Intern - Music Publishing Legal
Reservoir Media ManagementNew York, NY
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Part Time Unpaid Internship
Position: Music Publishing Legal Internship
Term: Spring 2017
Location: West Village/Soho, New York, NY
The Music Publishing Legal internship will provide meaningful and educational real-world experience within the scope of an independent music publishing company. Reservoir's objective in hosting all interns is to provide valuable preparation for a professional career in the entertainment industry.
Reservoir's internship program is part time and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
Music Publishing Legal Intern Rotation:
Music Publishing Legal Interns will rotate through the following areas, including, but not limited to:
• Coordinating copyright registrations
• Reviewing various agreements (i.e. Writer agreements, NDAs, SPAs, APAs)
• Drafting deal summaries
• Assisting general counsel on various legal matters
Candidates must be graduate students enrolled in a law or entertainment law program, with a firm understanding of legal terms and concepts as applied to music publishing. A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential. Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team. Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.
About Reservoir Media Management:
Reservoir is an independent music publisher based in New York City. Founded as a family business in 2007, the company began with a small, experienced team and a modest collection of long-standing hits. Today, with offices in Toronto and London, over 100 #1 releases worldwide, and writers based everywhere from Hollywood to Hamburg, Reservoir has emerged as the boutique publisher with a global reach.
Diverse and ever-expanding, Reservoir boasts a multi-genre, hit-driven catalog. Its archives include historic pieces written by greats like Billy Strayhorn, Bobby Pickett, John Denver, David Crosby, Irving Burgess, Gram Parsons, and Ricky Lee Jones; the contemporary-classic catalogs of Sheryl Crow, Big & Rich, Lil Jon, and Stephen ''Static Major'' Garrett; and a slew of current and recent popular hits performed by Lady Gaga, Major Lazer, Drake, Tiësto, Ariana Grande, and several others. Reservoir's collection of film music includes rights to scores created by award-winning composer-producer Hans Zimmer, as heard in the motion pictures The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and over 150 other titles. The company's roster of active writers and producers includes the award-winning Nate ''Danja'' Hills, Scott Storch, and Ina Wroldsen, plus popular performing artists 2 Chainz, Phantogram, MØ, and WatchTheDuck.
Reservoir continues to grow through the selective acquisition of exceptional catalogs, and the signing and development of creative talent from around the world.