Copyright Assistant


London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
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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

Joining the Publishing Copyright department in our London office, the primary role of the Senior Copyright Assistant will be to assist in correctly registering works and agreements in North America at the local collection societies and carrying out all related tasks to maintain and manage our catalogue to highest standards, including working with royalties and distribution. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills when dealing with general enquiries from internal and external sources and can deal with pressure but remain optimistic and persistent to complete tasks accurately and efficiently.


Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.


    Ensuring works and agreements are registered correctly at collection societies in North America
    Dealing with general enquiries regarding our claims to works and the terms of our publishing agreements
    Handling song disputes and duplicate claims
    Processing new works and agreements as the company acquires rights to new catalogues
    Processing royalty statements received from collection societies
    Analysing the royalties received to identify possible underpayment or delayed payment, and working with the societies to resolve these issues
    Carrying out territory related investigations


    Excellent communication skills and high level of spoken and written English is required: the duties require a very high level of communication internally and externally; we are looking for someone who can adapt communication to audience
    Track record of excellent organization and prioritization skills
    Strong attention to detail, accuracy and a detail-driven mind-set
    High level of numeracy
    Basic Excel skills are preferred but not essential
    Previous admin and copyright experience in a similar role as well as a good understanding of music publishing is advantageous


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. 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 any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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