s Synch and Master Use Licensing Groups.

Your role:

You will be responsible for performing various legal and rights research assignments involving questions about WMG’s rights in and to its catalog recordings and accurately communicating his or her findings to the appropriate department.

Here you’ll get to:
  • Review, analyze and interpret various provisions in the recording agreements that govern WMG’s existing catalog recordings, and accurately and succinctly communicate findings to appropriate individual or department;
  • Conduct chain of title review and provide concise analysis;
  • Prepare contract summaries of the recording agreements that govern WMG’s existing catalog recordings;
  • Prepare product memos outlining royalties information applicable to products being released;
  • Perform general legal research pertaining to WMG’s rights in its existing recording agreements;
  • Perform such other duties and tasks related to the Business & Legal Affairs Department’s role and responsibilities as reasonably may be required.
About you:
  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • Be able to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Possess excellent analytical, mathematical and organizational skills;
  • Be able to meet deadlines consistently and effectively while working under pressure;
  • Possess unwavering attention to detail;
  • Be intellectually curious and have a passion for the music business;
  • Be able to manage multiple assignments at any given time and prioritize them effectively and appropriately;
  • Have strong computer skills, including strong data entry skills (with an emphasis on accuracy) and strong proficiency using Microsoft Office’s Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications.
We’d love it if you also had:
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working in a position or positions involving the review, analysis and interpretation of recording agreements and other music industry agreements.
  • Admission to a state bar.
About us:

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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