VP, Business and Legal Affairs

Los Angeles, CA

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.

Today, we work in more than 70 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship.

Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.


As the VP, Business and Legal Affairs you will:

What you'll do:

  • Legal Counsel and Strategy: Provide expert legal advice and strategic guidance to senior label and Sony business affairs executives and label departments on a wide range of business matters, including artist contracts, intellectual property rights, licensing agreements, and corporate transactions.
  • Deal Negotiation and Drafting: Strong drafting skills required with experience in the negotiation and drafting of agreements with artists, brands, and other industry partners.   
  • Compliance and Risk Management: Staying on top of changes in relevant laws and regulations affecting the music industry.

Who you are:

  • Degree from a top accredited law school and active membership in good standing with the relevant bar.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in entertainment law, with a major focus on the music industry and experience at a major record label.
  • Proven track record of successfully negotiating and drafting complex deals with artists and other industry partners.
  • Strong understanding of intellectual property law, contract law, and music industry regulations affecting the music industry.
  • Excellent communication, and negotiation skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate legal issues.
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to keep a calm demeanor while handling multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.

What we give you:

  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to channel your passion every day  
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork empowering you to bring your best 
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching 
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans 
  • Investment in your professional growth and development enabling you to thrive in our vibrant community.  
  • The space to accelerate progress, positively disrupt, and create what happens next  
  • Time off for a winter recess

Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

The anticipated annual base salary does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

California Pay Range

$200,000—$260,000 USD

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