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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Public Relations Manager (Smith Center For The Performing Arts – Las Vegas)
Job summary: Responsible for maintaining awareness of The Smith Center brand and promoting performances and events through publicity and media relations efforts.
Project Manager, Sound Select Artist Relations (Red Bull – Santa Monica)
Job summary: Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program that delivers the best in new music, supporting a group of curated artists through 200+ yearly events and festivals, in-studio collaborations with leading creators, distribution, and marketing from the Red Bull network. The program will be expanding into 7 new countries in 2016. The Project Manager, Red Bull Sound Select Artist Relations will oversee artist onboarding for 6 Red Bull Sound Select countries and manage 5 major artists campaigns each year. He/she will play a fundamental role in the longterm success of the program, as these artists will be core case studies for the program to build on in its international expansion. This is an opportunity to market artists without traditional music industry boundaries through Red Bull’s studio, producer, festival, and agency relationships; unique partnerships; and your and the artists’ creativity.
Marketing Coordinator (AltPress Media – Cleveland, OH)
Job summary: Alternative Press Magazine is seeking a smart, self-motivated and resourceful individual to join our team as our Marketing Coordinator. Our company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and prospective candidates will preferably live in the general Northeastern Ohio area. Candidates should be highly organized and adaptable to our dynamic work environment. Qualified applicants will have had experience in similar marketing roles (preferably within the media and entertainment industry).
Director, Consumer Engagement (UMG – NYC)
Job summary: Lead, develop and execute consumer engagement and ecommerce campaigns in collaboration with UMG owned and associated labels. The Director will be the key point person at the label level for all direct to consumer activities, including but not limited to initial artist strategy, product development, marketing and eCommerce. This person must be the organizing force and leader in commercializing direct to consumer campaigns and other integrated artist rights (e.g. ecommerce, experiences, touring). This person must be skilled at influencing and collaborating with all label departments (product managers, digital marketing) and artist management, and will be responsible to organize, plan and collaborate with labels in the execution of marketing campaigns for artists not only across release and touring schedules, but also “off cycle” promotions of artist relevant commercialization opportunities. He/she will be responsible for overseeing and managing all D2C stores including identifying, planning and executing against revenue opportunities for stores, merchandise recommendations, pricing, design, social media, crm and other label marketing initiatives.
Account Strategist (Pandora – Seattle)
Job summary: Pandora is looking for an experienced Account Strategist 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.
Music Publicist (Lafarmos PR and Branding – Los Angeles)
Job summary: We currently have an opening for the position of Music Publicist / Account Manager and are looking for an intelligent, independent creative thinker with an analytical approach and a proven track record working in music publicity. Our ideal candidate is an original thinker who brings something new to the table. This individual must have a strong passion for the entertainment field (music in particular) and be able to professionally communicate with clients, journalists and other industry professionals.
Director of Marketing (LiveNation – Atlanta)
Job summary: The Marketing Director is responsible for the advertising and marketing of all events in Atlanta and Alabama including events at Philips Arena, Infinite Energy Arena, Fox Theatre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Lakewood Amphitheatre, Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Concert Series), Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Music Midtown Festival and all outer market shows in Georgia and Alabama.
Channel Marketing Manager (Deezer – Denver)
Job summary: You will join the US Marketing Team to manage existing and build strategic partnerships. To achieve our goal of increasing our footprint in the US and increase the number of subscribers, we want to grow Deezer distribution through the telecom channel.
Project Manager-Touring (LiveNation – Beverly Hills)
Job summary: Live Nation is seeking a qualified individual for a Project Manager position. This detail oriented position requires excellent organizational skills, professional interaction with management personnel, vendors, clients of all levels, an ability to work efficiently, accurately and effectively under pressure, and ability to complete and prioritize tasks in a timely manner. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in staff supervision and recruitment, and customer service. The ability to communicate with respect and diplomacy across all levels of business is essential to this position. Maintaining knowledge of current ticketing trends in entertainment industry is an essential element to this position.
