Monique Benjamin is the Head of Finance for The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), where she is responsible for overseeing all corporate and royalty accounting-related activities and aligning all financial decisions to theoverarching strategies and goals of the organization.
With almost 25 years of experience in financial services, Benjamin brings to The MLC tremendous experience in directing financial operations, managing annual budgets, financial forecasting, and strategic financial planning. Most recently, Benjamin served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Warner Music Nashville, where she managed the financial operations of the $50 million company, collaborated with corporateleadership to aligned financial plans with overarching company-wide goals, and analyzed the fiscal impact of prospective new artists.
Previously, Benjamin was the Vice President of Finance Operations for Word Entertainment, a division of Warner Music Group. Before that, Benjamin served as Word Entertainment’s Vice President of Royalty and A&R Administration for five years, Director of Licensing and Royalties forsix years and Royalty Manager for three years.
Throughout her nearly two-decade tenure with Word Entertainment, Benjamin held a variety of high-profile responsibilities, including developing strategic financial plans, partnering with other departments to identify new revenue streams, establishing workflow priorities for three key functions – A&R administration, licensing and royalties – and managing diverse teams across multiple departments. Throughout her career, she has earned recognition for her strong work ethic, management and team building skills, and ability to inspire and motivate hercolleagues.
Benjamin is deeply involved with her community, volunteering with multiple organizations around the Nashville area including Tax Aide, Valor College Prep, Girl Scouts and Big Brothers Big Sisters. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Benjamin earned a Bachelorof Accountancy and an MBA from Mississippi State University.