Legal Trainee 2021
At Warner Music Group we’re all about our people. Our global company is made up of knowledgeable, passionate, and creative individuals. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in each individual’s value and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.
It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music – at every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart by embracing innovation – an integral part of our company's DNA.
Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the most influential forces in culture today.
A little bit about our team
Our London based legal teams provide support to the Warner Music business. Based in Warner’s UK offices in Kensington, London the 3 legal teams (Recorded Music, Music Publishing and International) work closely with other departments within the UK and with Warner Music Group affiliates around the world to help deliver on our ambitious goals.
Warner Music is looking for a trainee solicitor to join the International team, however the role will involve working in both our International business and UK business legal teams. Warner is offering a two year training contract (subject to any prior qualifying experience).
Work in our International legal team will see you get involved in a wide variety of issues relating to our business domestically and internationally, including assisting with corporate matters and commercial work supporting the artist services, supply chain, facilities, technology and HR teams.
Work in the UK business legal team will focus more on artist, producer, and related contracts, licensing and marketing and promotion matters relating to the UK recorded music business.
Work will include:
- Reviewing and drafting services agreements
- Reviewing and drafting purchasing agreements
- Reviewing and drafting flat fee and royalty based artist agreement
- Reviewing and drafting artist option exercise and amending letters
- Reviewing and drafting agreements to acquire rights in film, photo and artwork assets
- Reviewing and drafting waiver agreements for Warner exclusive artists
- Working on licensing transactions
- Assisting with corporate matters such as board minutes
- Assisting with compliance related activities
- Assisting with litigation
- Preparing terms and conditions for competitions or promotions
- Research on legal topics
- Research rights profile of existing Warner recordings
- Management of contract trackers and contractual commitment summaries
- Involvement in mergers and acquisitions
- Hold a law degree or graduate diploma in law and have completed the legal practice course
- Able to work both independently and as part of a team
- Able to work comfortably in a fast paced environment
- Have excellent communication skills
- Able to demonstrate attention to detail
With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.
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