At Netflix, we are shaping the future of entertainment & changing the way more than 200 million subscribers around the world enjoy entertainment. Our international efforts have brought Netflix to virtually all countries & we're excited to bring even more of our programming to our viewers around the globe. It's an exciting time to work at Netflix.
Our growing global Music Business & Legal Affairs Group is looking for a new member to join the Music Licensing Team: a Music Clearance Specialist who shares our passion for music to help support our expanding slate of Netflix content. Someone who seeks out & thrives in an environment where freedom & responsibility are a tenet, & passion, innovation & curiosity are mandates (https://jobs.netflix.com/culture). A stunning & selfless colleague for whom no task is too small or insurmountable.
The Music Business & Legal Affairs Group is responsible for all of Netflix's global music business affairs, legal affairs & strategy, from the production & licensing of Netflix content through to the distribution of the Netflix service globally. This role is based in our Los Angeles office & will report to Manager, Music Licensing.
As a seasoned music clearance expert, you love music & everything about the music clearance process for film, series & documentaries. You know everyone in the industry: the record companies, the publishers, the indies, music supervisors, music libraries, production houses, music editors, artists, songwriters & managers. You know exactly who to call to expedite a negotiation. You think having multiple quotes for the same song makes complete sense, you're used to clearing compositions with as many as 10 rights holders, & you're not fazed by split territory deals. You know what action to take when a licensor redlines or stamps your quotes. You know who to contact for that obscure track from the 1970s and, if necessary, you're ready to suggest alternative tracks if it doesn't clear, even if you're not in a creative role in the traditional sense. You avoid a fill in the blank or cut & paste approach to music clearances; in fact, you understand each deal, like each production, is highly-nuanced & there is no detail too small or insignificant, however, you're still focused on the big picture. You're not intimidated by a high volume of clearances or complex negotiations on a high-profile production, & you're able to combine pace with a high level of precision & professionalism. The music production process for original content is second nature to you - from script to payment of invoices & submission of cue sheets - you've mastered that & feel comfortable working independently throughout the entire process.
You understand the importance of relationships & communication. You also understand the dynamics between showrunners, executive producers, line producers, producers, finance, production, post production, credits, labor, marketing, publicity, content localization, business affairs & legal affairs & know when & how to engage & align the appropriate teams when a music clearance issue calls. You are comfortable speaking with all stakeholders to find solutions to make the seemingly unsolvable, solvable. You may produce locally, but you think globally.
This is a unique opportunity to expand & grow beyond your immediate area of expertise, & to collaborate with colleagues in our domestic & international offices who share your passion for music, copyright & the entertainment industry. An opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand & to help Netflix shape the future of entertainment.