Project Delivery Manager

  • Employer MPA Group of Companies
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline N/A

Please direct all CV’s and cover letters to [email protected]

An exciting and rare opportunity to work within the UK Music Industry, we are looking for a Project Delivery Manager to join us to own, develop and deliver research, analysis and projects to facilitate the growth of the MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society) and optimise relationships with our service partners.

About the MPA
The Music Publishers Association works on behalf of its wide-ranging membership to protect and enhance the rights of the music publishers and creators at the heart of British music’s extraordinary cultural and economic success story. We strive to be the catalyst for positive change in the music publishing community, by empowering our members and by advocating on behalf of our industry with passion, integrity, respect for others and with the creator at the heart of everything we do.

As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA also owns and operates subsidiary businesses (together known as The MPA Group), including the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) which is the UK collection society that licenses mechanical (or reproduction) copyrights on behalf of over 30,000 music publisher, songwriter, and composer members; and Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL) which represents the rights of music publishers, issuing licences on their behalf to allow for the photocopying and arranging of sheet music as part of education and beyond.

About the Role
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Project Delivery Manager will form part of the management team for the MCPS business primarily, owning and running projects which relate to the growth and expansion of the business.

It is an exciting time to join the company as it seeks to implement new business development opportunities; embark on a full-scale review of its international operations; work with the Board of MCPS to put in place a strategy for 2023 and beyond which focusses on growth; and continuing to manage and optimise the relationship between MCPS and its service partners.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with MCPS’ service partner, PRS For Music on the day to day running of MCPS.
  • Reviewing the performance of PRS For Music each quarter against the contractual targets set out in the service level agreement.
  • Develop collaborative and commercial relationships with current and potential service providers, MCPS members and committee representatives.
  • Co-ordinate meetings to facilitate the delivery of MCPS objectives, collating updates to help drive the agenda, and preparation of the associated papers and minutes.
  • Undertake and present analysis which facilitates MCPS objectives identifying business opportunities and risks where appropriate.
  • Liaise with members on various issues which help them better understand the service provision they receive and how they can best manage the flow of rights which may improve efficiencies in their royalty collections.
  • Driving efficiency in the operation of MCPS by regularly liaising with PRS For Music and reviewing processes where required.
  • Overseeing the development of existing and new licence schemes.

About you
Previous experience within, or a strong base knowledge of the Music Industry is a must for this role.

In addition, we’d like you to be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualities:

  • Experience in any or all the following areas highly desirable: Copyright, Royalties and Publishing, Collection Societies.
  • An analytical mind with the ability to think laterally and simplify complex issues.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to deliver projects from concept and idea stage to completion.
  • Ability to work both reactively and proactively.
  • Confidence to liaise and communicate at all levels with our members, other music industry organisations, and members of the public as required.
  • Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task and demonstrate diligence, whilst keeping calm and holding ground under pressure.

The Music Publishers Association is a signatory to the Equality & Diversity Charter for Music and is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and appoint on merit.

Please direct all CV’s and cover letters to [email protected]

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