Music Industry Job Board (10/23/16)

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:

Administrative Assistant (LiveNation – Hollywood) 

Job summary: Live Nation is seeking an exceptionally bright, multi-tasking and self-motivated Administrative Assistant to directly support at the SVP level. This is a great opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to work and grow in an innovative, fun, and creative environment. The role will be based in Hollywood, CA.The Administrative Assistant will provide a full range of administrative support including scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, making travel arrangements, processing expense reports and assisting with special projects.

Project Coordinator, Industry Event Marketing (Pandora – NYC) 

Job summary: The Project Coordinator, Industry Event Marketing will be responsible for assisting with hands-on project management of large scale and highly visible industry events such as CES, SXSW and Cannes as well as agency events, sponsored conferences and “owned and operated” events. As Project Coordinator you will work closely with members of the Industry & Agency Marketing team to manage the execution of these events by working cross functionally with almost every department within Pandora. This role will ensure the successful and seamless rollout of these programs enhancing Pandora’s industry presence and marketplace positioning.

Communications Coordinator (Houston Grand Opera – TX) 

Job summary: The Communications Coordinator plays a vital role in maintaining up-to date messaging and external communications through the Houston Grand Opera website and social media channels. Providing services to all departments within HGO, this position acts as the central source of all web and social messaging. Working closely with the Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator must be aware of all current messaging strategies to implement consistent messaging online.

Assistant, A&R (WMG – Burbank, CA) 

Job summary: Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to) managing all administrative aspects of work for an EVP of A&R, as well as more detailed project management and independent projects on various levels.  Requires an intelligent, flexible, proactive, organized and independent person who is willing to engage in typical administrative/clerical duties as well as more complex project work related to all aspects of the record-making process.

Assistant Professor of Music (Doane University – Crete, NE) 

Job summary: Doane University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Music beginning August 2017. Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. Responsibilities include teaching music theory and ear training, teaching piano lessons and overseeing all piano instruction and accompanists in a thriving department. The candidate will also oversee and organize activities such as recital scheduling, weekly music seminars, administer the piano proficiency requirement for Doane’s music majors, and will be responsible to help with auditions and contribute to the recruitment of pianists to the University. Multiple solo and collaborative performance opportunities are available at various departmental events. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary programs.

Audio Engineer (Discovery – Miami) 

Job summary: In this position, you will be a part of a creative team that is responsible for, but not limited to the recording, editing, and mixing of audio soundtracks for television, radio and multimedia.

Music Manager (Chelsea Entertainment – North Palm Beach, FL) 

Job summary: Chelsea Entertainment music managers or band managers handle career areas for bands, singers, and DJs. The manager’s main job is to help with determining decisions related to career moves, bookings, promotion, business deals, recording contracts, etc. The role of music managers can be extensive and may include similar duties to that of a press agent, promoter, booking agent, business manager (who are usually certified public accountants), tour managers, and sometimes even a personal assistant. Responsibilities of a music manager are often divided among many who manage various aspects of a musical career. With an unsigned act, music managers may assume multiple roles: graphic designer, publicist, promoter, and handling money and finances. As an artist’s career develops, responsibilities may grow. A component of your job is to look for new artists as well.

Marketing Coordinator (MIH Entertainment – Anaheim, CA)

Job summary: This position reports to the CEO, partners and V.P. of Development, the marketing department is focused on providing strong marketing campaigns. The marketing coordinator will manage the development and execution of marketing and sales campaigns with brand partners and retail outlets. Marketing coordinator is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing for assigned artist and for coordinating the efforts of the label to ensure the consistency of imaging between artist and their music. Sales and marketing will involve all facets of MIH Entertainment, LLC physical, digital and mobile products. The marketing manager will be responsible for creating, managing and executing third party sponsorships and promotions involving MIH Entertainment labels and studios. One of the primary goals is to develop and create revenue-driving opportunities and promotions between third party companies, promoting MIH Entertainment music/video content at physical, digital and mobile retailers. Involved in this position is the ability to make cold calls to new corporate partners as well as agencies interested in cross promotions/sponsorships with entertainment. Additionally, will manage local physical and digital music accounts, and be the company’s onsite point person in California to handle any miscellaneous duties that require handholding or personal delivery in the marketplace, including covering visibility and artist performances. This position requires a highly motivated and detailed oriented person for our management and label department. Marketing coordinator must have the ability to keep up with a robust, fast-paced office, and remain composed in high-pressure situations, while being able to multi-task. Marketing coordinator must be able to function well in a “start-up” environment.

