Head of Publishing

The Job

We’re looking for an exceptional, self-motivated individual with a proven track record in music publishing to develop and lead our team, whilst collaborating with cross functional teams and leadership to create strategies to maximise income for our clients. A successful candidate will also be responsible for copyright management, contract negotiations, and the cultivation of revenue streams on behalf of the publishing & sync rights they represent. 

This role reports to Managing Director, Believe India.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Believe India’s new business targets, measured by company KPIs.  

  • Drive new business growth through the identification of new opportunities and client acquisition. 

  • Build and manage relationship with top management at local collection societies (IPRS, PPL etc) 

  • Actively pitch and market Believe catalogue to the Film, TV, OTT, Advertising and Gaming community to effectively negotiate procure and increase publishing & sync revenue 

  • Communicate with labels and artists to obtain advance music assets, instrumentals and help manage all music by maintaining and updating databases. 

  • Manage and maintain the catalog of music assets and rights over multiple platforms, including metadata, album art, music file assets, etc.. 

  • Deliver maximum value from, and opportunities for, new and existing Believe clients, measured by team KPIs. 

  • Prepare advance appraisals and to calculate and complete offers. 

  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of offers and long form contracts, in partnership with Legal and Business Affairs 

  • Generate monthly reporting to communicate status of Publishing and Sync business, including department goals/projections, confirmed uses, outstanding payments and general highlights. 

  • Be a Believe ambassador in press and events and collaborate and coordinate with internal teams to identify and deliver new client opportunities (e.g. events, festivals, funds, etc. 

Must have:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience and proven track record of exceptional publishing or related role  

  • Experience of managing sync business is an added advantage.  

  • Sales acumen to low, medium and high value clients 

  • Proven relationships with labels, A&R departments, music supervisors, agency and studio clients, Business Affairs offices and/or persons throughout the music industry. 

  • Passionate understanding of the music industry & demonstrable understanding of the music ecosystem and the functions within it 

  • Able to describe how global copyrights and rights organizations operate and are governed. 

  • Positive, enthusiastic and collaborative approach 

  • Excellent people and communication skills 

Apply: Interested applicants can email their resumes at chandani.veera@believe.com or reach out to us at +91 9987373636.

Benefits @Believe:

#Flexibility – Just punch in leaves, not intime and out time

#Office perks – a game of foosball, table tennis to bat the afternoon lackluster, free event pass for exclusive and limited shows, music subscription, etc

#Wellbeing – Caring by EUTELMED, professionals are at your disposal for advice and support, in your own language and culture

#Transperancy – engaged in secondary activity just disclose it to us

#Compensation – Tailor made flexi pay plan for tax saving

#Sustainability – You can be a part of CSR program, represent yourself as a #shaper and contribute to a better future.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, music business, or a related field

Additional Information

Believe strongly promotes equal treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

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