Music Rights Operations, Lead

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About Opposition
In an industry often favoring major labels and traditional music deal structures, Opposition stands in the corner of the artist, offering the tools and support that allow artists to maintain control of their music and creative journey. As the music division of BBTV, Opposition works with artists to diversify their revenue through a suite of tailored services, including distribution & label services, rights management, e-commerce, mobile apps, brand sponsorships, influencer marketing, and more. 

About the Role

Opposition is looking for a Music Rights Operations, Lead to join the team! If you’re a natural leader and looking to kick-start your career with a team that works with some of the most influential names in music and online content today, this may be the perfect role for you

Reporting to senior members of Opposition, you’ll work as the Music Rights Team’s senior member leading and taking part in day-to-day rights claiming operations for Opposition & BBTV clients. 


Key Responsibilities:

Team Leadership

  • Positively influence, mentor, and motivate team members. Measure and proactively support performance, including providing constructive feedback for development
  • Support the Music Partnerships Manager (or other party that may be designated) with: 
    • Workflow prioritization and task assignment
    • Measuring and reporting on individual and team performance
  • Share, encourage, and lead implementation of new ideas and best practices for continuous improvement
  • Represent the team as the point-of-contact on cross-department initiatives and projects
  • Support open and clear communication between the team and management
  • Identify, implement, and deliver training for improvement of team performance
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned from time to time
  • Liaise with YouTube’s partner team on open issues/tasks and provide constant feedback on areas for improvement 
  • Work with the Music Partnerships Manager (or other party that may be designated) to ensure Tier A is maintained across all Pillars & related CO’s and in times when Tier status fluctuates, take action to make corrections where needed

Rights Operations

  • Review online content for intellectual property belonging to BBTV’s music partners to ensure adherence to claiming guidelines and policies
  • Apply the correct claiming policies to applicable content, including reviewing and responding to requests for claiming
  • Track and report on claimed impressions to key stakeholders
  • Manage the administration of Music Content ID including, but not limited to, ownership conflicts, sales analyses and other projects outside of claiming/processing tracks
  • Maintain partner content, assets, metadata, and BBTV’s records, etc. Analyze channels and ensure proper metadata and that tracks are free of copyright infringement 
  • Manage Rights Portal and relationship with AdRev, including troubleshooting and acting as point of contact for AdRev
  • Manage Distribution & Label release catalog to ensure that sound recording and publishing splits are updated across all internal and external outlets necessary. 
  • Ensure tracks have the properly assigned sales rep for commission purposes. Work with R&D to fix any errors   
  • Coordinate with 3rd party distribution platforms to establish proper title stylization release date changes, and any last-minute requests that may occur
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned from time to time  

Key Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience managing music assets within YouTube Content ID or other music rights portfolios
  • In-depth understanding of musical composition and of the elements that make up a full recorded song or music video
  • In-depth understanding of copyrights and how they relate to music and digital video
  • Team-player with the ability to positively influence, motivate and mentor others
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to speak to different levels 
  • Self-motivated and results-driven problem-solver with a drive for continuous improvement and development 
  • Adept knowledge of MS Office Suite or equivalent and Google Apps
  • Strong passion for music, technology, and digital media
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Post-secondary education in music is considered an asset
  • Experience in a management/leadership position is an asset

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Middle Level

Job Function : Analyst, Administrative, Customer Service, Publishing Admin

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