Director, Business Affairs and Licensing, Tidal

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a Director of Business Affairs and Licensing to join our TIDAL licensing team. This person will play a key role in helping secure new distribution agreements globally with music labels and publishers, royalty inquiries and administration, clearances, contract management and reporting. You will work with other teams such as Finance, Settlements, Content, Editorial, Artist Relations, Operations, and Marketing to implement all deal terms. As we expand our offerings and further enhance TIDAL's service and products, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

You will:

  • Secure agreements with important label and publishing partners and provide support to grow and retain our music licensing coverage for TIDAL
  • Organize past and current US and international independent label and publishing agreements in the United States and internationally, including the preparation of contract summaries of the license agreements and tracking our various rights and obligations under such agreements
  • Review, draft and negotiate key blanket / catalogue music license agreements and other music-related contracts;
  • Respond to both external and internal label and publisher inquiries regarding reporting and royalty payment;
  • Support TIDAL's Finance and Settlement Teams with settlements and reporting to repertoire owners;
  • Manage rightsholder catalog takedown requests
  • Manage legal clearances for music and media, contracts and records management system and processes
  • Create processes to help scale business operations in 50+ countries
  • Advise on music intellectual property rights matters and other projects

Qualifications

You have:

  • 6+ years of experience in the music industry
  • BA/BS degree in a relevant field
  • A JD degree is nice to have, but not required
  • Experience with recording artist agreements, content distribution and associated intellectual property matters
  • Experience with performing rights organizations and foreign collection societies
  • Experience in music licensing, label and publishing contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Familiarity in copyright law and legal issues relating to music licensing and digital distribution
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Google G-suite, Microsoft Suite, DocuSign, contract management systems, and project management tools

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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