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.
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.
Assistant to Head of Music Brand Partnerships (CAA – NYC)
Job summary: As the assistant to the head of the Music Brand Partnerships department, you will be handling day to day responsibilities for the department head; you will also be handling deal logistics, contracts, creative, and department scheduling. This is a sales role where you will also have the opportunity to learn how to pitch and create deals between our roster of music clients and brands.
Administrative Assistant – A&R (Capitol Records)
Job summary: We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the EVP of A&R at Capitol Music Group. He/she will help maintain a very busy schedule, handle heavy phone traffic, and serve as a point person for the department. The ideal candidate will come from music or entertainment and have previous experience supporting an executive. Must be very efficient and highly detail oriented; multitasking and working on tight deadlines in a fast- paced environment is crucial.
Manager, Database Development (CD Baby – Portland, OR)
Job summary: Begin your career in the new music industry! As the first online digital AND physical music distributor to open its doors to independent artists, CD Baby was a major force in the dismantling of the major-label system; we worked with Justin Vernon before he was Bon Iver, with Jack Johnson back when everyone thought we were talking about the boxer, with Ingrid Michaelson before her songs were on every TV show known to man. If you’re excited by the idea of helping great independent artists make a living doing what they love without giving control of their careers over to people or companies that only care about the bottom line, then CD Baby is the place for you.We are looking for an experienced leader for our Data and Analytics team. This is a role for a technical manager who enjoys being hands-on with technology and writing code in addition to leading.
Marketing Prod Producer (Apple Music – Santa Clara, CA)
Job summary: We’re looking for an experienced marketing producer to provide exceptional leadership across Apple Retail marketing-driven projects for Apple Music, iTunes Store, and App Store
Customer Support for Music Platform (The DJ Pool LLC – Brooklyn, NY)
Job summary: Digital DJ Pool is an exciting music company, located in Brooklyn, that helps artists and record labels promote new music by connecting them with DJs around the world.We need a support specialist ready to be on the front lines for our users. We’re looking for a problem solver who is motivated by success; someone who is ambitious and pays great attention to detail; someone who is enthusiastic and has excellent decision making skills; a self-directed excellent communicator who can grow with our company and who is excited to be part of a startup.
Box office and patron services assistant (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – Los Angeles)
Job summary: LACO’s marketing team is responsible for positioning the Orchestra in the community to create a positive and attractive image that promotes organizational pride, good publicity, robust and effective fundraising and realized ticket income. The team’s primary goals are to develop excellent relationships with existing and new patrons, reach annual sales goals, achieve full houses to develop patrons who become lifelong music lovers, and ultimately donors to support the Orchestra.In support of the marketing and advancement departments, the box office and patron services assistant provides support for box office, ticketing and patron services, serving as a front-line contact for LACO patrons at all times. This position embraces LACO’s tagline of “making great music personal” in all interactions with the Orchestra’s patrons and the community at large.
Social Content Specialist (Mad Decent Records – Los Angeles)
Job summary: Social Media Specialistwww.maddecent.comMad Decent records, founded by grammy nominated artist Diplo, is currently seeking a Social Content Specialist to join our growing office in Los Angeles. We are looking for the right individual with a passion for forward thinking music and social media experience at a label, ad agency, lifestyle brand, or entertainment company. This role with be responsible for helping create content for our digital presence across social media, online marketing initiatives (organic, paid, etc), Mobile, and PR strategy. This individual with also be continuously looking for creative and new ways to connect with our large fan base and drive digital, social and mobile projects.
Marketing Coordinator, Disney Music Group (Disney – Burbank)
Job summary: Duties will include working with all departments of the company including Marketing, Promotion, Publicity, Sales and Creative as well as artists and their support teams. The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented with an ability to handle multiple projects at once and prioritize within a fast-paced work environment. Excellent communication skills are a necessity.
CRM Marketing Manager (Sonos – Seattle)
Job summary: Sonos has the possibility to connect and engage with our audience like never before. Great brands connect with their audience in authentic and meaningful ways, with relevant and insightful messaging. We’re looking for a multi-talented CRM/Marketing expert to help connect us with our current and potential audience in real-time, to pour over analytics, identify themes, and generate intelligently-automated systems that help us fulfil our promise of filling every home with music.
Artist Management Assistant (Ineffable Music – Emeryville)
Job summary: Ineffable Music is looking for a detail oriented, organized artist management assistant whose work ethic matches their love of music. We are a small company with a start up vibe and a family atmosphere. We are looking for a team player and out of the box thinker, who is ready to grow and innovate.
