Legal Analyst, Litigation

  • Warner Music Group
  • Paramount Plaza, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Job Title: Legal Analyst, Litigation

A little bit about our team:

WMG’s corporate Legal Department is located at corporate headquarters in NYC (and also in London) and supports WMG’s recorded music labels, music publishing entities and all operating companies and departments in various legal matters, including litigation and claims, digital licensing, content protection, anti-piracy, mergers and acquisitions, securities, compliance and employment.

Your role:

This position is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the litigations and pre-litigation claims affecting a global entertainment company and its affiliated record labels and music publishing entities.  In this role, you will develop a well-rounded experience in supporting an in-house litigation team, from finding infringements of WMG’s intellectual property and collecting evidence for a lawsuit to drafting cease-and-desist letters, litigation document hold notices and subpoena responses. 

Here you’ll get to:

  • Investigate potential infringements of WMG’s intellectual property by digital services, social media platforms, websites, and mobile apps that use WMG content without a license, including conducting target research and due diligence, confirming rights and collecting evidence.
  • Draft cease-and-desist letters and litigation document hold notices.
  • Assist with case management and discovery.
  • Prepare quarterly reporting documents pertaining to litigations affecting the company.
  • Research and respond to third-party subpoenas, garnishments, liens and levies.
  • Maintain internal and external court deadlines and manage filing system.
  • Interact with WMG’s internal business units, outside counsel, artist and songwriter representatives and music industry trade associations. 

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Paralegal and/or law firm experience.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments from multiple people.
  • Proficiency with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Slides, Meta, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.
  • Familiarity with copyright registrations and navigating the U.S. Copyright Office’s online catalog.
  • Ability to conduct yourself in the highest ethical manner and exhibit professional demeanor and sound judgment.
  • A passion for music

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Experience in and/or general knowledge of the music industry and copyright law.
  • A sense of humor, a positive attitude, and an inquisitive nature. 

About us:

As the home to 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. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – 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.

Love this job and want to apply?

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.


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.

Salary Range

$31.80 to $35.90 Hourly ($62,000 to $70,000, if annualized)

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.

Copyright © 2023 Warner Music Inc.

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EVerify Participation Poster.pdf

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