Legal Counsel, Music, YouTube


Legal Counsel, Music, YouTube


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competitive salary

United Kingdom

Legal, Entertainment



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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a legal field, LLB degree, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in private practice or in-house team in the UK.

  • Qualified to practice law in the UK.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating music licensing agreements with record labels, music publishers, and collecting societies for digital platforms, in either in-house or private practice.

  • Experience in analyzing and advising on proposed and current content regulation.

  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadlines.

  • Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking skills.

  • Excellent entrepreneurial and creative thinking skills.

about the company

YouTube is a team-oriented, creative workplace where every single employee has a voice in the choices we make and the features we implement. We work together in small teams to design, develop, and roll out key features and products in very short time frames. Which means something you write today could be seen by millions of viewers tomorrow. And even though we’re a part of Google and enjoy all of the corporate perks, it still feels like you’re working at a startup.

diversity statement

"Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status."

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your area of responsibility

  • Respond to legal requests from Business Development, Policy, Licensing, Marketing, and other business areas.

  • Negotiate, draft, and review multi-territorial music and video content licensing agreements with record labels, music publishers, and collecting societies, primarily for YouTube.

  • Advise Business Development as well as Finance and other company departments on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, intellectual property, and overall strategic positioning.

  • Support and advise Policy teams on legislative proposals and implementations relevant to YouTube and Google.

  • Support continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes.

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