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Sony Music Jobs – Director, Business & Legal Affairs, US Latin

Miami, Florida

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About Sony Music Entertainment / Sony Music Careers

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.

Today, we work in more than 70 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship.

Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.

We are looking for an experienced Director, Business and Legal Affairs to join its exceptional legal team at Sony US Latin. This role will be a Flex First role (in-office and working remotely).

What you’ll do

  • Review, draft, and negotiate various agreements (initial, intermediate and final versions) including, but not limited to, recording agreements, producer agreements, label deals, joint ventures, license agreements, distribution agreements, merchandise agreements, product placement deals, brand partnership agreements, soundtrack agreements and settlement agreements.
  • Provide counsel to internal departments and senior management on day-to-day business regarding legal issues and strategy.
  • Review marketing, publicity and promotion initiatives and advise departments on any legal issues.
  • Review videos, artwork, label copy, advertising, and other promotional materials to minimize company’s legal exposure.
  • Analyze and assess potential risks and propose recommended courses of action in light of legal considerations and business objectives.
  • Police piracy and copyright infringement by investigating incidents of piracy, drafting “cease & desist” letters, negotiating resolution of such incidents, and evaluating whether further legal action is warranted.
  • Coordinating with outside counsel on artist immigration matters.
  • Respond to requests for information and/or advice from other business units, including contract research and analysis.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree and JD from an accredited US law school.
  • Admission to at least one (1) state bar.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience in an entertainment company or related law practice.  Law firm experience and/or label experience preferred.
  • Experience drafting recording and other music entertainment-related agreements.
  • Music business experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area.
  • Excellent negotiating, drafting, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still paying attention to detail and spotting potential issues is absolutely key.
  • Must be solution oriented and enjoy problem solving.
  • Ability to remember and recall details of multiple projects on request.
  • Proven success in a role that required outstanding communication skills with ability to document, support, communicate, and present recommendation and conclusions.
  • Proven experience in a role that required strict confidentiality, outstanding organizational skills, and ability to maintain composure and effectiveness in stressful situations.
  • Highly impactful at connecting, engaging, influencing and partnering with senior leadership, employees, internal and external partners at all levels.
  • Spanish-speaking skills a plus but not required.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a positive outlook 

What we give you / Sony Music Careers / Sony Music Salary

  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • Our Hybrid with Flexibility approach combines the flexibility of remote working with the benefits of in-person collaboration whenever we need to come together to do our best work. Managers will partner with their teams and employees to establish work arrangements that meet the business, team, and individual needs.
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth & development
  • Time off for a winter recess

Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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