Director, Partner Marketing (Crackle/Sony – Culver City, CA) 

Job summary: The Crackle Marketing team is seeking a Director, Partner Marketing to head development and management of all Crackle distribution partner relationships in US, Canada and Australia. A successful candidate will leverage both the right and left-brain to work creatively and analytically and master the full partner marketing lifecycle from ideation to execution to post-mortem analysis – rinse and repeat.Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Director, Partner Marketing is responsible for driving all efforts to execute innovative multi-faceted marketing campaigns to achieve traffic and download goals across mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), gaming consoles (PlayStation, Xbox) and connected TV devices (such as Sony Blu-ray players, Apple TV, Roku and Samsung TVs).

Manager, Digital Marketing and Creative Services (UMG – Hollywood)

Job summary: Capitol Music Group is looking for a Manager Digital Marketing to be a part of the Caroline/Capitol Marketing Team located in Hollywood, CA who will oversee and direct aspects of day-to-day digital creative and online marketing management. Responsible for creating and executing marketing and promotional plans across all areas of online including all company portals and distribution partners, artist website, social media, new technology, CRM, SEM/SEO, third party lifestyle, and e-commerce.  Also responsible for nurturing and leveraging relationships with our label partners, artists and their management teams, and for strategizing on the best digital campaigns for them.  Required to set goals and manage campaigns in an effort to optimize reach and revenue. Additionally, will need to manage and interpret departmental reports and partner data.

Beats and Production Instructor (Red Clay Music Foundry – Duluth, GA)

Job summary: Red Clay Music Foundry is looking for an instructor for a Production/DJ class. Applicant must know Ableton software in and out and be well versed on making beats, writing and producing. Must be very personable and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with others. Instructor will be responsible for creating a course outline/curriculum for a weekly 60 minute class that will meet in 8 week sessions (preferably Saturdays) beginning in 2017.

Inventory Assistant (WMG – NY)

Job summary: The Inventory Assistant, under the supervision of the Director of Catalog, is a liaison to both Production and Inventory personnel, for all WMG distributed labels and all associated sub labels including third party.  Interaction with labels, Sales, and Distribution personnel is also necessary. The person in this position acts as a trouble-shooter to assure that product manufactured and housed in the WEA Distribution warehouses meets the needs of our customers.  Special projects and other related tasks performed as required. Functions may fluctuate based on label responsibilities, which are reviewed periodically to balance departmental workload.  The Inventory Assistant also provides backup to other similar positions within the department.

Music/Mixer Editor – Mid to Senior (Bungie – Bellevue, WA)

Job summary: A Bungie game is incomplete without a score. We’re not talking about the kill count after a match in the Crucible. In this case, the score is the thundering anthem that drives a player forward as they blast their way through waves of aliens to complete their mission.  Our current mission is to add a bold new member to our Audio Team. Bungie is looking for a multi-talented Music Editor and Mixer with strong technical audio skills to help the music team create amazing music. Your work will help deliver video game soundtracks and media to be enjoyed by our community. If you love playing games, bring your passion to the music team at Bungie.

President of Artist Relations (Jamwar – NYC)

Job summary: As the President of our Artist Relations team, you will develop and direct artist relation managers. You will collaborate with artists, managers, booking agents, and labels to deliver distinctive, engaging and premium content direct from artists to their fans via the Jamwar platform.
This role is based out of either NYC or LA and reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Jamwar, Inc.

TV – Music Coordinator (Dreamworks – CA)

Job summary: DreamWorks Animation Television is currently a Music Production Coordinator to be a part of a fast growing and busy TV Music Department. This individual will be interfacing with many different individuals at all levels of the company, from production assistants to Head of the Studio, as well as a broad range of individuals outside the company. This will require an outgoing, confident personality coupled with good judgment, resourcefulness and discretion.

Assistant Manager (North Shore Music Institute – Winnetka, IL)

Job summary: The Assistant Manager will work Monday through Friday afternoons and evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons, for a total of 40hrs/week. (hours may be subject to change, and non-business-hour events are required work, and may result in additional hours)

All day to day operations, including but not limited to:

  • Billing, sales transactions, and some bookkeeping
  • Data entryAlways in communication with customers, staff, and higher management
  • Coordinating and scheduling lessons, programs, performances, and more
  • Coordinating and participating in all aspects of various performances throughout the year, which includes physical set up, required attendance, and MC-ing events
  • Managing accurate inventory of in-house productsHandling social media
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly environment
  • Greeting customers and maintaining good customer relations
  • Dealing with all customer and staff related issues
  • Daily opening and closing responsibilitiesFiling, and maintaining accurate and current records

Marketing Manager (Ticket Evolution – NYC)

Job summary: Ticket Evolution is introducing “Events 365” a suite of groundbreaking booking solutions around sports, concert, theater, etc. tickets custom built for travel agents & we are looking for a Marketing Manager to help shape the brand, get the word out & be the voice of Events 365 to the travel agent community.The Marketing Manager will be responsible for creating awareness & helping support adoption/usage of Ticket Evolution’s Events 365 booking solutions to travel agencies & travel providers in North America & beyond.Leveraging their expert marketing knowledge & skills, traditional/emerging marketing channels & inbound/outbound marketing tools this position will be responsible for developing & executing a broad marketing strategy, to create awareness of Events 365 while developing & executing a content strategy to drive adoption & usage.

