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Music Business & Legal Affairs Associate

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

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THE OPPORTUNITY
Netflix is changing the way more than 125 million subscribers around the world enjoy entertainment.   Our international efforts have brought Netflix to virtually all countries and as we bring even more of our Originals programming to our viewers around the globe, it’s an exciting time to work at Netflix.  
 
Our growing global Music Group, part of the Business & Legal Affairs Team, is looking for a new member to join the team: an Associate who shares our passion for music and the entertainment industry to help support our expanding slate of Originals content.  Someone who seeks out and thrives in an environment where freedom and responsibility are a tenet, and passion, innovation and curiosity are mandates (https://jobs.netflix.com/culture).  A stunning and selfless colleague for whom no task is too small or insurmountable. 

The Music Group is based in Los Angeles, London and Berlin and is responsible for all of Netflix’s global music business and strategy, from the production and licensing of Netflix Originals through to the distribution of the Netflix service globally.  This role is based in our Los Angeles office and will report to a Senior Counsel/Director of Music and will be responsible for drafting and negotiating various music agreements in support of the broader Music Group. This role will have exposure to and the opportunity to work on all types of production content across the company including scripted and unscripted series, film features, indie film, documentaries and kids and family programming.  

REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will have: 5+ years of series/film production music experience specifically in structuring, negotiating and drafting music agreements including composer agreements, music supervisor agreements, songwriter agreements, music producer agreements, artist agreements, sideartist agreements and record company and music publishing waivers; in-depth knowledge of music copyright and the series/film production process - from script to budget to music clearance/licensing to composer engagement/recording through to delivery, cue sheets, music publishing administration and launch; practical knowledge of the music and technology industries (including active relationships with music agents, managers, music publishers and record companies); and an understanding of the evolving theatrical, VOD, TV, syndication and home video landscapes. International market experience and international production experience is a plus. Experience providing in-house support in a television or film production company is highly preferred.
 
The successful candidate is comfortable drafting, negotiating and working independently and has exceptional judgment in making decisions on issues that arise in music contracts. If you are that candidate, your organizational skills, in addition to your drafting skills, are unparalleled and you have an unwavering attention to contract detail at all times. You relish the opportunity to draft new concepts and innovative commercial terms from scratch.  You are self-motivated, quick-thinking, solution-oriented, and able to calmly juggle diverse responsibilities with grace and enthusiasm. You are able to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of precision and professionalism.  You are self-reliant, yet you also effectively collaborate with others and excel in a team-oriented environment.  
 
This is an opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand and to help Netflix shape the future of entertainment.

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Clear, concise communication skills.
  • Ability to distill salient points and frame and present issues succinctly. 
  • Strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably on multiple projects under tight time frames in a fast-paced production environment. 
  • Ability to pivot quickly and be resourceful, think practically and be solution-oriented.
  • Curiosity and eagerness to tackle additional projects and matters outside area of expertise.
  • Exceptional judgment, particularly in handling confidential information.
  • Highly collaborative with the ability to be fluid and respond positively to change, feedback and new ideas.
  • Sense of humor. 

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