Manager – Business Affairs Administration
Posted on 9/14/2023
Sony Music Entertainment

1,001-5,000 employees

Music corporation
Company Overview
Sony Music Entertainment seeks to empower future industry leaders through an immersive internship experience. Their paid internship program enables students to interface with industry experts and sharpen their professional toolkits in an environment that celebrates creativity, diversity, and experiential learning.
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business & Strategy
  • Create, maintain, and internally distribute a variety of status charts and reports, including but not limited to bi-weekly label/BA status reports
  • Contract research
  • Royalty account research to verify payee information and confirm various royalty obligations, including but not limited to artist, side artist, and third party royalties
  • Review (and coordinate with B&LA) contest rules associated with sweepstakes, giveaways, etc
  • Advise on negotiating appropriate synch fees in connection with guest artist appearances as needed
  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience in business affairs, licensing or entertainment law firm
  • Law Degree and Member of New York Bar in good standing
  • Strong negotiating and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on contract drafting and business writing
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and attention to detail with ability to effectively multi-task
  • Knowledge of the music industry and intellectual property issues (e.g. copyright, trademark, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Request, negotiate, draft, review and administer various agreements in capacity of licensee and licensor on behalf of SME affiliated labels including but not limited to:
  • Side Artist Agreements
  • Venue Agreements
  • Master Use Licenses
  • Artwork Agreements (to the extent 3rd Party consents are required)
  • Quitclaim Letters
  • Festival Agreements
  • General Label Waivers A/V Review:
  • Review audio-visual materials to highlight any trademark, side artist, or venue issues and if necessary, negotiate and obtain clearances and/or recommend edits to appropriate internal department(s)