Business Affairs Associate, TIDAL

  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Los Angeles, United States

Company Description

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment streaming platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans through its library of more than 80 million songs, over 350,000 high quality videos, and available in over 60 countries. In addition, TIDAL offers its subscribers exclusive access to high-profile music and music videos, original content series, podcasts, documentaries, livestream concerts, tickets, merchandise and live experiences. Together, TIDAL and Block will be music-obsessed and artist-focused while we explore new artist tools, listener experiences, and access to financial systems that help artists be more successful.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced team member to join the TIDAL licensing team, who will support TIDAL's attorneys in securing new distribution agreements and amending existing agreements, globally with record labels, distributors and music publishers, music clearances for audiovisual content, and contract management and tracking. You will report to our Director of Business Affairs and Licensing and work with other teams such as Finance, Royalties, Content, Editorial, Artist Relations, and Business Partnerships. As we expand our offerings and further enhance TIDAL's service and products, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative mind with music and business affairs experience and a sense of adventure are required.

You Will:

  • Help secure agreements with important label and publishing partners and amend agreements with existing partners to grow and retain our music licensing coverage for TIDAL

  • Organize and manage past and current US and international label and publishing agreements, including the preparation of contract summaries of the license agreements and tracking our various rights and obligations under such agreements

  • Analyze data to communicate the impact of features and programs to licensing partners

  • Support business reviews with rights holders to improve performance and strengthen partnerships

  • Respond to label and publisher inquiries

  • Work cross functionally to help identify ways to better support TIDAL's label and publishing partners

  • Create processes to help scale a business operating in 50+ countries 

  • Advise on music intellectual property rights matters and other projects as required by the Business Affairs and Licensing team and our internal clients


You Have:

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in the music industry

  • BA/BS degree

  • A deep passion for music and an interest in all forms of digital content

  • Experience with digital music distribution and digital platforms

  • Familiarity with copyright law and legal issues relating to music licensing for digital platforms is a plus

  • Ability to independently organize, prioritize, and manage projects and proactively drive them forward

  • Experience with Google G-suite, Microsoft Suite, DocuSign, contract management systems, and project management tools

  • A team player mentality focused on helping others achieve team objectives


Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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