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EMPIRE is an independent label, born and grown out of the Bay Area. We have grown to become the largest independent record label in the U.S., with a significant global presence covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America.
EMPIRE is looking for a multi faceted Royalty Analyst to support the Royalties team. The ideal candidate will be an extremely detail-oriented person, who can handle the analyst duties listed below as well as anything thrown their way.
As a Royalty Analyst, you'll be assisting in developing the processes and infrastructure surrounding this growing department. We're looking for an experienced, organized and motivated analyst to contribute to our team. This is your opportunity to work with a fast-growing, down-to-earth company in the music industry.
Note: *due to Covid this is a remote position for the time being but you will be expected to work in the San Francisco office when CA mandates permit us to go back to the office*
What you'll be doing:
Review and analyze recording agreements, producer agreements and other similar agreements for the purpose of identifying and summarizing the applicable royalty rates, related terms and payee information for a given record or recording and then enter those terms into EMPIRE's artist royalty system
Perform various analyses for 3rd party royalty recipients
Assist with EMPIRE's monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes as needed
Create and maintain royalty accounts information for royalty recipients in EMPIRE's artist royalty system, including by updating the recipient's contact information and tax identification numbers as needed
Perform and review adjustments to existing royalty rate set-ups in EMPIRE's artist royalty system, as needed
Process and review monthly artist royalty statements to ensure the accuracy of both the royalty rates applied and the underlying earnings on which royalties are being paid
Ensure that royalty statements are issued in a timely manner
Work with development team for system improvements
Collect and maintain publishing information
Handle invoice/cost review/approval workflow
Perform any other duties and tasks related to the Department's role and responsibilities that might be assigned by the Team's senior management from time to time.
Music industry knowledge preferred
Proficiency in MS Excel
Strong administrative skills
You understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion
A ''no job too small'' attitude
Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time and complete tasks fully through
Highly detail-oriented with strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
Work independently and in a team environment
You're not afraid to ask questions and learn as you work
You're extremely organized
Be a team player, open to feedback and strong communication.
Live in San Francisco area or willing to relocate
BONUS POINTS IF….
You have experience in the Music industry
You have legal experience
You have accounting experience
Health insurance, vision and dental
Life Insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance is provided at no cost to you
Paid Holidays and paid time off
Company 401k plan
EMPIRE was founded in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Anderson .Paak, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the past five years evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor, and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today's hottest talent from superstars to red-hot newcomers.