Copyright Administrator

Job Title: Copyright Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH81875
Contact Name: Hannah Johnstone
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 03, 2020 14:10

Job Description

Copyright Administrator

Competitive Salary

ASAP Start

Handle recruitment is working with one of the largest global creators of first-class, bespoke music for visual content to source a Copyright Administrator.

Our client work with a multitude of international composers, producers and artists to develop a wide ranging catalogue of work. This is an amazing opportunity to join a passionate, family orientated team and help take on a critical, varied role, working closely with team members across the business. The ideal candidate will be experienced and highly organised and have a least 3 years' experience working in copyright and proficiency in Counterpoint Music Maestro Software.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Database Administration - loading new works from our music release system into Counterpoint Music Maestro software; ensuring all works are correctly populated and CWR-compliant
  • Registering Works - responsible for managing Common Works Registrations (CWR) globally and sending new works exports to sub-publishers; importing ACK files and handling any registration errors
  • Auditing the catalogue as registered with PROs around the world, amending works as required; querying unnotified works and registering/merging as appropriate
  • Importing Royalty Statements into Music Maestro, ensuring works are correctly matched
  • Composer/Artist Royalty Payments - managing our half-yearly writer royalty payments: implementing our first royalty run using Music Maestro; working with accounts to ensure accurate payments
  • Managing Administration Catalogues - importing royalty statements and processing reports for the catalogue
  • Sync Licensing - responsible for managing bespoke licence requests from the EMEA sales team, ensuring compliance with company licensing policies and guidelines

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a Copyright role
  • Experienced, proficient user of Music Maestro software
  • Strong Excel skills, confident in using formulas and pivot tables
  • Experience of negotiating, drafting and issuing synchronisation licences
  • Data analysis, financial and/or legal experience
  • Proactive, solution-oriented approach, takes initiative to improve way of working
  • Personable, team player with a genuine passion for music

This is an amazing opportunity to join a passionate, hardworking team within a global brand. Immediate interview for successful candidates, please email with a CV.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.