Lead Counsel, Music (International)

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Lead Counsel, Music (International)
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 various international markets, with a particular focus on Europe and Latin America.
The role is based in London, and will report to Facebook’s senior international music licensing lawyer, also in London.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Facebook’s music business development team in executing our global music licensing strategy
  • Draft and negotiate partnership agreements with music industry stakeholders in Europe and Latin America
  • Collaborate with other Facebook teams â€" product, finance, tax, policy, regulatory, privacy, risk management - to ensure business needs are met
  • Instruct and manage local outside counsel, as necessary
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Lawyer, qualified to practice in the US, UK or one or more other relevant jurisdictions
  • Fluent in English, and ideally Spanish or Portuguese
  • 5+ years of relevant digital music licensing experience, including hands-on experience negotiating deals with local labels, publishers and/or CMOs.
  • Experience of the Latin American market is strongly preferred, but not essential
  • Prior in-house experience, ideally at a technology- or product-led company
  • Excellent communication skills and pro-active, collaborative work ethic
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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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