Junior Analyst

Business Strategy & Operations New York, New York Req. UMG-1048


This position will support the rights management transformation lead in the implementation and maintenance of Universal Music Group’s rights management process. They will work closely with the transformation team and key users to support ongoing communication of the visions and objectives of rights, metadata, and asset management to all relevant departments within Universal’s labels, with a specific focus on Business Affairs.

Job Functions:

Work daily with rights managers, central royalties, label business affairs, label clearance departments, and the central business affairs team to implement the rights management process. This includes responding to questions and feedback from users, facilitating approval sessions with label attorneys, following up to make sure the process is running as designed, and gathering new requirements.

Work with the business transformation and technical teams to serve as a rights product ‘expert’. This includes training new business users, discussing and implementing policies with regards to the capture of contractual operating provisions, and leading demos to various business units. They will also be the first level of support for any issues or questions raised by the users regarding the rights management business process and technical issues.

Potential travel to Universal’s Los Angeles and international offices to support the rollout to additional labels including analysis and documentation of the structure of each label, the ‘as is’ deal management process, and key resources at each label. Design, maintain and document any necessary business user guides. Train business users on new software and business processes and provide first line business support during the implementation phase.

Create and distribute release notes to accompany each new release which translate technical developments into business-relevant language. Prepare ongoing reports, analysis, and status updates regarding the rights management process.

Job Requirements:


  • Strong documentation skills and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to maintain focus and complete detailed contractual and business process analysis
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with label staff, team members, business leads, and other IT groups
  • Problem solving skills
  • Solution oriented mentality
  • Multi-tasking
  • Works well in a team environment – but can work alone when required
  • Completes deliverables on-time with limited supervision
  • Strong organization skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Strong technical skills (experience and comfortability using web-based applications)


  • 2+ years experience in the music industry


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in music business)

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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