Facebook Lead Counsel, Music (Asia Pacific) in Sydney, Australia
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
Facebook seeks an experienced music licensing lawyer with an aptitude for teamwork and technology to join its growing music licensing team. This position will partner closely with other lawyers on the music team, and with internal business counterparts to negotiate and deliver innovative partnerships with record companies, music publishers, CMOs, and other music industry stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region.
The role is based in Singapore, and will report to Facebook’s international music licensing lead in London.
Support Facebook’s music business development team in executing our global music licensing strategy in the Asia Pacific region
Draft and negotiate partnership agreements with music industry stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region
Collaborate with other Facebook teams – product, finance, tax, policy, regulatory, privacy, risk management - to ensure business needs are met
Serve as initial point of contact for all music-related questions from Facebook teams in the Asia Pacific region
Instruct and manage local outside counsel, as necessary
Qualified to practice in one or more jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region
Fluent in English and at least one other local language, preferable Japanese, Korean or Thai
5+ years of relevant digital music licensing experience in the Asia Pacific region, including hands-on experience negotiating deals with local labels, publishers and/or CMOs
Prior in-house experience, ideally at a technology- or product-led company
Strong industry relationships in the region
Deep familiarity with local licensing structures, and business customs and practices
Excellent communication skills and pro-active, collaborative work ethic
Commercial awareness, and exceptional business judgment
Ability to prioritize effectively, and to work under pressure in a genuinely fast-paced environment
Proven track record of strategic and creative thinking
Willingness to travel