Senior Vice President, Music Strategy & Relations, Business & Legal Affairs, ViacomCBS


ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents. SUMMARY: Lead Music Business Affairs for ViacomCBS Production. RESPONSIBILITIES: Music Strategy • Negotiate, draft and conclude renewals and new Viacom global agreements with Record Labels and Music Publishers. • Negotiate, draft and conclude ViacomCBS-wide license agreements with United States performance rights organizations. Coordinate policy and strategy with such organizations. Collaborate with VIMN GC on strategy for PRO and other music licenses outside the United States. • Operationalize Viacom music agreements across Viacom globally, advise on coverage and interpretation. • Support Creative Music Strategy team in establishing music policy and strategy across ViacomCBS related to Music Creation, Music Acquisitions, Viacom Music Library, Composers, Music Licensing, Commercial Releases, Soundtracks, Consumer Products and Viacom Music Publishing. • Litigation liaison for music-related matters. • Lead and supervise music-related audits. Music Business Affairs for Production • Review and/or negotiate and draft music talent deals, production development deals with music components, PRO and music-rights components in Studio Deals, Soundtrack deals, composer agreements, administration/co-publishing agreements, boilerplate music agreement forms, music distribution agreements and library music acquisitions agreements for Viacom Library. • Advise Brand executives, client groups, Creative Music Strategy and BALA executives on various music-rights matters, including relating to existing and new deals. • Partner with labor BALA on Interpretation and application of music issues with guilds. Leadership and Management • Candidate should possess leadership and management abilities and potentially will lead and manage Senior Counsel, Contract Manager and Assistant. • Responsible to oversee outside counsel and project-based personnel as necessary. Basic Qualifications: JD and admitted to state bar NY or CA At least 15 years’ experience in music business affairs at a record label, music publishing company or equivalent music business affairs expertise at a Studio and/or Network, productions experience preferred. ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to . Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.