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Legal Counsel - Apple Media

Location: London
Company: Apple
Hours: Full time
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Apple Media Services legal group seeks an exceptional lawyer to join a fun, challenging and rewarding environment. The position will be focused on providing full legal support across matters that impact the Apple content services business, including for Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Channels, Apple Fitness+ and Platoon, Apple’s platform for exceptional independent artists. We are passionate about media and technology, and we want someone like-minded to join our team! You will have a good level of hands-on experience handling artist recording agreements, content distribution and other commercial agreements across multiple territories and will have a strong understanding of the complex rights issues at play in the music and audiovisual industries. You will have experience of advising on regulatory matters and working on due diligence exercises for product launches. You will be knowledgeable about the digital music market, the recording industry, and content distribution issues, ideally with experience of having worked at or acted for a record label. Working for a company that invents entire industries means you will be challenged to creatively apply your legal and commercial experience to new and often unexplored scenarios.
Key qualifications:
Demonstrate a minimum of 4 years relevant legal experience (private practice and/or in-house experience). Knowledge and experience of record label agreements, preferably on an international basis. Experience of working at a record label is desirable. Experience in drafting and negotiating complex and groundbreaking commercial license agreements. Outstanding negotiation, problem solving, communication and drafting skills. Ability to exercise good judgment, make difficult decisions, break down complex issues, and balance risk with business need. Ability to issue spot and advise on legal and commercial implications while furthering business objectives and goals. Have a strong work ethic and demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative and team driven working environment. Confident in handling multiple projects when working towards strict deadlines, with strong organisational skills. Passion for building strong relationships with internal and external partners. English is required. Additional languages are a plus.
- Leading the negotiation and drafting of artist recording agreements, releases, and agreements with local partner labels around the world. - Drafting and negotiating live performance agreements and session agreements. - Advising on promotional and marketing activities, synchronization licensing and clearances. - Working on a range of commercial agreements related to different types of content distribution, including movies, tv episodes, channels and fitness content. - Tracking complex regulatory issues across all content types and advising the business on the impact of pending regulations on their business plans. - Managing significant contract workload whilst staying organised and keeping internal business teams regularly updated on progress. - Working on the resolution of third party disputes and consumer matters.
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