Legal & Business Affairs Executive

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Legal & Business Affairs Executive

Central London

Job Details

Our client, an iconic record label, is seeking a Legal & BA Executive to offer legal guidance and business insights to the business.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the label’s commercial releases are fully cleared within deadlines.
  • Negotiating and finalising deals that concern label releases such as videos, albums, artwork, vocalists etc.
  • Assisting with deal memos and recording agreement negotiations for new artist signings.
  • Supervising arrangements with producers, mixers and remixers.
  • Providing legal and business advice on new growth areas of the industry, particularly novel digital media.
  • Acting as a business point of contact to managers and lawyers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Handling deal/agreement paperwork, using precedents and standard form agreements.
  • Communicating important terms of agreements to the wider company.
  • Responding to legal and rights-based queries within the label, to include royalties, synch, metadata teams etc.
  • Liaising extensively with the Royalties department, keeping accurate records and copies etc.
  • Ensuring compliance with all legal directives and internal guidelines, providing advice across departments such as marketing.
  • Assisting with the continual maintenance of legal databases, ensuring data accuracy and correct archiving.
  • Referring piracy or parallel import instances to relevant parties.
  • Troubleshooting potential infringements or company policy breaches concerning exploitations of music.
  • Assisting department heads with artist audits and litigation as needed.
  • Executing projects and ad hoc work as relevant to the department.


  • Understanding of record label operations and the music industry.
  • Authentic interest in working within the music industry.
  • Experience working in a Legal and Business Affairs department.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft packages that includes Word and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of DocuSign software.
  • Previous experience in commercial, contracts and copyright work is desirable.
  • Experience working at a music solicitors company is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organised, able to meet deadlines using time management skills.
  • Happy to work collectively and individually using own initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions, only successful candidates who meet the exact requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard back within 10 days of submission, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Music Market/Arts and Media are an equal opportunities employer who supports diversity in the workplace.


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