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Senior Manager, Music Licensing

Company: Sirius XM
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Who We Are: SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora,Stitcher, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM ConnectedVehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world.Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM's vision to life every day.

Responsibilities:
Who We Are:SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, Stitcher, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM's vision to life every day.Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. Pandora provides consumers with a uniquely-personalized music and podcast listening experience with its proprietary Music Genome Project - and Podcast Genome Project - technology. Pandora is available through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with more than 2,000 connected products.How you'll make an impact:The Music Licensing team is looking for a key strategic contributor to help manage Pandora and SiriusXM's sound recording licenses and business relationships with record labels. - In this role, you will negotiate and secure music rights for the company, as one of several managers who implement and maintain the company's sound recording licenses. - You will work cross-functionally within Pandora and SiriusXM to support and advise on the licensing needs of other departments. - Frequent activities will include rights assessments, daily contact with labels and internal teams, fielding and prioritizing incoming requests, troubleshooting third party issues, creating formal reports on licensor performance, and summarizing and ensuring internal compliance with licensing deals. -What you'll do: Negotiate and close licensing agreements covering sound recording rights, within tight parameters and deadlinesWork collaboratively across departments to ensure each department has the rights it needs to execute on its objectivesInterpret existing agreements covering music-related content, in order to identify and address business issues and render advice to departments across the companyEvaluate potential arrangements and agreements with licensors, including copyright-related questions and claims made by artists, their managers and labelsAnalyze and review performance metrics to identify trends and issuesManage and strengthen existing label relationshipsWhat you'll need:4-6 years music industry experience, preferably at a streaming service or record labelAt least 2 years negotiating agreements for sound recording rights, with proven track record of closing dealsComfort reading and analyzing legal contractsAstute interpersonal skills; ability to work professionally with anyone; a team playerStrong business judgment and intellectual maturity; ability to craft solutions that appropriately balance risk and business objectivesSuperb communication skills: writing, reading comprehension and speakingStrong organizational skills; ability to manage, track and prioritize large numbers of projects and agreementsAn understanding of the compulsory license for webcasters set up under Section 114 of the US Copyright CodeMust have legal right to work in the U.S.Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Keywords: Sirius XM, New York , Senior Manager, Music Licensing, Executive , New York, New York

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