Kobalt Music Group – Deputy Director, Copyright (UK)

Kobalt Music’s Publishing Operations Department is looking for a friendly and professional French-speaking Deputy Manager to be responsible for our relationship with collecting societies in France and Benelux.

To be successful in this role, you must be a proactive entrepreneur with a track record of working successfully within an international team communicating comfortably internally and externally across a wide variety of teams and with senior colleagues and other parties of the company. Experience or in-depth knowledge and understanding of copyright, publishing and/or music management companies is essential to get started.


WHAT DOES AN ASSISTANT MANAGER IN COPYRIGHT DO AT KOBALT?
  • You oversee the management of our catalog in management companies in France and Benelux as well as relations with sub-publishers across Europe and represent Kobalt externally, in relevant committees and source meetings.
  • You provide support and updates to colleagues within Kobalt, regarding your respective sources.
  • You regularly engage and build successful relationships with relevant sources and seek opportunities to fill knowledge gaps.
  • You effectively escalate any issues and develop and maintain knowledge of local industry developments/policies.
  • You seek opportunities to improve our processes, collaborate with colleagues from various departments to implement new processes, and manage areas of development from concept to completion.
  • The above list is not exhaustive and there may be ad hoc projects from the team’s copyright manager and any other senior colleagues.

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
  • A high level of written and spoken French (as well as English) is essential (written and spoken Dutch is desirable).
  • You have previous administration and copyright experience in a similar role, as well as a good understanding of music publishing.
  • Excellent communication skills: the functions require a very high level of internal and external communication; we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to the audience and acts with a sense of urgency on all issues.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Tech savvy as well as a quick and proactive learner with the ability to pick up new software quickly – proficient user of Microsoft and Google programs such as Excel, Sheets and Gmail.

WHY CHOOSE US?

At Kobalt, we’ve been putting creators first since our beginnings in 2000. Our music services and the technology we’ve developed help make the industry fairer and more rewarding for artists.

Some of the biggest names in the world such as Doja Cat, Kali Uchis, Phoebe Bridgers, Nick Cave, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender and songwriters such as Simon Aldred (Rag N Bone Man, Liam Gallagher, Celeste) and Clarence Coffee Jr trust us. (Dua Lipa, Lizzo, The Snuts).

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We are dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not only fun, but also rewarding.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

We thrive on creativity and are committed to championing diversity. We are dedicated to inclusiveness and provide all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not only fun, but also rewarding.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. A full DBS check will be carried out upon acceptance of the offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. .

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