Perform all aspects of music clearance, licensing, and rights acquisitions for third-party master recordings and musical compositions for use in marketing/promotion campaigns on behalf of all production divisions of Walt Disney Studios (Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel, Disney+, Hulu, Lucasfilm, Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Studios) under the supervision of the Director of Music Clearance; handle all administrative activities in connection therewith

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and locate all copyright owners of the requested musical works. If applicable, conduct historical research and collaborate with the Department Head and Music Business/Legal to determine public-domain status of older works.
  • Maintain and track all “boilerplate” music library deals, and when needed, re-negotiate under Department Head’s supervision
  • Negotiate and secure library licenses for all third-party compositions and recordings within company policy guidelines, including advertising, digital download and streaming rights
  • Communicate directly and frequently with Marketing and Home Entertainment departments to service their music licensing needs
  • Draft, review and update music license requests, confirmation letters and related documents and communications
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationship with all outside vendors
  • Monitor the status of all licenses, options and deal terms throughout execution and payment process
  • Responsible for data entry about each deal, prepare deal letters and payment documents on each project

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ relevant experience
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work with others as a collaborative team player
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong and wide understanding of music clearance process
  • Critical and strategic thinker, taking initiative to create and implement new systems within our changing environment
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Critical and strategic thinker
  • Extremely fine attention to details
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, make preliminary decisions and change course of action quickly
  • Excellent overall skills including Microsoft Office, and a willingness to learn other computer programs applicable to the position

Required Education

  • Bachelors Degree

Job ID 889875BR


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