Music Industry Jobs – KOBALT (Copyr.), BRIT SCHOOL (Teacher), ABRSM (Sales)


Written by Music Gateway Team

02 January 2019

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Kobalt Music

Position: COPYRIGHT ASSISTANT (GERMAN SPEAKING)
Employer: KOBALT MUSIC GROUP
Category: COPYRIGHT
Location: LONDON, UK 
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Date Posted: Dec 12th 2018

 

JOB SUMMARY

Joining the Publishing Copyright department in our London office, the primary role of the Copyright Assistant will be to assist in correctly registering works and agreements in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the local collection societies and carrying out all related tasks to maintain and manage our catalogue to highest standards, including working with royalties. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills when dealing with general enquiries from internal and external sources and can deal with pressure but remain optimistic and persistent to complete tasks accurately and efficiently.

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

We’re currently 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re still growing.

WHAT DOES A COPYRIGHT ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO?

  • Ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at collection societies
  • Dealing with general enquiries regarding our claims to works and the terms of our publishing agreements
  • Handling song disputes and duplicate claims
  • Processing new works and agreements as the company acquires rights to new catalogues
  • Processing royalty statements received from collection societies
  • Analysing the royalties received to identify possible underpayment or delayed payment, and working with the societies to resolve these issues

You may be asked to take on extra responsibilities – please be aware that the above list is not exhaustive

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Excellent communication skills: the duties require a very high level of communication internally and externally; we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to audience
  • High level of written and spoken German as well as English
  • Track-record of excellent organization and prioritisation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and a detail-driven mind-set
  • Analytical skills as well as experience working with Excel

Previous admin and copyright experience in a similar role as well as a good understanding of music publishing is highly desirable. Most important is that you are ambitious and flexible and can adapt to a growing and changing department!

For more information, follow this link.

BRIT SCHOOL

Position: MUSIC TEACHER
Employer: THE BRIT SCHOOL
Category: EDUCATION
Location: UK
Salary: 28,448 – 31,119£
Date Posted: Dec 20th 2018

 

This is one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities in music education. We are looking for a well-qualified and dynamic teacher to work in our music department which attracts very talented and enthusiastic students. Qualifications taught include the UAL Level 3 Diplomas in Music Performance and Production and the BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Music Practice. QTS is desirable but not essential. We welcome applications from both educational and industry professionals.

The BRIT School is a unique institution offering specialist education in the arts and related technologies, alongside the full range of National Curriculum subjects. It is sponsored by the British Record Industry and has a unique relationship with the performing arts industries.

The Brit School runs a 5 Term academic year with some school holidays falling at different times to the usual Local Authority school breaks. Please see our web site for further details of our term dates.

Prior to taking up the post an enhanced DBS clearance will be required

If interested in this role, please follow this link.

ABRSM

Position: PUBLICATIONS SALES MANAGER
Employer: ABRSM
Category: COMMERCIAL
Location: UK – LONDON
Salary: CIRCA £35,000 PLUS TARGET RELATED BONUS
Date Posted: Dec 20th 2018

 

ABRSM isproud to be the world’s leading provider of music learning and assessment services. Every year, over 600,000 musicians take one of our exams, in over 90 countries. We are also one of the world’s leading music publishers, with an extensive catalogue of over 1,200 titles. Our world-renowned books are designed not only to support our assessments but also to provide musicians of all abilities and instruments with traditional and contemporary repertoire to enjoy as they embed new skills.

We are looking for a Publications Sales Manager to join our busy Sales team, working across all areas of our award-winning publishing list. You will play a lead role in selling our publications to retailers globally, including management of some of our most valuable key accounts in the UK and South East Asia. You will take a consultative selling approach, building strong relationships with existing customers while also seeking new business opportunities. You will also be responsible for sales of book and audio content through our online channels.

You will be responsible for developing an annual sales plan for both core exam product and our wider repertoire books, working to achieve targets in your agreed territories. We are looking for someone who will also play an important role in delivering market feedback and shaping future product development.

The role would suit a self-motivated person with a proven track record in sales, ideally within the music publishing sector. You will have a strong commercial background with demonstrable financial acumen, including confidence in sales forecasting and analysis. The role comes with the opportunity for some international travel.

Based in our impressive new headquarters close to the Barbican, you will be part of a thriving Commercial team, which is responsible for all sales and marketing activity globally. You will be joining ABRSM at a time of exciting change, as our digital transformation programme creates new services that will transform our relationship with teachers and learners; this is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious publishing professional to make a real impact on a world leading and highly respected organisation.

ABRSM offers its employees a range of benefits, including an interest-free season ticket loan (after passing a probationary period) and a contributory pension scheme.

For further details and to apply, please visit our careers site: http://www.abrsmcareers.org/

Applications must be submitted online by 10am on 14 January 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held at the end of January 2019.

For enquiries, please contact Nicky Prentice: nprentice@abrsm.ac.uk


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