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Production Coordinator

Artists and scripters are adept at developing world-class MMOs and first-person shooters, but left to operate an office, inevitably rival factions would be warring over the supply closet and rationing what little scraps of carbs and caffeine remain in the kitchen. Even in free spirited, creative environments like a game studio, there must be one who keeps the wheels turning and ensures that the team functions like a well-oiled machine.

Mechanical Licensing Administrator

A mechanical license gives the licensee the permission to create copies of a song, either by re-recording the song with another artist or by printing sheet music of the composition and lyrics. Permission is obtained through an agreement with the copyright holder, which is the songwriter or the music publisher to whom the writer has assigned publishing rights.

Synch License Administrator

A synch (synchronization) license for a musical composition is an agreement that gives the licensee permission to reproduce a song “in connection with” or “in timed relation to” visual images. When a previously recorded song is played in a movie, television show, commercial, or other visual medium, a license must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Licensing Manager

Depending on the structure of the employing music company, a licensing manager may specialize in synch licensing, mechanical, performing, or a combination of copyright licensing. He or she is responsible for overseeing the license administrators in the royalty department and answers to the royalty director.

Clearance Administrator

Vanilla Ice wasn’t fooling anyone when he tried to convince a judge that a synthesized snare drum hit was enough to differentiate the “Ice Ice Baby” bassline from “Under Pressure.” A little haggling from a savvy clearance administrator and a willingness to attribute credit to Queen and David Bowie could have saved Robert Van Winkle and his label the “undisclosed amount” paid out of court to settle the dispute.