People Matter

Senior Business Affairs and Licensing Associate



New York, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Company Description

TIDAL was founded for artists by artists as the next innovative streaming platform to bring value back to the music industry. We empower artists with the products, resources, services, and content required to take control of their careers and connect more deeply with fans. Available in over 60+ countries, TIDAL continues to help artists break down economic barriers to continue creating what’s next in culture. TIDAL is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services.

Job Description

TIDAL is looking for a highly engaged Business Affairs Lead to join the Legal and Business Affairs team, reporting directly to TIDAL’s General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs. You will partner with TIDAL’s business teams to help achieve music licensing and strategic partnership objectives. You will work on a wide array of music licensing and partnership initiatives. You will be a music industry subject matter expert and help advise product, engineering, marketing and other teams.

You Will:

  • Propose, negotiate, and secure licensing and other strategic partnership agreements with important label, publishing and other music partners
  • Maintain and develop relationships with industry partners to help communicate TIDAL’s business strategy in public and private forums
  • Work with teams to achieve strategic licensing and clearance objectives of TIDAL’s product, partnerships, marketing and other business teams
  • Create systems and processes to operationalize these partnerships across teams and help scale a business operating in 50+ countries
  • Organize and maintain past and current US and international label and publishing agreements in the United States and internationally, including the preparation of contract summaries of the license agreements and tracking our rights and obligations under such agreements
  • Advise business teams on music intellectual property rights matters and other projects as required by the Business Affairs and Licensing team.


You Have:

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience negotiating and closing deals in the music industry
  • Experience working with music copyrights and other areas of intellectual property and entertainment business
  • Established understanding of music licensing, digital distribution and music technology
  • Experience negotiating and solving problems, including structuring and resolving complex licensing arrangements
  • External, industry-facing and business relationship-building experience in the music industry
  • Business and legal affairs experience working with legal teams at a technology or media company or record label
  • A deep passion for music and an interest in all forms of digital content
  • A JD degree is not required, but is a plus

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $122,900 - USD $184,300
Zone B: USD $114,200 - USD $171,400
Zone C: USD $108,200 - USD $162,200
Zone D: USD $98,300 - USD $147,500

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

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Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.