Theatrical Licensing Role – Boosey & Hawkes

  • Employer Boosey & Hawkes
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline 06/01/2020

Concord are looking for a full time employee for our Boosey & Hawkes Theatrical Licensing team.  They are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join us in this diverse and dynamic area of work.  The post will be based in our London office.

Company and Department Overview

Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights. Concord has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Berlin and Miami.

Boosey & Hawkes Is the largest specialist classical music publishing company in the world, with an unrivalled roster of back catalogue and contemporary composers.  Boosey & Hawkes is a Concord Company. The theatrical licensing team oversees the use of music from the Boosey & Hawkes catalogue in theatrical presentations – e.g. operas / dance / musicals / plays – guiding a wide range of customers through the process from initial application, to obtaining the permissions and approvals required for performances to be licensed. The team also handles associated permissions for the filming of performances and the making available of those films in cinemas, broadcasts, DVD/Blu-ray and increasingly via online media. The team maintains and nurtures a close relationship with Boosey & Hawkes’s house composers and composer estates as well as agents, affiliates, performing organisations and presenters, conductors, directors, choreographers etc. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Working in close consultation with Theatrical Licensing Manager in the following areas of work:

  • Processing and progressing applications to present Boosey & Hawkes repertoire in a theatrical context, including:
    • Seeking and securing permissions from composers and composer estates.
    • Negotiating terms and conditions.
    • Issuing licences.
    • Calculating and invoicing royalties, hire fees etc.
    • Working with theatrical licensing colleagues in our Berlin and New York offices and our international network of agents.
  • Collaboration with departments across the company to ensure joined-up facilitation of theatrical productions, including liaising with:
    • Hire Library to arrange supply of performance materials, as required.
    • Copyright team regarding permissions and licensing of proposed translations, arrangements etc.
    • Promotion team regarding commissioned works, premieres, performance listings etc.
    • Finance team to track payment of advances etc and ensure all necessary tax certificates etc are in place.
    • Legal team on more complex contractual and copyright issues.
  • Assisting with permissions and licensing for associated audio-visual exploitation of theatrical productions – e.g. films, broadcasts, webcasts, cinema screening, streaming etc.
  • Maintaining clear, accurate and up-to-date records (licensing/hire database, correspondence, contracts etc) for licensing and reference purposes and producing reports etc:
    • Tracking and logging performance activity/audio-visual exploitation from a variety of sources and following up on queries arising.
    • Logging data received from agents and affiliates.
    • Producing reports on theatrical licensing activity as required.
  • Responding to general enquiries relating to theatrical licensing.
  • Attending performances and industry events.


Skills and Attributes Required

  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Good knowledge of and passion for classical music (including contemporary repertoire), dance and theatre.
  • Good understanding of and interest in digital media.
  • Comfortable handling databases.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Efficient and fast-working, while also thorough and methodical.
  • Organised, able to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Able to think laterally and anticipate.
  • Personable, tactful and sensitive to requirements of confidentiality.
  • Self-directed, pro-active and a flexible, willing team member, performing all duties to a high standard.


Relevant industry experience desirable.


Competitive depending on experience, with additional annual discretionary bonus.


  • Health insurance
  • 28 days holiday


London, WC2B 4HN

Closing date

5pm Monday 6 January 2020, earlier applications encouraged.

How to Apply:

Send CV and covering letter to quoting reference ZZB-BH-THEATRICAL LICENSING ROLE in the email subject line.

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