|The candidate will work within Music Library and Music Licensing areas of ABC’s New York Music Department.
Music licensing tasks include working with the Executive Director throughout the clearance and licensing process. He/she will be responsible for all areas of music licensing: researching copyright ownership, negotiating publishing and master recording rights, reviewing licensing agreements, administering payments and tracking the process from start to finish. The ideal candidate will have established contacts within the music industry and excellent negotiation and people skills. He/she will be extremely detail oriented and also able to work under pressure. Many of our clients are part of the News division and deadlines are often very short, candidate must be able to work quickly and carefully and handle a high volume of clearances/licenses. Candidate must also be able to assist clients in finding suitable alternatives when songs are denied or licensing fees exceed the established music budget. He/she will work primarily with Good Morning America, News Magazines (20/20, Nightline, What Would You Do), other ABC News produced shows, The View, The Chew and Daytime as well as coordinate with the Rights and Clearances, Legal and Finance departments. He/she must have experience negotiating deals
Music Library tasks include coverage of music library when Library Coordinator is out, fielding phone calls from and providing help to ABC production staff in recommending and providing music for their shows (based on creative and budgetary requirements), working closely with Fifth Floor Music, the ABC owned Music Production Library to coordinate shows’ music needs with what FFM is adding to their catalogue. This requires a broad knowledge of all genres of music and an ability to communicate effectively with staff of all levels.
•Work with the Executive Director throughout the clearance and licensing process
3 plus years music licensing experience