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Legal Director, Music Licensing The candidate will partner closely with internal business counterparts in driving licensing negotiations, as well as coordinating with product, engineering, operations, finance and legal teams in support of the company’s evolving music licensing needs. Will be responsible for solving cutting-edge licensing issues on a global scale, with an opportunity to help shape the future of music use on. Support biz dev team in developing our music licensing strategy and helping lead negotiations across labels, publishers, and collecting societies globally. Lead and grow Facebook’s nascent music licensing legal team, and direct outside licensing counsel around the world. Oversee the drafting of all music licensing agreements. Coordinate with internal product and engineering teams in connection with product development that may impact licensing needs. Guide and support engineering efforts to develop data insights and reporting capabilities. Collaborate with other members of the legal team (commercial, product, etc.) to ensure business needs are met.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree or foreign equivalent. 8+ years of relevant music licensing experience, including extensive hands-on experience negotiating label, publisher, and society licenses globally. Preferred: State Bar membership or foreign equivalent. In-house experience, and work with digital distribution of music involving online services, apps, and innovative technologies. Experience operating in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple priorities under pressure. Track record of strategic and creative thinking, and exercising excellent business judgment. Excellent communication skills and pro-active, collaborative, work ethic.
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