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 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.
International Music Communications Manager (Apple – Cupertino, CA)
Job summary: Apple is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial leader with a passion for music and entertainment to coordinate communications between the company’s Cupertino and Los Angeles central teams and its international music teams. The International Music Communications Manager will work with closely with the business, artist & label relations, marketing, product marketing, business development, design, analytics, and other teams to foster better information exchange between more than a dozen teams worldwide.
Account Executive (Soundcloud – Chicago)
Job summary: We’re looking for an experienced and versatile advertising salesperson, responsible for closing new business and growing existing business with advertisers and ad agencies alike. Each of our Account Executives manage a regional territory account list, and should have a minimum of 7 years experience working with advertisers and ad agencies in the Midwest. You’re not opposed to travel, and you have a profound understanding of the advertising marketplace. Bonus points if you have prior experience within music, mobile and/or emerging digital platforms.
Freelance Music Blogger (Candid Brilliance Music – Chicago)
Job summary: This piece-work position requires a high-energy, self-directed, deadline-oriented individual who has exceptional communication skills. The successful candidate will research and write articles in a conversational, engaging style. Each blog entry will reinforce Candid Brilliance Music’s main objectives: offer best practices information, create a sense of community, offer continuing education information, and create an opportunity for reader comments.
Executive Assistant (Verve/UMG – NYC)
Job summary: The ideal candidate will have Music or Entertainment experience and have experience supporting at the EVP level or above, with a high level of 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. Must be a master scheduler. No task is too small and no challenge too great. A “can-do” attitude is essential.
Licensing Assistant (Wixen Music Publishing – Calabasas, CA)
Job summary: Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. in Calabasas has an entry level opening in in our copyright and licensing department. We’re looking for a non-smoking backroom geek like us who has a passion to do right by our clients. This person can juggle a multitude of tasks, projects and demands, prioritize effectively, execute with a meticulous attention to detail, work well both independently and as part of a team, communicate clearly and do it all with a sense of humor. In addition, this person is a motivated, quick learner fueled by a strong work ethic who is proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word.
Afternoon Drive (Entercom Communications Corp – Indianapolis)
Job summary: 99.5 zpl, Indy’s Hit Music Station has an amazing opportunity for you! Our current Afternoon Drive talent has accepted a new position within the company and that means we’ve got a prime opening. We are now actively seeking a new Afternoon Drive, Asst. Program Director/Music Director. We’re looking for someone fun, energetic, intelligent, outgoing, out-spoken, street-credible, quick witted, enthusiastic, team oriented, determined, and has a strong work ethic. You will need to be social media fluent and PPM friendly. You should be brilliant at the basics and have some production and web skills. Some working knowledge of Music Master would be a plus too.
Artist Evangelist, Google Play (Google – NYC/LA)
Job summary: As an Artist Evangelist, you are a fully dedicated business leader, shaping the future of one of our many Google products. Whether you’re on a consumer product (like Gmail, Search, Maps, Chrome, Android) or a business product (AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick, Analytics), you take part in a complete marketing experience as you lead every facet of the product’s journey. From determining positioning, naming, competitive analysis, feature prioritization and external communications, you help shape the voice of the product and help it grow a loyal consumer base. This means you work with a cross-functional team across sales, corporate communications, legal, webmasters, product development, engineering and more. In this role, you’ll be involved with product marketing strategy from beginning to end.
Director/Manager, Digital Marketing (UMG – Santa Monica, CA)
Job summary: Universal Music Group is looking for a Director/Manager Digital Marketing to serve as a member of the Verve Records team located in Santa Monica, CA. Oversee and direct aspects of day-to-day digital management. Responsible for creating and executing digital marketing and promotional plans across all areas of online including portals and distribution partners, artist websites, social media, new technology, CRM, SEM/SEO, third party lifestyle, and e-commerce. Responsible for nurturing and leveraging relationships with the artists and their management teams. Required to set goals and manage campaigns in an effort to optimize reach and revenue. Responsible for managing and interpreting departmental reports and partner data.
Director of Marketing & Publicity (Music Box Films – Chicago)
Job summary: Music Box Films seeks a motivated, resourceful individual with excellent written and verbal communications skills to oversee and maintain the quality of our marketing efforts in traditional areas while energizing and innovating our online and social media presence and providing creative approaches to publicity.Music Box Films is a Chicago-based independent film distribution company that specializes in foreign language, documentary and American independent releases. Our acquisitions are highly curated to appeal to the art house segment whose core demographic is an educated, affluent older audience.
