Tracking & Audit Assistant

Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd , London, W1F 9LD

Job title:

Tracking & Audit Assistant

Employer Name:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd

Vacancy Location:

30 Golden Square, London

London W1F 9LD

About the Apprenticeship :

The Department:
The UK Royalty Tracking & Audit Team, within the UK Administration Department

Reporting to:
Head of Income Tracking & Audit (“HITA”) / Senior Manager of Tracking & Audit (“SMTA”)

Job Purpose:
To provide Support for the Royalty Tracking Team and SMTA. The job holder will take part in all functions of the department, providing assistance with existing functions/processes and allowing a greater focus on some areas/income sources that may not have received sufficient attention previously. Broadly speaking, the Tracking department investigates income relating to all significant income types (record sales, digital sales, and streaming, TV and Radio broadcasts, concert and cinema revenue, etc).

Key duties and responsibilities include:

Income Recovery
This is the core function of the department and a strong rate of recovery is already established. The TAA would initially be supporting the tracking team in this area but would eventually be jointly responsible for recovering revenue.

Investigation of New Products, Broadcast, and Live Activity
Any activity that generates significant income for the catalogue (with a specific focus on our major clients) is monitored by the Income Tracking Dept. The TAA may be responsible for researching such activity, compiling data that will indicate the level of income the client should be generating, on a local and occasionally global level.

Investigation of Income
Comparison of compiled activity data (see above) against royalty statements from local and global income sources, ensuring that all relevant products/songs etc. are generating sufficient revenue.

Income Retrieval
Liaison with income sources to recover missing royalties relating to any of the above. Also, reviewing the suspense files of local collection societies to discover unpaid royalties that can be claimed on behalf of our clients.

Providing support for the SMTA, including; gathering of relevant royalty statements, historical documents, investigating claims made by auditors and analysing financial data.

Workload Management
The TAA position will involve both short-term and long-term projects, often running simultaneously. The TAA will be required to switch between projects depending on time sensitivity and be able to manage long-term projects showing coherent end results.

The TAA should ideally have a strong working understanding of Excel and the ability to grow in this specific area. Before adopting the TAA role they will undergo some training and work experience in the Copyright and Royalties areas, to gain a greater understanding of their relationship to Income Tracking and the overall function of the Admin department.

Weekly Wage:

£15k – (£288 per week)

Working Week:

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 6pm

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Employer description:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the world’s No. 1 music publishing company with a network of 37 offices in 29 cities and 22 countries across the globe.

Its origins date back to 1955 when British-based media businessman and impresario Lew Grade founded Associated Television (ATV). In 1957, ATV acquired Pye Records as a wholly-owned subsidiary. ATV Music Publishing was then created to exploit the catalog of songs written by artists on the Pye Record label and for the themes to Independent Television Corporation and ATV programs.

In 1968, ATV Music Publishing’s acquisitions included Northern Songs, which had been set up five years earlier to look after songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The ATV song catalogue, including Northern Song, was eventually acquired in 1985 by Michael Jackson and was then merged in December 1995 with Sony Music Publishing to form Sony/ATV Music Publishing. In 2012 Sony/ATV led a consortium to acquire EMI Music Publishing, creating the world’s leading music publishing company.

Together with EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV owns or administers around 2.8 million copyrights, including iconic music catalogs such as Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, the Jobete catalogue of Motown songs and Famous Music, while songs it publishes include “New York, New York”, “Hey Jude”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “Every Breath You Take”, “Moon River”, “Billie Jean”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Over The Rainbow”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In The Rain”.

It represents the copyrights of legendary artists including The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Willie Nelson, Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. Its contemporary roster includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stargate, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

Employer website:

Skills required:

• Working knowledge of copyright and/or royalty payment processes (Desirable)
• Capable of managing and organising own workload
• Personal accountability, managing issues through to resolution
• Aptitude for figure work
• Clear written & spoken English
• Computer literacy – Excel, Word, Windows & Outlook
• Commercial awareness

Personal Qualities:

• Reliable
• Attention to detail
• Self-motivation – ability to work unsupervised
• Team player
• Hands-on individual who can create own training notes as they learn
• Investigative & analytical nature
• Negotiation, skill of persuasion
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed team deadlines

Qualifications Required:

English, Maths and ICT GSCE’s level A-C or Equivalent, or degree level

Important Other information:

Applicants must be fully committed and ready to complete this apprenticeship

Reality Check:

Do not contact the employer directly; failing to adhere to this will see your application automatically withdrawn.

About the training:

You will be working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Business and Professional Administration. In addition to crucial ‘on the job training’ depending on the qualification selected you may also study the following units:

• Principles of Quality Management
• Analyse and Present Business Data
• Project Management
• Managing Information and Knowledge
• Manage Information systems
• Principles of Marketing

Specific Questions:

1. This role is heavily numeracy based and there isn’t always an obvious “best way” of solving problems. Explain to us briefly how you would go about finding your own solutions and what tools you might use to help you do this.

2. Aside from anything that is already mentioned in the job description, please tell us something specific that you think you can bring to this role (in 50 words or less).


Application closes:
28th September 2018

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.