Director of Administration – Publishing

Universal Music Group (Capitol Music Group) | Brentwood, TN

Posted here February 11

Job Description

Under the Capitol Music Group umbrella of UMG, Capitol Christian Music Group is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing. Employing over 150 people, Capitol CMG provides a challenging and rewarding work environment characterized by a commitment to our artists and songwriters, one another, our customers and community service.

This role exists to:

  1. lead the Copyright and Income Tracking teams to deliver best-in-class copyright administration services that maximize the earning potential for all CCMG controlled copyrights

  2. provide oversight of song database ensuring proper establishment of CCMG rights, accurate data exchange and timely royalty processing

  3. oversight of the registration of our copyright data with proper entities that to maximize admin effectiveness

  4. provide proactive communications to maintain strong writer and client relationships

  5. insure Publishing division is synergized with other CCMG and UMG divisions to accomplish objectives

 Job Functions:

Provide Director level oversight of work load and team capacity to accomplish the following essential job functions:

  • Lead the staff:

    • Effectively support the strategic of CCMG by providing management oversight and development of the Copyright and Income Tracking teams

    • Communicate a proactive and cutting-edge message of diligence on a regular basis to our administered clients, writers and in presentations to potential writers and clients.

    • Provide inspirational leadership and coaching to ensure each employee is properly developing

  • Maintain song database:

    • The creation of accounts and song records to ensure accurate claims and royalty processing

    • Research and respond to general copyright questions from subpublishers and agents

    • Maintain a database of ISRCs matched to compositions to increase the effectiveness of claiming

    • Collaboration with the UMPG admin staff to keep our databases aligned (PRS to PREF)

  • Communicate song data:

    • The exchange of song data to agents, subpublishers and appropriate licensees to provide maximum song protection, data accuracy and processing effectiveness

    • Maintain good working relationships with key individuals and societies affecting copyright administration and provide as needed support and responses to inquiries

    • Manage the required agreement documentation with the PROs to ensure our writers and clients are properly affiliated and set-up to collect their royalties and are eligible for PRO related awards

  • Income Tracking:

    • In coordination with CCMG Finance, provide strategic insights into all core license income forecasts

    • In coordination with CCMG Finance, accurately calculate and process all royalty advance payments

    • Maintain and develop strategic income tracking initiatives such as quarterly PRO reviews, streaming income tracking and external license reviews to identify missing royalties and monitor market

  • Presentations and Proposals:

    • Communicate a proactive and cutting-edge message of diligence on a regular basis to our key admin clients, key writers and in presentations to perspective writers.

  • Other Duties as assigned

Job Requirements:


  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook

  • Highly organized and detail oriented

  • Strong ability to multi-task

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diplomacy

  • Strong ability to speak publicly and build trust in corporate presentations

  • Ability to work in the office during core business hours (M-F 8:30am-5:30pm)


  • 7 years of relevant experience

  • Familiarity with Christian music industry

  • Substantial knowledge of music publishing and/or intellectual properties

  • Substantial knowledge of copyright administration and royalties


  • Four-year college degree

  • Recommended music business course work or internship experience

  • Classes in copyright and intellectual property are a plus

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