Coordinator, Clearance

Universal Music Group team


UMG West Coast Labels is comprised of Interscope Geffen A&M Music Group and Capitol Music Group (ICLG). ICLG’s Business Affairs team is seeking a Coordinator who is very efficient and highly attuned to the smallest of details. The right candidate will also possess a strong sense of discretion and confidentiality and will ideally have experience in supporting a team within a Business Affairs or music licensing environment.
The position will perform a variety of duties, and the candidate for this job must be able to liaise with all levels of personnel and departments, to help assist with the release of music and videos by label artists. This position has a strong focus on clearances and problem solving, and doing the necessary work to help accomplish the goals of the label and its artists.
The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who possesses a strong ability to multi-task, works well under pressure with tight time deadlines, and has a passion for music. Prefer a candidate with at least 2-3 years of music licensing experience, who is looking to take the next step in their career by learning a lot, and doing a lot. This position is responsible for providing support to the ICLG Business & Legal Affairs team.
How You’ll CREATE
  • Review incoming document deliveries and distribute accordingly.
  • Track upcoming releases to identify potential clearance issues.
  • Assist with and be part of the team ensuring that all necessary side-artist and sample clearances are obtained for the release of a song and/or video.
  • Assist with getting all necessary paperwork for processing payments.
  • Advise and assist on clearance rights and splits for compilations and master use synch licenses.
  • Coordinate and participate on shared projects with all levels of staff.
  • Keep detailed and organized information tracking chart.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Bring Your VIBE
  • 2-3 years experience within music, entertainment, or business legal affairs preferred.
  • BA in business administration, music, or related degree preferred.
  • Must thrive in a fast pace environment and able to work under limited supervision.
  • Excellent computer and software skills.
  • Excellent written, and verbal skills and outgoing/upbeat interpersonal skills.
  • Highly dependable, proactive, and can be relied upon to complete tasks.
  • Willingness to aggressively chase down information.
  • Task oriented, detailed oriented and able to multitask in a team environment while in high pressure, time sensitive situations.

Benefits & Perks

Perks Playlist
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
  • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
  • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
  • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
  • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
  • 2-weeks paid Winter Break
  • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
  • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
  • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

How to apply

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group's labels include A&M Records, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Label Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). UMG also includes Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide and Bravado, the leading provider of consumer, lifestyle and branding services to recording artists and entertainment brands around the world. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company.

Job Details

Posted on May 28

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Full time


$45K - $86K