Senior Counsel, Music Licensing at Zoom Video Communications

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Zoom is looking for an exceptional transactional attorney, with significant experience drafting and negotiating complex digital music licenses, to help build it’s emerging Content Licensing team. This role will be instrumental in defining and developing Zoom’s strategic music licensing efforts, by acquiring rights from record companies, aggregators, music publishers and performing rights and collective management organizations, and assisting with other music-related initiatives of key internal stakeholders. This position requires strong cross-functional acumen, an entrepreneurial mindset to forge new paths for music licensing, and the perfect blend of business and legal critical thinking. Although headquartered in San Jose, CA the role is remote and candidate can be located anywhere in the US.  

In this role, you will:

  • Help devise a global music licensing strategy and close deals necessary to scale music license coverage both domestically and abroad

  • Analyze, review, draft and negotiate music-related agreements to support ongoing and evolving music needs throughout the business (e.g. partnerships, marketing, distribution, etc.)

  • Advise on music copyright-related intellectual property rights issues

  • Provide pragmatic, business-focused, solution-oriented legal advice and guidance to internal stakeholders with regard to business and legal risks and company policies

  • Coordinate with Product and Engineering teams in connection with product developments and innovations related to music usage 

  • Support and advise on the development of a music operations team

You must have:

  • 7+- years of experience negotiating and drafting complex digital music rights deals for digital service providers and / or UGC platforms

  • JD and membership in at least one state bar

  • Subject matter expertise with a deep and broad understanding of the digital music rights landscape, experience with international rights holders a plus

  • Exceptional business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, flexible, self-starting, hard-working

  • Excellent drafting, negotiation and organizational skills, with an ability to handle a substantial volume of transactions simultaneously and prioritize among multiple urgent projects

  • Strategic thinker with a pragmatic, creative, risk-based approach to problem-solving

  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Zoom’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives including qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records as well as any qualified applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in accordance with the law.

We believe that the unique contributions of all Zoomies is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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We are located North of the DTC area. Just a short drive away you can find trendy restaurants, bars, and the Cherry Creek Reservoir!

What are Zoom Video Communications Perks + Benefits

Zoom Video Communications Benefits Overview

Zoom offers a wide range of benefits and perks to ensure our employees feel supported, enriched and cared for including free books, a wellness credit of $300 per month, and a multitude of Zoom-sponsored activities and celebrations to help you Work Happy.

To deliver this happiness to our employees, Zoom employs above-market and progressive compensation programs. At Zoom, we believe this is achieved through analyzing total direct compensation holistically. We offer all employees equity, allowing them to become owners who are vested in and benefit from the long-term success of the company.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The Happy Crew is comprised of around 150 volunteers globally that deliver happiness internally to Zoom Employees!
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups include Veterans and [email protected] with more on the way!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Zoom listens to its employees. We’re growing and want our employees to be as happy as possible. One way we deliver this happiness is by continually building our benefits programs to best fit the wants and need of our employees. We also hold monthly Zoom Meetings with the whole company and our CEO Eric Yuan himself addresses questions or concerns submitted by employees. If you want to feel heard and appreciated join us in our ever evolving company and product!

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