• Senior Coordinator, Music and Licensing Strategy

    Location : CityStateForPosting New York, NY
    Brand
    ViacomCBS
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
    iCIMS ID
    2019-13430
  • About The Brand

    Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

    Overview and Responsibilities

    Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

     

    As the Senior Coordinator, Music and Licensing Strategy, you will work closely with SVP and Manager to formulate licensing strategy and negotiate favorable rates for the use of music and other third party elements on MTV, VH1, LOGO, CMT and BET. You will be at the forefront of the production process supporting Brand Creative, Design and Integrated Marketing. Additional work may be with Internal and Third Party Productions, Scripted, Reality and Short Form productions. The Sr. Coordinator will work in tandem with Creative Music Integration, Production and Digital Teams across all brands. You will work regularly with Production Management, Creative, Business and Legal Affairs, and IP Litigation teams pushing forward brands’ strategy and securing clearances to execute and deliver on behalf of client’s and business’ creative vision.

    Responsibilities

    • Utilize a working knowledge of master and publishing rights, and have a solid understanding of the necessary layers in footage, photo and font clearance.
    • Strengthen relationships within the licensing community to include record labels, music publishers, footage/photo houses and production companies.
    • Ensure that Productions execute on Network music cue sheet requirements per Networks’ direction in a timely manner.
    • Partner with leadership in the preparation of music budgets, development of strategies, evaluation of rights and implementation of procedures to work within production budgets.
    • Conduct copyright research and facilitate clearance requests, for music, film, TV, photography, art, video games, digital content, books, magazines, record label content, artist management, etc.
    • Monitor and process all license payments, review clearance reports and cue sheets, ensuring accurate legal delivery of clearance documentation.
    • Manage contract files and tracking reports for all assigned programs/projects to ensure that licenses are executed and paid on time, exercising attention to detail for budgetary compliance.
    • Liaise between Production Executives, Production Management, Music Supervisors, Internal and Third Party Production companies to execute Networks’ programming strategies and achieve desired results.
    • Work with client partners at all stages of creative and production process to flag rights issues/necessary permissions and develop improvements.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree. Focus on Television, Film, Communications, Publishing, Marketing, Business or similar preferred.
    • 4+ years of licensing experience in a production company, advertising agency, film studio, television network, music publisher, or record label. Prior negotiating experience required.

    Additional Qualifications

    • Tech-savvy individual proficient in all current document and database systems.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the music business and current key issues in the industry.
    • Ad agency, clearance representative in a production house and/or record label or publishing experience supporting the Marketing field a plus.
    • A proactive contributor that can work both independently and collaboratively on multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
    • Be a self-starter, able to problem solve and self-initiate
    • Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage various personality types.

     

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