Harry Fox Agency
Location: New York, NY
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.
- Mechanical licensing
- Royalty distribution and collection
- Songfile, a proprietary online licensing application
What to Expect
Until 2002, the Harry Fox Agency granted both mechanical and synch licenses on behalf of affiliated music publishers, but today the agency focuses solely on mechanical rights for the recording and reproduction of CDs and digital usage (such as ringtones and MP3 downloads), in addition to related research and consulting services. In relation to issuing licenses for mechanical rights, HFA also collects and distributes royalty fees to copyright holders. The company is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Washington, D.C.
With a highly specialized business focus, the core of employment opportunities with HFA exist in the areas of license administration, business development, marketing, finance, client relations, and project management. Technical positions are also available for Java software developers and database administration. Entry-level positions include licensing agents and administrative assistants, and require a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in music business, new media communications, or economics. The dress code is casual, and the company offers a competitive package of corporate benefits.
Internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students with a demonstrated interest in the music industry. Summer programs are a full-time commitment for a 10-week period; the intern receives a stipend upon successful completion of the program. Fall and spring semester internships are unpaid and require 15 to 20 hours per week for the duration of the regular college semester. Interns must be eligible to receive credit through their college or university to participate. Second- and third-year law students are eligible to apply for the legal internship program (priority is given for third-year students) for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
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