Music Industry Job Board (9/25/16)

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:

Sales Associate (On Vinyl Media Group, LLC – Austin, TX) 

Job summary: We are looking for a results driven Sales Associate to be responsible for all sales activities and sales associate job duties, from lead generation through to close. The successful candidate will be able to elevate company standards, achieve sales goals and meet clients expectations.The position has a 100% commission-based pay structure with earning potential in the first year at around $50k-60k.

Director of Marketing Strategy (Tidal – NYC) 

Job summary: This role will shape TIDAL’s marketing strategy and lead the development of marketing plans for artist releases, TIDAL X events, and other major company programs. The Director of Marketing Strategy will work with the executive team and other agency partners to shape the company’s unique position in the market. He/she will understand key company differentiators and the marketing landscape with a clear voice and ownable market position. This individual will create the marketing strategy, direct the brand, and oversee the budget. In addition, The Director will work closely and collaboratively with artists, artist managers, and labels to develop innovative marketing plans for exclusive artist releases, TIDAL X events, and other TIDAL programs. Programs will include innovative event, social marketing, brand partnerships, PR, and communications. He/she will be a creative and strategic thinker and good at building plans and programs that break through in the market.

Manager, Sales & Marketing – Physical Distribution (The Orchard – NYC) 

Job summary: Reporting to the Senior Director of Retail Sales and Marketing, the Sales and Marketing Manager will be based out of our New York City office. We are looking for an intelligent, organized, and self-motivated music marketing and sales professional to oversee our North American physical retail marketing efforts. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of what drives successful new release and catalog physical marketing campaigns via previous label and/or distribution experience. They are creative and able to create and implement marketing initiatives for both developing artists and established acts with a focus on increasing revenue. Internally, the candidate will be a conduit for idea and information exchange between physical retail and our client, marketing, and advertising teams.

Administrative Assistant/Coordinator (Kobalt Music Group – Los Angeles) 

Job summary: We are looking for a detail-oriented, bright and highly organized music enthusiast to assist the General Manager of Kobalt’s North American Label Services division in our Los Angeles office. The successful candidate would ideally have administrative experience, preferably supporting and interacting with senior level executives. We are also looking for someone who quickly adapts to situations and has a creative way of thinking with a track record of suggesting and implementing improvements to processes. Working as an Administrative Assistant and Coordinator offers a great opportunity for someone who really wants to learn, grow and succeed in the music industry.

A&R Manager, US (Audio Network – NYC) 

Job summary: Working within the Music Team and reporting to the Head of A&R, the A&R Manager USwill help drive the discovery of new US talent for our catalogue whilst also handling A&R submissions and all related administration. In addition, the role will also be responsible for further developing Audio Network’s commercial release strategy.

Musicology Faculty (Johns Hopkins – Baltimore, MD) 

Job summary: Musicology Faculty. Full Time. This position has the expectation of ongoing renewal. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate surveys and seminars as well as graduate advising of Masters in Musicology and Doctor of Musical Arts students. The ideal candidate will be an effective and versatile teacher, an active scholar with a specialization in twentieth- or twenty-first-century music, and a dedicated colleague willing to contribute through departmental, conservatory, and university-wide service. For consideration, the Ph.D. in Musicology must be completed by May 2017. Start Date: August 1, 2017.

Booking Agent (Piedmont Talent – NYC) 

Job summary: Have you ever wanted to work in the music industry, work from home, make your own hours? Piedmont Talent is seeking booking agents (background in Sales, Marketing, promotion or publicity) Piedmont Talent was founded in 1989 and has grown steadily ever since, and is synonymous with quality entertainment. The agency was founded out of a love of blues and roots music and now is expanding to include all genres of music and now representing comedians. Agents will be assigned responsibility for certain acts and territories. This is a commission based position. Serious inquiries only.

Director, Music (WMG – Burbank, CA) 

Job summary: Warner Bros. Television seeks a Director, Music for the TV Music department. To service the clearance and creative needs of the WBTV and WHTV shows, including song placement, acquisition of rights, fee negotiation, and hiring musicians and singers for scoring/recording sessions.  Negotiates music library blanket deals and provides back up on artist and writer waivers, Step-Out Agreements and Certificates of Authorship.

Producer (Tidal – NYC)

Job summary: TIDAL is looking for New York City’s best producers to manage key company initiatives which include exclusive artist releases, multi-dimensional marketing programs and TIDAL X events and livestreams. Programs are multi-faceted in nature and require cross functional coordination. Ideal candidates will present the ability to breakdown work packages, assess level of effort, and choreograph a subsequent plan of attack. Producers are required to make crucial decisions, often under pressure, and therefore must exemplify a solutions-first approach. They are passionate about process, advocate for great ideas, and seek flawless delivery from start-to-finish. Tidal is seeking people at a variety of experience levels and all are welcome to apply.

Sales Coordinator, LA (Spotify – Los Angeles)

Job summary: We are looking for a smart, ambitious, and hardworking Sales Coordinator to join our team based in the Los Angeles office. In this role, you will provide administrative support but also work on a variety of sales and marketing programs across teams in the West region. You will work closely with the Global Revenue Organization and report directly to the Vice President of Sales for the West Region.  

