Counsel, Music Production
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Netflix seeks a seasoned production music attorney as Counsel, Music Production to help support our expanding slate of Originals content and our domestic and international expansion strategy.
The successful candidate will work in the company's Music Group, which is part of the Business & Legal Affairs Team based in Los Angeles. The Music Group is based in Los Angeles, London and Berlin and is responsible for all of Netflix's global music business and strategy, from the production and licensing of Netflix Originals to the administration of Netflix's repertoire of music and through to the distribution of the Netflix service globally. This exciting role focuses on the production side and will be responsible for structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements with the composers, songwriters, artists and performers who create music for Netflix's Original film, series and documentary content and with the record companies and music publishers who license music. He or she will handle music contract and copyright related matters as they arise, will likely need to dig into local law and practice in various International territories, and should be extremely comfortable working independently and counseling internal and external business partners, making decisions that have both legal and business impacts, and evaluating risk and making quick decisions when faced with the exigencies of production. He or she will have an innate ability to maintain organization and focus that fuels his/her effectiveness in successfully juggling multiple projects. The successful candidate will also thrive in an environment that places thoughtful efficiency over process yet have the ability to work with organizations or institutions who may not hold the same beliefs. If you are this candidate, you love working in an environment where freedom and responsibility are a tenet, and passion, innovation and curiosity are mandates. /culture That curiosity is a plus if you seek a role like this with unique opportunities to expand and grow beyond your immediate area of expertise, and to collaborate with colleagues in our domestic and international offices who share your passion for music, copyright and the entertainment industry.
This is an opportunity to be part of a public company with a great consumer brand and to help Netflix shape the future of entertainment.
This role is based in Netflix's Los Angeles office and reports to the Senior Counsel of the Music Group, part of the Business & Legal Affairs team at Netflix.
The successful candidate will have: 5 years of film/series production music experience, including immersion in structuring, negotiating and drafting composer, performer and featured artist agreements, master use and synchronization license agreements, music producer agreements, record company and music publishing waivers and soundtrack album agreements; in-depth knowledge of music copyright and the film/series production process - from script to budget to music clearance/licensing to composer engagement/recording through to delivery, cue sheets, music publishing administration, marketing and launch; practical knowledge of the music and technology industries (including active relationships with music agents, managers, music publishers, record companies and music libraries); and understanding of the evolving PRO/publishing, theatrical, VOD, TV, syndication and home video landscapes. International market experience and international production experience is a plus. Experience providing in-house support in a film or television production company is strongly preferred.
The successful candidate will also possess the following:
• Clear, concise and effective communication skills.
• Ability to distill salient points and frame and present issues succinctly.
• Strong analytical capabilities and judgment, even when the rules are unclear and the issues are of first impression.
• Ability to work proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced production environment.
• Ability to make decisions and pivot quickly and fluidly, think practically and be solution-oriented.
• Curiosity and willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.
• J.D. and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required.