Licensing Executive (MAT cover)

Universal Music Group team


Music is Universal
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The A Side: A Day in The Life
Fantastic chance to join the busy and vibrant Film & TV Sync team at Universal Music Publishing, clearing our vast catalogue to UK clients and our UMPG offices around the World. We are looking for someone hard working and friendly to join the team and help us continue to build on this growing area of sync.
The B Side: Skills & Experience
Be Organised
  • Coordinating with different parts of the company from Copyright & Business Affairs through to the creative half of the sync team to ensure opportunities run smoothly
Be Analytical
  • Produce activity reports for writers, catalogue owners and international offices as required
Be Collaborative
  • Responding to licence requests - managing the song research, negotiation, and approval process required for clearing our publishing catalogue on synch uses across all media (which may include but not limited to, charity, corporate, online, games, film, TV and advertising)
  • Working with our international offices and sub-publishers around the world to clear and licence our UK catalogue globally
  • Regularly communicating with writers and managers and developing relationships with clients
  • Occasionally attend concerts, showcases and events on behalf of the company with clients
  • Assist in managing the general licensing inbox.
  • To support the Head of Licensing and SVP Film & TV Europe with ad-hoc projects and administrative duties


Person Specification
**Necessary **
  • Previous experience of sync licensing and strong understanding of different music rights
  • Music industry experience from a publishing, records or music rights negotiation background
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Pride in your attention to detail, flexible and quick to learn
  • Self-motivated with strong ability to work under own initiative, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Hard working and able to follow instructions as well as prioritise your own workload
  • Good organisation and excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Calm in a busy environment and good at problem solving
  • Knowledge of Universal Music Publishing’s catalogue
  • Confident negotiator

Benefits & Perks

Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

How to apply

Apply via link

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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 21

London, England, UK

Full time