Legal & Business Affairs Manager

  • About the Firm: Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation that is majority owned by the French media conglomerate Vivendi, with Chinese tech company Tencent owning a minority stake. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.
  • About the role: We are seeking to appoint an in-house Legal & Business Affairs Manager to work in our London office.
  • Looking for: In addition to your Excellent drafting skills; among your key attributes, we are looking to secure your excellent negotiation skills and ability to provide pragmatic commercial and legal advice to varied internal client base (A&R, creative/sync, finance, senior management, production music, administration).
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will include, negotiating, drafting and re-negotiating agreements with songwriters and rights owners for UMP UK and UPPM, and dealing with writers’ managers and advisers in relation to all such matters; and advising and dealing with all legal & contractual matters (including some contentious aspects) relating to UMPG’s repertoire.
  • And More: We service all the UMPG UK departments including A&R, Film & TV/Sync, Administration and Production Music. One of two Legal & Business Affairs Managers, and reporting to VP, Legal & Business Affairs UK, you will be a key member of the team and will be in the front line, interacting and building relationships with artist and writer representatives as well as the UK A&R team.