Manager, Content Protection

Sony Music Entertainment team


Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is now looking for a highly motivated Manager to join the Content Protection team. This position will play a vital role in SME's efforts to combat intellectual property theft and provide a unique opportunity to work on substantive intellectual property and content protection related matters. Our ideal candidate will have experience in Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement and an interest in working at the intersection of music, emerging technologies, and copyright law.
What you'll do:
  • Negotiate and draft NDAs, trial agreements, and service agreements in support of SME’s content protection efforts
  • Draft correspondence and other written materials, including editing and reviewing documentation for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare and administer Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices, takedown notices, and/or cease and desist letters
  • Respond to requests from SME labels, affiliates, and artist camps to address unauthorized uses of SME copyrights, trademarks, and/or other rights violations
  • Work with trade organizations (e.g., RIAA, IFPI), vendors, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) teams to support SME's content protection initiatives
  • Role model SMG’s Global People Promise, Values and Behaviors in all that you do, helping to drive a sustainable high-performance culture within our business


Who you are:
  • Must possess Juris Doctor degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1-2 years direct or equivalent experience working in content protection, intellectual property or patent-related fields
  • Proficiency in legal writing and legal research
  • Highly responsive, including capacity to handle urgent requests outside regular working hours

Benefits & Perks

What we give you:
  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to channel your passion every day
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork empowering you to bring your best
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans
  • Investment in your professional growth and development enabling you to thrive in our vibrant community.
  • The space to accelerate progress, positively disrupt, and create what happens next
  • Time off for a winter recess

How to apply

Apply via link

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At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship. Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.

Job Details

Posted on Jul 4

New York, NY, USA

Full time