UK Head of Administration 0167

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UK Head of Administration 0167

Central London

Job Details

Our client, a global music publishing company, is seeking a UK Head of Administration, for a 2 year contract to ensure the business provides 1st class administration services to songwriters and ensure timely income collection.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Administration department across areas that cover income tracking, royalties, sample clearance, and comprising copyright.
  • Ensuring the departments aim to collect and distribute all artists’ income accurately and in a timely fashion, is delivered.
  • Working closely with other departments that span the Business, Finance, Sync and A&R.
  • Liaising with international partners to include global divisions, clients, affiliates, licensees, and collection societies.
  • Providing expert leadership to the Administration department in order to motivate them in their administrative activities relating to publishing.
  • Aligning the department to meet critical metrics by prioritising workload.
  • Identifying processes improvements.
  • Reporting regularly to executive staff.
  • Fostering positive relationships with domestic clients.
  • Collaborating with technology colleagues to ensure systems are optimised.
  • Meeting regularly with external partners that include PRS, MCPS, UKA MPA and local CMOs.
  • Support Administration VP with ad-hoc projects.


  • Substantial experience in music/media/entertainment industries.
  • Experience at a music publisher at manager level ideal.
  • In-depth knowledge of music rights and collection societies, licensing, and multi-territorial digital licencing and claiming practices.
  • Proven track record of effective team leadership and providing feedback to teams.
  • Experience understanding music contracts, able to translate commercial terms into copyright and royalty systems.
  • Experience using copyright and royalty systems.
  • Experience analysing and interpreting large data sets and royalties.
  • Excellent process design, project management, objective setting and measurement capabilities.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, able to meet deadlines.
  • Genuine interest in professional development and leadership.
  • Effective communication skills dealing with people at all levels of business.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office software, specifically Excel, Power Query, Power Pivot.
  • Experience with BI visualisation tools such as Power BI and Tableau.
  • Experience completing SOX controls.
  • Experience leading data migration projects and contributing to system enhancements, ideal.

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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