Music Industry Job Board (9/4/16)

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:

Manager, Fan Engagement (Warner Music Group – Burbank, CA) 

Job summary: The Manager Fan Engagement & Channel Management position exists to (i) ideate and implement artist specific social media, web, and direct to consumer initiatives on behalf of a designated roster of Warner Bros. Records’ artists and (ii) drive fan acquisition, engagement, and retention across all social media platforms.  The position will be the main artist contact for all digital fan engagement initiatives.

Additionally, the Manager Fan Engagement & Channel Management position will have a high degree of visibility across all company departments and will manage all aspects of specific WBR artists’ social media projects to ensure all details of the initiatives and goals are delivered in a timely and concise manner.  This person will manage timelines, budgets, content/product development, and marketing for the various platforms.

Label Assistant (RCA Inspiration – Franklin, TN) 

Job summary: We are currently looking for someone who enjoys maintaining productive working relationships, servicing others and listening to gospel music! 

Program Director (iHeartMedia – Columbia, SC) 

Job summary: Leads all aspects of radio station’s on-air experience in a leadership and operations role, responsible for talent, content, programming, and online presence.


• Reviews and determines all commercial and paid programming content; decides music play lists; schedules programming in conformance with FCC rules and regulations, company policy and applicable federal, state, and local laws; protects station license.

• Plans and oversees tone, programming, production, sound & theme, website, online presence, and social media.

• Collaborates with Production to enlist musical direction and seeks options that meet editorial scope.

• Fields record label calls, schedules music, and checks social media to ensure music remains consistent with station’s brand.

• Identifies, recruits, and coaches on-air talent, producers, news directors, and reporters, e.g., frequently listens/airchecks sessions with on-air talent,

• Provides direction to DJ and audio engineer on content

• Partners with Market President, Programming and Sales in support of local and corporate business goals to increase market share, listeners, ratings, advertiser satisfaction, and revenue while aligning programming fit with client, station, and audience; creates talent and station marketing, promotion, and image campaigns.

• Determines and maintains creative vision for station(s) to enhance station image and visibility within the community.

• Evaluates programming available from distributors, syndicators, and independent producers to recommend acquisitions for broadcast.

• Schedules staff for on-air shifts, remotes, and appearances.

• Ensures staff has taken/passed/maintained all company programs, plans, and training (e.g., RBI, Payola/Plugola).

• Prepares and manages Programming Department budget on a yearly, quarterly, and monthly basis.

• Establishes and maintains professional relationships with producers, artists’ managers, composers and other industry contacts.

Marketing Manager (The Cleveland Orchestra) 

Job summary: This position will collaborate with our team on marketing campaigns to reach new audience segments and increased ticket sales for Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. In addition to coordinating the production and implementation of print, direct mail, broadcast, social and digital marketing, he/she will assist with database segmentation & expense management and provide customer service and logistical support to the Orchestra’s innovative student, young professional and loyalty programs.

Production Manager (AEG Live at Nokia Texas – Grand Prairie, TX) 

Job summary: The Manager Production advances all event details for all shows. The Production Manager will be responsible for the production team and to set a plan in motion to execute the show as per the agreed terms in the contract. The Production Manager will adhere to a budget to ensure all costs are being tracked and monitored. They will ensure that all the needs of the show and performer are met.

Campaign Manager (Vevo – Los Angeles)

Job summary: As Vevo’s Ad Operations Campaign Manager you will play a key role in the functioning of the ad operations group. This role is responsible for management of digital advertising programs, custom advertising implementations and partnering with the Revenue Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Product & Technology teams and vendors to identify and implement new solutions within Vevo’s ad serving technology

Marketing Coordinator, Social Impact (Spotify – NYC)

Job summary: As the Marketing Coordinator for Social Impact, you’ll be a part of building programs that use music to change the world.Spotify is a growing global organization and social impact is becoming a larger part of our culture.  We need a dynamic, passionate, and persuasive person to lead our internal communications and employee engagement.As the Marketing Coordinator, you’ll need to work collaboratively and autonomously with every part of the organization.  You’re excited about the challenges of creating an open and compassionate culture within a global company.

Brand Coverage Assistant (CAA – NYC)

Job summary: The New York office is seeking an Assistant to work in the Brand coverage division. This team is focused on Multicultural business development within our Lifestyles Department. Our lifestyle experts work across the agency to help extend the “brand” of artists, personalities, lifestyle properties, brands, and agency clients by developing new and creative opportunities. This area has extensive crossover and supports all departments across the agency and works directly with advertising agencies and brands.

Playlist & Streaming Marketing Manager (UMG)

Job summary: Your role will include being responsible for content decisions by crunching large data sets, analyzing the results, and gaining insight across Label Relations, Artist Services, Licensing and Content Operations within the group. It is a role that requires strong communication skills across the various central, territory teams at USM as well as other parts of the UMG business. Streaming and subscription based music models now account for one third of our catalogue revenues and it is growing. We are focused on providing the right music for every moment. We connect vast numbers of people to their favorite songs and created a service that people use to discover and share music they love. Your insights & recommendations will ensure that we can execute initiatives that will help drive our KPI’s to success.

