Indie Labels Licensing Senior Manager m/f/d

Indie Labels Licensing Senior Manager m/f/d

Full-time Paris, IDF, France

Company Description


From a pioneer tech start-up created in 2007, Deezer has become one of the first French unicorns and the second largest independent music streaming platform in the world.

At sixteen years old, we’re only just coming of age. Now listed on #EuroNext, Deezer is a rapidly-growing, cutting-edge player in the music streaming market. If you want an environment where you can make your voice heard and be at the forefront of music and tech, look no further!

We believe music is all about embracing the things that make us different. 

Deezer is a vibrant community that celebrates uniqueness, diversity and individuality, and thrives on collaboration.

Our international and passionate teams pride themselves on being at the forefront of the music experience, going beyond streaming and helping the world to Live the Music. We’re constantly evolving alongside our customers, partners, artists and employees — striving to make Deezer the most personal and innovative streaming service in the world.  

Ready for an electrifying journey? Apply now and do your part in bringing extraordinary music experiences to people’s lives!

**Join Us**

Job Description

Part of the Music Rights team, the Indies team focuses on commercial relationships with a large number of independent music businesses. We work with labels (+500 rightsholders) in a very diverse number of territories, as well as with global rights organizations (A&R companies, aggregators, DIY, record labels).

The role is an opportunity to take a global view of the music industry at a major music streaming platform.

You will hold responsibility for existing and new licenses, managing and negotiating licenses from existing independent Recording companies globally, develop key relationships with the relevant rights holders and acquiring new catalogues.

What you will do:

  • Establish/maintain long-term and stable relationships with all independent actors in the music industry (also by conducting Business reviews and regular meetings).
  • Rights acquisition from all independent labels for both D2C and B2B opportunities in all markets where Deezer is or will be operating
  • Analyze financial impact of labels acquisition and costs
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in legislation and music industry moves
  • Follow-up new developments and establish a collaborative relationship with the teams internally (Legal, Reporting, Editorial, Marketing, Product & Business Development) to help them assess Deezer objectives
  • Lead a team of 2 people responsible for catalogue monitoring, rights management and negotiation with all recording companies.


This role is excellent for a person with:

  • 5 to 7 years experience within the music, content or entertainment industry
  • Relationship management experience and keeping track of nuanced business relationships through time and with a close eye for detail
  • Good understanding of the music industry challenges and licensing issues
  • Broad understanding of copyright and legal environment within the music industry
  • Experience of working within multi-functional and multi-national teams
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, business-oriented approach
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, French is a plus.
  • Excellent commercial negotiation and communication skills
  • Solid knowledge in Excel, PowerPoint

Additional Information


At Deezer, you can be your true self as we believe that #everyvoicematters. We strive to build an inclusive culture and foster a diverse environment. Because we care and want to ensure each employee feels welcome and safe at work, we continuously focus on fighting biases and helping diverse teams work well together through multiple learning opportunities, e-learnings and workshops right from the onboarding :

  • Regular Diversity & Inclusion internal and external talks
  • Dedicated employee work streams on Gender equity, Ethnicity & Culture, Disability and LGBTQ+
  • Multiple e-learnings and mandatory training sessions for all managers
  • English and French courses for all, so that everyone can connect and feel included

Beyond benefits like health insurance, meal vouchers, transportation, we offer you extra perks like:

  • A Deezer premium family account for free
  • Access to gym classes
  • Deezer parties several times a year and drinks every thursday
  • Allowance for sports, travelling and culture …
  • Great offices always located in dynamic and attractive districts, whether in Paris, London, Berlin or Sao Paulo!

If you want to learn more about life and culture at Deezer, please visit our Welcome to the Jungle page here!

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