Marketing Coordinator (LiveNation – Beverly Hills)
Job summary: This person will be responsible for communicating event marketing plans, budgeting advertising spends, communicating branding decisions, organizing marketing meetings, cross-divisional marketing communications as well as doing power point decks and research on marketing initiatives.Ideal candidates will have extensive music knowledge; event planning, concert or sports marketing experience; familiarity with multiple music genres, a thick skin and the ability to work at a fast pace while juggling multiple tasks.
Marketing Coordinator (True Concord Voices & Orchestra – Tucson, AZ)
Job summary: Grammy nominated Tucson-based arts organization needs expertise in marketing and media relations. Works closely with founding music director to create messaging for 2016-17 season, marketing strategies for subscriptions and individual concerts, and to develop copy, photos and artwork for ads, newsletters, videos and website.
Coordinator/Manager, Community Management (Capitol Records – Hollywood)
Job summary: The Coordinator or Manager, Community Management role sits within Capitol Music Group’s Digital Marketing team, and will be responsible for the digital strategy and development for some of Capitol Music Group’s most storied brands. The successful applicant will create content and develop plans to release that content across our labels’ social, web and email properties. As such, this role will require someone who is able to not only quickly learn and speak the language of our various imprints, but also who is a native user of all of the leading and emerging digital/social platforms.This is a junior role sitting within the Digital Marketing department’s Community Management team. The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with other members of the Community Management team (as well as teams throughout the company) to develop campaigns to grow Capitol Music Group’s brands among consumers, in support of cross-department initiatives as well as throughout the industry.
Head, School of Music – Relocation to Australia (Australian National University)
Job summary: The School delivers a model of music education which best supports the vocational and professional needs of music students grounded in a vision of public service. At its heart, the school affirms an ideal of musical excellence that is ethnically informed, intellectually rigorous, outward looking, and receptive to new ideas. The Head, School of Music will be responsible for the strategic leadership and ongoing sustainability of the School while harnessing opportunities to develop and articulate a clear vision for the future. This is an opportunity to shape the role in response to significant change that the school is undergoing.
Records Coordinator (Universal Music Group – Woodland Hills, UT)
Job summary: We are currently seeking a Records Coordinator responsible for assisting our in-house staff in conducting research using our company archives. The ideal candidate should be detail oriented, able to work in a complex corporate environment, and skillful at assisting UMG personnel in a tactful manner. This position must work with the full range of our company business units, including finance, accounting, legal, human resources, publishing, royalties, record labels, and executives.
Label Relations Operations Coordinator (Spotify – NYC)
Job summary: The Label Relations team at Spotify works to transform the music industry value chain for artists & rights holders by driving innovative and fruitful partnerships – with labels, the greater music industry, third parties, and internally through Spotify driven initiatives.The Label Relations Operations Team provides the tools, frameworks and resources across the global Label Relations team to enable the team and associated rights holders/partners to move faster and more efficiently. Responsibilities encompass work across many of Spotify’s key cross-functional verticals including communications, business development, partnerships, marketing, advertising and licensing. In addition, the LR Ops team works closely with external partners.
Music Editor (San Antonio Current – San Antonio)
Job summary: San Antonio Current is seeking an San Antonio-based journalist to fill the role of music editor. We’re looking for an experienced writer/editor who has a strong writing voice, broad musical interest and an interest not just in writing reviews but in telling stories about the local music scene. Responsibilities will include editing, creating content, analyzing data and responding appropriately, and partnering with internal and external contacts to publish material that is interesting, entertaining, and relevant to the publication’s audience. The music editor is expected to contribute and edit weekly feature stories, curate work from freelancers and write at least three daily blog posts. The music editor also assists the editorial team with proofing pages and other production-oriented duties. Attention to detail and accuracy is a must.
Marketing Coordinator (Heid Music – Appleton, WI)
Job summary: The Marketing Coordinator supports the brand activities for Heid Music. Responsibilities include preparing printed, electronic, and social media collateral to support events and promotional activities. This position will also analyze digital and social media performance and make optimizations within to ensure best performance. The Marketing Coordinator is also involved in developing social media strategies, project plans, and campaigns that build audience engagement.
Artist Marketing Manager (Red Bull – Santa Monica, CA)
Job summary: Red Bull’s Artist Marketing department is a team of passionate, arts-driven creators and curators committed to inspiring artist development and innovation in music. The Artist Marketing Manager role in the West Business Unit contributes to the goals of the various Culture programs including Red Bull Sound Select, Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Studios and more. He/she is an excellent project manager first, an expert at converting creative ideas into realistic timelines with actionable tasks that deliver tangible results. Secondly, he/she is a creative manager with diverse music taste and a solid network of 1:1 music industry and artist relationships.
