Coordinator, Clearance

  • Warner Music Group
  • 777 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
  • Jul 02, 2024
Full time Marketing

Job Description

Job Description:

At Warner Chappell Music (WCM), we shape the culture of songwriting and champion songs that resonate for generations by creating transformational opportunities for songwriters everywhere. Our people and culture are at the epicenter of our company, and we are looking for team members who share our service-oriented mindset and have a passion for looking after our songwriters.

As the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), we’re a collective band of music lovers, innovative connectors, and relentless supporters of our songwriters and catalog of iconic works. We lead with curiosity, collaborate across departments, borders, languages, and genres, and we’re committed to delivering on the promises we make to each other and to our songwriters.  


Job Title: Coordinator, Clearance 


A little bit about our team:

The Synchronization department represents music publishing rights and offers clients a comprehensive licensing service. They work to serve songwriters by strategically developing new opportunities in Film, TV, Advertising, Video Games and other audio/visual media. In this role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and further develop your talents under direct supervision with some latitude for independent judgement and decisions. 

Your role:

This role will directly report to the VP of Clearance and Creative Sync and will work closely with the clearance and licensing teams in multiple US offices as we collectively carry out our monthly priorities.  There will be daily interaction with sync clients and across other departments at the company. This position will impact the team by being an organized and proactive team player with a great ability to integrate a spirited approach to multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. We believe in synergy, solutions and being innovative in our approach to managing the high demands of our work flow which makes this a fun and challenging team to join.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Enter synchronization quotes into digital system. 

  • Perform research duties of the Company’s rights to songs and copyright provisions. 

  • Manage and obtain approvals, when necessary, and provide quotes for synchronization requests including, but not limited to television, live-streaming concerts, documentaries, podcasts, student films, etc. 

  • Coordinate and confer with Company’s internal departments as well as outside parties including but not limited to co-publishers, copyright owners, composers, their manager and/or lawyers, regarding clearance, ownership, and financial procedures and fees. 

  • Manage and be responsible for handling both telephone and correspondence from parties requesting fee quotations and license requests for the use of Company products contained in the catalog. 

  • Maintain records such as logs, files, and deals. 

  • Provide specific and tailored support to LA, NYC and Nashville sync clearance teams as needed.

  • Work alongside VP of Clearance and Creative Sync on strategic and targeted sync initiatives across US and Global clients and internal teams.


We’d love it if you also had:

  • A high school level education or its equivalent is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, preferably augmented by course work in music business and/or related fields. 

  • Some prior experience within a Sync department, preferably in a music publishing company. 

  • A satisfactory equivalent of education, training and experience in related fields and/or educational disciplines, enough to qualify for the requirements of position. 

About us: 

At Warner Chappell Music (WCM), we shape the culture of songwriting 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.

Songwriters 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: As the home to 10K Projects, 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Warner Music Group is also home to ADA, which supports the independent community, as well as artist services division WMX. In addition, WMG counts film and television storytelling powerhouse Warner Music Entertainment among its many brands.

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

Love this job and want to apply?

Effective October 1st, 2023 this position will require being in the office 4 days a week. We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.


Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.


Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

#LI-Hybrid #WCM


Salary Range

$20-$ $25.64/hour

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

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, color, 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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