Assistant, Synch Clearance


Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 01/01/2021
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  • Company Address: 2 Gansevoort St, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10014

About Kobalt

Kobalt is one of the world’s largest, most innovative music companies, using technology to power creative freedom, transparency, ownership and control for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels.

Job Description

The Assistant Synch Clearance will be responsible for providing clearance support and successfully handling synchronization licenses originating out of North America and Latin America, including Independent and Student Films, Internet-based Requests, non-profit and other requests and special projects as designated.  The position will be responsible for finalizing synch licenses within their assigned media and client base, and will play an important role in handling a high volume of requests for Kobalt of its clients.  The role is Los Angeles based and will report into the Director, Synch Clearance.





Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients.


Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including Childish Gambino, Dave Grohl, Enrique Iglesias, Lauv, Lorde, Zayn Malik, Bob Marley, Marshmello, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, The Weeknd, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.


Kobalt’s global technology platform uniquely tracks and collects royalties for the trillions of micro-payments in digital music today. Kobalt offers its clients a variety of services, including creative services, synch & brand partnerships, global licensing management, neighboring rights, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, the Kobalt and AWAL Portals and Apps, YouTube monetization, record release management, digital distribution and marketing. 





Handle general synch requests and explain the synch licensing process to prospective licensees for TV productions, film festivals, non-profits, gratis and student requests, and other projects as designated.

Finalize various forms of synchronization licensing requests (master and publishing) within assigned media areas for the territories of North America and Latin America.

Effectively communicate with Kobalt clients to obtain approval for synchronization licensing requests.

Process high volumes of music clearances and client requests in a timely manner.

Support Synch Admin to log, maintain and manage synch licensing deals in Kobalt’s internal database as needed.

Troubleshoot split discrepancies and work with negotiators and client admin team to overcome issues.

Develop a strong level of knowledge for Kobalt’s internal rights management system and database.

Attend key internal and/or external meetings as deemed necessary by your supervisor(s).

Monitor and act on changing trends, terms and strategies used by production companies to clear and license music.




Minimum one-year experience in the music industry, required.

At least one-year experience in music licensing, preferred.

Working knowledge of music copyright, preferred.

Must be able to communicate effectively with others in person and via email.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision, and possess excellent organization, written and oral communication skills. 

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).

Bachelor's Degree, required.

Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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