Manager, Royalty Audit

Royalties & Copyright Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-1255


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.

UMG is currently seeking to fill the role of Manager, Royalty Audit in our Audit group.  In this role, you will be working with our Royalty Audit team researching, responding and settling audit claims.

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

Job Functions:

  • Oversee the audit process for incoming artist and copyright audit claims for selected UMG labels
  • Analyse audit reports and confirm auditor’s calculations
  • Review artist contracts, copyright licenses, correspondence, statements, reports and other pertinent documents to determine validity of claims
  • Draft written responses to audit claims
  • Assist in audit settlement negotiations
  • Liaison with the Business Affairs, Litigation and Finance departments

Job Requirements:


  • Strong quantitative, analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Access a plus


  • 2-3 years of music royalty or law experience


  • JD degree preferred

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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