Music Supervisor, EMEA
12 month fixed term contract (Maternity cover)
About VICE Media Group
VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.
VICE x Team
The Music Supervisor EMEA role sits in our London Rights and Clearances team, reporting into the Director of Licensing (EMEA), with a strong dotted line into the Director of Music (based in LA). The Rights and Clearances (R&C) team manage the syndication and distribution of VICE’s rights to 3rd parties and provide licensing support to multiple VICE production teams and LOB’s across EMEA.
Role x You
As the music supervisor you’ll handle all music licensing and placement needs from sourcing affordable, creative options to ensuring all necessary rights are secured within budget for all platforms across Vice digital, Vice Plus, Virtue, i-D and EMEA offices.
- Review third party music contracts and licenses to ensure compliance, keeping up to date with relicensing our music as required
- Source & negotiate music library rates; bring new artists to the team, being aware of new music and active in the industry.
- Encourage use of VICE’s internal library when suitable and liaise with the US Vice Music Publishing team to license accordingly.
- Manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously under strict deadlines and budgets.
- Training production teams on music licensing processes and Film Track training with delivering cue sheets across the UK and EMEA offices.
- Ensure cue sheets are complete for each production.
- Create new systems and workflow placements when faced with new or difficult areas of the job.
- Network with right-holders and nurture relationships within the industry
You’ll have these
- 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar position in Music Supervision or Music Licensing, ideally in a Broadcast, Media, Advertising or Publishing setting. (Experience in more than on sector preferred.)
- A strong understanding of copyright and media law in the UK is essential, insofar as it is relevant to music.
- A self starter who can manage a varied workload, balancing day to day operations and long term projects, keeping the bigger picture in mind
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills both internally and externally, being able to concisely explain music licensing to those not knowledgeable on the intricacies.
Working at VICE
VICE prioritises the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures and see it as essential to our staff, culture and business. To learn more read the VICE GUIDE TO VICE.
VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity. At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.
VICE requires that all employees have proper authorisation to work in the UK. Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.