Royalty Analyst

Royalties & Copyright Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-1041


Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world’s leading music company.  We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries.  Our vast catalogue of recordings and songs stretches back over a century and comprises the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled.  Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artist and employees to serve our communities.  We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.  Together, we are UMG, the Universal Music Group.

UMG is currently seeking to fill the role of Royalty Analyst.  In this role, you will be assisting our artist royalty team in preparing and analysing artist accounts to ensure that we are accurately reporting royalties to artists and third parties in accordance with the applicable agreements and licenses.

This position affords the right candidate exposure to all aspects of royalty reporting and many key players in the business space.  The right candidate will have a passion for music and be hungry to learn and grow in the business of music.

Job Functions:

  • Analyse and brief artist contracts for royalty obligations
  • Process and set up artist releases in accordance with artist contracts
  • Review and administer royalty statements
  • Monthly review of detailed royalty revenue and expense reports
  • Create and maintain detailed management reports (i.e. artist profiles)
  • Assist with daily inquiries in a timely manner
  • Assist with month-end tasks
  • Perform other related duties and special projects as needed

Job Requirements:


  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excel in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure
  • Proficient in Excel and Access knowledge of One Note a plus


  • Experience with recording contracts and royalty accounting a plus


  • Four-year college degree in Business, Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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