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Royalty Manager - 12 month FTC
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Job Introduction

BBC Studios has blanket agreements in place with the UK’s music collection societies to ensure it has the necessary rights in place to support its distribution activities. Accurate and timely reporting to these collection societies is essential to enable them to onward account to their members and also to preserve the existence of the blanket arrangements themselves. 

The Music Reporting Team (MRT) sits at the end of the rights chain and the reporting and payments issued are the result of the company’s upstream sales and distribution activities.  These payments to music rights holders are also treated as clearance costs in the accounting to producers. 

The Music Reporting Manager is accountable for ensuring BBC Studios complies with its accounting and reporting obligations to music rights holders by managing the reporting relationship between BBCS and the UK’s main music collection societies: PRS for Music (PRSfM), the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) to enable them to make distributions to their members.  In addition, the role supports the Rights Negotiation team in respect of blanket licensing agreements and in any disputes with music rights holders.

We are seeking an experienced Music Reporting Manager on a 12 month fixed term contract. The role reports into the Director of Talent Accounting, line managing a team of two and is based in Television Centre, White City.


Role Responsibility

Manage the day-to-day operational activities of the Talent Accounting Music Reporting Team (MRT) to ensure compliance with the accounting and reporting terms in the BBCS blanket agreements with MCPS, PPL and other agreements with music rights holders.

Manage the day-to-day relationship with the corresponding teams at PRSfM and PPL to monitor performance and resolve queries.

Ensure the PRSfM and PPL are supplied with the necessary programme meta-data to enable accurate and timely onward accounting to their members. 

Support the Rights Negotiation team with the negotiation of new agreements by providing analysis of music usage and advice on reporting processes.

Ensure ongoing integrity and quality of the team's data, processes and controls to enable compliance with contractual reporting terms and internal processes e.g. month-end payment accruals. 

Partner with project teams to ensure the team’s voice is effectively represented in development and change activities, the impact of any changes are understood and resource is appropriately allocated to user acceptance testing.

Be a key contact for all internal and external stakeholders ensuring the team is the primary point for all music reporting queries.

Supports all audit processes, providing all requested documentation to enable audits to be completed within agreed timescales.

The Ideal Candidate

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

As a Music Reporting Manager, you will have had considerable experience in the media/music industry where you developed extensive knowledge of music copyright and royalties. You will demonstrate excellent awareness of the end-to-end process of how music is exploited and paid for, in both primary and secondary usage in television and other media. You passionately convey your music royalties and rights experience with credibility, demonstrating a detailed understanding of music collection societies and how they operate.

With a collaborative communication style, you consistently demonstrate a global perspective, bringing people from the periphery into the conversation to promote synergy. You thrive in engaging others when developing effective ways of working, championing the team and supporting the delivery of change to both processes and team behaviours. Being experienced in relationship management, with both internal and external stakeholders in the Media industry, you naturally manage both operational and project-based teams, to provide both leadership and support, in high pressure and deadline driven processes.

Job ID 36555767776 Date posted 20/09/2022 Location London, England, United Kingdom
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