Music Industry Job Board (10/18/15)

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 2015. 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 week 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 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.

New openings:

Specialist, Digital Marketing (Sony – NYC) 

Job summary: As part of Sony Music’s digital marketing team, the Digital Marketing Specialist will promote artists and grow online communities for Sony Music artists using a combination of internal and partnered resources including websites, social networks, wireless services and other digital tools.

Digital Project Coordinator (iHeartMedia – Atlanta) 

Job summary: The successful candidate needs to have at least one year professional work experience in a media related field and a strong working knowledge of social media, videography, graphic design and photography.  Candidate must have the ability to work well with all departments and maintain a positive attitude in an often hectic work environment.  The position requires a self-motivated, hard worker who understands that sometimes work must be done outside of normal business hours.  The position includes the coordination of content from our radio station websites to the public, assisting in our social networking campaigns, production of short video segments, gathering measurement data, and helping to maintain quality among our six web properties.

Brand and Creative Coordinator (Spotify – NYC)

Job summary: We are looking for a Brand and Creative Coordinator that will play a critical role in supporting the  supporting the global brand and creative team, organizing and coordinating team- and project-related operations and processes. This team develops strategy, creative tools, content, and experiences that drive Spotify’s creative and communication agenda with various audiences, including fans, consumers, artists, creators, labels, business partners, and more. Programs the team leads include brand identity and guidelines, on-platform advertising, marketing programs in paid/earned/owned channels, large-scale experiential programs like Spotify House at SXSW, and more.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Brand Ambassador (iHeartMedia – Las Vegas) 

Job summary: Represent three iHeartMedia Las Vegas brands, KPLV-FM, KSNE-FM and KWNR-FM at remotes and appearances.  Serve as the ambassador between the radio station and the listeners. Work among a team that will include promotions, programming and sales. This is a part-time position/that will be no more than 20 hours a week. Weekend and night heavy. The managers for the iHeartMedia Promotions Team request a two week written notice for any time off requested. Major holidays and “black out” periods must be approved by the department’s supervisor.

Associate Marketing Director (The Phoenix Symphony – Phoenix) 

Job summary: The Associate Marketing Director is responsible for planning, supervising, administering and evaluating programs that meet or exceed attendance and ticket revenue goals for orchestra events and maximizing the visibility of the orchestra in the community. The Associate Marketing Director will plan and manage all marketing activities, including but not limited to: public relations; advertising; season subscription and renewal campaigns; all ticket revenue and audience research.

Artist Management (Ayelow LLC – Atlanta) 

Job summary: An Artist Manager works on behalf of groups or artists to promote the artists’ careers and run their business affairs. Their job is to secure the best work for their clients, for the best fee.The job may include: negotiating contracts and fees, finding and booking events and venues that match the artist’s career strategy, advising on career decisions, publicity and promotion, helping them on career decisions such as which record producer to work with, or which songs to perform, and managing media relations on their behalf.The Artist Manager’s work is very competitive and can be intense and sometimes stressful with long hours. Artist Managers are frequently required to attend their artists’ performances in the evening or over weekends.Most Artist Managers advance by building a strong reputation for good client services, and attracting more top performers onto their books.

Clearance and Permissions Manager (Wenner Media LLC – NYC) 

Job summary: Responsibilities include reviewing video and other materials to determine clearance and related issues; conducting research to evaluate the status of copyrighted and trademarked materials and products, invasion of privacy, defamation and rights of publicity, and other legal issues. Negotiate licenses and releases for uses of copyrighted or trademarked materials such as film clips, artwork, photos, music, and ensure each license properly addresses essential terms and protections. Prepare correspondence advising staff on status of clearance issues; administratively support department as required.

Account Director – Lifestyle and Entertainment (Rogers & Corwan – Los Angeles)

Job summary: Rogers & Cowan has an exciting opportunity for a senior level Account Director in our rapidly expanding Entertainment Marketing Department. Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of public relations experience working with Entertainment Marketing brands. This dynamic group works across various categories of lifestyle marketing including television, luxury brands, celebrity personalities, entertainment attractions, non-profit foundations and global media events.

