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Sr Music Licensing Specialist


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sr Music Licensing Specialist

Jobid 23768-382393

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36273BR

**Job Title** Sr Music Licensing Specialist

**Business Segment** NBC Entertainment

**Sub-Business** NBC Ent Business Operations

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


The Sr. Music Licensing Specialist, Music Services will provide comprehensive music-related clearance and administrative services. This position does not include any creative responsibilities with respect to consulting on music placement in the productions.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provide complete music services for productions; including but not limited to the following areas:

+ Responsible for all facets of cue sheet administration, including, without limitation, creation, review, revision, submission and analysis

+ Assist with licensing of NBCUniversal owned properties (rights out) and asset revenue tracking

+ Oversee internal personnel on projects (e.g. cue sheet analysis) and liaise internally and externally

+ Work with various personnel to ensure all music used is consistent with practices and guidelines for usage.

+ Research music for all details pertinent to clearance and tracking; including publisher/s, record label/s, performing rights society/s and type of usage.

+ Process music license requests, pick-ups, licenses, etc.

+ Negotiate fees, terms, etc.

+ Liaise with Music Library/s and other areas as they relate and also support the shows

+ Process payments; set up vendors in system and interact with AP team

+ Organize and maintain tracking grids, cost charts and database for production music usage and licensing.

+ Provide music clearance estimates

+ Communicate and maintain relationships with publishers, labels, music libraries and other related vendors.

+ Update music rights database, tracking grids, etc.

+ Use internal systems and provide support/input necessary for expansion/upgrades

+ Assist with other department projects as they arise.


Basic Qualification:

+ Minimum 2 – 4 years experience in music clearance for TV production.

+ Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)Eligibility Requirements:

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA and some travel may be required

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

+ Must have work authorization to work in the United States.

+ Must be 18 years or older.

+ Must have ability to work flexible hours due to the production schedule of the show; including evenings and holidays.

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ Bachelor’s degree preferred

+ Solid experience with music clearance, excellent communication and negotiation skills.

+ Relationships with record labels, publishing companies, independent pitch people, agents and managers.

+ Knowledge of the current market rate of artists and publishing catalogs.

+ Diversified knowledge of contemporary music as well as classic music catalogs and their applicable record labels.

+ Strong knowledge of production music libraries.

+ A passion for all things music

+ Experience working in a high-paced and pressure filled environment. An ability to work well on projects independently

+ Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize work and deal with different clients simultaneously.

+ Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated initiative; self-starter and accountable.

+ Excellent Interpersonal Skills with Strong Client-Support Orientation (internal and external clients/customers).

+ Demonstrated ability to execute and follow-through with minimal supervision.

+ Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

+ Demonstrated experience and willingness to perform at a high level as a team player.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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