Self-motivated and results-oriented music industry professional with 10+ years experience working with songwriters, publishers, performing rights organizations and societies. Demonstrated knowledge of music publishing, performing rights, cue sheets and royalty operations. Leverages versatility and attention to detail to accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively. Works diligently to provide integral contributions to lasting success of business.
Music Maestro, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 10), Mac OSX
01/2010 to Current
ManagerSpirit Music Group － New York, New York
Film, TV, Advertising and Performance Administration, Conducts contract or schedule research and analysis to determine music publishing ownership and collection rights for song set-up in database.
Submits all society and third-party song registrations via electronic (CWR) or manual submissions, where applicable.
Facilitated conversion of legacy songs into CWR format MusicMaestro databases in order to perform electronic registrations and submissions.
Evaluates and resolves split disputes and counterclaims domestically and overseas.
Develops and maintains client and sub-publisher relationships by being available to review and advise on various inquiries and conflicts.
Performs light drafting of LoDs, termination notices, single page amendments.
Acts as point person for new deal notifications and data delivery to PROs, other collection societies, sub-publisher affiliates and new media/third-party partners.
Does so by working closely with songwriters, publishers and film/TV clients to stay on top of new, current and upcoming projects, productions, songs, airings and releases.
Spearheaded the development of ISRC metadata XML delivery module to YouTube as well as the synch share population functionality in MusicMaestro with CounterPoint/Vistex.
Set up direct PRO affiliations by working with member services to complete membership requirements.
Ensures proper set up for all works at the societies, including song registrations and cue sheet submissions, with PROs and societies by leveraging existing professional network and developing new societal relationships.
Proactively requests cue sheets, copies of commercial spots and media/airing schedules.
Researches essential advertising details with Competitrack or other relevant sources.
Submits and tracks performance claims to the PROs for cue sheets and commercials.
Works with all Spirit departments in different functional expertise areas including Creative, Sync, Royalties and Finance regarding new song deliveries, client touring/set-list info and address database/collection rights questions.
Assists Royalty Department regarding monthly suspense lists, misdirected/erroneous payments.
Circulates cue sheets/commercial details to foreign affiliates.
01/2003 to 01/2010
ManagerBroadcast Music Inc BMI － New York, New York
Served as liaison between BMI, its affiliates, U.S.
and foreign performing rights organizations, and U.S.
and foreign publishers.
Oversaw the quarterly foreign outgoing distribution.
Analyzed foreign royalties received in error and created royalty accounting statements.
Researched internal and external copyright counterclaims and royalty inquiries.
Reviewed writer and publisher agreements and contracts.
Circulated and amended copyright and royalty information.
Compiled and generated monthly and quarterly departmental reports.
Updated and maintained Access workflow management database and electronic filing system.
Trained new employees and assisted with special projects, including the transition of primary departmental functions to the Nashville office.
01/2002 to 01/2003
AV Music AnalystNashville, Tennessee
Entered cue sheets and linked television performance data in mainframe database.
Compiled and generated quarterly reports to measure productivity.
01/2000 to 01/2002
AdministratorNew York, New York
Researched internal inquiries pertaining to foreign copyrights and cue sheets.
Circulated song copyright information and cue sheets to the foreign societies.
Assessed and resolved affiliate copyright and royalty inquiries regarding the representation of BMI works overseas.
Amended song information for foreign copyrights in BMI's database.
Reviewed BMI's quarterly foreign outgoing distribution for accuracy.
Created and processed Royalty adjusting statements for foreign society affiliates.
BA: MusicHunter College, City University of New YorkMusic