Lead Counsel, Music (Asia Pacific)

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Facebook seeks an experienced music licensing lawyer with an aptitude for teamwork and technology to join its growing music licensing team. This position will partner closely with other lawyers on the music team, and with internal business counterparts to negotiate and deliver innovative partnerships with record companies, music publishers, CMOs, and other music industry stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region.
The role is based in Singapore, and will report to Facebook’s international music licensing lead in London.


  • Support Facebook’s music business development team in executing our global music licensing strategy in the Asia Pacific region
  • Draft and negotiate partnership agreements with music industry stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region
  • Collaborate with other Facebook teams â€" product, finance, tax, policy, regulatory, privacy, risk management - to ensure business needs are met
  • Serve as initial point of contact for all music-related questions from Facebook teams in the Asia Pacific region
  • Instruct and manage local outside counsel, as necessary
  • Qualified to practice in one or more jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region
  • Fluent in English and at least one other local language, preferable Japanese, Korean or Thai
  • 5+ years of relevant digital music licensing experience in the Asia Pacific region, including hands-on experience negotiating deals with local labels, publishers and/or CMOs
  • Prior in-house experience, ideally at a technology- or product-led company
  • Strong industry relationships in the region
  • Deep familiarity with local licensing structures, and business customs and practices
  • Excellent communication skills and pro-active, collaborative work ethic
  • Commercial awareness, and exceptional business judgment
  • Ability to prioritize effectively, and to work under pressure in a genuinely fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record of strategic and creative thinking
  • Resilience
  • Willingness to travel

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