Global Licensing Director

  • London or Paris, London or Paris, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 2005, believe is the worldwide leader in digital audio and video distribution for independent artists. It is by combining technological and artistic skills in the service of digital distribution that the Group has based its expertise and has quickly positioned itself as a new player in the music industry landscape.   

With more than 1,000 employees in 45 countries, the group distributes more than a third of the world's digital music in volume and has achieved an average annual growth of 30% over the last ten years. 

Believe's mission can be summed up as: "Best serve and develop all artists with care, transparency, fairness, expertise and innovation, in all local markets around the world".

Want to collaborate in a dynamic, entrepreneurial company that puts people at the center of its strategy? believe is for you! 

Job Description

As the Global Licensing Director, you will be responsible for leading and negotiating all of our Believe Group license deals with our Digital Music Services. You will work closely with all relevant internal stakeholders including Supply Chain, Finance, Legal, Data etc in-order to implement the deals. This is a senior position. More specifically, you will accomplish the following missions: 

Key responsibilities:  

  • Draft and negotiate complex and often first-of-kind digital music licensing deals 

  • Take an innovative approach to negotiation, based on our missions and goals  

  • Define strategy, main terms and identify approach to negotiation with our Digital Music Services 

  • Analyse the performance of our existing deals, and the potential of new deals to determine deal economics  

  • Liaise with all relevant internal stakeholders in-order to implement license deals:  Sales, Supply Chain, Reporting, Finance, legal, Tax, Data etc 

  • Work with local MD's and key internal stakeholders to monitor and map Digital Music Services in all key markets to identify new opportunities and create a pipeline of new services 

  • Work closely with Data team to ensure compliance of deal terms and conditions  

  • Implement and oversea licensing for all Subsidiaries under Believe Group 

  • Lead the licensing team, setting quarterly objectives, and monitoring results  

  • Work with the Chief Communications Officer to organise and lead licensing communication both internally and externally  

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Music Licensing, with a proven track record of drafting and negotiating DSP contracts 

  • Creative and strategic thinker 

  • Strong analytical skills 

  • Great communicator 

  • Team leader and organiser 

  • A diligent and ambitious self-starter who is ready to lead and take the initiative 

  • Able to travel and work across multiple time zones 

  • Positive individual who is able to motivate their team with a ‘can do’ attitude, providing solutions to any problem  

  • Able to present at Board Level  

  • The position requires being Fluent in English, both written and oral 

Additional Information

Believe is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in employment, regardless of origin, sex, morals, sexual orientation, gender, age, family status pregnancy, race, political opinions, trade union activities, religious beliefs, physical appearance, family name, place of residence, state of health, or disability.