Artist Management (Ayelow LLC – Tulsa)

Job summary: An Artist Manager works on behalf of groups or artists to promote the artists’ careers and run their business affairs. Their job is to secure the best work for their clients, for the best fee.The job may include: negotiating contracts and fees, finding and booking events and venues that match the artist’s career strategy, advising on career decisions, publicity and promotion, helping them on career decisions such as which record producer to work with, or which songs to perform, and managing media relations on their behalf.The Artist Manager’s work is very competitive and can be intense and sometimes stressful with long hours. Artist Managers are frequently required to attend their artists’ performances in the evening or over weekends.Most Artist Managers advance by building a strong reputation for good client services, and attracting more top performers onto their books.

Marketing Manager (Warner Music – Nashville)

Job summary: The Marketing Manager is responsible for the execution of all advertising and promotion-related events regarding print music for Word Entertainment.  The Marketing Manager will effectively, efficiently and economically communicate information about all Word Music products to core customers base and beyond, while helping generate sales for those products.  The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the complete product set up for the print marketing department, and other administrative duties as needed.

Special Needs Arts & Media Academy (Behavioral Solutions NY – NYC)

Job summary: Performing Arts Studio and Special Needs organization seeking very responsible staff member to help develop and increase clients and market events. Perform planners/coordinator duties, social media promoter, oversee flyer distribution teams and assist in development of promotional campaigns. Execute programs to grow our email database. Assist in launch and coordination of events. Serve as the liaison between our studio and public. Organize monthly events. Create and maintain relationships with local establishments. Launch new membership programs. Organize classes, art shows, music events, etc.

Project Manager (Septien Entertainment Group – Dallas)

Job summary: Need experienced project manager, who is driven by deadlines, able to work in chaos in the music industry and knows how to encourage and maintain employee relations. Must be very knowledgeable from feasibility to closure while maintaining budgets, timelines, and people skills. Must have strong management skills and be familiar with marketing, sales, training of new hires and social media in the entertainment industry of today in order to lead directors in project management. Must commit to 1 year contract. Working with projects in sponsorships and non profits are an extreme plus!

Brand Manager/Air Talent (Townsquare Media Group – Twin Falls, ID)

Job summary: This person is eager to build relationships and value in our community. This person also wants to be a part of a successful and growing radio company who highly values our brands, our talent and our family of employees. We hire great people, we provide them support, tools and freedom to execute creativity and develop their talent and brands…and in return we expect a high level of performance.

Global Curator Network Manager, Red Bull Sound Select (Red Bull – Santa Monica, CA)

Job summary: Work with Artist Relations Manager, Red Bull Sound Select and Red Bull Sound Select Program Director to define and continuously evolve Red Bull Sound Select’s curator network strategy

Venue Marketing Manager (Copious Columbus – Columbus, OH)

Job summary: We are seeking a multi-talented marketing associate to assist in creating an effective, cross-platform communications message for Copious , a 21,000 square-foot facility in the Brewery District, featuring an event space, restaurant and bar, and the new music venue, Notes . This is a full-time, associate level position.

Brand Ambassador (JBL – Watertown, MA)

Job summary: Are you passionate about music and audio? Are you enthusiastic, outgoing, passionate and knowledgeable about consumer audio products like headphones and speakers? If you are an avid Bluetooth user, an audiophile, and on the cutting edge of premium sound knowledge 2020 Companies has immediate opportunities for people just like you as a Brand Ambassador for JBL!

Sr. Director, Country Music Programming (Sirius – Nashville)

Job summary: The head of Country Programming is responsible for leadership of all SiriusXM country music channels including The Highway, Y2Kountry, Prime Country, Willie’s Roadhouse, Outlaw Country, and Red, White & Booze, as well as Bluegrass Junction, The Village, The Message and Enlighten. Key member and contributor of senior music programming management team.

Media Strategist (TwelveFold – San Francisco)

Job summary: We’re looking for someone who can think like a news editor, crunch numbers like an accountant, and enjoys dissecting why an ad performed better with one audience versus another. We’re hiring a Media Strategist to help us maximize the power of our technology (SPECTRUM™) to align our clients’ ads with the content that best fits their strategies.

Enrollment Marketing and Communications Manager (Berklee – Boston)

Job summary: The Enrollment Marketing and Communications Manager supports the college’s and area’s enrollment objectives by assisting with the coordination of efforts that will best promote various special/summer programs, both on and off campus.

