Music Industry Job Board (1/17/16)

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 2016. 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:

Marketing Director (Splice – NYC) 

Job summary: We are looking for a marketing manager to join our team in NYC to run growth marketing initiatives for one of our products, Splice Sounds.  You will be responsible for driving new customer acquisition through planning, execution, and monitoring of marketing initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have experience growing sales at a consumer e-commerce startup.  Knowledge of music creator tools or music production appreciated but not required.

Marketing Coordinator (Beatport – Denver) 

Job summary: Beatport is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join our team. You will work with a cross-functional and will be responsible for coordinating, launching, and driving marketing projects along the critical path to completion.

Marketing Associate- Extreme (Sony – Santa Monica, CA) 

Job summary: The Marketing Associate’s focus is front-line contact with clients and assisting the team in servicing the diverse needs of our professional music user clients. This involves contacting clients via email, telephone and in person on a day to day basis and all other aspects of client relations.

User Acquisition (Marketing) Associate (Backstage – NYC) 

Job summary: At Backstage, we’re focused on providing the best career platform and marketplace to match actors and performers with talent seekers.The marketing team at Backstage is responsible for building brand awareness, focusing on growth and retaining our user base of performers. We are looking for a creative, technical, strategic and analytical marketing professional to join the team as our Marketing Associate. The role will report to the Vice President and Digital Director of Backstage and will work closely with product, marketing, engineering, and content teams across the business.You will be tasked with demand generation, traffic growth, strategic partnerships and conversion optimization using inbound and outbound marketing tactics. You will set up and use comprehensive analytics to support your strategy and execution of user growth. As a company we really value problem solvers and being able to learn a new technical skill (in a day).

Concert Promoter (The Brain Trust – Boston) 

Job summary: Want to go to concerts and live music shows in the Boston area for FREE, while developing your resume and work experience in the marketing or music industry? The Brain Trust is looking for music lovers in the Boston area who are interested in doing concert promotion in exchange for FREE admission to a wide variety of quality live music events. Promotion can include online posts, as well as hanging up flyers in your neighborhood.

Artist Manager (O-Town Records – Orlando) 

Job summary: O-Town Music Group is seeking an Artist & Repertoire Manager. A&R Managers are creative people with good business skills and a solid understanding of the music marketplace. It is not enough to like the music, an A&R Manager needs an excellent knowledge of the contemporary music scene and to understand what sells.The main job is picking acts that will be successful and then working with the act to find the right producers and writers. The process is very much a nurturing one to ensure the band or solo artist impacts at the right time with the right material. Besides scouting for new artist the a&r manager also manages the current roster of artist. Duties include booking performances for artist, updating social media for artist,booking tv appearances and publicity for artist, booking recording studios for artist and much more.

Digital Sales & Marketing Coordinator (Naxos of America – Franklin, TN)

Job summary: Naxos of America is hiring a full time Digital Sales & Marketing Coordinator position who will report to the Director of Digital Sales. The candidate will do a variety of tasks such as helping manage and organize new release information, curating playlists, organizing and prepping marketing plans as well as digital sales reports.

Music Licensing Representative (Naxos Of America – Franklin, TN)

Job summary: Our ideal candidate has a passion for constantly finding new music, a working knowledge of the classical music genre, a strong and proven sales background, and a desire to discover new licensing opportunities day in and day out. Strong communication skills, knowledge of U.S. copyright law (as it pertains to sound recordings/musical compositions), and the confidence required to effectively communicate with clients, music supervisors, and industry leaders is a must.

Sales Coordinator (LiveNation – Chicago)

Job summary: Across multiple live music venues, the Premium Seat Sales Coordinator assists the Director of Premium Seat Sales and the team. Premium Seat Sales is responsible for generating Premium Seat revenue which may include box suites, season tickets, PSLs, some hospitality events and other revenue-generating programs as added to portfolio of menu items to sell. Packages and inventory will be specific to assigned venue(s).

