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Director, Business and Legal Affairs

Company name

Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Miami, FL

Date Last Verified

Mar 20,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018
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Director, Business and Legal Affairs The candidate will reporting to the Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, and work out of the Miami office, the Director, Business and Legal Affairs for the firm US Latin label is responsible for the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts for artists and all artist-related matters, joint ventures, distribution deals, production deals, consulting deals, and new media agreements. Will review, draft and negotiate various agreements (initial, intermediate and final versions) including, but not limited to, recording agreements, producer agreements, label deals, joint ventures, license agreements, distribution agreements, merchandise agreements, product placement deals, brand partnership agreements, soundtrack agreements, and settlement agreements. Provide counsel to internal departments and senior management on day-to-day business regarding legal issues and strategy. Review marketing, publicity and promotion initiatives and advise departments on any legal issues. Review videos, artwork, label copy, advertising, and other promotional materials to minimize company’s legal exposure. Analyze and assess potential risks and propose recommended courses of action in light of legal considerations and business objectives. Police piracy and copyright infringement by investigating incidents of piracy, drafting “cease and desist” letters, negotiating resolution of such incidents, and evaluating whether further legal action is warranted. Respond to requests for information and/or advice from other business units, including contract research and analysis. Should have Juris Doctorate (JD) degree. Music business experience including drafting recording, and other music entertainment-related agreements is essential. 5+ years of legal experience in an entertainment company or related law practice. Law firm experience and/or label experience is preferred. Excellent negotiating, drafting, and communication skill is essential. Must be solution oriented and enjoy problem solving. Spanish-speaking skill is a plus.

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Job ID 2018-6581

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
550 Madison Avenue
Room 2356
New York City, NY 10022

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