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 (STL Synmphony – St. Louis)
Job summary: Works under the oversight of the Vice President for External Affairs in the development and administration of activities to enhance and improve the local, regional, national and international image of the St. Louis Symphony. Effect and improve understanding by the public and internal entities of the organization’s mission, achievements and core competencies; to help publicize activities and performances; to proactively identify issues that may impact the organization; and to help execute the Symphony’s day-to-day public relations activities. The primary method of accomplishing these goals is through various means of communication, both oral and written with the ongoing cultivation of many key relationships inside and outside the Symphony family. Also, assist with other areas of the External Affairs Department as needed.
Event Producer & Community Catalyst (Daybreaker – Denver)
Job summary: As a Daybreaker Event Producer & Community Catalyst (we’ll call you a “Producer” for short), you are the face of Daybreaker in your city! That means you will be the face of Daybreaker in your city, responsible for building an engaged and passionate community, producing mind-blowing experiences, and promoting the events to relevant audiences. You will be supported by the hardworking Daybreaker HQ team, who will coach and train you to be the best Producer you can be. We’ll provide you with the skeleton of what you need to produce Daybreaker events, grow your community, and uphold the global brand. It’s up to you to bring the hustle, passion, and creative zeal to create unique and refreshing events that participants will love. You’ll be in charge of finding venues, sourcing talent and performers, cultivating a volunteer production team, coordinating with vendors and sponsors, creating local partnerships, and producing monthly events. We’ll provide marketing, communications, operations, branding, sponsorship, financing, and PR support so that you can concentrate on creating experiences that participants will never forget.
Record Label / Distributor Marketing Associate (Empiure – San Francisco)
Job summary: EMPIRE is looking for a passionate and dedicated Marketing Manager to liaise with the artist repertoire and work with internal departments including A&R, Sales, Production, Business Affairs and Finance as well as outside agencies such as designers, media agencies and PR companies to manage the rollout of priority releases.
Executive Assistant (Sony/Century Media – Los Angeles)
Job summary: This position will provide administrative support to the President, Century Media and also support product managers with executing various administrative tasks.
General Manager (TouchTunes – NYC)
Job summary: Reporting to the Chairman and CEO of TouchTunes Music, the General Manager of our music solutions business is responsible for managing our custom music program, overseeing our current North American footprint. The GM manages Custom Music’s’ Sales, Curation and Operation’s teams and works closely with TouchTunes Corporate Finance, Legal, Accounting, and Licensing teams. This role will provide leadership and direction to the Custom Music team to ensure its objectives are met and TouchTunes’ Custom Music business grows by deepening existing relationships with key partners and expanding our current customer base.
Frontline Operations Assistant (Songkick – Brooklyn, NY)
Job summary: We have an immediate opening for an ambitious graduate to join our Frontline Operations team. We’re looking for someone who has excellent time management skills, is passionate about the music business, and has a great attitude. In this role, you’ll be on the front lines, helping the Artist Services, Marketing and Business Development teams to build a direct relationship between our artists and their biggest fans through our innovative, direct-to-fan ticketing campaigns. This is a temporary (3 month) part-time opportunity with the potential to turn into a full-time position after winning us over with your outstanding work performance. Ideally, you’ll be available to work from our Brooklyn office for 3-4 days per week.
YouTube Rights Management Specialist (Downtown Music Publishing – NYC)
Job summary: Downtown Music Publishing is seeking a temporary YouTube Rights Management Specialist. This temporary role will primarily support our audiovisual content management efforts, specializing in the ingestion of our represented catalog into Content ID. The YouTube Rights Management Specialist will also review YouTube videos for uses of our administered songs, increasing our coverage across the platform, as well as generally managing our songs using YouTube’s Content Manager dashboard.
Regional Music Director (Salvation Army – Philadelphia)
Job summary: Facilitate the evaluation and reporting of participants in assigned corps in the Pendel Music Arts Proficiency Program (M.A.P.). Assist with publicity and implementation of divisional and regional music and arts events, including summer Conservatory and Musicamp programs held at Camp Ladore. Attend and support Territorial, Divisional, and Regional music and arts events.Successfully carry out a leadership role, decided with the Divisional Music Director, with Pendel Youth or Prep Music and Arts programs. Participate on divisional music committee and any committees related to that region’s music activities. Conduct self always in a manner that reflects credit on The Salvation Army and encourages others to do the same.
