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Lead Counsel Music Rights and Implementation

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Date Last Verified

Aug 31,2018

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Jun 14,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Menlo Park, CA
Practice Area
Entertainment and New Media >> Entertainment and New Media
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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Lead Counsel, Music Rights and Implementation The candidate will develop deep understanding of our license structures and obligations globally. Will interpret and advise on rights, obligations and general relationship and industry implications under firm’s numerous international music deals. Serve as lead point of contact for colleagues in the Product IP legal team, and specifically with the Lead Product IP Counsel, Music, to ensure that all products featuring music operate in compliance with our licensing obligations. In conjunction with the Product IP team, provide product knowledge and insight to the Music Business Development and Music Legal teams. Serve as lead point of contact for our Music Product Business Development team, as we explore new ways to integrate music into innovative new products, features and services. Serve as lead point of contact for our Rights Manager and IP/Copyright Operations team on content identification, takedown and repeat infringer policies and processes. Instruct and work closely with a global network of outside counsel. Generally collaborate with other members of the legal and policy teams (regulatory, corporate, privacy, etc.) to ensure business needs are met. Must have Juris Doctorate degree with membership in 1 state bar, or equivalent in any non-US jurisdiction. Should have 5+ years of legal experience in dealing with and advising clients on domestic and international digital music rights, distribution and licensing issues. Experience with digital music industry issues, both label and publishing is essential. Experience operating independently and juggling multiple projects across different jurisdictions is essential. Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams to get the job done is preferred. Experience with new and evolving technologies is preferred. Relevant in-house experience is preferred. Experience working with tight deadlines is preferred.

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1 Hacker Way Menlo Park
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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