The UK’s music publishing sector is hugely dynamic – covering a wide range of roles, from creative to legal, across all genres of music.
London, Full Time, up to £100k per annum (depending on experience)
An exciting and rare opportunity to work within the UK Music Industry, we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join us, acting as sole/lead counsel in the provision of commercial legal, corporate governance, business affairs and public affairs support to the MPA Group.
This is an exciting and multi-faceted role working at the cutting edge of music publishing, within the MPA executive team that offers the successful applicant a unique opportunity to make an impact within the music publishing industry at both a strategic and operational level.
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 Executive Officer and sitting on the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Legal Counsel will handle all legal, governance and compliance issues across the group companies, supporting us in the service we provide to our membership.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
Whilst previous experience within the Music Industry would be valued, we are keen to attract applicants from any sector and background. We’d like you to be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualities:
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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