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Music Supervisor

Once again, you find yourself staring down at the fax machine, contemplating a paper jam and wondering what the innards of this machine might look like if splayed across the ground with a baseball bat. Invariably, a certain tune pops into your head. Now that “Still” by the Geto Boys will be running through your mind all day, you can thank a music supervisor for that track’s placement in the film Office Space.

Advertising Music Assistant

Entertainment companies such as motion picture studios, television networks, and game development studios often hire third-party advertising agencies to put together ad packages including trailers, websites, and viral video campaigns to promote the release of a new product. Within these agencies, the advertising music assistant supports the larger staff of the music supervision department in administrative tasks.

Royalty Administrator

Royalties, in the music industry, are fees paid to a recording artist or band for the use of their music. The royalty administrator for a record label or performing rights organization will have numerous responsibilities, the majority of which relate to maintaining and updating the artist database and reviewing sales and airplay data.

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.

Harry Fox Agency

The Harry Fox Agency was founded by the National Music Publishers Association and licenses the largest volume of mechanical and digital rights in the Unites States on behalf of more than 46,000 music publishing clients.

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.

Warner/Chappell

The music publishing arm of Warner Music Group traces its roots to the formation of Chappell & Company in 1811. Warner/Chappell holds the rights to compositions from Stephen Sondheim, Timbaland, the Gershwins and Eric Clapton, to name a few. The company also administers music and soundtracks for third-party enterprises like Lucasfilms, Ltd., Hallmark Entertainment, and Disney Music Publishing.