Sirius XM

Washington, DC

The Senior Royalties Manager will manage the process of researching sound recording and music

copyrights to facilitate accurate and timely payment of royalties to rights owners.


Duties and Responsibilities:

 Work with our Music Licensing, Programming, Business Intelligence, Broadcast Engineering

and Legal teams to analyze and improve existing processes, and/or develop new processes for

researching music and sound recording copyrights.

 Ensure the ongoing accuracy of reports of use to rights holders.

 Work with multiple teams as new systems are developed and deployed into production to

ensure integrity and accuracy of royalty data.

 Manage and work with a team of copyright researchers to review Sirius XM broadcast library

and playlist data, and sound recording and music royalty statements.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

 Will recruit and manage a team comprised of full time researchers, project-based research

contractors, and third-party vendors with respect to copyright research and reporting.


Minimum Qualifications:  

 Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

 8 or more years of experience in music fields such as record labels, music publishers, digital

service provider or other music licensee.

 5 years of team management experience.


Requirements and General Skills:

 Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels, across creative,

technical, finance and legal.

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 Ability to pay close attention to small details and be organized.

 Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles.

 Ability to handle large volumes of multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and manage a

team that can do the same.

 Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.

 Strong organizational skills and attention to fine details.

 Strong interest in, and knowledge of music and sound recordings, both the history of recorded

music, and the current musical landscape, across multiple genres.

 Frequent Travel to our NY Studios.

 Must have legal right to work in the U.S.


Technical Skills:

 Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

 Experience working with software development teams preferred.

 Experience with web-based workflow management preferred.

 Knowledge of content management and/or broadcast automation systems preferred.


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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