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Licensing Specialist

Summary

Under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment and decision, is responsible for negotiations, research, clearance, and issuance of licenses to affected parties of Company owned or controlled copyrights for exploitation.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and confers with Company’s internal departments as well as outside parties to include, but is not limited to, co-publishers, copyright owners, composers, their managers and/or attorneys, regarding clearance, ownership, and financial procedures and fees.
  • Manages and is responsible for handling both telephone and correspondence from parties requesting fee quotations and license requests for use of Company products contained in the catalogue.
  • Performs research duties of the Company’s rights to songs and clears copyright provisions, songs, and may obtain permission for use.
  • Negotiates fees to requesting parties as directed.
  • Coordinates with individual principals in relation to legalities, fee structures, income and general operations relating to TV licensing or other programs.
  • Maintains records such as logs, files and deals.
  • Review licenses within own specific area.
  • Makes suggestions for use of alternate songs in the Company’s catalogue when clearances are not available for the original request.
  • Attends meetings and conferences both within and outside the Company relative to the department’s operation.
  • Handles and safeguards confidential and proprietary information.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate internally and/or externally in a manner consistent with the company’s Code of Conduct and core values.
  • Must be able to come to work on time without restriction as to time commitment.
  • Must be able to read and understand materials and documents and have the ability to recognize and extract critical data and information.
  • Must be able to perform all diverse physical tasks necessary to complete all the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to work at and utilize all necessary functions of a computer in order to complete all the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.