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Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.
Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.
WHAT UTOPIANS DO
The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much?
Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all. THE ROLE
Being a Business & Legal Affairs Manager at Utopia is being part of a growing professional team in the legal field, creating business value and supporting the rest of the Utopia Group with legal and business affairs expertise across different domains.
Your work will be focused on assisting the current team with reviewing and creating legal documentation, providing legal and business advice on different matters, such as corporate matters, contracts, regulatory measures, intellectual property rights and more. You will also be dealing with outside counsel.
The work is focused on our UK operations but will be international and involve contacts with external and internal lawyers in different countries. You will be part of a team that is highly motivated and with ambitious goals for the future. You will proactively identify solutions that mitigate key risks and, even more importantly, increase likelihood that we hit our business objectives, in the contract or task at hand as well as a company.
Being a key player in the daily operations of the BA team.
Drafting and reviewing various legal documents, including agreements and giving high value advice.
Working in collaboration with different departments within the Utopia Group on their business related endeavours and providing legal and business affairs advice.
Conducting legal, business and competitive research.
Researching and implementing tools and processes to improve the operational efficiency and increase productivity.
You have an interest in the music industry and a love for music and tech.
Master's degree with particular interest in business, commercial law and copyright/IP.
A solution and data driven attitude to meet objectives.
At least 5–10+ years previous experience from a similar in-house role or highly relevant experience, perhaps even working with rights in the TV, music or video space.
Experience in drafting and negotiating master services agreements and supporting RFP/RFQ-processes.
Advanced communication skills.
You love building relationships, having fun with colleagues and super serving business partners and customers.
Fluent in English on a very advanced level.
You enjoy doing business.
Have the ability to communicate complex issues and matters with finesse and clarity.
You are able to see the bigger picture.
WHAT WE OFFER
Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
Working in an impact oriented team and inclusive company culture.
An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies.
Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
We celebrate being an international and multicultural company.
Competitive benefits; packages depend on location. You’ll be given more details on this during the interview process.
THE HIRING PROCESS
You send us your CV in English
We invite you for an introductory video call with the Talent team to get to know you better and share more about us
Interview with Senior Director Business & Legal Affairs, UK
Meet (in person or video) with the Business & Legal Affairs team
As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.
We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable.
Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
At the Stockholm office we have a ping pong table and a gym in the basement and people are encouraged to use them both. We also have a generous wellness grant for anyone who prefer to do other things.
☕️ Breakfast every morning
Every morning we gather around the bar for breakfast. It is of course voluntary but the coffee is great.
👾 A bunch of nerds
We love what we do and we do what we love. So there will be a lot of interesting discussions going on about pretty much anything connected to music or tech and a lot of Star Wars references to acompany those.
🏰 A little here and a little there
We love to work together. Where exactly that is at the moment is less important.
Work @ Utopia
Do you like to work in teams with a lot of individual responsibility? Yes, we know it sound cliché but this is also how it actually is.
Every morning after breakfast we gather in our teams to plan the day, assign tasks to kickstart the days. Agile, fast and inventive is how we like it. That also gives us room to pair up or hold a workshop if we need help in finding the best solution.
A helping hand and a good coffee might just be what we need to get things done.
About Utopia Music
Utopia exists for the love of music. A deep rooted belief that success in innovating an entire industry can only be achieved by looking holistically at the music industry value chain. By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. We want to help everyone from PROs to Publishers, Artists to A&R by creating new revenue streams, consolidating data and decluttering the admin.
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