Music Manager (Barnes & Noble – NYC)
Job summary: As a Music Manager, you are responsible for the daily operations of the Music/DVD Department, ensuring that they are consistent with our bookselling culture, world-class customer service focus, digital initiatives, and operating and merchandising standards. You assist with interviews and in the development and evaluation of music sellers. You foster an employee-centric environment and focus the team on maximizing sales and productivity.
Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships (Pandora – Oakland)
Job summary: The Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships is a key member of the Strategic Partnerships team within the Brand Marketing department. This role will be responsible for creating relationships and programs with brands that put Pandora in new categories and conversations and enhance our brand equity with specific audiences. Reporting to the Director, Strategic Partnerships within the Brand Marketing organization, this person will execute brand partnership projects from initial evaluation through completion, maintaining senior level marketing finesse and client management throughout the process.
Marketing Manager (Harmonix – Cambridge, MA)
Job summary: Reporting to the Vp Of Marketing, the Harmonix Marketing Manager will sit at the heart of marketing Harmonix products. As the central strategist and go to market expert for each product the Marketing Manager will be responsible for building and executing their marketing plan for their assigned titles.
Music Department Coordinator (George Washington University – Washington D.C.)
Job summary: The role of Department Coordinator is to organize, execute, and complete department needs. This includes scheduling, registration of students, the management and promotion of department events through email blasts, posters and program design. Additionally, this position works with prospective students, providing information about the department and the Presidential Scholarship in the Arts which includes coordinating the scholarship applicants and audition weekend.
Product Owner, Notifications and Marketing Automation (Spotify – NYC)
Job summary: Spotify is creating the world’s most personalized music service, and the way we communicate to listeners is an integral part of that goal. In support of this mission, we’re hiring a Product Owner for our marketing automation and notifications platform. The objective is to reach the right user with the right message at the right time, helping them discover music or enjoy a great listening session.
Marketing Director (Sony Music – Nashville)
Job summary: Provide key input into development of strategic and tactical marketing campaigns. Serve as project manager. Communicate with artist management. Provide budget oversight. Evaluate effectiveness of campaign
Festival Specialist (Red Bull – Atlanta)
Job summary: The Festival Specialist is responsible for assisting the Festival Manager in all aspects of their role’s business scope. This includes the development, management, production and success of all business unit (BU) sponsored music festivals; as well as assisting cross-functionally with On-Premise Marketing on large scale and big moment activations. The ideal candidate should be passionate about live event production, experiential marketing, festivals and both the nightlife & music scenes. This position will operate cross functionally with On-Premise Marketing/Sales, Culture Marketing, Operations, Activations, Consumer Collecting, Brand, Key Accounts and outside vendors to drive Red Bull’s relevance within the festival landscape. The Festival Specialist will ensure quality event execution at larger A-Top festivals/image building events as well as leading the development and on-site execution of select A-Image and A-Volume festivals/events including multi-city tours.
Digital Advertising Coordinator (Orchard – NYC)
Job summary: The Orchard seeks an enthusiastic individual for the Digital Advertising Department with a passion for music, film, video, and other media. This passion must be personal, but also exist as an academic interest in how these media are positioned within culture. To continue to advance our groundbreaking services to clients and owned/operated properties, You will report directly to the Director of Digital Advertising.
Event Crew/Activation Specialist (CMG Miami Radio – Miami)
Job summary: Cox Media Group – Miami Radio has two part times positions for an Event Crew/Activation Specialist. Are you pursuing a career in Communications, Media, and/or Marketing? We are looking for outgoing, hard working and creative individuals to join our Marketing/ Promotions team. Responsibilities include working on location at radio station events, live broadcasts, interacting with listeners, social media activation and clerical duties. Knowledge in video recording, editing and Photoshop are a plus. Ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking in a lively fast paced environment. We are seeking a highly results oriented and talented individual with a passion for original entertainment to join our growing marketing team. The right candidate will be a team player who takes initiative with excellent written and verbal communication skills. All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be cheerful, cooperative and productive and to perform other such duties as may be required for the efficient operations of the stations.
