Copyright Analyst

Royalties & Copyright Woodland Hills, California Req. R0005652


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 catalog 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.

How we LEAD:

UMG is currently seeking an Analyst in its Copyright Royalties Department.  The Analyst will, among other things: identify exploitations of assets, research song ownership, verify and assign copyright ownership splits with internal and external parties as required.  The position requires focus, diligence, and accuracy, all accomplished in a fast-paced environment. The Specialist must be agile and adaptable, organized, and dependable – showing character and care for the work produced.  The role also requires the ability to cultivate effective relationships with label personnel and other third parties.

How you'll CREATE:

  • Identify all exploitations of a given asset for each assigned artist/product/schedule (via release schedules or sales files)
  • Research song ownership based on preliminary label copy and internal system triggers
  • Contact internal and external parties as required to verify copyright ownership splits
  • Assign copyright ownership splits and licensing direction to all associated products and sales channels for a given asset
  • Identify applicable clearances for licenses, with focus on audio visual recordings
  • Investigate product configurations and/or sales channels to identify existing rights under blanket deals, controlled comp clauses, industry standards, etc.
  • Maintain contact records and update systems accordingly
  • Provide notifications and status reports as required by North American Copyright Royalties policies
  • Identify or create & assign royalty accounts for all verified publisher shares
  • Other duties as assigned

Bring your VIBE:

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Learning agility
  • Bias to action
  • Perseverant and accountable
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative nature
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of P.C. and mainframe computer systems
  • Available to work overtime as needed
  • Industry or publishing experience (preferred)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite 2007 or above (all applications)
  • BA Music Industry (preferred)

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law.

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