Facebook’s music strategy, revealed by way of a handful of interestingly-worded job ads, has been raising a number of red flags of late.
Throughout this year Facebook has announced eight new positions to assemble a team of music industry professionals.
Lead by ex-lawyer Tamara Hrivnak, who has worked for Warner/Chappell, Google Play and YouTube, Facebook’s goal to broker deals with the industry is inching closer and closer.
Facebook previously advertised for positions such as Legal Director, Music Licensing, a Music Business Development Manager and a North America Music Publishing Business Development Lead.
Now, it wants a London-based Music Publishing Business Development Manager with more than six years experience in music partner relationship management.
According to the job ad on Facebook, the social network needs someone to “lead music publisher/society licensing strategy and negotiations with rights-holders in EMEA”, (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).
“This role will lead Facebook’s strategy and negotiations with EMEA music publishers and societies, as well as collaborate with our product and media partnerships teams to ensure a coordinated and best-in-class licensing structure,” reads the job ad.