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Title: Head of Royalties – Publishing
Location: Remote/SoHo, New York, NY

This full time position will report to the CFO and is based in Reservoir’s headquarters in New York City.  Reservoir employees work on a hybrid in-office schedule. This is not a remote position. The primary focus of this position will be to lead Reservoir’s publishing royalties team, overseeing all operations, functions and activities relating to income collection, royalty accounting, and internal reporting globally. It includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Responsibilites:

  • Oversee all aspects of global royalty accounting, managing the team responsible for income collection, royalty system maintenance, statement processing, reconciliations, payments and management reporting
  • Manage cash collection and royalty reconciliation process
  • Oversee ongoing income tracking
  • Interpret contracts and implement royalty provisions within Music Maestro
  • Provide leadership and assistance to execute royalty distributions
  • Oversee client inquiries and administrative needs
  • Develop new methods to manage large volumes of royalty data
  • Fulfill ad hoc interdepartmental requests for royalty-related documents and insights
  • Work with finance team to establish annual budgets and report performance to management
  • Partner with CFO on managing and fulfilling all aspects of royalty audits, both internal and external

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of music industry experience in a royalty administration capacity
  • 5+ years’ experience in team leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree (finance or music business preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • Experience with Vistex’s Music Maestro
  • Expert Excel knowledge with experience in advanced formulas
  • Tableau and SQL experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and execute on multiple tasks while producing quality work
  • Process improvement, documentation, and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to safeguard highly confidential and proprietary information
  • Genuine passion for music and music industry trends

Compensation:

  • An annual base salary commensurate with skills and experience in the range of $130,000 – $165,000, plus bonus and competitive benefits will be offered to the successful hire.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity

  • The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants and employees.

How to Apply

  • To apply for this role, or to recommend a qualified professional, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@reservoir-media.com

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Title: Creative Assistant – Music Publishing
Location: London

This full-time position will report to the Head of Creative, UK and the Global Creative Director and is based in Reservoir’s London Office, in Shoreditch. The primary focus of this role is to support the Reservoir creative team in all aspects of day-to-day activities. Responsibilities are in the following areas:

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day support to creative team with scheduling calls, meetings, planning events, etc.
  • Assist with setting up writing sessions and various calendar management
  • Work with asset management teams to ingest audio and data for all new music
  • Manage and maintain roster information and audio playlists
  • Track holds, cuts, and manage communication of this activity to the wider group
  • Deliver on regular reports and special projects such as chart research, music research projects, release data, gig listings, etc.
  • Liaise with creative, marketing, and administration teams on PRS/PPL registration research
  • Attend shows and industry events in support of creative team and company roster
  • Various administrative support and general office duties

Requirements:

  • Self-starter who adapts quickly and can work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent communicator and enthusiastic collaborator who works well with team members, external partners, and senior management.
  • Creative thinker with a demonstrated ability to apply ideas strategically while working to a set budgets and timelines.
  • Office tech proficient: Word, Excel, Outlook, Slack, Disco, etc.
  • PRS & PPL Website experience preferred but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to safeguard highly confidential and proprietary information
  • Genuine passion for music and music industry trends

Compensation:

  • An annual base salary commensurate with skills and experience plus bonus and competitive benefits will be offered to the successful hire.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

  • The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants and employees.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this role, or to recommend a qualified professional, please send resume and cover email to jobs@reservoir-media.com with Creative Assistant – Music Publishing referenced in the subject. This is not a remote position. Reservoir employees work on a hybrid in-office schedule.

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Title: Royalties Coordinator
Location: Remote/SoHo, New York, NY

This full time position will report to the Sr. Manager of Royalties and is based in Reservoir’s office headquarters in New York.  Reservoir employees work on a hybrid in-office schedule. This is not a remote position. The primary focus of this position will be maintaining Reservoir’s database in Music Maestro, while collaborating with the wider team and departments across the company to continually assess and improve data infrastructure. It includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain incoming deposits from multiple bank accounts by date and order received
  • Identify source of incoming payments and retrieve statements from corresponding portals/emails
  • Set up generic imports using Microsoft Excel and assist with daily statement entry process into internal royalty system
  • Enter sync payments into internal royalty system using its corresponding license terms
  • Assist with income statement matching as it relates to entered statements in internal royalty system & ensure the use of proper song titles/rates when entering payments and matching
  • Handle client’s administrative needs (i.e., update internal royalty system with client details (email address, mailing address, bank details))
  • Generate sync income reports monthly to ensure proper reconciliation and delivery of outstanding payments
  • Handle interdepartmental requests for royalty related documents/statements as needed
  • Assist with tracking payments and statement delivery from various Master income sources

