Business Affairs Assistant

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Business Affairs Assistant
Kobalt Music Group
Business Affairs
UK - London
Date Posted:
May 29th 2018
Kobalt Music Group

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Affairs Assistant to join Kobalt’s Business Affairs team in London in our brand-new London office, in the heart of the City overlooking the Thames. The role will entail supporting and assisting the more senior lawyers in the business affairs team working across the company’s three divisions, Music Publishing, AWAL and Neighbouring Rights. It will provide an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to enter the music industry and over time to learn and develop.

Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for artists, songwriters, labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity.

Working at Kobalt, and this role will help build the music services company of tomorrow, to empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – so ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & passion for music!

What does a BA Assistant at Kobalt do?

  • Administering BA agendas using SalesForce content management system
  • Drafting deal proposals
  • Coordinating the payment of online advances
  • Drafting side letters
  • Preparing and reviewing deal summaries
  • Contract administration
  • Liaising with and answering general BA queries from all departments
  • Generally assisting the BA team with various administrative tasks

This position will include the offer of a Training Contract following successful completion of the probation period

You will ideally have 

…English law degree (or successfully completed the GDL) and passed the LPC

…prior experience of working either in the music industry or in a legal capacity

…passion for music and desire to work with law in the music industry

…excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

…excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

…excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload

Recent Awards/Recognitions:

2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee

2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year

Recent press:

Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend

Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business

Wired - How data saved music

Economist - Disrupters

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  • Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE
  • Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval


Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


ANNUAL LEAVE | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day.

LIFE ASSURANCE | Equal to four (4) times base salary.

INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.

PENSION | Kobalt comply with auto-enrolment legislation, and currently contribute 2% of qualifying earnings if eligible staff stay in the pension scheme, currently with Aviva.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.

GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates offered for 12-month memberships at Nuffield Health or
Fitness First.

EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.


REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.


PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Policy is with the BUPA ‘select’ scheme, with the ability to upgrade to a partner or family membership.

PENSION | Staff can select to move to salary sacrifice and benefit from a 2.5% - 5% company matched contribution.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Personal travel insurance, individual or family cover.

INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME (eligible after 1 month of service) | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.

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