Executive Director, Creative in Atlanta, GA at BMI

Date Posted: 3/28/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Represents BMI in dealings with songwriters, composers and publishers worldwide and with the music community at large. Oversees all administrative processes for Music at BMI.


• Oversees all aspects of songwriter, composer and publisher affiliation with BMI.
• Builds and maintains effective relationships to increase the market share for  Film/TV/Visual Media; intentionally creating a strong BMI presence in Georgia.  Must demonstrate quantitative gains with     market share for the Georgia region.
• Analyzes potential for financial and artistic success of unaffiliated and affiliated BMI songwriters, composers and publishers.
• Proposes and prepares guarantees and advances based on both financial and artistic evaluations of songwriters, composers and publishers.
• Advises BMI on payment policies for classical music, based on current trends in the field of classical music as well as strategies for achieving those goals.
• Interfaces with Corporate Relations concerning all BMI publicity associated with songwriters, composers and publishers and events.
• Interfaces with BMI General Licensing regarding genre-specific issues with the licensing of particular music, and with music licensees regarding BMI licensing policies.
• Writes and presents lectures about BMI and copyright issues relating to music at publisher events, and participates on panels and symposiums in music.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Regular attendance.
• Supports our BMI Core Values and cultivates a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May directly supervise departmental team members.   If so, carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, directing and ensuring reliability of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


• Minimum of BS or BA from a four-year accredited University.  Advanced degree in Music (M.M. or PhD) preferred.
• A minimum of 10 years’ related experience from music labels, music publishers, or other such organizations that represent the needs of songwriters.
• Must have extensive contacts in the field of music, including songwriters, composers, publishers, composer representatives, music supervisors, conductors, performers and etc.
• Strong experience with administrative details.
• Minimum of three (3) years of publishing experience, preferred.
• Active in local/national organizations or on boards related to the music industry.
• Ability to analyze songs and music for commercial success
• Working knowledge of the song and music process from conception to hit status
• Working knowledge of music industry trade and professional organizations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office  
• Experience working with and maintaining database systems and reports, as well as word processing and spreadsheets.
• Able to establish a constructive and informative relationship with employees, management, writers and publishers
• Ability to interact professionally with a diverse employee population, and with all levels of staff and management
• Able to work independently and with good judgment
• Attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines
• Strong typing and proofreading skills