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2+ years of administrative experience within the music industry in a royalty capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree (music business or related field preferred)
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the ability to handle high volume of data-input with accurate execution
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with Vistex’s Music Maestro (not required but preferred)
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook,) Tableau (preferred) with strong Excel skills required
  • Handles and safeguards highly confidential and sensitive or proprietary information
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and execute on tasks that involve multiple, diverse assignments while producing quality work
  • Genuine interest in music and the music industry trends, and development

Compensation:

  • An annual base salary commensurate with skills and experience of $50K-60K, plus bonus and competitive benefits will be offered to the successful hire.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

  • The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants and employees.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this role, or to recommend a qualified professional, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@reservoir-media.com

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Title: Royalties Assistant – Recorded Music
Location: Remote/SoHo, New York, NY

This full time position will report to the Recorded Music Royalties Manager and is based in Reservoir’s Nashville office.  Reservoir employees work on a hybrid in-office schedule. This is not a remote position. The primary focus of this position will be maintaining Reservoir’s database in GTMS, while collaborating with the wider team and departments across the company to continually assess and improve data infrastructure. It includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Identify source of incoming payments and retrieve sales files from corresponding sources
  • Review, enter and prepare sales files for royalty system
  • Review Artist/Producer contracts and enter royalty provisions into royalty system
  • Maintain and update bank account tracking weekly
  • Support reconciliation process weekly and monthly for timely statement delivery
  • Research agreements and request mechanical licenses on behalf of Reservoir’s labels
  • Input mechanical license data into the royalty system
  • Assist with client’s administrative needs

Requirements:

  • 1+ years of administrative experience within the music industry in a royalty capacity (including internships)
  • Bachelor’s degree (music business or related field preferred)
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the ability to handle high volume of data-input with accurate execution
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with Vistex’s Record Maestro and/or Exactuals’ SR1 (not required but preferred)
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) with strong Excel skills highly preferred
  • Handles and safeguards highly confidential and sensitive or proprietary information
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and execute on tasks that involve multiple, diverse assignments while producing quality work
  • Genuine interest in music and the music industry trends, and developments

Compensation:

  • An annual base salary commensurate with skills and experience of $50K-60K, plus bonus and competitive benefits will be offered to the successful hire.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

  • The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants and employees.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this role, or to recommend a qualified professional, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@reservoir-media.com

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Internships:

Reservoir offers internships in several cities and across various departments during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Contact  to apply.

Spring 2023 openings include:

Position: Music Publishing Marketing Internship
Location: Remote/Tribeca, New York, NY
Placement Overview:

  • The Marketing internship will provide meaningful and educational real-world experience within the scope of an independent music publishing company.  Reservoir’s objective in hosting all interns is to provide valuable preparation for a professional career in the entertainment industry.
  • Reservoir’s internship program is approximately a 12-week, part-time, paid program and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
  • Internships can take place either fully in-person or hybrid in-person/remote.
  • Marketing Interns will rotate through the following areas, including, but not limited to:
    • Assisting in producing content for company web properties, including:
      • drafting news stories, blog posts, and social media posts
      • creating custom graphics, video assets, and advertisements
    • Researching and brainstorming new digital marketing platforms and tactics
    • Learning how to identify visibility opportunities for branding, partnership, and more in the music publishing space; assist in researching, assessing, and pitching for these opportunities
    • Assisting in press surveillance

Intern Requirements:
Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a music business, communications, marketing, advertising, or related program.  A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential.  Design skills and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Canva required; exceptional writing skills preferred. Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team.  Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.

