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Content & Music Licensing Administrator

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Yamaha Buena Park , CA 90620

Posted 2 months ago

Yamaha employees are passionate about music and sound! As the world's largest musical instrument manufacturer, we are known for our quality, stellar customer service and innovation. Yamaha has been named a Top 100 Global Innovator for the past three years!

Are you passionate about music and technology? Do you get excited at the possibility of combining the two? If so, look no further!

Reporting to the Content Planning and Development Manager, Yamaha is looking for a talented self-starter who will handle uploading new content to our streaming sites, manage the licensing of downloadable/streaming musical content, and ensure royalties are paid out in a timely manner.

Here's What You'll Do

  • Upload new content to e-commerce and streaming sites on a regular basis. Process varies depending on the type and source of the content, including using proprietary importing and admin systems.

  • Receive new sound libraries ("Packs") from suppliers and build into encrypted products for release online. Work with Web Dev to test packs in instruments before release and troubleshoot technical issues.

  • Maintain online product listings to ensure accuracy, compliance, and maximum effectiveness. This includes descriptions, images, and instrument compatibility settings for a large library of products.

  • Reporting of royalty, revenue share, copyright fees, taxes, VAT, and accrual.

  • Payment of royalty, revenue shares to each supplier/vendor.

  • Processing of invoices, wire transfer requests, request for invoices.

  • Manage the licensing of downloadable and streaming musical content for Yamaha's Disklavier player piano, as well as other digital musical instruments. This means obtaining and retaining mechanical, performance, sync, master use, print and lyric licensing for our large content library.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • Experience handling multiple projects at once and managing deadlines

  • Exceptional organizational skills for filing and managing large amounts of documentation and digital assets

  • Typically brings experience with administrative procedures, including processing of payment vouchers, purchase orders, outside services invoices, contract processing, etc.

  • Typically has experience with front-end database management using common applications such as FileMaker Pro

  • Typically brings experience with admin systems and task management applications such as Jira and Wrike

  • Skilled at learning and following long, detailed technical procedures

  • Basic musical skills

  • Must excel at communicating and interacting with other divisions, departments, and foreign subsidiaries

  • Working knowledge of Mac and Windows platforms

  • Intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Experience with music licensing and working with agencies such as Harry Fox, ASCAP, and BMI in obtaining necessary music licensing

  • Experience with electronic musical keyboards

  • Broad knowledge of music from classical to pop

  • Basic Photoshop skills

  • Japanese language skills


  • Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Planning/Organizing - uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

  • Detail oriented and accurate - minimizes mistakes, follows every step in a process and follows through with all tasks

  • Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates presentation skills.

  • Team Work - balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Resourceful is able to draw on a variety of resources to achieve results

  • Interpersonal skills displays talent, enthusiasm and commitment and is a brand ambassador at all times

  • Productivity is able to maintain a high level of output without sacrificing quality

  • Initiative takes the initiative in developing new methods, procedures and approaches for improving efficiency

  • Dependability is consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities to a successful conclusion

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