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By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
WELCOME TO UTOPIA
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.
We are looking to add a Senior Product Manager for the Utopia Royalty Management Business Unit to our Royalty Management services team. You will have responsibility for driving the product strategy for Utopia’s royalty services for collection societies that deliver royalties from DSPs, VOD, and non-digital services like radio and TV. As a thought leader, you will innovate on behalf of the world’s music copyright holders and collection societies.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience delivering royalty software solutions that understand the data gaps, interactions, and E2E challenges, and knows the needs and desires of collection societies and their rights holders. Most importantly, they will possess a strong inner drive to delight users, enjoy working with some of the smartest professionals in the industry, and truly be a part of something unique that will have a lasting impact on the whole music industry.
Reporting to Utopia Music’s VP of Product, your responsibilities, together with your team and peers across design, data, engineering and business will include:
You will set product vision and product strategy for royalty management, and own the product success to seek Fair Pay for Every Play
You will define, communicate and debate strategy with senior executives across Utopia
Together with the Head of your Business Unit, you will set vision and OKRs and break these down into tangible targets
Drive the product roadmap and create well defined user stories to ensure Product teams can hit the ground running
Be decisive when scoping and specifying solutions, ensuring that product roadmaps add value to the business and continue to delight our users
Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Data, Commercial, and other Utopia Product teams to align, synergise, share and grow the Utopia mission
You will promote and evangelize the royalty management objectives within your area, and act as an informal leader to move the product team towards success and growth
You are expected to lead while listening, ensure that you have alignment within the team and that they are up to date on our why and where we are going
Collaborate with collection societies to create scalable royalty solutions that aim for Fair Pay for Every Play
Work closely with different industry bodies and authorities in our key markets to understand and comply with applicable laws for collection societies (e.g. Copyright Directive)
Keep an ear to the ground to follow industry trends, changes, stakeholders and developments
8+ years of experience working with music rights - collection society, rights management hub, publisher, music platforms that work with rights holders, or a combination of!
5+ years of experience in a product management, account management, licensing or business development role that has experienced the unique pain points, key components, and leverageable opportunities of royalty management systems and how they need to serve the complex use cases of rights holders
Understands the intricate process flows involved from reporting ingestion, metadata challenges and opportunities, matching, through to distribution. Knows how to manage both the performance and mechanical rights and how these differ between different copyright stakeholders’ repertoire is essential
Experience effectively working cross-functionally with different teams or business units (eg: Product Management, Engineering, UX/UI, Commercial and Strategic teams, or Legal)
Experience driving elements of the product development lifecycle such as product vision, go-to-market strategy, driving requirements, and product launch.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
Takes initiative, is a team player, keeps eyes on the goal
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.
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.