Music Industry Job Board (7/17/16)

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 Expert (Axis Music Academy – Birmingham, MI) 

Job summary: Axis Music Academy, Michigan’s premier source for music education is seeking experienced Marketing experts to help increase monthly sales and help grow our business. Our marketing team report directly to our Executive Director and help to drive our daily sales through building client relationships, community outreach and strategic marketing campaigns. Axis Music currently operates 2 locations and central offices. Ideal candidates will have had 5 years of marketing experience. Some experience in general management is preferred. Growth potential is to become an Enrollment Director or District Sales and Marketing Director and run our team of academy and sales directors.

Marketing Assistant (Songkick – Brooklyn) 

Job summary: Songkick is looking for a proactive Marketing Assistant to join our growing Marketing team to help us realize our mission of inventing the future of ticketing. We’re looking for someone who is highly organized; with the ability to creatively solve problems and handle multiple projects simultaneously. The successful candidate will be a quick learner who can support Songkick’s ongoing campaigns on a day-to-day basis. 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 4-5 days per week.

Community Development & Sales for Festival Startup (Everfest – Austin, TX) 

Job summary: Everfest is looking for competitive, ambitious, high-energy sales team member to help us continue our rapid growth. If joining a team of festival-minded, always-hustling startuppers sounds appealing to you, let’s talk! Everfest is the world’s festival authority, based out of Austin, TX. We provide festival organizers with a platform to manage their online marketing, digital advertising, day-of app and interactions with each part of the festival ecosystem. We’ve rapidly grown users and traffic into the multiple millions per month and continue to scale at a massive clip. Revenue is growing and we need one or two more people to take advantage of the demand. This role will focus on outreach to festival organizers, tourist development councils and brands for digital ad sales and adoption of our festival marketing platform.

Program Manager, Brand Partnerships (Pandora – Oakland, CA) 

Job summary: We’re seeking a Program Manager to work in our Oakland, CA office to focus on the post sale management and execution of custom online stations and offline event experiences for key advertisers.  The right individual will be accountable for understanding every aspect from the concept creation stage to launch and maintenance; this includes keeping the sales lead(s), sales development, Events and Industry Relations (MMG), Design, Content and Client Services teams on-track and on-time with all of their tasks and deliverables. They will also support the sales force and relevant support teams with pre-sale/post-sales communication during the entire campaign.

Director Industry Relations (Pandora – Nashville, TN) 

Job summary: The Music Makers Group is responsible for delivering on Pandora’s promise to strengthen the bonds between artists and their fans. Teams spanning Industry Relations, Custom Content, Events, Promotions, and Analytics work collaboratively to identify, source, and deliver compelling artist programs with their fans on Pandora. Looking for a new member of the Industry Relations team to expand our Nashville presence. You will be responsible for the development and ongoing relationships between the music industry and Pandora specifically within the Country genre. You will nurture professional relationships and constantly be on the lookout for new opportunities for Pandora to engage with the industry. You will work in coordination with other internal teams to ensure the seamless execution of artist-driven events, promotion, and custom content programs. You have a strong understanding of industry dynamics, including but not limited to artist licensing & royalty knowledge, label-artist dynamics, and the online music space. The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to shape the future of Pandora’s music industry relationships in the face of ambitious growth plans.

Manager, Music Licensing (Netflix – Beverly Hills, CA) 

Job summary: As Manager, Music Licensing, you love music and everything about the music process for film, series and documentaries. You know everyone in the industry: the record companies, the publishers, the indies, the music supervisors, music libraries, production houses, music editors, artists, songwriters and managers.  You think having several different licenses (synch and master) for the same work makes complete sense, you’re used to clearing compositions with as many as 5 or more publishers, and you’re not phased by split territory deals. You know who to contact for that obscure track from the 1970s and you’re ready with alternate tracks to suggest if it doesn’t clear. The music production process for original content is second nature to you – from script to budget to music clearance to on-camera through to delivery, reviewing/negotiating form licenses and reviewing/compiling/submitting cue sheets – you’ve mastered that and feel comfortable working independently through the process. You also love working in an environment where freedom and responsibility are a tenet, and passion, innovation and curiosity are mandates ( That curiosity is a plus for those who seek a role like this with unique opportunities to expand and grow beyond one’s immediate area of expertise, and to collaborate with colleagues in our domestic and international offices who share your passion for music, copyright and the entertainment industry.  You seek an environment that places thoughtful efficiency over process yet you know how to work with organizations or institutions who may not hold the same beliefs. Your innate ability to maintain organization and focus fuels your effectiveness in successfully juggling multiple projects.   

Music Program Coordinator (ROOTS Academy – Franklin, TN) 

Job summary: We are seeking a high-level detailed person for the position of Music Program Coordinator to join the administrative team here at ROOTS Academy. This person will work to provide top quality administrative, scheduling and billing support for the music division, as well as contribute to the overall customer experience at ROOTS Academy. This person will report directly to the Music Program Director. The position is a part-time employee position (20-25 hours per week), working on-site at our Franklin studio. Unfortunately, this position cannot be virtual.

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.

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.