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 email@example.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.
Merchandise Manager (Red Bull Records)
Job summary: Red Bull Records is a full-service independent record label dedicated to long-term artist development, with a diverse roster across a variety of musical genres. We are seeking a candidate to oversee our global merchandise and web store operations, for both the recording artists and label. The position will be responsible for managing multiple campaigns and requires a motivated self-starter.
Bookkeeper/Office Manager (Family Artists)
Job summary: We’re a full service music management firm looking for a passionate, industrious, music-loving and meticulous Office Manager/Bookkeeper. As our Office Manager you will act as the organizational backbone of the company and often it’s face and voice for partners and outside parties. As bookkeeper, you will be the liaison between the company and our Senior Business Management team. Unique opportunity to combine both your enthusiasm for the music industry alongside your accounting and operations skills.
News Anchor/Reporter (Clear Channel)
Job summary: 24/7 News Source has an immediate opening for a full-time News Anchor/Reporter in our Washington, D.C. bureau which will sit in Silver Spring, MD. Our ideal candidate has strong news broadcasting experience and is a seasoned veteran on-air who is able to multi-task and takes direction well. You will work in a fast-paced, challenging and friendly environment with great career advancement opportunity.
Account Executive (WJKS 101.7 FM)
job summary: Want to sell an aggressive and fun format while working with a great team?
Like generous commissions? Prefer to be part of a small sales team where every prospect / geography isn’t already claimed? Want to work somewhere where your potential isn’t constantly blocked? Self-motivated and driven? Energized by closing a sale? We’re committed to your success and will help you get there!
Dynamic Contracts Employee (Creative Artists Agency)
Job summary: Directly responsible for the issuing, tracking, reviewing, and amending of all contracts for the entire rosters of assigned music agents in the NY office. Must be comfortable chasing down contracts and deposits from buyers, as well as maintaining database of 400+ pending client engagements with daily-changing information.
Sr. Manager, Creative Services (Imagem US)
Job summary: Imagem Music Group, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, is looking to add an Sr. Manager, 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.
Urban Music Assistant (Creative Artists Agency)
Job summary: You will be required to possess a number of skills and abilities, including being interested in and knowledgeable in Urban Music/R&B, having excellent phone etiquette, and being experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Coordinator, Sales Administration (Universal Music Group)
Job summary: In addition to responsibilities below, the Sales Administration Coordinator will support the department with duties as needed. It will also involve training in various areas for additional responsibilities.
Morning Show Talent (Cumulus Broadcasting)
Job summary: Cumulus’ All The Hits 107.3 Washington, DC, has an immediate opening for a high powered morning show. Major Market morning show experience is REQUIRED! The DMV is one of the most competitive morning radio environments in the country! Thus, no beginners need apply, just winners with a proven track record. Experience in Top 40 is preferred, but lifestyle accessibility is more important than format familiarity. We’re looking for a show that can engage, interact, entertain and stand out in a city that creates headlines for the world. If you’re ready to captivate the Nation’s Capital, both on-air and on the streets, are willing to become an icon among the greatest movers and shakers in the world and have the fortitude to be more than just a one term morning show, then we want to have chat. Please submit resumes, references and mp3s with the subject ‘107.3 Wake Up DC’.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and ratings history.
Human Resourced Coordinator (Warner Music)
Job summary: The HR Coordinator is part of the HR Generalist team assigned to the Rhino Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records population, and reports to a Vice President, Human Resources. The HR Coordinator provides administrative support for: day-to-day HR activities; recurring HR processes such as biweekly payroll and annual performance reviews; and the execution of HR initiatives such as employee training. There is a possibility the position will be temp-to-perm.
Income Tracking Analyst (Sony/ATV)
Job summary: The Income Tracking Analyst position will have a number of responsibilities, including analyzing multiple Income Tracking reports for the discovery of unpaid or underpaid royalties in the US and Canada, assist in ensuring royalty accountings are reported accurately in compliance with agreements and on a timely basis, recover unpaid or underpaid royalties in the US and Canada.
Music Director (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Job summary: OPB is looking for an individual passionate about supporting Portland’s local music scene and knowledgeable and experienced in station programming to be opbmusic’s Music Director. The Music Director is a new position in a growing multi-platform music service, directing music content on our 24/7 audio channel, and helping develop content in video and other platforms.
Record Label Manager (Confidential)
Job summary: This job is based around project management skills, including the ability to schedule many projects simultaneously. It is essential to be able to work to multiple production deadlines. Should have skills in office administration, oral and written communication, industry networking, budgeting and financial management are required. Because label managers deal with artists, they need tact and diplomacy. The label manager must have a thorough appreciation of and commitment to the multiple genres of music that the label deals with. It’s useful (but not necessary) to also have some technical knowledge about recording and production in order to understand the needs of the artists when setting up recording sessions. Technical knowledge of digital marketing strategy will help.
Coordinator, College Label Services (Warner Music Group)
Job summary: Emmy Award winning production company looking for a temporary (possibly leading to permanent) Music Coordinator to join the team in our LA (Culver City Adjacent) offices. Under the direction of the Executive in Charge of Music, this position will be responsible for acting as the department’s music coordinator across multiple projects.
Team Coordinator (Universal Music Group)
Job summary: Universal Music Group is currently seeking a Team Coordinator position in our Hollywood, CA office location. The purpose of this position is to provide strong administrative and organizational support to the VP of Adult Programming.