Chief Marketing Officer (Reverb – Chicago)

Job summary: This individual will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of marketing and drive our brand towards great success as we continue to expand globally.  Our ideal candidate demonstrates a deep understanding of musicians and the creative strategy to reach a global audience of 50+ million users.He or she must have experience executing strategic and campaign level marketing processes and the ability to innovate as we add features and functionalities to our platform.  This is an exciting opportunity for a musician or music lover who has taken an organization from point A to B in terms of size and revenue and wants to make that type of impact in a high-growth technology company.  

Marketing Manager (Universal)

Job summary: Universal Strategic Marketing (USM) is responsible for UMG’s Global catalog, Compilations, Audio-Visual and Licensing businesses for all our labels excluding Classical (with whom we also work closely). You’ll be working with a world-class team who are passionate about what they do – and we expect no less from you. You should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. People who meet us tend to comment on our energy, and the passion we have for what we’re doing. We hope it’s infectious! At such a fast moving area you’ll find opportunities rather than boundaries in every single role.

Label Relations 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. Marketing artist release campaigns sits at the heart of what the Label Relations team does. Through on-platform promotion and visibility, to off-platform marketing, the Label Relations team sits at the center of artist projects on Spotify to build the greatest, most engaging experience for the end user. Alongside building key relationships with external partners, responsibilities encompass work across many of Spotify’s key cross-functional verticals including communications, business development, partnerships, marketing, advertising and licensing.

Entertainment Relations Professional (Gibson Brands – NYC)

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 New York. 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.

Strategic Partner Development – Music (Instagram – NYC)

Job summary: Instagram is looking for a Strategic Partner Manager who is passionate about Instagram, music, artists, and the music industry. This individual will work on Instagram’s Music partnerships team to build and execute strategies and programs, as well as develop high impact use of Instagram throughout all aspects of the music industry. The right candidate will handle day-to-day operations and partnership management, field and prioritize incoming requests, troubleshoot partner issues, and improve partner performance. This work will require cross-functional engagement with colleagues across verticals/regions and is located in our New York office.

Assistant to Music Touring Agent (CAA – NYC)

Job summary: CAA, the world’s leading talent and sports agency is looking for an ambitious assistant to work in our Music department. We are seeking passionate and driven individuals who are interested in the entertainment industry and are willing to put in the hard work to succeed. The ideal candidate should be motivated, quick-thinking and open to working in an environment where he/she is capable of performing administrative tasks. The individual should be flexible, highly organized and have the ability to multi-task. Additionally, candidates should be outgoing, a creative thinker, be interested in and knowledgeable in urban music.

Copyright Operations and Support Specialist (Soundcloud – NYC)

Job summary: We are looking for someone who wants to gain an in-depth knowledge of digital rights enforcement and operations to join us as a Copyright Operations Specialist in our New York office. You will be working with the SoundCloud community to educate people on how copyright law applies on the platform, as well as assisting rightsholders and creators with protecting their content.Daily tasks include, but are not limited to; responding to creators and rightsholders about their copyright-related issues via email, processing reports of alleged infringement and resolving disputes related to blocked tracks. In addition to the above daily responsibilities, you will be expected to; assist in the maintenance of copyright-related support materials, provide insight to members of the organisation on emerging copyright issues within the community, act as an internal advocate for creators and rightsholders, while supporting bug reporting efforts and launches of user-facing copyright tools.Ideally, you’ve had your first experience of working within copyright support, anti-piracy, music rights operations or a similar field and are rewarded by helping rightsholders and creators protect their content online. You are calm under pressure and diligent in your approach to solving problems and following operational processes. You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills in native-level English and are preferably fluent in another language (Spanish or Portuguese would be optimal). You understand the importance of balancing all sides of an argument, and have the confidence and ability to consistently decide upon a path for resolving issues, especially when dealing with ambiguous or sensitive topics.

Part Time Booking Agent (Innovation Media Entertainment – Philadelphia)

Job summary: Innovation Media Entertainment is a growing, independent production and management company in the Philadelphia region and we are looking for a energetic and self-motivated part-time, commission based Booking Agent to help secure performances for represented musicians. The ideal candidates will have strong networking skills, attention to detail, is personable and driven, and has the ability to work individually as well as part of a team.

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.