Sirius XM is seeking an experienced music executive to focus on our direct license relationships with
music and sound recordings rights holders. The Director, Music Licensing will cultivate and maintain
strategic partnerships with music labels, aggregators, and other rights holders, in support of Sirius
XM’s direct licensing initiatives. The Director, Music Licensing will work closely with Programming and
Business Development on new services and areas of expansion, taking a primary role in license
negotiations, and managing ongoing partnerships. The Director, Music Licensing will manage
operational aspects of music royalties including ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of reports and
payments. To be successful in this role, this person will have to work cross functionally with our
Finance, Programming, Legal, IT, and Engineering groups. The SVP Music Licensing will be a primary
contact point for our music industry partners, and should have strong relationships within the music
industry, excellent communication skills and executive presence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Negotiate agreements for music royalties with music labels and other rights holders.
Oversee details of current licensing agreements and renegotiate new agreements as they
Manage relationships with licensors; including ensuring that Sirius XM has complete and
accurate metadata for each licensors’ catalog, and facilitating interactions with our
Oversee all operational aspects of payments; work cross functionally with music programming,
IT, and Accounting to ensure payments are calculated correctly and delivered on schedule.
Work cross functionally to develop methods to ensure our systems reflect correct information
for our current royalty data and develop better ways to increase accuracy of data capture
Keep senior executives informed on all relevant issues and developments related to music
licensing and royalty reporting and payments.
This position will assist in recruiting and supervise a manager to assist with the above
Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
10+ years of related experience.
5 plus years supervisory experience.
Requirements and General Skills:
Pre-existing relationships with music publishers, artist management and record labels.
Strong negotiation skills.
Excellent ability to develop relationships across various functions and departments, at all
levels, and across a wide range of complex issues.
Great organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently; a strong self-motivator and proactive contributor.
Frequent travel to Sirius XM’s New York Studios and other destinations as required, including
some international travel.
Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Thorough
knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Prior experience working with systems developers to define licensing business requirements
Prior experience with content management, rights workflow, and broadcast automation
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities/Females/Protected
The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole
discretion without notice.
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