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Warner Chappell – Senior UK Copyright Administrator (UK) – Music Business Worldwide

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Senior UK Copyright Administrator
Remote type: On Site
Locations: GBR – Electric Lighting Station, London
Time type: Full time


Job Description

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, and any other protected characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.


Job Title: Senior Copyright Administrator

A little bit about our team:

UK Copyright is an integral part of our UK Administration division at Warner Chappell UK, alongside UK Royalty and Income Tracking. The team is the custodian of our copyrights, responsible for the administration of all locally signed agreements and associated works, as well as maintaining the integrity of our extensive back-catalogue. Copyright performs a central and pivotal role in the end-to-end music value chain at Warner Chappell.

The Senior UK Copyright Administrator has a direct impact on our songwriters through efficient management of all major functions within the UK Copyright department. The Senior UK Copyright Administrator liaises with all areas of our business, working closely with our Finance, Legal, Royalty, Global Copyright, Global Analytics and Creative/Sync teams and regularly has the opportunity to work internationally with WCM affiliates, licensees and collection societies.


Your role

As the Senior UK Copyright Administrator, you will be forward-thinking, self-motivated and provide key support to the UK Administration team on all Copyright matters, including contractual rights management within TANGO, WCM’s Global Administration system. You will have the opportunity to continue crafting the role as our industry changes and our business evolves, advance how we run our UK Copyright activities, and collaborate with administration departments globally to improve awareness on pivotal administration processes.

You will be part of a future-facing administration team, building relationships across our writer client community, international affiliates and local performing and mechanical collection societies. This position will require being in the office 4 days a week. We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.


Here you’ll get to
  • Work across all areas of Copyright processes for UK signed Deals.
  • Work as an integrated member of a future-facing administration team.
  • Support the UK Copyright Manager in the day to day running of the Copyright department.
  • Help to improve knowledge gaps within UK administration and across our Global Admin teams
  • Work with the UK Copyright Manager to actively develop the team and shape the future of the department
  • Work with the Copyright Manager on the creation of new training materials and modules for new Copyright staff.
  • Troubleshoot copyright enquiries for the UK Copyright team assisting our legal, finance and creative teams as required.
  • Provide a high-level of service to our UK clients by responding to and coordinating client queries in a courteous and timely manner, investigating and resolving queries as required.
  • Provide the business with regular status updates of UK Deals and associated Work registrations.
  • Monitor accurate and timely territory-wide catalogue registrations for all new UK Deal signings and provide regular updates to the UK Copyright Manager.
  • Liaise with counterparts across all affiliate offices and sub-publishers to ensure registrations and income flows are in line with expectations & resolve any interruptions or discrepancies.
  • Ensure affiliate agreement & work registration queries are resolved
  • Regularly communicate with PRS/MCPS, ICE and IMRO.
  • Support UK Copyright Manager on projects including ad hoc deal performance monitoring, registrations and income reviews
  • Collaborate with the global administration teams
  • Work closely with the UK Royalty and Tracking teams to resolve and proactively prevent against problems arising with the collection of income

About you
  • An experienced Copyright Administrator with a minimum 3+ years’ experience working for an international Music Publisher.
  • A strong understanding and interpretation of Publishing Contracts
  • In-depth knowledge of PRO/CMO collective rights administration policies and operational activities.
  • Skills to analyse, extract & manipulate data from high volume datafiles.
  • Experience in setting up internal training documents and analysis reports tailored to the needs of the business.
  • A forensic and meticulous approach to analysing, manipulating, maintaining and recording data with a track record in delivering accurate and timely results
  • Confidence in clearly communicating with clients, colleagues and management
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at once and hit time-sensitive deadlines
  • Advanced Excel capabilities
We’d love it if you also had:
  • Experience with BI visualisation tools such as Power BI and Tableau
  • Experience with Power Query and Project Management tools such as Monday.com
  • The ability to demonstrate your personal drive and ambition
  • The ability to join dots, think laterally and understand both downstream and upstream impact of events
  • A thorough understanding of international collection society structures and their licensing/distribution processes
  • A passion for music!
  • A background in collection society or music rights management administration

About us

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.


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 WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religion or belief, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or any other characteristic protected by law. #WCM #LI-RE1

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