Job Title:  Vice President, Music Business & Legal Affairs

Department:  Business and Legal Affairs

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

Lionsgate has an immediate opening for an experienced music attorney to work in its Music Business & Legal Affairs department. This position will report into the SVP, Music Business Affairs, and will focus on the day-to-day business and legal affairs concerning all music matters in connection with all Lionsgate and Starz motion picture, television, SVOD/AVOD services, and other businesses. 


  • Responsible for the negotiation, drafting, administration and managing to conclusion of various music agreements and other documents for the creation and/or exploitation of original and/or licensed musical compositions and recordings for use in motion picture, television and new media projects.
  • Provide all music legal and business affairs services to the TV Music and Film Music departments. Advise and help problem solve music issues with other client groups including Acquisitions, Co-Productions, Legal Delivery, Credits, Marketing, Home Entertainment, Location-Based Entertainment, International and Post-Production.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience handling a wide range of music agreements in the motion picture and/or television industries
  • Experience working with composer, producer, artist, songwriter, music supervisor and publishing agreements as well as synchronization and master use licenses
  • Effective time management skills are essential, with the ability to balance multiple matters concurrently in a challenging fast-paced environment 
  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing of any state's bar

Nice to Haves

  • Experience working with a motion picture or television studio or a law firm handling motion picture or television music issues is preferred but not mandatory

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles