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Job Post: Lead Counsel, Music Licensing @ Facebook, Mumbai

By LawStreet News Network      12 January, 2019 12:00 AM      0 Comments
Job Post: Lead Counsel, Music Licensing @ Facebook, Mumbai

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 in India and related territories.


  • Support Facebook’s music business development team in executing our global music licensing strategy in India and related territories.
  • Draft and negotiate partnership agreements with music industry stakeholders in India and related territories.
  • Collaborate with other Facebook teams – product, finance, tax, policy, regulatory, privacy, risk management - to ensure business needs are met.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for all music-related questions from Facebook teams in India and related territories – for example, questions relating to synch licensing, partner events, and inclusion of music in new products and features, sales initiatives, advertising and marketing materials.
  • Instruct and manage local outside counsel, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualified to practice in India.
  • Fluent in English and at least one other local language (preferably Hindi).
  • 5+ years of relevant digital music licensing experience in India or a related territory, including hands-on experience negotiating deals with local labels, publishers and/or CMOs.
  • Prior in-house experience, ideally at a technology or product-led company.
  • Strong industry relationships in the region.
  • Deep familiarity with local licensing structures, and business customs and practices.
  • 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.

For more details and to apply online, click here.

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