Business Affairs & Sync Intern

Synch & Licensing Toronto, ON Req. UMG-1195


Universal Music Canada is proud to offer students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the music industry through our Unpaid Internship Program commencing Summer 2018 (May to August). Today’s students may be tomorrow’s employees and this placement will provide interested students with the chance to work with and learn directly from music industry professionals.

Key Responsibilities for Intern:

Within Business Affairs:

  • filing project to reduce physical files kept in the office (i.e. sending older files to Filebank for storage)
  • organization of our physical filing cabinets  (i.e. renaming files to ensure consistency)
  • scanning agreements and important documents to ensure our digital files are up to date and organized on the server (i.e. on H-Drive)
  • organization of our minutes books and removal of books/binders that are no longer needed within our department
  • organization of individual offices (i.e. CD walls, older files, archive boxes)

Within Sync:

  • Creation of digital sync samplers
  • Retrieving audio wav files from LA vault for music supervisors
  • Updating/maintaining local audio wav library for sync
  • Gathering courtesy credit information for projects
  • Gathering publishing information for music supervisors
  • Researching ownership rights for sync requests
  • Responding to generic email request with master license request form and basic license request instructions
  • Collecting and cataloguing video clips of all sync uses (ads, video games trailers, TV Promos, Sports Highlights, TV and Film scene clips)
  • Posting in the Slack Sync channel about any current or upcoming sync uses


  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program that requires a placement
  • Passion for music
  • Excellent research and analytics skills.
  • Basic knowledge and passion for advertising, music and brands is an asset
  • Experience in graphic design (i.e. Photoshop) is an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

If you are interested in an Internship at Universal Music Canada and currently enrolled in a post-secondary program that requires a placement, please remember to include all of the following with your application:

  1. Cover letter and resume indicating the internship you are interested in applying for (in an order of preference - 3 maximum preferences, 1 being most preferred)
  2. Days and hours of availability, along with the number of hours that must be completed.
  3. Documentation from the accredited institution outlining: internship requirements, workplace safety and accident insurance coverage and that credit or recognition will be earned for the internship with the accredited institution

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Universal Music Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.