VP, Business Affairs

Warner Music Group - Burbank, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Job Title: Vice President, Business Affairs

Here you’ll get to:
Negotiate and document recording agreements, merchandise, fan club, and collateral entertainment activities agreements, label deals, and P&D agreements
Responsible for managing ongoing contractual relationships and handling all business affairs aspects for a substantial roster of artists, including high profile legacy artists
Render general business and legal advice to all departments within the company
Review and approving royalty statements
Analyze and negotiating audit settlements
Work with the financial department to prepare P&Ls and sales analysis
Review and clear visual content for commercial exploitation
Work with the Commerce, Digital Marketing & Strategy department to clear rights and to enter into agreements with third party digital services
Trademark and copyright protection and management of claims and litigation
Other general legal research, particularly related to intellectual property rights
Work with WMG’s General Counsel and other corporate attorneys on various legal matters (settlement agreements, misc. litigation, etc.)
Such other duties as reasonably may be required

Rockstar candidates will be able to:
J.D. or equivalent, plus admission to the California (preferred) and/or New York state bars
Prior experience working for a law firm or corporate experience negotiating and drafting agreements - preferably in connection with the acquisition and distribution of intellectual property rights
Minimum of 10 years’ experience working for a record label, media/entertainment company, or licensing agency is required
Excellent drafting/writing and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently, within a team-oriented environment
A commitment to learning and excellence
Why join 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.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

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