Head Of Music Licensing - West Africa

2021-09-15

Description

About Mdundo :

Mdundo is Africa's leading online music service. With 8,700,000 monthly users in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya, music from 100,000 African musicians and 1.

7m international songs available, Mdundo has experienced rapid growth in recent years and we are looking to expand even further and have existing client networks and campaigns running in our key markets.

Mdundo has a focus on 15 African countries and aims to grow to 18,000,000 users before June 2022. We offer millions of songs from Africa and abroad for free download and streaming.

The music can be accessed directly from our website (mdundo.com) and Android app, including the newest releases, DJ mixes, playlists, podcasts and music news.

Our values are : Honesty, Passion, Creativity, Leadership and Learning

About the role :

In support of Mdundo’s continued growth and expansion in Africa, the company is seeking a Music Licensing Lead for West Africa responsible for building relationships, licensing and promoting West African music on our platform.

You will be joining a music team of exceptional talents from across Africa, working towards the next big thing in the continent.

Manage a team of music managers across West Africa in charge of signing, releasing, promoting and reporting of catalogue performance.

Negotiate, draft and execute licensing agreements with content providers across Africa ensuring the catalogue is available on Mdundo.

Establish strong relationships with frequent interactions with West Africa’s biggest music owners (distributor, record labels and artists).

Stay ahead of and track music trends & missing content in the various countries.

Requirements :

Have 3+ years of experience in music licensing, artist relations, music management or similar fields.

Thorough understanding of music and the contemporary music scene across West Africa.

Experience in the sales process, proposal writing and presentation.

Have a good understanding of the digital music industry and a strong grasp of the music industry's past and future.

Be a strategic thinker and problem solver with the ability to transform goals into actionable plans

Have experience with strategic planning and ability to observe, examine, and refine systems and processes and you are familiar with different strategic planning methods like OKRs and KPIs

Be comfortable with decision-making and exercising sound judgment when confronted with many varying opinions

You are eager to learn and grow and to help others do the same.

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