Music Industry Job Board (2/16/14)

Hello and welcome to the official blog of Haulix. We receive requests on a regular basis from readers wondering whether or not we know of any job openings within the music industry. We try our best to inquire during interviews with our guests, but recently we decided to kick things up a notch and launch a column specifically dedicated to new opportunities around the music business. It’s called the Music Industry Job Board, and this is the second installment.


Every Sunday afternoon, we gather the new job and internship offerings we have come across in the prior week. We do our best to offer description of each job, as well as any supplemental information related to the application process. The latest round of openings can be found below.

Music News Writer (Mxdwn)

Job summary: Do you love being the first one to know about your favorite bands’ releases, shows, and tours? Want to kickstart your career as a music journalist? You’re in luck – we are currently looking for people to join our team! We are a daily music magazine that is seeking writers for our newswire. Updated as much as possible, our newswire lets music junkies know what’s going down in the music world at any given time in a concise, entertaining way. As a newswire writer, you will be a major content producer for our site. Your responsibilities will include covering the stories that you are assigned, editing those stories for proper format and mechanics, and uploading and managing digital content such as videos, photos and songs.

Publicity Assistant (Warner Music Group)

Job summary: With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Music Publicist (Gideen)

Job summary: Gideen is a Malibu, CA-based company creating a new secondary marketplace for music, combining innovative new business models and technology with crowdsourced promotion on an international scale. This platform will launch in the March of 2014 and be available in multiple countries in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Gideen is seeking a music publicist with at least 3 years of solid experience working press/publicity within the music industry for a record label, major retailer, venue or equivalent. Must have strong music media contacts in print, radio and web, and be able to develop new relationships with music bloggers and journalists. Our ideal candidate will also have a strong knowledge of and passion for how technology works within the music industry that can be conveyed equally well over the phone or via email, and be creative and fearless in their pursuit to get media attention for Gideen. Previous experience promoting online fundraising campaigns is preferred.

Director Of Digital Music Publishing (CD Baby)

Job summary: CD Baby has a new career opportunity available for a Director of Music Publishing. This position is responsible for identifying opportunities to maximize the avenues of monetization for artists’ original works for which CD Baby has secured the publishing rights. This position is responsible for managing the opportunity identification, artist and songwriter outreach, and deal negotiation, finalization, and implementation. These initiatives can range from highly visible, strategic projects to day to day functional efforts, including data mining and analysis.

Ad Sales Rep (No Depression)

Job summary: No Depression, the leading publication for Roots, Americana, and Alt-Country music is seeking sales reps with a passion for independent music to help us grow and support this respected brand. We need someone with the right mix of patience, persistence, and charm to sell digital advertising space on our community site.If you stay current on bands, releases and festivals, you enjoy talking to new people and you want to make some extra money, then tell us why this is perfect for you. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates or stay-at-home folks looking for flexible hours and location. This position is commission only, but comes with a solid book of business and strong relationships built over 20 years in the industry.

Digital Marketing Manager (The Artists Organization)

Job summary: To handle all digital marketing initiatives for management company and roster. Includes website, social engagement and e-commerce. Developing and managing relationships essential. Great opportunity with upside.

Copyright Manager (AdRev)

Job summary: Ranked as the USAs #2 fastest growing media company on the 2013 Inc. 500, AdRev ( generates over 2 Billion views per month on YouTube and administers the monetization and utilization of music in more than 27.5 million YouTube videos. We make more money on YouTube than any of the other YouTube music services! This is your chance to step outside of your position at a label, publisher, or distributor and into a brand new position in the fastest growing segment of music – YouTube. AdRev is looking to add a detail oriented, technologically savvy and engaged team member to assist in the continued growth and expansion of our various businesses. Our office atmosphere is super casual but very hard working. We enjoy what we do, and wed like to add an employee who wants to have a great time working hard while expanding their skill set.

Assistant PD / Music Director / On-Air (ALT 98.7 – Clear Channel)

Job summary: LA’s Alternative, ALT 98.7, has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an Assistant Program Director/Music Director/On-Air talent. Do you understand the vision and values of today’s alternative fan? Are you creative, organized, digitally savvy? And of course, can you tell a great story and entertain us?! We don t want a generic package you might send to others. See what’s on this list and show us whatchya got.

Manager, Business Partnerships for Programming & Music (NPR)

Job summary: Love NPR and want to lead the cultivation of new programs and expansion of music content? Then fire up your network because we’re looking for the right person to help re-define the future of NPR through innovative programming and music partnerships. If you’ve got great business development skills, a firm grasp on the public media space, superb process and organizational chops, and a whole lot of energy to tackle big challenges in a time of change, then this position could be for you. The NPR Business Partnerships team is looking to round out its all-star team with a natural leader who will help re-imagine the organization’s program portfolio, drive new music content distribution opportunities, and shape the future of public media through original business and partnerships strategy.

Director of Urban/Rhythmic A&R (Atlantic Records)

Job summary: N/A

Music Agency Marketing (Sleeping Giant)

Job summary: Sleeping Giant Music is an established music agency looking for an aspiring entrepreneur who would like to learn the ins and outs of the ever changing music business. You will assist in all aspects of online marketing, including analysis of potential online opportunities, writing and executing marketing plans and reports, PPC, Article Submission, Research and Development, Social Media, Online PR, Viral Marketing, Email Marketing, and much more.

Field Sales & Marketing Rep (Universal)

Job summary: Maximize sales through account visits and contact, achieving sales, returns and budget objectives, innovative and effective retail promotions, marketing support, and customer service. Provide personal inside sales and customer service to platinum accounts to maximize profitable sales and sell-through to maintain Capitol CMG’s market leadership.

Marketing Manager (Mom + Pop Music)

Job summary: Entry level marketing position: Mom + Pop seeks a marketing manager. We are looking for an individual with some experience (significant internships or current or previous experience in music). Self-starter, ambitious, and hungry to learn. Someone who enjoys indie music and wants to work collaboratively within a small boutique company. Job responsibilities include production, coordination with distribution, content creation/videos, and tour marketing/coordination.

Booking Manager (HitClub Entertainment)

Job summary: The Booking Manager will be responsible for booking live performances including concerts, gigs, tours and radio and TV performances for artists. Develop relationships with clubs and promoters to secure live performance shows for artists. Must possess good communication skills to sell talent and develop contacts in the music industry. Must have ability to negotiate with promoters or clubs.

Licensing Assistant (Viacom)

Job summary: Function as show closer on special assignments. Take over projects at the please issue stage and wrap up all drafting, licensing and payment processing. Negotiate favorable rates and secure rights for material (music, footage, photos and other media) included in MTV east coast programming. Work closely and communicate regularly with production, production management, business and legal affairs and Music & Media Licensing staff. Record and track rights information for multiplatform programming.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.