We are Universal Music Group ("UMG"), the world's leading music company, 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 sixty (60) countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to entertain fans around the world.
How we LEAD:
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) attorney. This position is responsible for a heavy transaction flow in connection with the negotiation and drafting of various music and entertainment-related agreements, rights clearances, and rendering legal advice with respect to the acquisition of content and the exploitation of recorded product.
How you'll CREATE:
Provide on-going legal counsel for the above-mentioned transactions
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of legal agreements, including, exclusive recording, management, joint venture, profit sharing, production, producer, licensing, distribution, performer and featured artist agreements, video, photo, remix and other entertainment and music industry related agreements
Provide input and legal support in connection with the entertainment business strategies and the implementation thereof
Responsible for the review of data briefs, monitoring of critical dates, payments, and other ongoing rights and obligations set forth in the agreements, and informing appropriate company personnel of such information
Responsible for clearing legal rights and pre-approving the release of recorded products
Maintain internal rights management systems
Liaise with UMG's central legal department and UMG's outside attorneys as needed with respect to litigation matter
Bring your VIBE:
6+ years of experience required
Strong law firm and/or Business & Legal Affairs experience/training required
Proven in-depth knowledge of agreements relating to production, distribution, sales, marketing, financing, recorded music and video product
Must be adept at drafting and negotiating recorded content acquisition, marketing and exploitation agreements
Strong knowledge of music law, music industry, intellectual property, and record label issues
Must be able to work under time constraints
Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities
Computer experience: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Highly motivated and with a desire to work in a team environment
Ability to keep information confidential
Must be willing to work extended hours
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and well organized
Licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in any of the following jurisdictions: FL, CA, and/or NY
Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
Paid Time Off - Paid Holidays, "Gift Week", Summer Fridays
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Employee Developmental Support
Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
Pet Insurance, plus much more!
Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.