UK Copyright Assistant

  • Warner Music Group
  • London, UK
  • Jan 09, 2023
Full time Admin Licensing Publishing

Job Description


Job Description:

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) is the music publishing division of Warner Music Group. We are interested in those who can join and contribute along our company’s values: Curiosity, Collaboration, and Commitment. We value input, ideas, and feedback from everyone at every level and the voices and contributions of every team member at WCM matter.


At WCM, we put the songwriter first, offering high touch service to move the cultural dial across the globe. We want team members who have a service-oriented mindset and care about the collective work. We are searching for those who are comfortable thinking globally while leveraging local expertise.


Job Title:  UK Copyright Assistant


A little bit about our team:

As part of one of the biggest Deal signing Territories of Warner Chappell Music, the UK Admin team represents a significant share of WCM’s global business and is responsible for all elements of Publishing administration using the very latest technology of our bespoke internal administration system – TANGO, Warner Chappell’s leading cloud-based Deals & Royalties system. The UK Copyright Team is responsible for the registration of all locally signed agreements and associated copyrights as well as maintaining administration integrity of its vast back-catalogue. This includes monitoring all new release and chart activity (digital and non-digital), assisting internal licensing teams and our external licensing partners with appropriate administration support.

As part of the UK Copyright team, you will work alongside the Assistant Copyright Manager and report directly to the UK Copyright Manager on all matters of copyright exploitation as well as collaborating closely with key members of the UK Admin team to ensure the highest level of rights management service to our clients.



Your role:

As a key role within the UK Copyright Team, you will be responsible in maintaining Copyright data integrity across our portfolio of clients. You will collaborate closely with your colleagues in the UK Copyright Team, the Global Copyright team and the UK Royalty Processing Team, ensuring rights of our clients and WCM are upheld and registered in an accurate and timely manner as per our contractual obligations. You will demonstrate our core values of Curiosity, Collaboration and Commitment in your day to day work.


Here you’ll get to:

  • You will, register WCM UK interests in new works promptly and accurately and supervise ongoing registration status.
  • You will update and maintain WCM data across TANGO as well as leverage PRS’s Online Registration Portal (OLR) when the requirement emerges.
  • You will review rejection and validation reports, amending song registration data accordingly so that it is CWR compliant.
  • You will review counterclaims and upload supporting documentation to the ICE portal. .
  • You will assist the team on WCM affiliate offices with any queries on UK originating repertoire.
  • You will assist with suspense and error reviews and resolution in order to maximise the value of royalty distributions to our clients.
  • You will oversee weekly compilations of new UK releases and chart activity, regarding all WCM Deal Signing Territory’s copyright interests.
  • You will participate in other projects/tasks as required by the business.


About you:

  • You have a forward-thinking, personable and focused nature with proven track record of handling tasks and workloads.
  • You have highly developed awareness to the varying business needs of the team and have a flexible attitude to achieve goals and success.
  • You are passionate about music, songwriting with a genuine interest in the music industry and a good working understanding of publishing and copyright administration.
  • You have a proven set of administration skills across Microsoft Office, excelling in Excel with ability to manipulate data.
  • You are comfortable setting your own priorities. Plan workload effectively, seeking guidance where appropriate, to achieve deliverables, solve problems and complete tasks to deadlines.
  • You have exceptional organisational skills.  Ability to multi-task, own and handle multiple work streams to ensure deadlines are met.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate calmly and succinctly with all manner of people.
  • You are comfortable working autonomously and as part of a team.
  • You are flexible and enthusiastic.
  •  Prepared to work within a changing environment, open-minded and motivated to recommend changes that may benefit the team and wider business.
  • You have intuitive investigative skills and an ability to think beyond the immediate problem, join dots and think laterally.


We’d love it if you also had:

  • A degree in Music Business Management or similar qualification
  • Experience of working in a lively office environment
  • A good understanding/some work experience within a Music Publisher or Collection Society


About us:

At Warner Chappell Music (WCM), we shape the culture of song writing and champion songs that resonate for generations by creating transformational opportunities for songwriters everywhere.

Before the fans and fame, the soundtracks and syncs, there is the song.  And before the song comes the songwriter - the heart of an art form that defines generations, and the soul of our business. Songwriters are our inspiration; we are their partners, collaborators, and crusaders.

Songwriter’s shape culture: and here at WCM we help hone their craft, build their careers, and protect their legacies. We value curiosity, collaboration, and commitment – which helps set us apart and helps us in our commitment and global service to our songwriters.

We are Warner Chappell Music - where songwriters are heard.

About Warner Music Group: With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music with Vision & Voice.

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WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, colour, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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