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Position: Recorded Music Internship
Location: Remote/Tribeca, New York, NY
Placement Overview:

  • Reservoir Media Management, Inc. is seeking a recorded music intern to help support the marketing and digital operations teams.
  • Reservoir Media Management, Inc’s internship program is a 12-week, part-time, paid program and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
  • Internships can take place either fully in-person or hybrid in-person/remote.
  • Recorded Music Intern Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on consumer behavior, marketing trends, digital and social media developments and specific industry/client business to enhance sales probability
    • Conducting competitor marketing and social media analysis
    • Assist with D2C website build (release descriptions/social media links/gathering content)
    • Assist with Social Media Content calendar
    • Support metadata quality assurance across recorded music catalogs within content management system
    • Conduct label copy and rights provenance research for legacy recordings as needed.
    • Support the digital ops team regarding the delivery of recorded music catalogs to DSPs
    • Ad hoc projects as needed

Intern Requirements:
Recorded Music intern candidates must have a basic understanding of record label operations. Experience using Microsoft Excel is a plus.  Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students concentrated in a music business or marketing degree.  A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential.  Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team.  Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.

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Position: Royalties Internship
Location: Remote/Tribeca, New York, NY
Placement Overview:

  • The Royalties internship will provide meaningful and educational real-world experience within the scope of an independent music publishing company.  Reservoir’s objective in hosting all interns is to provide valuable preparation for a professional career in the entertainment industry.
  • Reservoir’s internship program is a 12-week, part-time, paid program and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
  • Internships can take place either fully in-person or hybrid in-person/remote.
  • Royalty interns will rotate through the following areas, including, but not limited to:
    • Processing incoming royalties received from affiliated parties using Vistex Music Maestro
    • Becoming familiar with royalty terminology, processes and various reporting’s
    • Assisting with organizing and maintaining physical and digital statements received
    • Processing outgoing royalties due to writers using Vistex Music Maestro
    • Assisting in monthly and quarterly royalty runs and expense reporting
    • Client maintenance within Vistex Music Maestro

Intern Requirements:
Royalty intern candidates must have experience using Microsoft Excel.  Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a music business, finance, accounting, or related program.  A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential.  Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team.  Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.

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Position: Copyright Internship
Location: Remote/Tribeca, New York, NY
Placement Overview:

  • The Copyright internship will provide meaningful and educational real-world experience within the scope of an independent music publishing company.  Reservoir’s objective in hosting all interns is to provide valuable preparation for a professional career in the entertainment industry.
  • Reservoir’s internship program is a 12-week, part-time, paid program and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
  • Internships can take place either fully in-person or hybrid in-person/remote.
  • Copyright interns will rotate through the following areas, including, but not limited to:
    • Researching songs, composers, and publishers in PRO/CMO databases
    • Assisting in onboarding new clients to Reservoir’s Music Maestro system as well as entering new song and recording data for existing clients into Music Maestro
    • Tracking client’s live performances and setlists to submit to PROs
    • Importing registration Acknowledge files from PROs and isolate and report on any errored registrations
    • Assisting in contract analysis and counterclaim resolution processes.
    • Gaining a full knowledge of the relationship between publishers and writers and the different types of publishing deals

Intern Requirements:
Copyright intern candidates must have experience using Microsoft Excel.  Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a music business, finance, accounting or related program.  A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential.  Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team.  Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.  Counterpoint Music Maestro knowledge a plus.

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Position: Creative Publishing Internship
Location: Nashville, TN
Placement Overview:

  • The Creative Publishing internship will provide meaningful and educational real-world experience within the scope of an independent music publishing company.  Reservoir’s objective in hosting all interns is to provide valuable preparation for a professional career in the entertainment industry.
  • Reservoir’s internship program is a 12-week, part time, paid program and students may earn college credit upon completion of the internship.
  • The position will be in person at Reservoir’s Nashville office, located at 3209 West End Ave.
  • Creative interns will rotate through the following areas, including, but not limited to:
    • Typing out lyrics for new song turn-ins
    • Tagging new turn-ins for sync purposes
    • Learning how to navigate our chosen software, DISCO
    • Curating pitch lists to pitch songs to their supervisors
    • Updating weekly spreadsheets for new releases
    • Research concerning new signings, acquisitions, etc.

Intern Requirements:
Creative intern candidates must have experience using Microsoft Excel. Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a music business, or entertainment related program.  A desire to work in the music industry, great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to take initiative are essential.  Attractive candidates will also be highly organized with great interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive on a small team.  Dependability, commitment, and professional demeanor are highly important.