Account Director (Universal Music Group – NYC)

Job summary: Account Director for central brand partnership team will work with executives on the team to develop, manage and execute project outlines and schedules, assist with the planning and management of high profile corporate and sponsorship events, and conduct research and analyses on Fortune 500 brands. The person will help create innovative marketing concepts, support team in preparing client pitches and build brand proposals utilizing key metrics and success measurements.

Publicity & Marketing Assistant (Sideways Media – Los Angeles)

Job summary: Join the Sideways team as a publicity & marketing assistant. You should be online savvy and familiar with the online music and media space. This is a detail-oriented position where you will be responsible for the management and communication of information to not only the media, but to clients as well. Work from the heart of Silver Lake in an easy-going, fun workplace for a variety of local and national musicians, record labels, management companies and brands.

Digital Marketing Manager (SonicBids – Brooklyn, NY)

Job summary: Aggressively grow the number of musicians and opportunity owners that use Sonicbids as their solution to landing and booking live gigs, with a focus on CPA / LTV across all channels.

Campaign Manager (Pandora – Minneapolis)

Job summary: Pandora is looking for an experienced Campaign Manager who has a background in digital or radio advertising with a proven track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships. This individual will partner directly with the sales team to build strategic media partnerships while providing a high-level of client service for assigned Advertisers, Agencies and internal Clients.  

Marketing Coordinator (Beatport – Denver, CO)

Job summary: Beatport is looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join our team. You will work with a cross-functional and will be responsible for coordinating, launching, and driving marketing projects along the critical path to completion.

Talent Buyer (World Cafe Live – Philadelphia)

Job summary: World Cafe Live is looking to add a Talent Buyer to its dynamic team. Responsible for booking shows in Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA, this person is a team player with strong agent relationships and solid negotiation skills. The Talent Buyer is full time salaried position.

Account Director (Spotify – Atlanta)

Job summary: We are looking for an outstanding Ad Sales Account Director to join our team in Atlanta. We’re looking for someone with a proven record of revenue generation and a deep interest and passion for online media and innovation. We want someone who loves our product and knows how to sell creative solutions for clients and partners. You should be confident without ever being arrogant and you work hard, but know how to have fun.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Creative Content Producer (Aivvy – USA)

Job summary: Aivvy is looking for a passionate team member who will work in Aivvy’s eCommerce team. The position will be initially focused on eCommerce-related content creation, including copywriting, production, publishing to website, blog and different social media channels, with future growth into customer services, community management and online sales.

Digital Marketing and Sales Associate (Artlandia Publishing – Portland)

Job summary: Project Coordination Team is accountable for managing the Customer installation experience of our cutting-edge World Class products and services.  

Publicity Coordinator (Entertainment One – Los Angeles)

Job summary: Reporting to the Publicist, is responsible for coordinating and executing publicity programs and campaigns for eOne Films ensuring that these publicity activities are in-line with the corporate strategy to achieve the company’s annual goals. This position is responsible for the timely execution of all publicity and social media campaigns for all eOne Films titles. Further, this position will also act as a liaison, between the Marketing team and other departments, as well as clients and the media.

Director of Public Relations (John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts – Washington, D.C.)

Job summary: The Director of Public Relations is responsible for maintaining and positively positioning the public image of the Kennedy Center through local, national, and international media placements, new media, self-generated content and storytelling, and by influencing a range of internal platforms including the Center’s social media and website. The Director will manage the day-to-day media operations of a fast-paced PR office, directing artistic and program announcements, leveraging publicity opportunities, driving media cultivation, and determining positioning of institutional news and issues. He/She will be the chief strategist and partner for the Kennedy Center’s Education staff in shaping compelling stories that highlight the educational programs and initiatives both locally and across the nation. By building productive relationships with media, artistic partners and internal staff, he/she will generate significant and high-impact coverage of more than 2,000 performances and events held at the Center each year. This position will work closely and proactively with the VP of Public Relations and other senior leadership to guide the voice and messaging around pivotal institutional projects including the ongoing capital expansion project, the John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration, and preparations for the Center’s 50th Anniversary. The Director may serve as spokesperson on occasion and when appropriate.

