International Copyright Coordinator

  • Employer Concord
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline 08/10/2021

Overview

CONCORD IS THE INDEPENDENT, WORLDWIDE LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND ACQUISITION OF SOUND RECORDINGS, MUSIC PUBLISHING AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE RIGHTS, REPRESENTING NEARLY 900,000 SONGS, COMPOSED WORKS, PLAYS, MUSICALS AND ACTIVE RECORDINGS.

Headquartered in Nashville with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Miami and staff in Toronto, Tokyo and Melbourne, Concord’s repertoire is licensed in virtually every country and territory worldwide.

With a varied and unrivalled catalogue of Pop, Classical, Theatrical, Jazz and Media music, the UK Copyright Department is integrated with and provides information, advice and administrative services to all areas of this busy and highly successful company.  The department is responsible for the registration and ongoing management of thousands of copyright works in the UK and internationally.

As the Copyright Coordinator, you will primarily working across our Pop, Media and Theatrical catalogues. In this role, you will display a high degree of organisational skill, the ability to solve problems with some understanding of the requirements and operations of performing and mechanical collecting societies, and the processes of registering and maintaining copyright data. As the Copyright Coordinator, you will learn copyright and royalty databases such as Vistex/Counterpoint systems, reading and interpreting contracts, handling duplicate claims, disputes and other internal and 3rd party requests. Full and ongoing training will be given in these areas as required.

We seek a highly motivated addition to the UK team who will need to be able to operate effectively between the different genres of music. The post will be full time in a lively, friendly and fast-paced environment based in our central London office. Above all, we strive to exemplify Concord’s core values; to celebrate artistry, act with integrity, empower our community, and create opportunity.

 

Responsibilities

What you’ll do:

  • Database population and works registration: inputting copyright information to the Concord counterpoint I-maestro database. The London department is responsible for population and registration of works and agreements across multiple territories for the entire Concord Group. This requires the ability to work with significant quantities of data, a high degree of accuracy and to adapt to the peaks and troughs of works registration volumes whilst keeping on top of other tasks.
  • Catalogue research and query answering: The Concord Group has a large and often complex catalogue across multiple genres. To be effective in this position, the candidate will need to understand the contractual complexities relating to old and new contracts and be able to advise other employees accurately and fully about the copyright status of the relevant works, the territories in which Concord controls those works and any consent requirements relating to the composer or estate in question.
  • Provide advice and assistance relating to works, clients and other contract matters to all copyright, royalty, finance, A&R and licensing areas of the business both in the UK and internationally (with affiliated companies and sub publishers/agents).
  • Dealing with and following up on copyright infringements whether by way of unauthorised arrangements of Concord works, together with the management of duplicate claims and work registration disputes where they arise.
  • Ensuring that agents and sub-publishers register new works promptly and accurately and assisting in the monitoring of agents’ activities to ensure compliance together with answering of all agents’ works registration queries.
  • Sharing in general departmental administration (filing, scanning, and various other administrative duties) and a willingness to ‘muck in’ at all times. The jobholder is expected to be flexible and to perform other duties as reasonably required and within their capabilities as instructed by the manager.
  • Working on a day-to-day basis under the supervision of the senior members of the team but ultimately reporting to the VP, International Copyright.

 

Qualifications

What you need to succeed:

  • Good knowledge of and passion for a wide range of contemporary music across multiple genres, but a specific interest in Pop, Audio Visual and Theatrical music.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Efficiency and ability to work at speed, while also being thorough and methodical
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Ability to think laterally and anticipate problems before they arise
  • Ability to be personable, tactful and sensitive to requirements of confidentiality and when dealing with customers and clients on the telephone and in written correspondence (letters, emails etc).
  • Self-directed, pro-active and a flexible, willing team member, performing all duties to a high standard
  • A tertiary level music or music industry qualification would be advantageous, but not required.
  • An understanding of how publishing rights and royalties are administered and processed, desired as we are willing to train.
  • Bonus if you have an understanding of digital media and being comfortable working with databases. Knowledge of Vistex Music Maestro or i-Maestro systems would be particularly relevant, although training will be given.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

We actively encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.  Full and ongoing training will be an integral part of the role.

Tell us in your own words: What can you bring to Concord’s International Copyright Team?  What challenges are you looking for in a position? Please submit your CV and answers to these questions in your covering letter stating why you believe you will be suitable for this position, by 8 October 2021.

At Concord, we offer comprehensive medical (health insurance) and wellness benefits, generous time off (28 days Holiday per annum), charity match, paid time off for volunteering,competitive pension scheme and other fun company perks. We have central London offices and a culture committed to supporting everyone’s growth and development.

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Concord is an equal opportunity employer. We employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe that diversity, inclusion and equity is paramount for the creation of music, theater and film that celebrates and empowers all cultures. 

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