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Royalties Manager - Music Publishing

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £48,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance, Music Industry Jobs
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Jaimie Rozanski
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 19 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 10129849849

Handle are delighted to be working with a major music company in their search for a UK Royalties Manager. Supervising a small team, This royalties manager position will be accountable for all the Out going royalties Department, inclusive of Audit Services. You will collaborate with our Finance, Royalty Processing, Income Tracking, and office administration teams to ensure that each step of the process remains on track. You will continue to build strong relationships across our writer and client community and develop a customer-services orientated royalties team that delivers the very best in royalty and audit administration.

The responsibilities include but not be limited to the below tasks:

  • Successfully manage all outbound royalty distributions to our UK signed songwriters.

  • Be responsible for all stages of external client audits, including extensive data gathering, analysis of audit reports, and audit settlement negotiations.

  • You will manage current and future SOX controls relating to outbound distributions.

  • Manage direct reports, provide training, motivation, guidance, direction, encouragement to trouble-shoot queries, problem solve and work autonomously.

  • Manage team priorities and workload, work towards achieving KPIs set with Department Heads.

  • Create regular KPI and output reports, and weekly Team updates for the Department Head.

  • You will collaborate with colleagues across the business to improve efficiencies across all areas of administration including Income Tracking, Finance and Copyright.

  • Ensure all pre/post-run distribution items are completed by the team in an effective, accurate and timely manner.

  • Manage the ingestion of financial transactions into our in-house copyright and royalty system Tango.

  • You will investigate, resolve, and respond to complex royalty queries from songwriters and the business.

About you and the experience required:

  • Royalties experience is absolutely essential from within the music industry (Records or Publishing)

  • You will have prior experience of working in a managerial or supervisory capacity within Publishing / Label Royalties Administration.

  • You have a high-level of numeracy and attention to detail.

  • You MUST have strong Excel skills, including Power Pivot, Power Query, macros and financial formulae, and the ability to manipulate and extract detail from large data files.

  • You will have a detailed knowledge of the data file types routinely used to support both royalty ingestion and royalty outbound reporting

  • You are self-motivated and results-focused with a proven ability to improve performance and process.

  • External audit experience having successfully managed client audits.

  • Familiarity with SOX controls and ability to work with external Auditors.

  • Experience with SQL is desirable

The successful candidate MUST have a huge passion for music and the industry as whole and be a dedicated team player willing to go above and beyond.

This is a fantastic role for someone with experience in royalties looking to begin a long-term and progressive career within a leading company in the Music Industry.

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