• Coordinator, Rights Management (Auditing)

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/23/2019 11:12 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Legal - Other
  • Overview

    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide –  distributing music from independent artists including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith, John Prine, and Kelsea Ballerini. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard, the focus is to provide a comfortable, social and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.


    We are looking for a Coordinator, Rights Management to join our dynamic East Village (NYC) office.


    Reporting to the Manager, Rights Management, the full-time Coordinator will be responsible for performing a variety of projects pertaining to claiming and monetization on fingerprinting platforms and at performing rights societies, such as YouTube, Facebook, & SoundExchange. As a Coordinator on the Rights Management team, you will:


    • Proactively review, update, and audit The Orchard’s catalog within content management systems and internal proprietary tools with a high level of detail and efficiency
    • Work closely with team members and management, communicating issues and roadblocks pertaining to department projects and procedures
    • Review, update and audit content maintained in YouTube’s CMS with a high level of detail, speed, and accuracy -- all based on strict deadlines
    • Work closely with team members and other departments to effectively communicate project results and explain necessary action items, while providing an extraordinary level of support internally, and for clients and rightsholders
    • Efficiently work within The Orchard’s internal systems, YouTube’s CMS, YouTube.com, and SoundExchange.com in order to optimize revenue-earning processes and foster the growth of our clients’ content
    • Basic comfort level and understanding of YouTube’s CMS, and the delivery and management processes that go along with it (e.g. Content ID system, weekly fingerprint/delivery cycle, ingestion queue)
    • Provide clear and concise comments/notes in various internal tools
    • Consistently meet and/or exceed performance objectives and deadlines


    • College degree preferred
    • 1-2 years of work experience in data, entertainment, or legal fields 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Docs
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; impeccable follow-up and follow-through capabilities
    • Well-organized and attentive to detail
    • Love of research, an innate sense of curiosity, and the desire to learn
    • Discerning eye and ear for audio and visual content
    • Basic knowledge of copyright and current popular music landscape
    • Comfort in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and able to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously


    Bonus Points

    • Experience working in a CMS, such as YouTube, SoundCloud, or Facebook
    • Prior experience working with neighboring rights or music licensing
    • Specialized knowledge of global independent music or niche genres


    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, comprehensive video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.


    The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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