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Content Acquisition Manager, Record Label Licensing



Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023


We are seeking an experienced Content Acquisition Manager to be a part of Amazon Music's Record Label Licensing team. This role supports all label licensing initiatives from negotiation to administration of our terms. While heavily focused on operational processes, the role also requires and will benefit from a leader with strong aptitude for strategic analysis, communications and relationships/partner management.

Key job responsibilities
• Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and independent record labels
• Work with and implement new tools and processes to improve team's efficiencies
• Perform analysis to quantify the impact of royalty models, and other terms that are negotiated with record labels
• Operationalize contractual terms and conditions relating to content licensing agreements
• Monitor the competitive landscape to help inform Amazon Music's strategic priorities
• Perform content strategy analysis to ensure our customers have the broadest selection of content available, regardless of territory
• Partner with internal Finance, Content Operations, Catalog, Legal and Royalties & Reporting teams to help continuously improve collaboration and internal tools/processes

A day in the life
In this role, you will generally have 2-4 calls per day with a mix of internal and external stakeholders where you will be asked to track, take notes and provide feedback on projects (big and small) connected to our record label licenses. You will be checking daily for incoming emails from labels and troubleshooting responses. Ideally you will also have time allotted each day to work on a stretch target goal or project you lead.

About the team
Amazon Music is an immersive audio entertainment service that deepens connections between fans, artists, and creators. From personalized music playlists to exclusive podcasts, concert livestreams to artist merch, Amazon Music is innovating at some of the most exciting intersections of music and culture. We offer experiences that serve all listeners with our different tiers of service: Prime members get access to all the music in shuffle mode, and top ad-free podcasts, included with their membership; customers can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for unlimited, on-demand access to 100 million songs, including millions in HD, Ultra HD, and spatial audio; and anyone can listen for free by downloading the Amazon Music app or via Alexa-enabled devices. Join us for the opportunity to influence how Amazon Music engages fans, artists, and creators on a global scale.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Brooklyn, NY, USA


- 5+ years of account management, business development, content licensing or finance experience
- Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google docs and sheets
- Experience with Excel or Tableau (data manipulation, macros, charts and pivot tables)


- 1+ years of organizing events for content creators (e.g. education summits, booths at events) experience
- 5+ years of content acquisition or sync licensing experience

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $69,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $167,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.