Digital Marketing Manager (Berklee – Boston)
Job summary: Under the direction of the Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media, the Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for implementing online and social media marketing campaigns to fuel awareness of the college, build interest in our programs, and drive high levels of engagement among targeted audiences to support college goals. Projects include executing social media marketing campaigns; synthesizing regular analytics reports detailing the college’s online presence including website analytics, online advertising campaigns, sentiment analysis, and social media; and developing Berklee’s social media presence on emerging platforms.
Customer Service Professional for Online Record Store (SoundStageDirect – Doylestown, PA)
Job summary: As a customer service representative, you will work as part of a small team to obtain accurate information regarding purchases and communicate this information to our customers via phone/email/live chat. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority. You will need to know how to prioritize a sometimes heavy workload, be efficient, and follow up with customers in a timely manner. At times, data entry and updating the website may be required, so attention to detail and communicating with our team is very important.
Business Development Manager (Spotify – NYC)
Job summary: Spotify’s Global Business Development team develops strategic relationships with partners to distribute and promote our service and discover new business lines. You’ll help shape and launch these partnerships, by working with both external and internal stakeholders, including the rest of the business development team, operations, marketing, ad sales, analytics, product, finance, and legal.
Digital Marketing Manager (LiveNation – Beverly Hills, CA)
Job summary: The Digital Marketing Manager will lead the building and execution of multi-channel marketing programs for Live Nation U.S. Concerts’ Tours & Artists. This role is a key member of our team to help maximize awareness for our national tours, as well as support Live Nation Artists with targeted marketing campaigns to promote ticketing selling and promotional programs to support new music and special projects. Key areas of responsibility include all aspects of building, trafficking and executing targeted email + mobile + website based marketing programs. The manager will also play key role in evaluating campaign effectiveness & driving performance improvements.
E-Commerce Marketing Manager (Vans – Cypress, CA)
Job summary: As the Marketing Manager for the eCommerce team, you are a pro-active leader who excels at successfully collaborating with your cross-functional partners, internal and vendor based, to drive traffic to our site and improve the consumer experience. You will focus on strategy for your objectives while connecting with and establishing meaningful relationships with your peers. You will create detailed project proposals, and you are not afraid to get into the weeds. You will take this unique opportunity to use your analytical skills (#datanerd) and expertise in SEM to merge your innovative marketing and eCommerce skillset to create meaningful programs that reach our consumers. Your creative and strategic processes will drive and measure all eCommerce marketing efforts to successfully increase traffic, sales, and conversions. You will develop your team and influence them to grow to their greatest potential. You and your team are an instrumental part of showcasing our culture of creative expression as well as our vision and values through imagery and impactful brand stories.
Music Account Executive (CBS Radio – Washington D.C.)
Job summary: CBS Radio Washington, DC is looking for seasoned sales professionals to develop dynamic marketing campaigns for new and existing clients. The ideal candidate will be someone who can develop new client relationships through cold calling, networking and referrals from existing clients; have an innovative approach to client development and be a team player. This person will continually contact, develop and pursue direct advertising accounts for WPGC and WIAD (Music formats). These individuals are also held accountable for achieving sales budgets and collecting on the accounts. Candidates must have a positive attitude and a drive to win. Self-motivation is essential. If you’re interested in a position thriving in a highly energetic sales environment – this job is the opportunity for you!
Marketing Coordinator (66 Audio LLC – Culver City, CA)
Job summary: 66 Audio is a fast-growing, successful startup working on exciting projects in the space where music and sports collide. We’re looking for a passionate person who’s eager to learn and excited to wear different hats. You’ll have the opportunity and freedom to do everything sports, audio and technology related, while bringing your own ideas to the table and executing them as a team. As a small startup company, there is a lot of room to move up and expand your role at 66 Audio based on performance. Risk is encouraged, your voice will be heard, and you’ll work intimately with a winning team to grow the future of a thriving consumer electronics brand – worldwide.
Coordinator, Digital Operations (Sony – NYC)
Job summary: The Coordinator, Digital Operations will work closely with the Digital Operations and Digital Marketing & Sales departments to oversee video registration and distribution for all RED labels.
Talent Scout (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.
Director of Marketing (Ryman Auditorium – Nashville)
Job summary: Develop and implement short and long term strategies & plans to drive overall revenue and profitability; increase attendance at Ryman and Opry House concerts; encourage consumer, partner, artist and community engagement; grow Ryman brand. Work with VP/GM to develop and implement special and proprietary projects and programming. Lead Ryman marketing and box office departments