Senior Director, Sync Licensing

Warner Music Group

Sr. Director, Sync Licensing

Job Description:

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.


Job Title: Sr. Director, Synch Licensing at Rhino Entertainment and Warner Music Group Catalogue

Why this could be your next big break:

The Senior Director will work to secure Rhino and WMG Catalogue artist tracks in film, TV, video games, commercials, advertising, and soundtracks, in order to bring in licensing revenue as well as promote artists to the benefit of the overall company, especially in the streaming platform.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Pitch and places songs from artists and labels within the Rhino/WMG Catalogue family in film, TV, video games, commercials, advertising, and soundtracks
  • Develops and maintains relationships with music supervisors, television/film music executives, and advertising executives
  • Coordinates and confers with Rhino/WMG Catalogue artist and label partners, along with Company’s internal departments, to secure song assets and information such as co-publishers, copyright owners, composers, their managers and/or attorneys, regarding clearance, ownership, and financial procedures and fees
  • Performs research of the Company’s rights and clears copyright provisions
  • Maintains licensing spreadsheets
  • Makes suggestions for use of alternate songs in the Company’s catalogue when clearance is not available for the original request
  • Coordinates and shares Rhino/WMG Catalogue music and information internally with the Warner Chappell / WMG joint sync department to fully utilize all internal resources to seek out, secure, and execute on available licensing opportunities
  • Working with business & legal affairs, finance, and WMG’s Rhino / Chappell team to make sure every license goes through and is accounted for
  • Developing and implementing programs and strategies to increase awareness of our artists and songs in different entertainment mediums, including maintaining sync focused playlisting
  • Work with artist managers and publishers to ensure placement opportunities
  • Organize showcases
  • Attends meetings and conferences both within and outside the Company relative to the department’s operation
  • Seeks to secure synch licensing rights from Rhino/WMG Catalogue artists and labels to grow available repertoire base

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a wide range of personalities and styles
  • Fast paced work environment requires strong multitasking skills, excellent time management, and a high attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of all standard computer programs (PC experience: Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet)
  • Travel on ongoing basis or as needed

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in general synchronization licensing at a label, music publishing or related company

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA. 

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today. 

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for Warner Music Group. We love it here, and think you will too.

Our Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national Origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws and the Company complies with all applicable reasonable accommodation requirements which such laws may require.  Accordingly, please inform the Company’s Human Resources representative if you need an accommodation in order for you to complete any employment application-related forms or otherwise to participate in the application or selection process for the position for which you are applying. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity and will enable applicants to participate in the application and selection process and for employees to perform the essential functions of their jobs without imposing undue hardship on our Company.   The Company also will make reasonable accommodations to an applicants or employee’s religious beliefs and practices as may be required by law, unless an undue hardship would result. 

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