CBS Corporation Music Clearance Administrator in Los Angeles, California

Music Clearance Administrator

REF#: 29555

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Studios

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable and streaming platforms. The Studio’s primetime programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed series Madam Secretary, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Reign; the hit dramas Elementary, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, MACGYVER, BULL and Scorpion; the popular comedies The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, SUPERIOR DONUTS and MAN WITH A PLAN; and the summer series ZOO and new suspense thriller SALVATION. The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the acclaimed THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and the Emmy-nominated THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live-streaming service, the Studio produces the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, as well as critically acclaimed THE GOOD FIGHT. The Studio also produces two new series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW, CARPOOL KARAOKE for Apple and DROP THE MIC for TBS; the scripted summer series AMERICAN VANDAL for Netflix; and the comedy anthology THE GUEST BOOK for TBS.


Responsible for music clearance of music rights requested by production for television series, specials and late night programming. Clearance includes: research of copyright and master recording administration/ownership information, negotiation and coordination of complex music license fee quotes, drafting all correspondence (including confirmation letters), and approving final music cue sheets with consideration to time restrictions, cost parameters and ensuring terms agreed to concur with company policy. Manage licensed music budget for assigned productions and process approvals for licensing of confirmed uses.


The candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in music clearance or equivalent in music publishing copyright and music contract licensing preferably from a production/studio perspective. B.A., or B.S. required. A self-starter with excellent communication skills (both oral and written), interpersonal skills, highly organized (effectively maintain filing system), detailed oriented and able to multitask in a team environment while in high pressure, time sensitive situations. The position requires the person be computer literate with an ability to use internal Music Clearance Data Base, Microsoft Office Suite & Internet Explorer.


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