Music business

Sony Music – Director, Business and Legal Affairs (USA)

Director, BLA

Sony Music Entertainment
United States, New York, NY

This business and legal affairs role is part of the digital team. The role interfaces directly with Sony’s major digital partners and ensures that Sony and its artists are properly compensated and protected in Sony’s recorded music licenses with digital partners. You will be on the other side of the negotiations with very talented and experienced lawyers.


what you gonna do
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements authorizing the digital distribution of Sony Music’s various intellectual property assets through a wide range of platforms and business models.
  • Provide legal advice on a wide variety of contractual, antitrust, copyright, trademark, corporate and privacy matters.
  • Provide legal advice on business opportunities in a dynamic and evolving digital landscape. Think NFT, DAO, Metaverse, etc.
  • Provide historical context and a framework of the digital landscape to contextualize and advise on new digital partners.

Who are you
  • Fundamental understanding and appreciation of technology and devices.
  • 3+ years of experience in a large law firm (preferably in intellectual property or corporate).
  • JD from a major law school.
  • Member in good standing of the New York Bar.
  • The ideal candidate is a “technician” par excellence by vocation.
  • Excellent writing skills, as well as analytical and communication skills.

This position requires the job candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that a candidate will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine).

The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincere religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Please do not include proof of vaccination status or any indication of possible accommodation request when submitting your application. If applicable, the Company will contact you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.

Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all people, regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marriage and civil partnership/union status, alienation or citizenship status, creed, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.