We are seeking a senior attorney to manage business and legal affairs in the area of digital relationships and licensing.  Based in New York, this position will report directly to our General Counsel and will work closely with our Global Digital team.  This role is integral to the company’s evolving digital strategy, and primarily involves negotiation, structuring and drafting Kobalt’s agreements with digital service providers and other contract partners.  The position will also involve other business affairs work within the Kobalt BA team, including some negotiation and drafting of music publishing and other related agreements as needed, as well as providing assistance to the General Counsel in other areas related to the legal affairs of the company.

 

WHAT DOES A SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS AFFAIRS DO AT KOBALT?

  • Review, structure, draft and maintain a variety of music agreements, with particular focus on licensing agreements with digital service providers, including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, TikTok, Pandora and YouTube, as well as a wide variety of established and emerging digital services within the quickly evolving digital music space. 
  • Work closely with different departments within Kobalt, including Business Development, Synch, Operations, and Corporate Finance teams to implement Kobalt’s overall global digital strategy.
  • Stay informed of industry trends within the digital space as well as maintain good relationships with external partners and various industry groups.
  • Lead legal contact for anti-piracy & enforcement efforts, working closely with Global Digital Partnerships team on strategy to protect Kobalt’s writers’ and publishers’ rights.

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Solid track record working as an attorney in the music industry negotiating and drafting digital content licensing agreements and other music publishing agreements is required.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and drafting skills. 
  • A team player who is highly adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Sensitivity to confidential information and material.

 

Why Kobalt?

At Kobalt we’ve prioritized creators since we first started in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve built helps make the industry more fair and rewarding for artists. We’re trusted by some of the world’s biggest names like Childish Gambino, Akon, Freya Ridings, Paul McCartney and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and represent more than 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the U.S. and U.K.

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We’re dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding.

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