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Broadcast Music Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  • "This does not feel like a NY headquartered company in the new age digital music industry" (in 5 reviews)

  • "The culture is filled with management and upper management people who are unethical" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Licensing sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcast Music full-time

    Pros

    People are miserable for the most part

    Cons

    Growth within different departments is impossible


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Licensing"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    37.5 hour work weeks with work from home options 1-2 days a week. Decent benefits. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Current leadership over Sales dept has not gained the trust their frontline staff. Any professional should know that culture and trust go hand in hand. Seems like the dept head just tells people what they want to hear versus actually taking any action to improve processes. No wonder we keep missing goals.

    Advice to Management

    Our CEO is great and he should support cleaning house in Sales. If anyone speaks up, or has good ideas, you will be treated poorly instead of patted on the back. Goals are WAY TO HIGH.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music part-time

    Pros

    Free parking and 4 day schedule for the week

    Cons

    Poor commission and incentives, hourly pay is not comparable to work load and goals, and barely living wages. Training for sales in sensitive markets is not sufficient, and parameters around making the sale makes this position more of a collections agent than a sales job.

    Advice to Management

    Management will be very nice upfront and then reviews behind closed doors are already approved by HR and goaled out. If you make millions of dollars for the company you can pretty much act however you want to. If you are learning how to sell in this market and you make any small errors they will send you emails referencing HR handbook and give you a final warning a few weeks in. They will also not provide insurance for part time employment so if you get really sick and miss time they will count that against you as well. So even when you try really hard to make an effort to repair a working relationship, at face value they act as if they appreciate it, but in reality don’t really care.

    For most sales jobs this is standard operating procedure. However for a market around music licensing especially in a waiting game for sensitive markets, without good compensation, and a work load similar to a software salesman, this is completely out of hand.

    If you are looking for a sales gig and want a job that seems more relaxed, don’t be fooled, it’s not actually a relaxed environment, it’s just a huge game. Go somewhere else. Also the HR department doesn’t really exist for your benefit. It’s in managements pocket.

    I’m sure the non incentive based positions are fine.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "IT professionals should look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    summer hours, jeans, PTO policy

    Cons

    Toxic, IT management manages by fear, no regard for people or what is to be delivered, only the process, regardless if you are delivering quality or not. No room for growth or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Take training on how agile is supposed to work. Take training on how to be leaders.


  5. "Account exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, that’s pretty much except Co-workers are great

    Cons

    Poor management treat employees like the are second class, they target pension people make them miserable until they either quit or they fire them

    Advice to Management

    CEO Mike great person he needs to be aware of what is going on at the lower level employees


  6. "Toxic company culture with zero room for growth."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady job with good benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Employees are not celebrated or promoted. You are a cog in a machine or a hamster in a wheel, nothing else.
    - Innovation is not encouraged or recognized. If you are a game changer you will not be elevated, you will be cut down.
    - Compensation is incredibly insulting with raises so low they verge on non existent.
    -.From the top down, a toxic company culture that reeks of self serving.

    Advice to Management

    BMI could be an awesome company to work for. What they do is incredibly important. WAKE UP!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Environment, Worse Management"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst/Developer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Data Analyst/Developer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - No shortage of challenging problems in the industry.

    Cons

    - Management is not willing to tackle those problems. Or will pretend to, nothing will actually happen, and they'll blame their employees for their own failure.
    - Culture is a joke; they claim inclusivity, yet management is clearly a white boy's club.
    - If you work in IT, it's likely your boss may think that they can treat you however they want, if they pay you enough. And if it's not enough, then it's your fault you took the job.
    - Managers will look for scapegoats to take the fall for their mistakes, rather than take responsibility themselves.
    - No attempt will be made to understand you or your skill set. You are a cog in a machine, and you will do what you are told.
    - Your opinion will not be heard. Your managers already know what they want, despite not understanding the technology, and you need to go make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    - Replace mid-level management. You have far too many managers who know little about technology, and are too stubborn to admit that others are more experienced.
    - Replace senior-level management. You have far too many senior level executives who show contempt and disrespect for people who are below them. It breeds disloyalty, and fosters a cutthroat environment where no one wins. The fish rots from the head.
    - Focus on your employees and their particular skills. They aren't all one unit who can do anything you ask. They have particular skills, and asking them to do something out of their skill set in very little time is setting them up for failure. See bullet point #1.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good co-workers

    Cons

    Terrible management, unrealistic goals, office politics, constant turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Hostile IT management. Mediocre talent. Very high turnover."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities. Interesting industry. Health insurance & 401(k).

    Cons

    Management is untrustworthy, disloyal to staff and create a hostile workplace for many. The best and brightest leaders and staff have left or been driven out by less qualified and dishonest individuals with no industry experience and poor leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Your New IT mgt and team is undermining the company’s stability and reputation and has decimated the company’s brain trust.
    Company leaders should stop demonstrating, encouraging, and condoning disloyal, unjust and harmful behavior.
    Management should remind themselves that their purpose is to support songwriters and publishers.
    Stop replacing your best independent thinkers, women and older employees with white ‘yes’ men whose abilities and ethics are limited.
    Detox the culture and defend your skilled, loyal employees instead of walking them out the door.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mediocrity, Incompetence and Nepotism Abound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Medical, Dental and 401K and nothing else

    Cons

    They stopped the employee pension in 2009 (I believe), HR is incompetent,


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