Business Affairs and Licensing Manager, TIDAL

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for a Business Affairs and Licensing Manager to join our new TIDAL licensing team. You will help secure and amend distribution agreements globally with record labels, distributors and music publishers; music clearances for audiovisual content; contract management and tracking. You will also help manage TIDAL's relationships with record labels and music publishers. You will report to our Director of Business Affairs and Licensing, and work with other teams such as Finance, Royalties, Content, Editorial, Artist Relations, and Business Partnerships. As we expand our offerings and further enhance TIDAL's service and products, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact. A creative legal mind with music and business affairs experience, and a sense of adventure are all required. This role can be in a remote location.

You will:

  • Help secure agreements with key label and publishing partners and amending agreements with existing partners to grow and retain our music licensing coverage for TIDAL
  • Organize and manage past and current US and international label and publishing agreements in the United States and internationally, including the preparation of contract summaries of the license agreements and tracking our different rights and obligations under such agreements
  • Respond to label and publisher inquiries
  • Work with partners across the organization to help identify ways to better support TIDAL's label and publishing partners
  • Create systems and processes to help scale a business operating in 50+ countries
  • Advise on music intellectual property rights matters and other projects as needed by the Business Affairs and Licensing team

Qualifications

You have:

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in the music industry
  • BA/BS degree in a relevant field, required
  • A deep passion for music and an interest in all forms of digital content
  • Experience with digital platforms, music licensing for digital platforms
  • Familiarity with copyright law and legal issues relating to music licensing and digital distribution
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Google G-suite, Microsoft Suite, DocuSign, contract management systems, and project management tools

Even better:

  • A JD degree
  • Experience performing rights organizations and foreign collection societies

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Perks
At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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