Commercial Counsel, TIDAL

  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: New York, 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 a transactional attorney with significant experience drafting commercial agreements and familiarity with the music industry. The attorney will be primarily responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements and providing legal advice and guidance on commercial transactions. Experience partnering with music labels, scaling global businesses and reviewing due diligence in connection with corporate development activity would be ideal. As we expand our offerings and further enhance TIDAL's service and products, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative legal mind and a sense of adventure are required.

You will:

  • Work collaboratively with a team of commercial attorneys to prioritize business objectives and manage the commercial aspects of our business
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial and intellectual property agreements
    affecting our products and services, including service provider and vendor
    agreements, voucher agreements, carrier agreements, technology integration
    agreements, software licenses, marketing, sponsorship and brand partnership
    agreements, performer, talent, and influencer agreements, livestream, live
    performance, music video, event promotion, concert production, exclusive
    content, videographer and podcast agreements, and more
  • Provide legal advice, guidance and transactional support and facilitate practical solutions to achieve our business objectives while managing legal and commercial risk
  • Support product and engineering teams in connection with the launch of new product features and integrations;
  • Help support any TIDAL-related M&A, investment or other corporate development activities, including the due diligence process
  • Manage contracts and records management system
  • Create systems and processes to help scale a business operating in 60+ countries
  • Work on other ad hoc projects as needed by the Legal Team


You have:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in law firms and/or in-house legal departments
  • A deep passion for music and an interest in all forms of digital content
  • Experience drafting commercial and technology agreements, domestically and internationally and partnering with global stakeholders
  • Experience working on music and entertainment matters and associated intellectual property matters
  • A combination of both in-house and major law firm practice experience is preferred
  • Fluency in translating legal advice into actionable guidance for product, finance, and other business teams
  • Creative business oriented and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Google G-suite, Microsoft Suite, DocuSign, contract management systems, and project management tools;
  • Team player focused on helping others achieve team objectives
  • Ability to lead, advise, and partner with cross-functional groups and operate in a fast-paced, flexible culture;
  • Experience setting business processes
  • A JD and active membership in good standing with at least one state bar

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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