Associate Manager, Music (20th Century Fox – Los Angeles)

Job summary: The Associate Manager, Music will assist Vice President of Music & Production full capacity. The Associate Music Manager of On-Air Promotion is responsible for the procurement and selection of popular and needle drop music, creative direction of original songs, organization and communication with all music production libraries, facilitating music licenses and clearances, developing data for music budgets and reporting of all promo music used for royalty distribution.

Marketing and Communications Manager (LOUD Technologies – Whitinsville, MA)

Job summary: The Marketing and Communications Manager operates within LOUD’s Production and Installation Marketing team to manage the strategy and execution of all elements of customer-facing mass communication, including electronic and print media, social media and events (trade shows and demos). This position combines elements of creative (content generation), management (of the department) and strategic responsibilities that will drive the company’s appearance and message to the market.

Executive Assistant (WMG – NYC)

Job summary: The Executive Assistant will assist the SVP, Global Digital Accounts and VP, Research & Analysis with day-to-day administration and supporting tasks related to the preparation and distribution of pertinent department tools & reports to the Sales & Marketing organization.

Marketing Coordinator (Universal – Hollywood)

Job summary: In this dynamic position, the Marketing Coordinator will serve as key component of the marketing team, acting as the administrative support point person for Capitol Music Group’s marketing department. The ideal candidate will possess strong administrative, organizational, and creative skills. Prior marketing and administrative experience in the music/entertainment field is required.

Digital Content/On-Air Talent (CBS Radio – Colton, CA)

Job summary: ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Performing live broadcasts that are entertaining and informative.
  • Preparing and researching for broadcast.Protecting the station’s FCC license.
  • Monitoring the music and commercial logs for the airshift.
  • Ensuring that promotions and contests are executed properly.
  • Operating the control board and performing production work.
  • Making personal appearances at station events and remote broadcasts.
  • Create and maintain station(s) website content including email blasts, uploading and editing of audio and video for web use, blogging, loyalty programs, contests, etc.
  • Design new templates as needed using the content management systems utilized by CBS Radio.
  • …And more

Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator (LA Philharmonic – Los Angeles)

Job summary: As an integral member of the Corporate Sponsorship team, the  will play an important role in the maintenance and fulfillment of LA Phil’s corporate program at the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

International Marketing Manager (Sony Music – NYC)

Job summary: The International Marketing team provides international exploitation services for all US based frontline labels within Sony Music USA.This role is a Manager Level position with a potential for Director Level depending on experience.  The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of international marketing and promotion campaigns for Sony US repertoire.

Digital Marketing Manager (Pandora – Oakland, CA)

Job summary: As a Digital Marketing Manager you will be part of the Growth and Retention marketing team at Pandora. You will work cross functionally internally and externally with our agency partners, media vendors, brand marketing and marketing analytics team as well as other internal stakeholders to bring our direct response programs to life. We are seeking an experienced candidate that knows performance marketing inside and out and can handle end to end program management including campaign strategy and ideation, tracking and deployment, and can provide campaign insights and results. This role will also include all ad ops responsibilities including trafficking and tracking of campaigns to ensure they meet internal KPI’s.

Director, Music (WMG – Burbank, CA)

Job summary: Warner Bros. Television seeks a Director, Music for the TV Music department. To service the clearance and creative needs of the WBTV and WHTV shows, including song placement, acquisition of rights, fee negotiation, and hiring musicians and singers for scoring/recording sessions.  Negotiates music library blanket deals and provides back up on artist and writer waivers, Step-Out Agreements and Certificates of Authorship.

Digital Marketing Coordinator (Live Nation – NYC)

Job summary: One of Live Nation joint ventures is seeking a Digital Marketing Coordinator who will support continued development and growth for a diverse roster of artists. Responsibilities will include supporting the digital marketing team, drafting social copy, executing promotional campaigns, designing and implementing creative marketing plans, securing digital retail merchandising, facilitating requests between partners, managers and artists and maintaining artist web and social platforms. This Coordinator will be responsible for shaping both digital strategy and the execution of plans, including social media publishing, on a daily basis.

Music Editor (Gracenote – Queensbury, NY)

Job summary: We are presently looking for a Music Editor with knowledge of popular music for a temporary, short term assignment. You must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable with technology, and able to maintain focus on tasks and deliverables under tight deadlines.

Support Staff, Music (CAA – Nashville)

Job summary: CAA is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve in a support role within our Music Touring department, consisting of Country, CCM, Contemporary, and EDM music. The ideal candidates should be motivated, quick-thinking and open to working in a fast-paced environment while performing administrative tasks. The individual should be flexible, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task. This is a great opportunity to learn the music touring business, as the position can lead to other opportunities within the Music Touring department.

A&R Assistant (Warner Music Group – Los Angeles)

Job summary: he A&R Department operates as the primary source of talent scouting and record making within Warner Music Group.  It is A&R that allows us to locate and sign new talent and continue making records for currently signed artists.

Marketing Strategist (Loove Music – Brooklyn, NY)

Job summary: We are a Brooklyn based music startup, studio and production space. We’re building an app that will offer cultural institutions and artists a new set of tools for the distribution of good music. As one of those cultural institutions, we are also launching a label of our own.

We’re looking for someone to spearhead our marketing strategy. That someone is philosophical about messaging and analytical about results. Cares deeply about music and the people who make it. Is passionate about technology, can keep up with the speed of innovation. Wants to be a part of something positive, and can infect others with their excitement about it.

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.