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Entertainment Business Professional

new york, NY, 10039
November 02, 2009

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Howard Robertson

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New York City, NY 10039


Home: 646-***-****

Mobile: 901-***-****


Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries

December 2003

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

GPA 3.8/4.0

Bachelor of Music

May 2001

Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

GPA 3.4/4.0


SONY Music Entertainment

March 2005- January 2009

Epic/Integrity Records New York City, NY

Analyst- Copyright Administration (3/07- 1/09)

Negotiate, consult and administer the copyright interests of Sony Label Group artist principals to music professionals and other outside sources.

Perform interpretation and analysis of relevant artist and producer contract provisions to ensure proper input into multi-departmental/company-wide database and application with regards to mechanical royalty calculations.

Efficiently research and accurately present information as it relates to deadline sensitive releases and projects.

Manage and implement mechanical royalty rate calculations and payment on all front-line Epic and Integrity physical and digital content releases.

Initiate and provide detailed updates and status reports to various departments including Law, Royalties, Finance, and Business Affairs.

BMG Label Group

New York City, NY

Senior Coordinator, Copyright Licensing (3/05- 3/07)

Coordinated copyright and licensing procedures on various frontline physical and digital releases from Justin Timberlake, Usher, Christina Aguilera and OutKast.

Advised music publishers and songwriters regarding song rates, publishing shares and other copyright matters.

Reviewed, amended, and executed mechanical licenses and other contractual agreements.

Hunter, Hamersmith and Associates Advertising and Marketing

North Miami, FL

Production Coordinator/Music Consultant June 2003- January 2005

Researched, scouted, and assisted in the audio and visual production process of national television advertising campaigns (i.e.- Sandals Resorts: ‘Moment Like This’)

Implemented quality assurance in the areas of client-specified advertising copy revisions and graphic amendments to ad layouts.

Effectively monitored production budgets for assigned printed ad jobs.

TRUST Marketing and Communications Consortium

Memphis, TN

Jr. Market Analyst December 2001- January 2003

Analyzed and collected data used to formulate client marketing campaigns.

Coordinated and developed various research activities to identify consumer needs, attitudes and preferences.

Prepared articles, press releases, composed and edited copy for radio advertising campaigns.


Proficiency with WINDOWS (WORD, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP and MAC applications.

Internet-research savvy

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