Concord – International Copyright Coordinator (UK)

Concord is looking to employ full-time International Copyright Coordinators for its publishing division in our London office, working primarily on our Pop, Media and Theatrical catalogues.

Presentation of the company and the department

Concord is the world’s leading independent developer, acquisition and management of recorded music, music publishing and theatrical performance rights. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London and Berlin, Concord boasts a diverse and vibrant roster of active artists, composers and songwriters, as well as an extensive historical catalog of works by some of the most treasured names in music. the story.

With a varied and unparalleled catalog of pop, classical, theatrical, jazz and multimedia music, the UK Copyright Department is integrated and provides information, advice and administrative services to all areas of this very active and highly prosperous. The department is responsible for the registration and ongoing management of thousands of copyrighted works in the UK and overseas.

The role

Working primarily on our Pop, Media and Theater catalogs, the position requires someone who can demonstrate a high degree of organizational competence, the ability to problem solve with some understanding of the requirements and operations of collecting societies in the show and mechanics, processes for registering and maintaining copyright data via CWR, experience with copyright and royalty databases (ideally Vistex/Counterpoint systems), reading and interpreting contracts, handling duplicate claims, disputes and other internal and third-party inquiries, although comprehensive and ongoing training is provided in these areas as required.

We are looking for a highly motivated addition to the UK team who will need to be able to work effectively between different genres of music. The position will be full-time in a lively, friendly and dynamic environment based in our central London office.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the International Copyright Coordinator
  • Work under the supervision of the Senior International Copyright Manager in the following areas of work:
  • Registration of population and works in the database: entry of copyright information into the Concord counterpoint I-maestro database. The London department is responsible for the population and registration of works and agreements in several territories for the entire Concord group.
  • This requires the ability to work with large amounts of data, high accuracy, and adapt to peaks and troughs in job recording volumes while maintaining control over other tasks.
  • Catalog research and response to queries: The Concord Group has an extensive and often complex catalog spanning multiple genres. To be effective in this role, the candidate will need to understand the contractual complexities of old and new contracts and be able to advise other employees accurately and comprehensively on the copyright status of the works involved, the territories in which Concord controls these works and any consent requirements relating to the composer or estate in question.
  • Provide advice and assistance regarding works, clients and other contractual matters to all areas of copyright, royalties, finance, A&R and licensing of the business, both in the UK United and overseas (with affiliates and sub-publishers/agents).
  • Addressing and tracking copyright infringements, whether through unauthorized arrangements of Concord works, as well as handling duplicate claims and work registration disputes when they arise.
  • Ensure agents and sub-publishers register new works promptly and accurately and assist in the monitoring of agent activities to ensure compliance while responding to all requests for registration of agent works.
  • Sharing the general administration of the service (filing, scanning and various other administrative tasks) and willingness to get involved at all times. Job holders should be flexible and perform other duties reasonably required and within their abilities as directed by the manager.
Skills and Attributes

Essential:

  • Good knowledge and passion for a wide range of contemporary music in several genres, but a particular interest in pop, audiovisual and theatrical music.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • High level of precision and attention to detail
  • Efficiency and ability to work quickly, while being thorough and methodical
  • Good organizational skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to think laterally and anticipate problems before they arise
  • Ability to be personable, tactful and sensitive to confidentiality requirements and in dealing with clients and clients on the telephone and in written correspondence (letters, emails, etc.).
  • Autonomous, proactive and a flexible and willing team member, performing all tasks to a high standard
Desirable
  • A higher level qualification in music or the music industry would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of how publishing rights and royalties are administered and processed.
  • Understanding of digital media and comfortable working with databases. Knowledge of the Vistex Music Maestro or i-Maestro systems would be particularly relevant, although training will be provided.
ADVANTAGES
  • Salary – competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • Health insurance
  • 28 days of vacation per year
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Concord Bucks – for concerts and related merchandise
REQUEST DETAILS

We actively encourage candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Comprehensive and ongoing training will be an integral part of the roles. The starting salary will depend on the successful candidate’s existing experience.

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] citing “International Copyright Coordinator” in the subject line.