Music Industry Jobs – HITCO (Buss. & Legal), LUMINA (Director), DOMINO (Legal)


Written by Music Gateway Team

29 October 2018

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Position: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS
Employer: HITCO ENTERTAINMENT
Location: LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Closing Date: Nov 23rd 2018

 

Hitco Entertainment is a contemporary music and entertainment company, founded by L.A. Reid and Charles Goldstuck.

The modern-era music company formed in January 2018 is dedicated to artist development, content creation, and cross-platform content.

The fast-growing independent company has already signed 15 artists, including platinum-selling acts Big Boi (Outkast) and Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony), as well as buzzing up-and-comers SAINT JHN and Yella Beezy.

Hitco has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta.

The Director, Business & Legal Affairs is responsible for various legal and business affairs matters for the Company.

The Director will work with the General Counsel in negotiating contracts and related activities necessary for the ongoing operations of Hitco.

The Director, Business & Legal Affairs will report to the General Counsel and the position is located in the Beverly Hills, CA office.

RESPONSABILITIES

  • Render general business and legal advice to all departments within the Company
  • Responsible for managing ongoing contractual relationships and handling business affairs matters for a substantial roster of artists, including high profile artists
  • Analyze, negotiate and prepare Hitco artist and side artist agreements
  • Prepare artist and producer deal summaries and monitor contractual obligations and track option deadlines
  • Collaborate with A&R Administration and Finance to ensure adherence to artist royalty provisions; review all royalty statements
  • Negotiate and prepare license agreements, NDAs, video production agreements and other general entertainment contracts
  • Request and track third party label clearances
  • Analyze audit claims and negotiate audit settlements
  • Review recordings, artwork and visual content for infringing materials and clear for exploitation
  • Register, oversee and track trademark and copyright protection for intellectual property
  • Keep abreast of standard practices and trends affecting the company’s industries
  • Analyze contracts in response to business questions, and provide contractual and research information to business executives

REQUIREMENTS

  • Law degree (J.D.) required
  • Must be an active member of California or New York bar
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working for a record label or in private practice specializing in the music industry
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, and excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills
  • Must be able to perform moderate to advanced-level reasoning tasks and make common sense decisions
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be able to respond to and interact with senior level creative and business executives in a professional, articulate, personable and helpful manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, within a team-oriented environment
  • Must be very organized and able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple complex time sensitive projects

TRAVEL

This position requires occasional travel.

In addition to a competitive salary and paid holiday, vacation and sick leave, this full-time position is eligible to participate in the employer sponsored health and dental insurance plans with employer shared premiums.

If interested please send an email with your CV and any other relevant information here.

Position: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CREATIVE, EUROPE (UK)
Employer: LUMINA SEARCH
Location: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Closing Date: Nov 23rd 2018

 

This is a key role within a global music rights organisation.

The successful candidate will create and sustain relationships with the music community across Europe, and help ensure our client maintains and builds on its position as a market leader.

THE COMPANY

Our client is global leader in music rights management, exploiting a vast catalogue of musical works on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers.

The organisation sees itself as an advocate for the value of music, and ensures its talent receives a fair share of the commercial proceeds of its exploitation.

THE ROLE

The wide range of talent the organisation represents are at its heart, and the role of maintaining and building on these talent relationships is of the highest importance.

As the ‘European Ambassador’ for the organisation, you’ll be expected to maintain a high profile in the industry, and closely follow current and emerging music trends.

You’ll provide leadership to the London team as they maintain contacts with established writers and publishers, and their agents, managers and attorneys across Europe.

Ultimately, your efforts will facilitate a flow of new music to be represented by the organisation enabling it to build market share across all genres and platforms.

PERSON PROFILE

The exceptional candidate our client is searching for must have considerable depth of experience within the music business – and they will already achieved a recognisable degree of success, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues, competitors and talent in the process.

Experience working closely with music rights will be invaluable – as will international connections and experience. Extensive team leadership experience is essential.

The PACKAGE

The successful candidate will enjoy the prestige of the role, combined with a competitive remuneration package.

DETAILS

To arrange a discussion about the role in complete confidence, please send in your CV to application@luminasearch.com

Position: HEAD OF DIGITAL
Employer: DOMINO
Location: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Closing Date: Nov 9th 2018

 

Domino seeks a Head of Digital to lead digital strategy and innovation across the Label Group.

The role will explore and execute opportunities for Domino’s global digital business and operations.

The Head of Digital will lead projects, deliver partnerships and strategic insights to expand the reach and commercial viability of Domino’s catalogues and campaigns, to adapt to shifts in the marketplace and to advance our digital workflows and innovations.

KEY RESPONSABILITIES

  • To lead the global digital business at Domino Recording Co, including strategic commercial partnerships.
  • To oversee the global digital account management and operations team and its integration with the rest of the business, and to maintain a high level strategic overview across existing DSP relationships and make recommendations to the MD and Board.
  • To lead digital business development and deal negotiations in collaboration with our business affairs team.
  • To analyse digital revenue streams and the commercial and financial viability of each deal.
  • To keep an outward focus and explore best practices around emerging technologies and new digital opportunities.
  • Identify and implement new digital initiatives to aid artist campaigns.
  • To oversee digital operations onboarding and best practice across all commercial digital partners.
  • To lead best practices around metadata and catalogue monetisation.
  • To input on long term high-level revenue forecasting for the label’s digital business and retain an outward focus on how market trends may affect the company’s P&L.
  • To liaise with the MD & Board on all aspects of the digital and technology landscape – including revenue analysis and new developments.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Significant experience in digital account management and operations, digital new business and digital marketing.
  • A passion and deep knowledge of technology, curiosity in new digital trends, and an understanding of how new technology developments affect music and consumer behaviour.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, with strong business acumen and analytical skills, married with a fundamental understanding of the music industry and its intersection with the tech world.
  • Experience in managing people and collaborating across multiple departments and international territories.
  • An open and honest communication style, with the ability to nurture positive collaboration through diplomacy and a solutions-driven mindset.

Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to Digitalhire@dominorecordco.com before November 9, 2018.

 


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