Music Industry Job Board (10/30/16)

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, Label Relations (Spotify – NYC) 

Job summary: The Label Relations team manages hundreds of label relationships across the globe with a network of Manager’s in different Spotify territories. This position will serve as primary point of contact for our label partners, specifically in the United States, but also working with international teams. The Label Relations Manager will focus on developing & maintaining excellent relationships with Spotify’s content providers by enabling them to maximize the service as both a sales and promotional platform.

Conversion Associate (Spotify – NYC) 

Job summary: At Spotify, we’re focused on providing the right music for every moment. We’ve connected millions of people to their favorite songs and created a service that people use to discover and share music they love. The fast-moving, high-impact Conversion Team at Spotify is responsible for converting free Spotify users to a paid Premium subscription across 60 markets around the world. We’re seeking an outstanding Conversion Associate to help us accelerate our global subscriber growth.The Conversion Associate will support our Conversion Team by building, testing and scaling world-class marketing campaigns. We are seeking someone collaborative, nimble and detail-oriented to work cross-functionally on the delivery of emails, ads, and other marketing materials.

Marketing Project Manager (The Fader – New York State) 

Job summary: The FADER is looking for a dynamic and strategic Project Manager. This is an opportunity for someone to make his or her mark in a successful and fast growing environment. Day to day responsibilities will include overseeing The FADER clients, executing branded events and content programs, coordinating activities between multiple internal departments, financial reporting and maintaining the overall health of client/agency relationships. Position will report to The FADER Marketing Director.

Marketing Coordinator (Horn Stash Music Store – Palatine, IL) 

Job summary: The ideal candidate would have a great sense of humor, be detail oriented, not be easily offended, be able to multitask and coordinate multiple projects to completion, and be supportive in a team atmosphere. Above all, the applicant must be reliable, responsible, and punctual.This position is expected to start out as part-time (approximately 20 hours a week, minimum) and grow relatively quickly into a full-time position. We offer a fun and engaging environment, long-term opportunities, and room for growth and advancement for the right person. Full-time employees also receive full benefits, including health insurance, company-matching retirement savings, paid holidays, vacation, and more.

Coordinator, College Marketing (WMG – NYC) 

Job summary: Assist in supervising, training, and motivating staff of approximately 50 College Marketing Reps. Under direction of College Label Services Director, work closely with various departments within WEA & ADA and at the labels to outline and implement college marketing strategies for priority artists and projects.  Provide critical support functions for College Label Services department including maintaining daily communication and follow-up with reps and assisting with hiring and training of new recruits.

Music Enthusiast (Heid Music – Appleton, WI) 

Job summary: Heid Music is looking for a part-time team member to join our Appleton, WI team.  We select team members who take pride in their work and embrace our concept of providing “Bravo” customer service and pursuing our passion for making music. Music Enthusiasts are critical to Heid Music’s success in creating and maintaining a “Bravo” customer service experience.  This position builds and maintains meaningful relationships by assisting customers in selecting and purchasing merchandise and following through the entire sales process. Qualified candidates will ideally have a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Business along with musical instrument knowledge and/or playing experience.  Minimum of a high school diploma is required.  Previous retail or outside sales experience is preferred.  Band instrument knowledge is highly desired.

Audio Artist (Schell Games – Pittsburgh, PA) 

Job summary: We are currently seeking a talented Audio Artist to join our team and help build educational game and entertainment experiences.  Our ideal candidate will have the ability to handle both technical and artistic issues during game development as well as be able to work quickly in a team atmosphere with schedules and reliable milestone delivery.  Passion for audio design, SFX, VO recording and cleanup, and musical composition are crucial. The applicant will be working on a variety of projects, under direction of our audio designers. Previous experience with creating and placing audio hooks, mixing and leveling audio, and working with game teams is prefered. 

Manager, Tour Merchandise (WMG – Nashville) 

Job summary: The Manager of Tour Merchandise is responsible for all aspects of the tour revenue stream.  From A to Z, everything related to selling artist branded product on the road is their responsibility.  This position requires integration of all departments including art, production, logistics and finance.

Artistic Planning Assistant (San Francisco Symphony – CA) 

Job summary: The Artistic Planning Assistant works with the Associate Director of Artistic Planning, Artistic Planning Manager and Artistic Planning Coordinator to provide a full range of departmental administrative support.  The Artistic Planning Assistant reports to the Associate Director of Artistic Planning.

Executive Director (Iowa Rock N Roll Music Association – Des Moines) 

Job summary: The Executive Director will oversee all IRRMA operations including supervision of IRRMA staff and volunteers. The Executive director reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Association and ultimately to the IRRMA Board of Directors.

Music Archivist Assistant (College of DuPage – Glen Ellyn, IL) 

Job summary: Assist music archivist and music faculty in catalog of music holdings.Under direction of music archivist and music faculty, catalog music holdings. Process requests to borrow music, in accordance with established borrowing policies. Under supervision of music archivist, update electronic database of holdings. Identify, distribute and file music. Under supervision of music archivist, assess condition of music.

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.

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.