Publicity Associate (Infamous PR – Culver City, CA)
Job summary: Infamous PR, a leading public relations firm specializing in electronic music, is seeking an Publicity Associate to join its growing and dedicated office located in Culver City, CA. The position will require supporting the PR team by assisting in materials creation (press releases, one sheets, etc), pitching media outlets both inside and outside of the electronic music realm, press list management and reporting to clients. Prior PR experience, strong communication skills, and deep knowledge of electronic music is a must.
Sales & Marketing Associate, Synch Team (Sony – Los Angeles )
Job summary: The focus of this position is frontline contact with a variety of clients, covering everything from Advertising Agencies, to Filmmakers, Production companies, and more. The primary function of this role is servicing the diverse music needs of our clients. Looking for the perfect addition to our hard-working, and fun-loving team in LA!
Marketing & Events Manager (Soundscaps – Newport News, VA)
Job summary: The Marketing & Events Manager is responsible for creation and implementation of marketing efforts, special events, and donor cultivation for Soundscapes, Inc. In addition, this position will assist the Executive Director with day-to-day activities, serve as Board Secretary (taking and transcribing minutes of all board and committee meetings), and maintain the office calendar.
Account Executive (CMG Miami Radio – Hollywood, FL)
Job summary: The Media Consultant position carries the responsibility for developing and selling radio/digital/event advertising campaigns to prospective businesses for CMG Miami Radio’s 4 super brands and our robust digital offerings. This individual must be independent, very organized and detail-oriented. We are looking for candidates that are competitive in nature, who have the ability to first seek to understand a problem, and then develop creative ideas and solutionThe ideal candidate will have a disciplined approach to maintaining day-to-day sales activity levels, the ability to prospect and acquire new business, strong presentation skills and a proven track record in building and sustaining client-based relationships. This role will also be educating our clients and agencies on our robust suite of digital products/services such as Display, SEO, SEM, mobile, social media and reach extension solutions.
Performance Marketing Coordinator (Spotify – NYC)
Job summary: Spotify is looking for a talented digital marketer to join the Performance Marketing team in our New York office. This role will report to the Performance Marketing Manager and support all aspects of paid acquisition efforts. Responsibilities include identifying and optimizing strategic growth levers across social, mobile and remarketing, and testing and vetting new opportunities for efficiency and scale. Success in this role means being at the intersection of marketing and innovation. The ideal candidate for this position will be analytical, curious, a great communicator, willing to get his/her hands dirty and stay on ahead of industry trends.
Retail Programs Manager (Google Play – Mountain View, CA)
Job summary: The Google Play team is looking for a creative and talented professional to manage strategic global retail programs for the gift card business. You’ll work on key programs that allow the business to maximize the effectiveness of its retail footprint such as: best-in-class retail presentation, product design and product extension strategy, shopper insights, and customer engagement. You should be comfortable managing global projects through the complete life-cycle including scoping, planning, executing, implementing and measuring impact. This will require working closely with internal teams as well as coordinating with external partners. An enthusiastic, detail-oriented approach is critical for success.
Executive Producer – Music (Jaunt VR – Santa Monica, CA)
Job summary: Jaunt is a fully-funded venture-backed tech company based in Palo Alto, CA. The virtual reality company is pioneering the end-to-end solutions for creating truly immersive cinematic VR. Jaunt Studios is the creative arm of the company based Los Angeles. Jaunt Studios is developing, producing and collaborating with various brands and creatives on creating immersive live-action virtual reality experiences. We are seeking a Executive Producer to build out and support the Music vertical and working major artists and music studios.
Development Manager (Musiqa – Houston)
Job summary: The Development Manager is responsible for facilitating Board and staff in building strong relationships within the funding community and manages the organization’s fundraising program, garnering programmatic and general operating support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies, through grantwriting, the annual fund, special events, sponsorships and major gifts. S/he works closely with the Artistic and Executive Directors, members of the Development and Marketing Committee and Board of Directors to sustain current fundraising levels and develop strategies to broaden financial support of Musiqa and its mission.
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.