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Associate Manager – Music Publishing & Business Affairs

JOB TITLE: ASSOCIATE MANAGER – MUSIC PUBLISHING AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

JioSaavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service. We are over 200 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between JioMusic and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion. 

We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - JioSaavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At JioSaavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.

JioSaavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.

Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. JioSaavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.

If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you.

ROLE:

We are looking for a smart and motivated individual to play a key role in supporting the Music Publishing & Business Affairs teams at JioSaavn.   This role will involve working across the Content, Legal, Finance, and Original Content teams to collect and analyze relevant data,   the tracking the status of various music publishing licensing agreements, develop reports for senior stakeholders, performing general office tasks (such as calendaring, filing and budget tracking), and coordinating other administrative matters directly with the business group.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work efficiently and independently; manage high volumes of tasks and projects independently; react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround; think creatively and be proactive in solving problems that affect people within the group or other related groups.

The candidate will also be client-service oriented, have great attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines; have great organization skills; have the ability to easily multitask; a high level of professionalism; integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information; ability to work well and communicate professionally with people at all levels inside and outside the company

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with and support the Music Publishing and Business Affairs on all licensing and internal financial controls. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on strategic music publishing projects and advise stakeholders on identifying licensing gaps and needs
  • Support the publishing team in negotiating key publishing deals, including the securing of public performance and compulsory licenses for the interactive and non-interactive streaming of underlying musical works on the JioSaavn platform.  Duties include the preparation of relevant historical streaming data and revenue calculations, the review and analysis of licensing agreements
  • You will be supporting registration of all copyrights owned by the JioSaavn streaming label service, “Artist Originals”.  This will include liaising with publishing administrator, performing rights societies and writers, licensing and content teams on broader content initiatives
  • You will work very closely with the key stakeholders within the Legal, Content, Finance business units, as well as partners such as Artist Originals on licensing, content and analysis. You will be working cross functionally with Finance and Artist Originals on policies, processes, and help drive key accounts payable initiatives and best practices.
  • You will be working on reporting and payment requirements related to specific areas of responsibility including publishing, licensing and royalty accounting
  • You will support the finance team in tracking payments and invoices related to all Artist Originals. You will track, study and update P&L’s of Artist Originals releases regularly and provide analysis that will help drive key decision making
  • You will gain a command of the complexities of multi-territorial music publishing.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in working in the music industry, preferably in business affairs
  • Basic knowledge of music publishing/licensing matters is useful, although no legal qualifications are required
  • General knowledge of digital music landscape, streaming services, industry best practices gained through work experience will be appreciated
  • Proven ability to quickly understand and learn new skill sets and new areas of practice. 
  • You should be highly methodical and be comfortable analysing and interpreting data to make licensing recommendations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint is crucial to the role
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); proven professional interpersonal skills a must
  • A love for music, technology and an insatiable desire to learn. 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At JioSaavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • JioSaavn-sponsored team outings
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