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IMRO Job Vacancy | Live Music and Cinema Licensing Executive

September 15, 2021

Job Title: Live Music and Cinema Licensing Executive
Salary: On Request
Terms: 12 month fixed term contract

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role to
Deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 24th September.

Job Description

IMRO administers the performing right in copyright music in on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers, and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it.  IMRO´s core function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works. With a global scope, we represent creators along the chain of creation. At IMRO, we are committed to creators. We stand up for music and the people who make it and perform it. A community for creators, we listen, advocate, educate, invest, and engage to shape a culture of musical worth. We help music creators to adapt to change and receive full and fair return for their work.

IMRO’s Licensing Team is accountable for the licensing, invoicing and collection of royalties from businesses using copyright music, cinemas and live music venues and providing excellent licensee services including the resolution of any licensee queries which may arise.

We are currently recruiting for a full time Live Music and Cinema Licensing Executive to join our Licensing Team. The successful candidate will contribute to IMRO revenue maximisation in accordance with budgeted targets by pursuing the licensing of pay-in live music events and music use in cinemas on behalf of IMRO and by licensing any use of PPI sound recordings at events or in cinemas.

Specifically, this role will ensure that IMRO is an efficient licensor of live music pay-in events and cinemas in line with published IMRO and PPI tariffs.  This will involve overseeing the move to a digital licensing process and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within and outside IMRO.   The job holder will also research pay in live music events, communicating with event organisers, licensing the events and invoicing the relevant royalty.

Another function of the role is the research of international licensing practices and rates to deliver changes to existing or the introduction of new tariffs in the area of pay-in live music and cinema.  The role will also involve input into raising awareness in the industry of the role of IMRO and the requirement to license pay-in live music events and cinemas.

This role is a great opportunity to make a real impact.  The candidate will be required to have strong written and communication skills, be motivated by out-performance and capable of working on their own initiative in a fast-paced environment.

Main Accountabilities

  • Researching live music events (that also use PPI sound recordings) via websites, social media, ticket seller event alerts, Meslis and any other relevant source including newspapers, magazines, etc. to establish what live music events need licensing
  • Issuing concert licenses to music promoters and live music venues such as MCD, Aikens, theatres, etc. and to other once off live music users.
  • Contacting music promoters and venues on a regular basis for box-office figures, setlists, admissions, capacity figures, etc and raising invoices for performances
  • Performing quality control checks on box office figures from concert promoters and live music venues
  • Pursuing music operators and venues for provision of event setlists
  • Licensing all cinema operators (for both IMRO and PPI) and ensuring the annual royalties are calculated and invoiced on a timely basis
  • Oversee the end-to-end automation of cinema and live music licensing processes
  • Contacting prospective customers regarding obtaining a license for using music and communicating in a timely manner to all incoming license information requests
  • Achieving annual budget targets as laid down by the Commercial Director – Public Performance
  • Liaison with Distribution Dept regarding distribution of royalties collected
  • Liaison with Credit Control Dept regarding debt collection from licensees
  • Liaison with PPI regarding application of PPI tariffs
  • Liaison with legal advisors where necessary
  • Liaison with external and internal auditors to provide information and insight on licensing arrangements
  • Report KPI performance metrics for monthly and quarterly financial reporting
  • In conjunction with the Commercial Director – Public Performance, engage in work required make changes to existing tariffs or introduce new tariffs by researching international licensing policy, conducting research and customer consultations and any other relevant ad hoc duties that may arise in this regard
  • Undertaking such other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time


  • A degree in Business is preferred but not essential
  • Interest in the live music and cinema entertainment sectors
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong administration and organisational skills to research events, follow up on event licenses and issue related royalty invoices
  • Ability to work on own initiative to achieve budgeted targets and as part of the wider Licensing Team


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