Music Supervisor (Create Advertising Group)
Job summary: A leading, cutting edge, Culver City Entertainment company is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Music Supervisor position to join the team. The candidate will be expected to manage the demands of entertainment marketing, working under high stress, with urgent deadlines in a fast pace environment. The candidate must possess a vast knowledge of all types and genres of music and have preexisting established contacts at labels, publishers, and music marketing agencies and have a complete understanding of the music clearance process.
Music Clearance Coordinator (Reflection Music)
Job summary: Looking for a music clearance coordinator to assistant of various projects. Minimum 1 year previous experience in film & tv music clearance and/or licensing. Must know how to perform song searches on the various PRO’s. Must have exceptional attention to detail. Duties will include song research, sending out quote requests, tracking approvals, processing licenses and payments and other admin duties. Must be able to work in a faced paced environment.
Creative Assistant (Sony/ATV)
Job summary: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Los Angeles is seeking a detail-oriented, highly motivated, and career-minded Creative Assistant to support two A&R/ Creative Executives. The candidate must be able to work well in a fast paced environment, have the ability to multi-task and be knowledgeable of music as a whole. Major duties of the job will include answering heavy phone volume, booking travel, and maintaining various creative documents for the A&R staff.
Media Manager (Axcess Talent)
Job summary: To be one of the leaders of the core agency team responsible for developing and executing effective advertising campaigns for Axcess TV & Radio. The Media manager is responsible for setting the bar for strategic and creative thinking in all media services.
Full Time Staffer (Barsuk Records)
Job summary: Barsuk Records is seeking an experienced individual to join our Seattle office. As a small company with a select roster of artists and where most current staff have worked for 5-10 years or more, there’s a fair amount of responsibility-sharing at Barsuk. Ideal candidates will have experience (3-5 years minimum) in one or more record industry disciplines, including but not limited to marketing & promotion, A&R, project management, warehouse operations, artist management, event planning, bookkeeping, copywriting, and/or design. Familiarity with Barsuk’s catalog and 15-year history is strongly preferred, but not necessary.
Music Supervisor/Sales (Atrium Music)
Job summary: Atrium Music, a new-model, boutique music licensing and publishing company is seeking an experienced, well-connected and highly motivated team member for the position of music supervisor/sales agent to pitch and place the company’s vast catalog of artist and composer music.
Manager, Digital Marketing (Universal)
Job summary: As a key member of the Digital Marketing team within UMe, the Manager’s position marries strategy with execution across all digital channels for a designated set of projects, from start to successful finish. The Manager will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and global counterparts, per project as well as with external industry and consumer facing outlets to develop online, social, and mobile opportunities. In an unconventional approach to catalog priorities, this role will also take on the onus to develop core, genre comprehensive campaigns to elevate and optimize deep catalog titles, tracks, and artists. The Manager will report directly to the department head for Digital Marketing.
Licensing Administrator (Warner Music Group)
Job summary: Securing from music publishers any and all rights required in order for WMG’s U.S. record labels to exploit any musical compositions embodied in the sound recordings and records that those record labels release, negotiating the corresponding mechanical and other licenses covering those musical composition rights, and paying those music publishers the corresponding mechanical and other license advances, fees, and/or other royalties in an accurate and timely manner.
Job summary: This position will provide administrative support to the Business & Legal Affairs contract administration staff, and assist in digital rights management and administration. Advances/Payments/Checks: Manage the requisition and distribution of all contractual advances and other payments.
Administration and Licensing Manager (Confidential)
Job summary: Scout Staffing is actively seeking an experienced and personable Administration and Licensing Manager for Nashville’s fastest-growing independent record label. Working closely with the Director of Administration and VP of Publishing, this role includes both publishing and record label administration duties while also managing a full-time coordinator. If you have a passion for licensing, a team-oriented mindset and management style, and a want to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, then this role with an innovative label may be the one for you!
Sales Representative (Alfred Music)
Job summary: Under general supervision, performs increasingly responsible and complex duties in developing and serving an account base and attaining sales goals of company products in an assigned territory and within a team environment.
Music Payroll Coordinator (TEAM)
Job summary: Wonderful opportunity for the right candidate. TEAM provides talent and union payroll services to music clients in the Film, TV and Sound Recording industries. The Music Payroll Coordinator is a “team-player” position that requires accuracy, attention to detail, initiative and a pro-active approach to duties and responsibilities in working with intercompany departments, clients and colleagues. Discretion in handling company and private or personal client and employee information is required, along with a positive attitude, professional ethics, appearance, and conduct.
Project Manager (MTV)
Job summary: Are you interested in driving highly visible initiatives for MTV Artists? Do you enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment solving complex technical problems and delivering innovative solutions? MTV is looking for a Technical Project Manager to help us make our MTV Artists website and apps even better! This role will provide project leadership, mitigate project risks, make tradeoffs, and balance business needs versus technical constraints. You will work with various software and business teams around the company to identify and drive innovative solutions that achieve business goals. This is an opportunity to shape the next generation of MTV artists!
Music Assistant (Sports Media Network)
Job summary: Assist Coordinating Director of Music, Music Director and Music Coordinators in the preparation, filing, coordination and organization of music licenses and related music documentation. Oversee the management of digital audio resources, storage and organization of the department’s audio libraries. Handle the update of music data to the cue sheet management system, as well as the distribution and handling of cue sheets to licensors.