Senior Legal Counsel, Audiobook Licensing

Spotify

  • Full Time

We are seeking a Senior Legal Counsel with strong audiobook licensing experience to join our Legal Licensing & BD Team. As Senior Legal Counsel responsible for audiobook licensing, you will work closely with our Business Affairs teams, negotiating and drafting audiobook licenses with major and independent book publishers and providing day-to-day legal input on business and strategy related to Spotify’s audiobook initiative. Our work is cutting edge, fast-paced and always evolving so we are looking for an innovative, progressive and proactive problem-solver to join our team.

 

What you’ll do:

 

  • Provide strategic, tactical legal advice related to audiobook rights in a creative, business-centric way.
  • Work closely with, support and advise our Business Affairs teams on legal audiobook licensing matters.
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate audiobook license agreements. 
  • Serve as Spotify’’s subject matter expert on the legal obligations related to audiobook content. 
  • Act as the day-to-day legal support for Spotify’s commercial relationship with top international book publishers.
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    Who you are:

     

  • J.D., or LLM degree from an accredited law school and active membership in at least one state bar.
  • 8+ years of relevant law firm and/or in-house transactional experience.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience of copyright law and legal issues relating to the audiobook space, including experience negotiating and drafting complex content licensing agreements between digital services and book publishers
  • Have a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel business teams by providing pragmatic, commercial and timely advice.
  • Ability to be nimble and work in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and demanding timelines.  
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    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.
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    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.
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