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Manager, Royalties

Downtown Music New York, NY

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Songtrust® is the world's largest technology solution for global music publishing royalty collection and administration. It was founded to simplify music rights management and remove the complexity of the publishing landscape. Songtrust's core mission is to help musicians, publishers, labels, and distributors easily track and collect global publishing royalties for their music catalogs. Songtrust administers more than 2,000,000 songs and represents more than 300,000 songwriters, including those who have written songs recorded by Drake, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar. The company works with publishers and distributors such as CD Baby, Downtown Music Publishing, and Sub Pop Publishing. Songtrust maintains the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the music industry by having direct relationships across more than 50 rights societies around the world covering more than 150 countries and territories. Songtrust® is a registered service mark of ST Music LLC, which is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings. Songtrust was named a Billboard Magazine Top Music Startup upon launch in 2011. The company is headquartered in New York City.

Songtrust is looking for a Manager, Royalties to join the royalties management team in our efforts to efficiently and effectively manage inbound and outbound royalty collections and distribution. This position will report to the Senior Director, Royalties along with direct reports.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Oversee the processing of incoming royalty statements which includes:
    • Domestic royalties received
    • Foreign royalties received
    • Advance recoupment
  • Initiate and process transfer files and regularly scheduled interim calculations
  • Maintain client accounts and processes surrounding complex deal properties
  • Provide quarterly reconciliation reports of inbound and outbound royalties to finance
  • Regularly review royalty processing and calculations to ensure accuracy
  • Suspense and error income maintenance
  • Identify areas of improvement and implement new processes to increase efficiency
  • Coordinate inter-departmentally on new projects and business challenges
  • Work with Product and Dev to troubleshoot and develop new tools
  • Support internal and external rights holders and partners (e.g. PROs, DSPs, etc.) to ensure that royalty-related issues get resolved quickly
  • Manage temp employees and oversee our backlog processing efforts
  • Maintain royalty procedure and system documentation 

You are / have:

  • 3-5 years music publishing experience in a royalty processing role
  • Management and team-training experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • SQL and Microsoft Access experience a plus
  • Experience with Vistex Music Maestro a plus
  • A strong analytical background and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high productivity environment with tight deadlines
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and exceptional teamwork skills
  • Passion for music, numbers and details 

Why you want to work here:

  • Ample opportunities to work collaboratively with a welcoming, driven team
  • Rich benefit program, Life Insurance, 401k (with matching)
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Free CitiBike membership (NYC based Employees only)
  • Paid volunteer hours

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Songtrust's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and encourage all to apply.

Downtown Music


New York, NY
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