Music Industry Job Board (5/4/14)

A lot has been written about the supposed dire state of the music industry, but truth be told there are a number of successful and growing companies, including record labels, that are thriving in 2014. In this column we bring together every job opening we can find from the companies responsible for building the future of the  business and present them to you, our reader, in hopes of aiding you on your journey to join the global music industry professional family.

Each Sunday we scour the internet for the latest and greatest job postings throughout the music industry. You can help us better serve our community by sending any job openings you find or have to james@haulix.com. Be sure to include the name of the company hiring, a detailed description of the position being offered, a desired start date, contact information, and any additional supplemental information you feel may be needed.

Job Openings:

Music Rights Manager (Gideen Corporation)

Job summary: Gideen Corporation located in Los Angeles, CA is looking for an experienced Music Rights Manager. This position is part-time with possibility to become full-time. Candidate has to have at least 5 years experience working within the legal department of a record label, larger music management or music publishing company handling counter claims on multiple levels including youtube.

Assistant Music Manager (Confidential)

Job summary: An emerging artist is seeking an Assistant Music Manager. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Music Manager is to proactively assist artist in all aspects of the artist’s career development.

Director of Publicity (Universal)

Job summary: Universal Music Group is currently seeking a Manager, Publicity in our New York, NY office location: We are looking for a Manager, Publicity who will be responsible for entire press campaigns for all high profile artists while creating and implementing full national campaigns for select artist in the online space at our Hollywood location.

Director of Artist Marketing (Pandora)

Job summary: As the Director of Artist Marketing you will lead the marketing strategy for an exciting new product initiative for Pandora. You will work with cross-functional team members from artist relations & partnerships, corporate strategy, marketing, product management, design, engineering, communications, sales, legal and more. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the music industry who possess exceptional skills in product marketing strategy, go-to-market execution, communication and project management.

Director & Chief Curator, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi (AEG)

Job summary: The Director & Chief Curator leads all activities directly related to the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi® collection and exhibitions in carrying out the organization’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and budget.

Talent Manager (BMI)

Job summary: Leads the development and implementation of talent management strategies and initiatives that drive engagement, development and retention through the following: staffing; on-boarding and off-boarding; encouraging, supporting and tracking team member engagement; performance management; coordinating development opportunities and activities with and through the training and development team.

Director of Social Media (Pandora)

Job summary: As the Director of Social Media you will lead the social media strategy for Pandora. You will drive the development, execution and measurement of social programs, and evangelize those programs throughout the organization. You will partner with brand marketing and artist relations to develop compelling content that will be relevant and engaging for Pandora listeners. We are seeking candidates with deep expertise in social media and digital marketing.

Manager, International Digital Marketing (Sony)

Job summary: The Manager, International Digital Marketing will work closely with the rest of the Sony Music U.S., International Digital and Marketing teams, as well as the domestic digital teams at the US labels, and international affiliate marketing teams, to develop and carry out the international digital marketing and promotional strategies for a diverse roster of artists.

Licensing Administrator (Warner Music Group)

Job summary: Secure, negotiate and review mechanical and synchronization licenses and/or other licenses as necessary; Analyze and apply mechanical provisions in artist recording agreements, co-writer agreements, producer agreements and other pertinent agreements; etc.

Senior Royalty Analyst (Entertainment Services)

Job summary: The Senior Royalty Analyst will report directly into the Vice President Royalty Operations Support Group. They will be a key contributor to the day-to-day operations within Royalty Operations and will be involved in all royalty aspects of all artists across labels.

Marketing Assistant (Smithsonian Folkways)

Job summary: Find potential fans, intrigue them, and build a lasting relationship with them. Marketing at Smithsonian Folkways begins with music in its context, seeks curious listeners, then aims to create a long-term interaction with them. We love to acquaint interested listeners with musics that rarely find their way into the charts or onto radio; then reveal the stories behind those musics and the musicians who created them, connecting people with their own cultural traditions and those of others. We use all (legal and ethical) modern means to achieve this end.

Associate Director, Creative Services (Imagen)

Job summary: Imagem Music Group, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, is looking to add an Associate Director, Creative Services to its Los Angeles team. This position will work to proactively seek and procure synchronization licensing placements for Imagem’s extensive music publishing catalog. While there will be a focus on film, television and trailer/promos the position will work across all media types to service Imagem’s west coast music users.

PR Manager (Lisa Davis Music Management)

Job summary: Lisa Davis Music Management is currently seeking a Manager, Publicity in our Atlanta, GA office location who will be responsible for entire press campaigns for all high profile artists, songwriters, and producers while creating and implementing full national campaigns for select artist, songwriters, and producers in the online space at our Atlanta location.

Assistant Copyright Administrator (VP Records Distributors)

Job summary: Research song release information and contact record labels, Review licensing agreements, Prepare and disseminate deal memorandums and general correspondence, Organize and maintain progress of licensing, Collaborate with executives on copyright infringement issues, etc.

