Manager, Film & TV Music Licensing

Synch & Licensing Santa Monica, California Req. UMG-1192


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

The Universal Music Publishing Film & TV licensing team is looking for a detail oriented, efficient individual for a manager position to work within our fast paced synchronization licensing department.  The right candidate will have a general knowledge of music clearance and be able to multi task at a high level.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are crucial, as well as the ability to work mindfully within a team driven atmosphere.  A strong passion for music is a must!

Job Functions:

  • Negotiate fees and terms for UMPG owned or controlled songs for use in various audiovisual media.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with songwriters, music licensing staff at film studios and television production companies, music licensing agents, managers and attorneys.
  • Manage license payment tracking and coordinate with finance team on collections issues and questions.
  • Research and provide solutions for questions and problems relating to finance, royalty or copyright departments or proprietary software applications.
  • Detailed review of negotiated deal points entered into UMPG’s proprietary licensing
  • Coordinate with all international affiliates for the licensing of foreign copyrights for audiovisual productions originating in the U.S.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements:


  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure/deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Resolution-oriented with the ability to think and act independently.
  • Knowledge of music industry and copyright issues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently under general direction.


  • 5-6 years of experience in the music clearance field.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, iTunes, Adobe

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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