The Primary Wave Sync Licensing department is seeking a Manager, Sync Clearance & Licensing to join our Los Angeles team.

Primary Wave Music is the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world. The company is home to some of the most iconic songwriters, artists, and record labels across the history of recorded music including James Brown, Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Sun Records, and many more. Throughout the company’s 16-year existence, Primary Wave has earned a reputation for being forward-thinking and re-introducing classic artists and their music into the modern marketplace, as well as nurturing young talent. As a company, we strive for excellence in the pursuit of iconic artists and catalogs that not only reflect great artistry, but impact and influence culture.

We are looking for an experienced, detail-oriented team member to join our Sync department in the full-time position of Manager, Sync Clearance & Licensing (Los Angeles).

The role will report to the SVP/Head of Sync and will work closely with the entire Sync team as well as other departments.

In the position, the Sync Clearance & Licensing Manager would:

• Proactively handle sync licensing requests and approvals while liaising with songwriters and managers, film/TV and advertising clients, and co-rights holders
Manage the tracking and updating of sync licensing requests and fees/terms
• Research rights to songs/recordings, and liaise with internal copyright department and third-party administrators on other sync-related tasks for new catalog ingestion
• Develop a working knowledge of our classic and contemporary catalog, and make song suggestions to licensees and teammates (though this particular role not a creative/pitching position)
• Assist in department and company projects as needed
• Be a key part of a collaborative team

The ideal Sync Clearance & Licensing Manager candidate:

• Has minimum 4-5 years prior music clearance and licensing experience at a music publisher, record label or similar position in a Sync department
• Has a working knowledge of music publishing and licensing fundamentals
• Has excellent attention to detail, is well-organized
• Is a self-starter who also works well as part of a team
• Is proficient in Microsoft Office
• Can multitask different priorities
• Is passionate about music!!
• Has a strong work ethic and strives to make a positive impact on overall Sync department priorities and projects


We offer exceptional benefits, to our employees. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer and an excellent career path. We provide one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including a healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays, life insurance, hybrid work schedule, and vacation.

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply:
To respond to this great opportunity, please apply via the link below to complete an application and submit your resume.

Individuals can perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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