Project Coordinator (Dauman Music)

Job summary: Record label and music publisher with over 50 billboard charting singles. Need someone with music biz knowledge, writing and computer skills Assist in film and tv placements and general pr assistance.

Producer / Engineer / Sound Designer (Rockabye Baby Music)

Job summary: Independent record label in Los Angeles is currently accepting demos from individuals capable of creating instrumental lullaby recordings, specifically lullaby renditions of classic and modern rock songs. If you are interested, please submit demos with “LULLABY” in the subject line. DO NOT SUBMIT ORCHESTRAL or SYNTH-HEAVY tracks (AVOID string and synth beds). We are looking for inventive productions featuring child-like instruments of both wood varieties (xylophone, woodblock, marimba) and bell-like varieties (celesta, glockenspiel, vibraphone) as well as thoughtful, cute sound effects.

A&R Manager (Warner Music Group)

Job summary: Manager of A&R is expected to bring in hits for our artists on an exceptionally consistent basis. Primary responsibility is delivering singles for any artist in need of hit. Expected to develop strong relationships and constantly interface with producers and writers to regularly bring in valuable new talent relationships and hit records to the company. Must be able to schedule and move artists around efficiently as well as create and oversee creative and productive collaborative environments. The search for young, upcoming, and talented producers and songwriters is also a central focus of the A&R Manager’s daily responsibilities. Must have the ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.

Administrative Assistant (Universal)

Job summary: Universal Music is currently seeking a Coordinator Marketing for the New York, NY location. Marketing – Coordinate department press releases, trade shows and marketing efforts; maintain marketing budget; process invoices for marketing expenses New Business Solicitation- Coordinate mailings to generate new business Internal Reports (i.e. Rough Sales, T&E, Quarterly Report) – Maintain internal department reports including expenses, new business, quarterly summaries Interns – Work directly with colleges to place interns in our department; train interns in all databases and systems; handle all school paperwork. Assist department – provide daily assistance to Special Markets department including database entry, general research, mailings, scheduling meetings, transmitting documents between departments.

Talent Manager (BMI)

Job summary: Leads the development and implementation of talent management strategies and initiatives that drive engagement, development and retention through the following:  staffing; on-boarding and off-boarding; encouraging, supporting and tracking team member engagement; performance management; coordinating development opportunities and activities with and through the training and development team.

Director of Social Media (Pandora)

Job summary: As the Director of Social Media you will lead the social media strategy for Pandora. You will drive the development, execution and measurement of social programs, and evangelize those programs throughout the organization. You will partner with brand marketing and artist relations to develop compelling content that will be relevant and engaging for Pandora listeners.

Account Director(s) (Allied Integrated Marketing)

Job summary: Our New York and Los Angeles offices are looking for an experienced Account Director to supervise promotional tours, events, field marketing programs and lead account teams. The perfect candidate is a resourceful, strategic thinker with a high level of attention to detail who can multi-task and possesses strong written & verbal communication skills.  He or she must have experience activating many different types of events including retail and spirits promotions, mobile tours, brand launches, promotional events and parties.  In addition, knowledge of social/digital media and PR is a definite plus.

Director, Listener Care Performance & Planning (Sirius XM)

Job summary: The Director, Listener Care Performance & Planning will be responsible for leading people and critical processes to ensure that SiriusXM Listener Care is expertly servicing customers and meeting financial objectives.

National Publicist (The Syndicate)

Job summary: The Syndicate is growing its company with the addition of a full-time Director of Publicity.  The position will represent our agency’s clients in the entertainment and lifestyle brand spaces as well as directly manage the expanding PR department. The ideal candidate should have experience managing a team in addition to an excellent working knowledge of pop culture and the ability to effectively discuss current music, comedy and lifestyle trends. The candidate should be a strong communicator with superb writing skills. The position requires one to be meticulously confident while pitching to a variety of media outlets including web, print, television and social networks.

Director of Digital Marketing (Votiv)

Job summary: Votiv is looking to fill a Director of Digital Marketing position in our Music division, based in the Seattle office. This position will have a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from crafting digital marketing campaigns to working with the content team and junior marketing staff to drive digital campaigns forward. This person will work directly with Votiv artists and managers as well as key digital partners and the rest of the Votiv team to support the marketing efforts for each project. Some HTML and CSS knowledge as well as design skills using programs like Photoshop and Illustrator are a huge plus.

Coordinator, Content Team (The Orchard)

Job summary: As a Coordinator in the Content Management Team, you are vital in cultivating & scaling our fast growing Video Services business; executing on a value proposition that drives client satisfaction, engagement and revenue! You’ll work closely with YouTube Content leadership to ensure that our clients’ content is viewed by as many people as possible, and earning revenue from viewed ads.

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.