We are hiring a Manager, Business Affairs to join Kobalt’s New York legal team. Our ideal candidate is an attorney with strong drafting skills who can thrive in a fast-paced business affairs environment.
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 can 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 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!
WHAT DOES A MANAGER OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS AT KOBALT DO?
Draft and negotiate publishing administration proposals, agreements and amendments
Draft deal summaries and communicate as needed with relevant internal departments
Draft NDAs and other ancillary legal documents
Track litigation matters and draft demand letters and other correspondence
Track corporate governance and other general legal tasks
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Law Degree and bar admission is preferred
1+ years’ experience as an attorney in a law firm or entertainment company
Strong familiarity with music publishing concepts
Excellent drafting and communication skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize a high volume of matters
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency/ease in working with various programs (MS Office, Salesforce, DocuSign, etc)
Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.