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Director of Administration - Publishing

Under the Capitol Music Group umbrella of UMG, Capitol Christian Music Group is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Employing over 150 people, Capitol CMG provides a challenging and rewarding work environment characterized by a commitment to our artists and songwriters, one another, our customers and community service.
This role exists to:
lead the Copyright and Income Tracking teams to deliver best-in-class copyright administration services that maximize the earning potential for all CCMG controlled copyrights
provide oversight of song database ensuring proper establishment of CCMG rights, accurate data exchange and timely royalty processing
oversight of the registration of our copyright data with proper entities that to maximize admin effectiveness
provide proactive communications to maintain strong writer and client relationships
insure Publishing division is synergized with other CCMG and UMG divisions to accomplish objectives
Job Functions:
Provide Director level oversight of work load and team capacity to accomplish the following essential job functions:
Lead the staff:
Effectively support the strategic of CCMG by providing management oversight and development of the Copyright and Income Tracking teams
Communicate a proactive and cutting-edge message of diligence on a regular basis to our administered clients, writers and in presentations to potential writers and clients.
Provide inspirational leadership and coaching to ensure each employee is properly developing
Maintain song database:
The creation of accounts and song records to ensure accurate claims and royalty processing
Research and respond to general copyright questions from subpublishers and agents
Maintain a database of ISRCs matched to compositions to increase the effectiveness of claiming
Collaboration with the UMPG admin staff to keep our databases aligned (PRS to PREF)
Communicate song data:
The exchange of song data to agents, subpublishers and appropriate licensees to provide maximum song protection, data accuracy and processing effectiveness
Maintain good working relationships with key individuals and societies affecting copyright administration and provide as needed support and responses to inquiries
Manage the required agreement documentation with the PROs to ensure our writers and clients are properly affiliated and set-up to collect their royalties and are eligible for PRO related awards
Income Tracking:
In coordination with CCMG Finance, provide strategic insights into all core license income forecasts
In coordination with CCMG Finance, accurately calculate and process all royalty advance payments
Maintain and develop strategic income tracking initiatives such as quarterly PRO reviews, streaming income tracking and external license reviews to identify missing royalties and monitor market
Presentations and Proposals:
Communicate a proactive and cutting-edge message of diligence on a regular basis to our key admin clients, key writers and in presentations to perspective writers.
Other Duties as assigned
Job Requirements:
Skills/Abilities:
Advanced Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Highly organized and detail oriented
Strong ability to multi-task
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate with diplomacy
Strong ability to speak publicly and build trust in corporate presentations
Ability to work in the office during core business hours (M-F 8:30am-5:30pm)
Experience:
7 years of relevant experience
Familiarity with Christian music industry
Substantial knowledge of music publishing and/or intellectual properties
Substantial knowledge of copyright administration and royalties
Education:
Four-year college degree
Recommended music business course work or internship experience
Classes in copyright and intellectual property are a plus
Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Disclaimer
This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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