BMG seeking Sr. Director, Business - Legal Affairs, Los Angeles

The position is full time based in Los Angeles, CA

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SR. DIRECTOR, BUSINESS andamp; LEGAL AFFAIRS

As attorney, Business andamp; Legal Affairs you will have high visibility internally as well as in the industry in general. You will be the primary point of contact for the company with our artists’ attorneys and business team.

You will negotiate both routine and sophisticated commercial contracts in a fast paced, dynamic company that is the fastest growing company in the history of the fast paced and dynamic music industry.

You will embody and transmit the values of fairness and transparency to our external partners as well as your BMG colleagues, and you will maintain a global orientation to operations and opportunities.

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WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

- Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing: (i) Recording Agreements (All types, including: Profit Share/Revenue Share/PPD), (ii) License Agreements, (iii) JV/Profit Share Agreements, (iv) Music Video Agreements, (v) Photography Agreements, (vi) Product Placement Agreements, (vii) Termination Agreements, (viii) Label Exclusivity Waiver Agreements, (ix) Producer Agreements, (x) Producer Certification of Employment Agreements, (xi) Promotional Radio Agreements and (xii) General Work for Hire/Acquisition Agreements for BMG as a whole;

- Reviewing, negotiating and finalizing agreements with third parties as part of standard ongoing business needs;

- Advising and counseling on copyright and intellectual property issues surrounding BMG’s US recorded music business and general business development;

- Working closely and providing meaningful business and legal guidance/counseling to the BMG Creative Team/Management (BMG LA, RISE RECORDS, RBC, BROKEN BOW RECORDS etc.) in connection with material terms contained in most if not all of the Agreements listed above;

- Working closely and providing meaningful business and legal guidance/counseling to the BMG Recorded Finance andamp; Royalty Teams;

- Reviewing and negotiating boilerplate agreements with repeat or new vendors (Examples include: outside PR/Ad buying/Marketing firms);

- Policing and ensuring compliance with BMG Legal obligations and internal policies.

YOUR PROFILE

- You have an interest in the entertainment business particularly recorded music.

- You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter.

- Your time management skills allow you to meet deadlines easily.

- You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion.

- You are comfortable navigating informal lines of communication and decision making.

- You are patient, determined and forward looking.

MUST-HAVES

- J.D. from an accredited law school, State Bar license certification.

- Experience of active practice in a private law firm or in-house position focused on the representation of successful professional musical performing artists and/or companies.

- An understanding of recording agreements, master use license agreements, producer agreements, collaboration agreements, asset purchase agreements, copyright law, trademark law, contract law, personality rights, rights of publicity, law of defamation, media law, FCC and FTC regulations pertaining to satellite, over the air, and/or cable broadcast and internet transmissions.

- Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

- Hybrid working environment – 3 days in office, 2 days to work from home.

- Robust medical, dental and vision packages.

- Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company

- Flexible time off policy – no caps, no accruals!

- Annual fitness reimbursement and options to earn financial rewards through completing qualified wellness activities.

- Commuter benefits.

- Access to our Employee Assistance Program offering 24/7 wellbeing support.

- Summer Fridays.

- Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including internal trainings, mentorship programs, access to Linkedin Learning; and more!

- Artist showcases and playbacks.

- The opportunity to hone your skill set on both recorded music and music publishing (both divisions being housed under one roof).

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