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Counsel, Music Production

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In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Aug 08,2017

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Mar 25,2017
Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
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Counsel, Music Production The candidate will work in the company's Music Group, which is part of the Business & Legal Affairs Team based in Beverly Hills. Focus on the production side and will be responsible for structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements with the composers, songwriters, artists and performers who create music for company’s film, series and documentary content and with the record companies and music publishers who license music. Handle music contract and copyright related matters as they arise, will likely need to dig into local law and practice in various International territories, and should be extremely comfortable working independently and counseling internal and external business partners, making decisions that have both legal and business impacts, and evaluating risk and making quick decisions when faced with the exigencies of production. Have an innate ability to maintain organization and focus that fuels his/her effectiveness in successfully juggling multiple projects. Thrive in an environment that places thoughtful efficiency over process yet have the ability to work with organizations or institutions who may not hold the same beliefs. J.D. and membership in good standing in at least one state bar required. 5+ years of film/series production music experience, including immersion in structuring, negotiating and drafting composer, performer and featured artist agreements, master use and synchronization license agreements, music producer agreements, record company and music publishing waivers and soundtrack album agreements; in-depth knowledge of music copyright and the film/series production process - from script to budget to music clearance/licensing to composer engagement/recording through to delivery, cue sheets, music publishing administration, marketing and launch; practical knowledge of the music and technology industries (including active relationships with music agents, managers, music publishers, record companies and music libraries); and understanding of the evolving PRO/publishing, theatrical, VOD, TV, syndication and home video landscapes. International market experience and international production experience is a plus. Experience providing in-house support in a film or television production company is strongly preferred. Clear, concise and effective communication skills required. Strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression required.

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