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 national musicians, record labels, management companies and brands.
Coordinator Integrated Media (Madison Square Garden – NYC)
Job summary: The Coordinator Integrated Media is responsible, under the direction of the Director Integrated Media Strategy, for assisting in the creation and implementation of best-in-class integrated media plans across paid, earned, owned, and shared connection points. He/She will do this by understanding and utilizing marketing mix learning, consumer insights, communication strategy and thinking, data driven analysis, and industry and marketplace knowledge.This position will work across all MSG brands, including Radio City Christmas Spectacular and other holiday productions, Rockettes New York Spectacular, Bookings, New York Rangers, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, Westchester Knicks, and any other sports or entertainment marketing priority.
Marketing Assistant (Bedford Box Office – NYC)
Job summary: Bedford Box Office is a premier live music production company based in New York City. We are currently seeking a Marketing Assistant to fulfill the below noted duties. This role reports directly to the Executive Assistan
Manager, Public Relations (The Smith Center – Las Vegas)
Job summary: Responsible for maintaining awareness of The Smith Center brand and promoting performances and events through publicity and media relations efforts.
Digital Marketing Coordinator (Output – Los Angeles)
Job summary: Output is seeking a Digital Marketing Coordinator to join the Marketing team in our Los Angeles office. We are developers of creative music software for composers, producers, musicians and DJs. Our focus is to create new and ground-breaking products for the worlds leading music makers.
Marketing & Brand Manager (Alternative Press Magazine – Ohio)
Job summary: Alternative Press is seeking a smart, self-motivated and resourceful individual to join our team as our Marketing & Brand Manager. 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).
Digital Content Editor (Alternative Press Magazine – Ohio)
Job summary: Alternative Press is seeking a smart, self-motivated and resourceful individual to join our team as a full-time editor for the Altpress website at our headquarters in Cleveland, OH. The editor will be in charge of developing site growth strategies, identifying content opportunities to increase site traffic and managing freelance contributors and budgets. This position requires managing the brand’s day-to-day editorial operations across its digital platform at www.altpress.com .
Artist Marketing Manager (Red Bull – NYC)
Job summary: Red Bull’s Artist Marketing department is a team of passionate, arts-driven creators and curators committed to inspiring artist development and innovation in music. The Artist Marketing Manager role in the East Business Unit contributes to the goals of the various Culture programs including Red Bull Sound Select, Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Studios and more. He/she is a creative thought-leader with a deep knowledge of music; exposure to, and interest in, diverse genres and various groups within music; and, understands the importance of balancing “story”-based marketing initiatives with “reach”-based tactics.
Artist Relations Intern (TuneFactoryDC – Washington DC)
Job summary: The Artist Relations Intern shall be responsible for directly assisting TuneFactory with the scheduling, coordination, and organization of communication between artists, as well as between TuneFactory and industry professionals. In addition, the Intern should be able to assist with the management of our artists’ social media accounts, promotions, show and tour schedules, and recording arrangements. The Artist Relations Intern should be knowledgeable and comfortable working in various genres, including gospel, pop, hip-hop, and more.
Entertainment Relations Professional (Gibson Brands – Nashville)
Job summary: Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments, professional audio equipment and consumer electronics, is seeking an experienced Entertainment Relations Professional based in Nashville, TN. Candidate should be a highly motivated, self starter that is able to work at a very fast pace, manage multiple projects, and have strong organizational skills. The ER Pro should be a team player who is able to produce innovative programs through a network of local, regional, and national contacts within the entertainment industry.
Music Operations Content Curator (Apple – Santa Clara Valley, CA)
Job summary: The Content Curation team is responsible for maintaining the very best user experience possible around content. We are responsible for filtering out the content our users don’t want, organizing the content they do want so it’s easy to find, and fixing, or sending back to our partners to fix when appropriate, anything that doesn’t match our style guide, resulting in immaculate media and metadata. We’re data driven and automation minded.
Performance Marketing Manager: Search (Spotify – NYC)
Job summary: Spotify is looking to further build out its performance marketing team with a SEM manager who can own the overarching paid search strategy and business. The ideal person for this role has strong SEM background, can be the lead day-to-day subject matter expert, and knows how to stay ahead of industry trends.
Global Marketing Technology Coordinator (Universal – Santa Monica)
Job summary: The global marketing technology coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to support the marketing team to develop innovative marketing initiatives and digital tools that can be scaled across Universal Music worldwide, as well as global digital marketing artists campaigns.