The UK’s music publishing sector is hugely dynamic – covering a wide range of roles, from creative to legal, across all genres of music.
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Reporting to: The CEO
Employer: Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Status: Full time
Location: Holborn, London, WC1B 5AA
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience
Overview: To provide general legal, corporate governance and public affairs advice and support to the MPA Group of Companies (MPA, Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) and Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL)) in its work on behalf of music publisher and writer members and the music publishing industry. Handling all legal, governance and compliance issues across the three group companies, assisting with the legal aspects of public policy submissions, and general legal work.
This is an interesting and multi-faceted role that offers the successful applicant a unique opportunity to utilize and further develop a range of skills and experience within the music publishing industry at both a strategic and operational level.
MPA Group of Companies
Public Affairs & Policy
Skills required: Excellent legal and written and verbal communication skills, IT literate, numerate and proficient with Microsoft Office. The intellectual agility to move easily between the strategic panorama and specific issues, and to ‘join the dots’ between the various issues affecting the MPA Group of Companies. Must be able to work under own initiative, disciplined, organized and a positive self-motivated team player. A natural networker with the ability to build strong and effective relationships to convey the MPA Group of Companies’ vision.
Personal Qualities: Organised, disciplined, hard-working and self-motivated. A positive team player with a proactive creative and solutions-orientated approach. An interest and awareness in music and developing technologies surrounding it.
Experience: At least 5 years post qualified experience (PQE) highly desirable, copyright, or commercial experience, company law with excellent drafting skills. Experience working in or with collection societies and on international business, or a music publisher would be an added advantage.
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