Head of Publishing

Paris, Île-de-France, FranceFull-time

Company Description

We are music and tech fans hailing from all over the globe, working to make Deezer the most personal music streaming service. From data scientists to tech experts, artists & labels specialists to marketers, and even in-house music editors, our team is spreading the love for music to over 180 countries. Supporting local and international artists and bringing them closer to their fans is our mission - we believe music is about diversity, multiculturalism and togetherness.

Ready to join the team? We're all ears.

Job Description

The Music Rights Acquisition team is made up of 15 people specialized in several areas such as Reporting, Recording, Publishing and Catalogue Ingestion.
The team works closely with the legal department who draft contracts and help in the finalization of commercial negotiations.
As Head of Publishing you will be in charge of all relations and negotiations with collecting rights societies and publishers throughout Deezer’s 180+ territories

What you will do? 

  • Build strong relationships with all collecting rights societies and publishers on a global level.
  • Negotiate license terms with collecting rights societies and publishers for both Direct to Consumer and B2B agreements.
  • Work closely with the financial department to prepare and evaluate margins and results of all publishing deals.
  • Conduct regular Business Reviews (for all services of the company) with the collecting societies and publishers.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in legislation.
  • Establish a collaborative relationship with the teams both in France and internationally.


What we are looking for?

  • Business School or law degree with a specialization into copyright law.
  • Strong knowledge of the music industry business in general as well as its legal aspects (Copyright, Neighbouring rights, Contract law).
  • 5 years of experience in the music industry, and more specifically in music publishing.
  • English mandatory. French language is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail, Good communication and management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and business acumen.
  • Can collaborate positively within a fast-changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Power Point and Excel.

Additional Information

Life @ Deezer HQ

  • Start-up environment with an at home vibe and outdoor space
  • Kitchen stocked with free drinks and snacks daily
  • Friday drinks & seasonal parties
  • Gym access, plus yoga, pilates and boxing classes
  • English and French language courses
  • Hackathons & meetups

We are an equal opportunity employer.