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Job ad: Audio Network – Copyright Administrator (London)

By | Published on Saturday 25 January 2020

Audio Network

Audio Network is a disruptive, tech-enabled global music company that is one of the largest independent creators of original, high-quality music for use in video. The company’s music is uniquely featured in both high-end TV and advertising productions through to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.

Collaborating with over 1,000 composers, artists and producers, Audio Network has built a world-class catalogue of more than 150,000 tracks of original music spanning a broad range of genres and styles and benefits from owning 100% of the rights to license this music globally.

Founded in 2001, by entrepreneurs Andrew Sunnucks and Robert Hurst and acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2019, Audio Network has that disruptive, independent spirit throughout. By joining forces with a global entertainment group like eOne, we continue our commitment to being both artist-first and platform-agnostic, while unlocking the power of creativity.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced and highly organised Copyright Administrator to join Audio Network’s publishing team.

You will be responsible for the end-to-end copyright and royalty payment processes through registering and managing PRO works data (via CWR), to running royalty distributions to our composers/artists.

The role also offers the opportunity to assist with client synchronisation licence requests, as the point-person for drafting bespoke licences for our EMEA sales team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a critical, varied role, working closely with team members across the business.

This is a full time, permanent role, based in our office in Farringdon, London.

Your Role
Working within our UK publishing team, you will be responsible for our copyright processes across the Audio Network group:
• Database Administration – loading new works from our music release system into Counterpoint Music Maestro software; ensuring all works are correctly populated and CWR-compliant.
• Registering Works – responsible for managing Common Works Registrations (CWR) globally and sending new works exports to sub-publishers; importing ACK files and handling any registration errors.
• Auditing the Audio Network catalogue as registered with PROs around the world, amending works as required; querying unnotified works and registering/merging as appropriate.
• Importing royalty statements into Music Maestro, ensuring works are correctly matched.
• Composer/Artist Royalty Payments – managing our half-yearly writer royalty payments: implementing our first royalty run using Music Maestro; working with accounts to ensure accurate payments.
• Managing Administration Catalogues – importing royalty statements and processing reports for catalogues administered by Audio Network.
• Sync Licensing – responsible for managing bespoke licence requests from the EMEA sales team, ensuring compliance with company licensing policies and guidelines.

Your Experience
• Minimum three years’ experience in a Copyright role (essential).
• Experienced, proficient user of Music Maestro software (essential).
• Strong Excel skills, confident in using formulas and pivot tables (essential).
• Experience of negotiating, drafting and issuing synchronisation licences (desirable).
• Data analysis, financial and/or legal experience (desirable).

Your Personal Skills
• High level of accuracy, attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills, and particularly good written English.
• Excellent organisational skills with ability to prioritise and respond to changing demands.
• Proactive, solution-oriented approach, takes initiative to improve way of working.
• Personable, team player with a genuine passion for music.

Compensation package
• Competitive salary.
• Bonus scheme.
• Holiday – 25 days per annum.
• Healthcare.
• Pension scheme.
• Childcare vouchers.



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