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Digital Rights Specialist, Publishing Administration

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7120875520220424 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Music Group Date posted Sep. 01, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Job Summary:

This role will be responsible for manually claiming user generated content embodying Disney/Fox published copyrights on YouTube and Facebook/Instagram (i.e., Meta) and researching related exploitations of the UGC covers across digital streaming platforms in order to ensure the cover recordings of our copyrights are properly matched at The Mechanical Licensing Collective. ISRC data on cover recordings will need to be tracked and provided to our copyright administration team in order for the data to be ingested into Counterpoint and subsequently delivered digitally to all DSPs. This role will also review all videos in the dispute queue, evaluate the uploader’s claim to determine the validity of the dispute and either remove Disney’s claim or reinstate it.

In addition to claiming efforts, resolving conflicting claims between Disney/Fox and other publishers in the digital marketplace will be an essential focus for this role. The ability to clearly and effectively communicate the errors in claims is essential to being effective and efficient in these efforts.

The ideal candidate will also be able to nurture productive partnerships with our key digital partners by participating in regular calls with the DPS, beta-testing tech enhancements and providing timely feedback with the end goal of streamlining claiming and conflict resolution.


  • Review of potential matching videos in YouTube CMS and Meta Rights Manager
  • Resolve conflicting assets in YouTube CMA, Meta Rights Manager and The MLC Portal
  • Beta-test enhancements to rights management systems for claiming and conflict resolution; providing feedback to DSPs
  • Participation in regular calls with key digital partners. Research cover recordings across DSPs and submit matching claims via The MLC Portal. Providing detailed monthly reports of claiming and conflict resolution efforts to department head

Required Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of music publishing and digital rights as it pertains to user generated content, cover recordings and fair use under copyright law
  • Familiarity with The MLC Portal and PRO websites
  • Intermediate command of Counterpoint
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and meet KPIs
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Excel, You Tube CMS and Meta Rights Manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of music publishing and/or music licensing experience


About Disney Music Group:

The music is the soundtrack of our lives – from your favorite hits by popular artists to beloved tunes from films like Mary Poppins and Frozen. Find the music that rocks your world right here at the Disney Music Group (DMG), headquartered in Burbank and home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Disney Music Publishing and Disney Concerts. DMG releases film and television soundtracks from the world’s biggest entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the legendary Star Wars, ABC and Disney Channel, alongside pop, dance, family music and the catalog of classic rock band Queen. DMG is also an innovator in music distribution and live concerts. If music is your passion, come be a part of the team that brings it to ears all over the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hollywood Records, Inc, which is part of a business we call Disney Music Group.

Hollywood Records, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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