Consumer Engagement Operations Manager (Universal – NYC)
Job summary: Universal Music Group is seeking a Manager, Consumer Engagement Operations to manage and support creation and operational execution of consumer engagement campaigns, products, D2C stores and marketing campaigns. The Manager will be the first line of command for the UMG Consumer Engagement Operations team in all D2C projects assigned, including involvement in artist strategy, product development, marketing and ecommerce, and help with collaboration with label departments (product managers, digital marketing, and artist management, etc.) during the release setup. He/she will be responsible for overseeing and managing operational details associated with all D2C stores.
Director, Music Supervision & Partnership Marketing (Harmonix – Los Angeles)
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.
Associate Director Of Marketing (Florida Grand Opera – Miami)
Job summary: As part of our new vision for the future, we are looking for an excellent, aggressive, career-minded professional for the position of Associate Director, Public Relations for Florida Grand Opera. Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of opera, a minimum of four years’ work experience in opera public relations or a closely related industry, as well as a Bachelor’s degree. Personal strengths must include strong attention to detail, knowledge of opera, hands-on experience with social media, and strong verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidates will be self-directed, able to work independently and bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
Marketing Manager (TICKETON – Los Angeles, CA)
Job summary: We are actively looking for a self-motivated Box Office & Client Service Coordinator. This detail oriented position requires excellent organizational skills, professional interaction with management personnel, vendors, clients of all levels. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in ticketing software, client and customer service service. This position will oversee the day to day operations of the Box Office Department within the scope of generally accepted procedures and practices for a major clients nationwide.
Assistant Music Manager (Nike – NYC)
Job summary: Consumer conversations and relationships fuel the work of Nike Marketing. It’s the fuel that has built one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Nike Marketing captures the science, art and emotion of Nike’s innovations and connects them with the hearts, minds and souls of athletes. The pros in brand strategy, advertising, digital engagement, product presentation, consumer analytics and more foster consumer connections via channels ranging from Nike Stores to social media. They approach marketing in a way that only Nike can: taking risks, pushing boundaries and inspiring consumers to be champions.
Marketing and Communications Associate (Austin Opera – Austin, TX)
Job summary: The Marketing and Communications Associate is responsible for facilitating and overseeing the execution of all marketing and communications functions for the organization, with an emphasis on digital marketing. The Associate reports directly to the Marketing and Communications Strategist and interacts with web developers, graphic designers and other vendors that are identified by the organization to work on select projects.
Team Coordinator (Caroline/UMusic – Hollywood, CA)
Job summary: The ideal candidate will have Music or Entertainment experience and have experience supporting an SVP, GM or other high-level executive with discretion and confidentiality. Must be very efficient and highly attuned to the smallest of details. Multi-tasking and working on tight deadlines in a high pressure environment is crucial. No task is too small and no challenge too great. A “can-do” attitude is essential.
Account Executive (KCRW – Santa Monica, CA)
Job summary: In this outside sales position you will sell radio sponsorship messages, digital media and event sponsorships. An account executive in public media is similar to that of a salesperson in commercial broadcasting or local print media. In this consultative sales role you will make cold-calls to decision makers at local businesses, meet with them to understand their marketing needs and develop proposals that offer marketing solutions to help them grow their businesses. This is a full life cycle sales position in that you will prospect, conduct needs assessments, create and present proposals, close the deal, write copy and service the account. You will focus on developing new business while managing and growing an account list.
Assistant General Manager (Warner Theater – Washington DC)
Job summary: Full responsibility for all aspects of assisting with venue business operations. Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on!
Coordinator Music (Paramount – Hollywood)
Job summary: his position is responsible for coordinating and executing daily operations for Vice President, Motion Picture Music & Marketing, which are vital to the Department’s general workflow.
Music Publisher Relations (Apple – Santa Clara Valley, CA)
Job summary: This role in Apple Music and in iTunes is working with music publishers. Music publishers supply the songs that we all enjoy listening to in Apple Music. Your job will be to work with the publishers to develop the processes and systems and reports we need to make sure the songwriters around the world get paid for their work. It is a business critical role and you’ll need to be entrepreneurial, quick to turn around solutions to our partners and accurate in everything you do.
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.