Counsel, Music Licensing

Menlo Park, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 3+ Years
Facebook seeks an experienced music licensing lawyer with an aptitude for technology to join its growing music licensing team. This position will partner closely with internal business counterparts to negotiate and deliver partnerships with record companies, music publishers and other stakeholders across the music industry.

Counsel, Music Licensing Responsibilities
  • Support Facebook’s music business development team in executing our global music licensing strategy across labels, publishers, and PROs
  • Draft and negotiate partnership agreements with music industry stakeholders
  • Collaborate with various Facebook teams – legal, product, finance, tax, policy, regulatory, privacy, risk management - to ensure business needs are met
  • Instruct and manage local outside counsel, as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • 3+ years of legal experience and/or practicing attorney
  • Experience with digital distribution of music involving online services, apps, and innovative technologies
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Effective communication skills and proactive, collaborative work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:
  • In-house experience at a technology or product-led company
  • 5+ years of digital music licensing experience, including hands-on experience negotiating label, publisher, and PRO deals
  • Experience working internationally, across time zones
  • Proven track record of strategic and creative thinking
  • Experience prioritizing and working under pressure

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