Account Director (Spotify – San Francisco)

Job summary: We are looking for an outstanding Ad Sales Account Director to join our team in San Francisco.We’re looking for someone with a proven record of revenue generation and a deep interest and passion for online media and innovation. We want someone who loves our product and knows how to sell creative solutions for clients and partners. You should be confident without ever being arrogant and you work hard, but know how to have fun.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Account Executive (iHeartMedia, Inc)

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. This is a commission based outside sales position.

Manager Special Events (The Chicago Theatre – Chicago)

Job summary: The Manager Special Events at the Chicago Theatre is responsible for booking Special Events at The Chicago Theatre; a role that involves both sales and management functions, as well as working with both existing and new clients.  The role includes negotiating contracts and financial terms as well as oversight over all aspects of event implementation to ensure client satisfaction and retention.  The Manager Special Events role requires a strong team orientation and focused interaction with various executives at The Chicago Theatre and here in the New York office in order to succeed.  This role will also be on an on site presence during events and work with the Special Events team on marketing strategies.  

Social Media Coordinator (Pulp – Ferndale, MI)

Job summary: We are looking for a vibrant, creative, part-time Social Media Coordinator to join our team and help us grow. This person will help develop social content and strategies for all of our clients. The role requires the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and initiatives while maintaining a high level of energy and a positive attitude.The Social Media Coordinator will serve as a community manager for multiple brands, including monitoring all social properties, creating unique, engaging content and participating on social media on behalf of the brands.

Assistant, Communications (MTV – NYC)

Job summary: MTV seeks a full-time Communications Assistant to support the SVP and VP of Communications for MTV. The Communications Assistant will be responsible for maintaining schedules and phones, preparing travel arrangements, filing expense reports and additional administrative tasks in a fun, fast-paced office environment. The Communications Assistant will run the MTV Communications social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and manage the MTV Press website. The Communications Assistant will also assist in the development and implementation of communications campaigns for MTV’s original programming and work closely with the team to execute media outreach, internal communications, live events including the MTV Video Music Awards.

Music Gear Customer Engagement (Reverb Music – Chicago)

Job summary: is looking for a genuine music-gear obsessive to help moderate our rapidly expanding community of musicians. This role will involve supporting all users as they buy and sell on the site, arbitrating disputes between different users, and working to prevent fraudulent and suspicious activity.  Other responsibilities will include curating listings and contributing to our marketing and social media content.  

Marketing Director (LiveNation – NYC)

Job summary: In this role you’ll be tasked with developing cutting-edge multiplatform marketing campaigns, writing inspiring proposals and presenting concepts to potential clients to win business while working in a fun environment with a group of forward thinking individuals.

Branded Music Licensing Coordinator (Vice – Brooklyn)

Job summary: The Branded Music Licensing Coordinator will mainly support the Branded Music Supervisor on all the day-today licensing needs of an international branded program.

Assistant, Marketing Roadrunner/Fueled By Ramen (WMG – NYC)

Job summary: Provide administrative and marketing support for Vice President of Marketing. Responsible for developing comprehensive strategies for marketing our artists as well as coordinating all efforts (internally and with outside parties) on all projects.

Assistant, Music Touring (CAA – Toronto)

Job summary: The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, quick-thinking and open to working in a fast-paced, team-oriented office environment where he/she is capable of performing administrative tasks. The individual should be adaptable, highly organized and detail oriented, and able to effectively multi-task. Strong knowledge of, or interest in learning about, music touring is a plus. Administrative duties include heavy phones, coordinating meetings and schedules, preparing expense reports, producing correspondence, issuing contracts, special projects and personal assistance as needed.

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.