Business Development



EMPIRE is an independent label, born and bred out of the Bay Area (San Francisco, California). We have grown to become the largest independent record label in the U.S., with a significant global presence covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America. We keep ourselves busy with a myriad of music-related services, ranging from the creation of original content and goods (e.g., sound recordings, music publishing, merchandise, and virtual goods) as well as the marketing, promotion, distribution, and creation of brand partnerships around the same.
You will be working across most EMPIRE teams with a view to improving and creating new commercial opportunities for the company and its creators. In this role, you'll report to and work closely with the Head of Global Business and have a significant role in driving EMPIRE revenue. We're looking for a motivated, organized and ambitious, business-minded attorney to contribute to our team. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to continue to develop their career in the music industry by working at a top of the line music company and honing their skills.
What you'll be doing:
  • Negotiate and draft licensing agreements
  • Perform research and consider rights-related issues
  • Rights management
  • Work to identify new commercial opportunities involving new technologies
  • Understand the company’s needs and advocate for same with digital service partners


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
  • Qualified lawyer with 1-3 PQE
  • Experience in the music industry, especially in the areas of digital and emerging technologies
  • Comfortable in the areas of tech generally and with performing financial and market analysis
  • Strong administrative skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time and complete tasks fully
  • You can work independently, always operating with integrity
  • Extremely organized
  • Ability to be flexible to adapt and act quickly when urgent matters require it
  • Live in the Bay Area
  • Experience working at a content digital service provider

How to apply

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EMPIRE is the premier, all-encompassing digital media distribution company. We've innovated the most intuitive, efficient delivery and content management system in the business while providing comprehensive and up-to- date social networking outreach and executing digital development initiatives.

Job Details

Posted on Nov 16

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time