Customer Marketing Manager (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Job summary: The Customer Marketing Manager is an individual contributor role, and part of a cross-functional team assigned to support automotive car manufacturer (OEM) customers.  Utilizing knowledge of Bose Corporation’s “Essence and Values” together with Divisional and customer team strategic objectives, the Marketing Manager will represent Bose to customers in North America.  The Marketing Manager has responsibilities that include supporting business development initiatives, defining & leveraging market intelligence in the pursuit of new business development opportunities, leading vehicle program launches, and supporting customer relationships management activities.  Travel expected is around 25%

Director Music (Paramount – Hollywood, CA)

Job summary: Support the President of Music with all day-to-day operational needs.  The primary focus will be on Television programing. Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Interact with talent to ensure that all music needs are met from pre-production thru post-production
  • Supply ideas before principle photography
  • Work on pre-records for on-camera scenes
  • Provide replacement options in post-production to ensure we meet our budget
  • Secure necessary filmmaker/TV executives’ approvalsInterface with TV Development, Production,  & Post-Production executives to service general music needs
  • Ensure elements are at the correct destination to make key deadlines
  • Ensure continuity between production & promotional activitiesSecure necessary paramount approvalsFunction as an in house “music supervisor”
  • Breakdown scripts in the creation of music budgets

Senior Manager of Live Operations (TuneIn – San Francisco)

Job summary: TuneIn is seeking a Senior Manager for our Live Operations team. You should have a strong background in building and scaling operational process, managing cross-department communication, and a vested interest in providing the best interaction with TuneIn for our users and partners.   Live Operations at TuneIn includes two main disciplines: user/broadcaster support and product operations within our application. Live Operations is a new, heavily user-focused initiative at TuneIn; you’re basically responsible for ensuring our user and broadcaster happiness from end to end.  This includes using tools like content featuring, editorial highlights, push notifications, and live event scheduling as part of product operations to deliver the world’s best listening experiences; on the flip side you’re our first line of defense ensuring our customer’s problems are heard, triaged, escalated, and resolved in a timely and efficient manner.  

Audio Designer (2K Games – Baltimore, MD)

Job summary: Firaxis Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Audio Designer to help take our games to the next level. As an Audio Designer you will work closely with the Project Art Director, Lead UI Designer, Lead Producer, and Lead Designer to create compelling and original audio experiences for our games. We’re looking for someone who is excited about contributing to our unique and popular franchises and is eager to work with our experienced and award winning audio team and development teams.

Production Manager (Cleveland Institute Of Music)

Job summary: The Cleveland Institute of Music is seeking a highly organized and self motivated person to serve as full-time Production Manager responsible for CIM performances and special events on and off campus. In addition, the Production Manager is responsible for production support of all non-CIM events which take place in CIM’s facilities as appropriate.

Account Manager (SoundExchange – Washington D.C.)

Job summary: The Account Manager, as part of the Account Services Department, processes incoming registrations and supplemental documents by creating new accounts and making updates to existing accounts. The Account Manager is also responsible for the initial assignment of royalties to the accounts they create and for providing excellent customer service to their clients. The Account Manager is expected to accomplish these duties in an efficient and accurate manner to provide clients with timely service and maximized pay-through rates.

Marketing Coordinator (Guitar Center – Frederick, Maryland)

Job summary: The Project Specialist will assist in the financial management of the marketing departmental budget; in the implementation of the national and regional events; and in the execution of marketing initiatives. This person is responsible for maintaining and updating the marketing budget database with the applicable expenditures. This person is responsible for coordinating logistics, securing our registration to national conventions exhibits, and managing vendor relations. This person also assists in the execution of marketing initiatives for these events. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Program Director (iHeartMedia – Madison, AL)

Job summary: Leads all aspects of radio station’s on-air experience in a leadership and operations role, responsible for talent, content, programming, and online presence.

On-Air Talent (Townsquare Media – Tuscaloosa, AL)

Job summary: Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, AL includes well-known brands like B101.7, 95.3 The Bear, Tide 99.1, and 92.9 WTUG. Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, AL has a rare opportunity to join our on-air lineup. If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy entertaining we want to talk with you! Applicants must be social media savvy, regularly contribute content to the station’s website and YouTube channel, and the successful candidate must be able to connect and engage with the station’s target audience by keeping up with relevant trends and pop culture. This person wants to be in Tuscaloosa, and is eager to build relationships and value in our community. This person also wants to be a part of a successful and growing radio company who highly values our brands, our talent and our family of employees. We take great pride in winning with radio, digital and live events.

Administrator, Call Center Operations (BMI – Nashville)

Job summary: Responsible for the daily administration of the call center technology, planning and implementing call center and workforce strategies and improving systems and processes. Essential Functions:

  • Maintains and improves call center operations by monitoring system performance, identifying and resolving problems, and providing call and agent audits/analysis.
  • Assists in managing a blended call environment; including, but not limited to, creating and loading campaign lists, managing system performance, user set-ups, creating IVR’s, and monitoring adherence to pre-set call center parameters.
  • As directed, works in conjunction with the department leadership and IT to limit dialer down time; perform system restarts and testing following an outage, planned or not, system upgrade or any other dialer affiliated system need.
  • Supports monthly and daily workforce and contact center forecasting.

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.