Radio Account Executive (iHeartMedia – Jacksonville, FL) https://iheartmedia-

Job summary: The iHeartMedia Account Executive will identify and solicit new business; service and grow existing account. They are responsible for developing persuasive proposals in response to client needs and/or opportunities.  They will guide their clients based on market, platform or station information.  They are responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through cooperative communication.  They will also negotiate rates consistent with iHeartMedia operating goals and budgets and ensure prompt payment.  They will utilize all available iHeartMedia resources to create effective marketing campaigns.

Marketing Coordinator (88Nine Radio – Milwaukee)

Job summary: The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination of all marketing efforts of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Additionally, this position is responsible for the creation, development and implementation of non-member e-newsletters and management of the volunteer program. This position executes all sponsorship /trade/ relationships including The Discover Milwaukee Tour and Summerfest.

Director, Music Supervision & Partnership Marketing (Harmonix – Cambridge, MA)

Job summary: Harmonix is looking for a music supervisor and music business expert, who has sophisticated knowledge of the music industry and who will be responsible for securing music/artist participation for inclusion in the game, add-on content, advertisements, trailers, promos, partnerships or any other form of visual media. The ideal candidate will act as the liaison for Harmonix with the music community. The role also includes engaging the music community from a marketing partnership perspective in order to leverage the artist/music in the games to create additional exposure and marketing opportunities. The level of partner participation varies from social posts by artists and gaming partners to in-game artist participation, live performances, advertisements, retail executions, etc. The music marketing partnership director will be responsible for fulfilling all marketing needs and driving execution from a music perspective.

Publicity Intern (Webster Public Relations – Nashville)

Job summary: Webster Public Relations is a public relations, media strategies and social media firm seeking creative, motivated and passionate students (undergraduate, graduate or recent graduates) for an internship position. In addition to administrative responsibilities, clipping features/reviews, research projects and social media tasks, interns will also help coordinate press events (meet & greets and album launches). There will also be an opportunity to observe interviews, photo shoots and performance events.

Part-Time Music Researcher (BMI – Various Locations)

Job summary: Occasional part-time work that can be 0-15 hours weekly depending on availability of assignments. Work consists of music and market research in businesses in various states. Assignments include onsite research in businesses during late evenings, including weekends, and can require possible travel and overnight stay.

Publicity Intern (Wyatt Brand – Austin)

Job summary: Do your thing. We’ll tell everyone! That’s the motto of Wyatt Brand, a publicity and design agency. We’re looking forthe right intern to support our work for a growing roster of clients, including financial, small business, large/small arts organizations, magazines, artists, visionaries, music ensembles, collectives, and so forth. This is an unpaid internship but can be used for class credit.

Marketing Manager (Deluxe Entertainment – Hollywood)

Job summary: The Marketing Manager will handle product development through delivery, marketing and promotions for TV/Features for the Creative Services division. They will develop and implement integrated marketing plans and strategies for the creative services division that maximize sales potential and manage the creative process to ensure the proper execution of all advertising, marketing materials, product design/packaging and promotional development. In addition, they will manage the Creative Services various web identities and commercial/feature promo reels.

Music Administrative Coordinator (Drastic Plastic Records – Omaha)

Job summary: Drastic Plastic Records is looking for a professional, organized, congenial, self-starter to handle the various responsibilities pertaining to the operation of a vinyl reissue label including but not limited to elements of production, publicity/marketing, order fulfillment, licensing, and miscellaneous other duties.

Public Relations Manager (Webster Public Relations – Nashville)

Job summary: Webster Public Relations is currently looking for a Publicist in its Nashville office. The ideal Publicist candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, PR or journalism and has at least 3-5 years, post-college, full time relevant PR experience, with an agency background preferred. We are looking for qualified PR professionals that are creative and enthusiastic with passion and experience in high-end clientele, music business professionals, plus proven results with top-tier media outlets locally, regionally and nationally.

Marketing Strategist (Complex Media – Los Angeles)

Job summary: Complex’s Brand Partnerships Studio (Marketing Department) is hiring a Pre-Sale Marketing Strategist in its Los Angeles office.The candidate will be primarily responsible for conceptualizing, writing and managing integrated marketing proposals to create compelling partnership programs for a variety of advertising partners.Responsibilities also include working alongside Strategy Management team to merchandise internal editorial opportunities and produce innovative brand storytelling tools.

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.