Music Industry Job Board (10/9/16)

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:

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.

Administrative Assistant (UMG – Santa Monica, CA) 

Job summary: We are currently seeking a dynamic Administrative Assistant to provide support to a senior executive. The ideal candidate is obsessively detailed, pro-active, has a knack for problem solving and a “can do” attitude. Experience supporting more than one senior executive is ideal, but not required. Customer service mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, polished professional demeanor, and the ability to keep calm under pressure are musts.

Creative Producer, Original Content (Spotify – NYC or LA) 

Job summary: As a Producer on our Original Content team, you will develop and direct a wide-array of original video programs. You will collaborate with line producers, project managers, editors, writers and production crew to deliver distinctive, engaging, premium content on time and on budget. This role is based out of either NYC or LA and reports to the Head of Video Originals.

Audience Development Associate (MUSE/IQUE – Pasadena, CA) 

Job summary: The Audience Development Associate will be responsible for cultivating relationships: growing the ticket purchasing audience base and will lead the membership program. This full-time, hourly position will report to the Development Director and will be an integral part of the advancement team that raises both earned and contributed income for the organization. The Audience Development Associate will be responsible for the stewardship of external stakeholders including members and donors at all levels, managing a very engaged membership base, driving multi-channel monthly renewals, acquisition and upgrade campaigns, overseeing and refining the Patron Manager database system, and being a gregarious and exuberant representative of the organization.

Box Office and Marketing Manager (Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis)

Job summary: We are seeking a Box Office/Marketing Supervisor whose focus will be helping to create and execute multi venue marketing for a high volume hospitality company. The position will consist of planning and implementing marketing strategies for a nightclub, restaurant, event center and live venue, working to create a street team and grassroots team to be involved in local events and opportunities, and organizing and adhering to budgets. They will also be working event nights and helping secure the smooth operations of ticketing, in house marketing, and will work closely with our Lead Managers implementing marketing and promotional strategies to target clientele to the various concepts.

Marketing and Communications Manager (Heid Music – Appleton, WI)

Job summary: The Marketing & Communications Manager is a key advocate and brand ambassador for Heid Music within the company and community. This position leads the Marketing team and the company to provide a consistent inspirational brand image and BRAVO customer service experience that supports the company and sales goals. The Marketing & Communications Manager is responsible for all activities related to the overall marketing/branding program for Heid Music including: Public Relations, Marketing Communication, Market Research, and Promotions. They will stay in tune with changes in the retail and music products environment to best serve the objectives of Heid Music. This position guides and directs the team regarding strategy, development, and execution of promotional plans. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field. A minimum of five years previous marketing experience is required, along with previous management experience. Knowledge of music products and instruments is preferred. Superior organizational and detail oriented skills are required.

Multimedia Account Manager (Salem Media Group – Minneapolis)

Job summary: Salem Media Group- Twin Cities is in growth mode and we are looking for an experienced Multimedia Account Manager to sell our four (4) radio stations: AM 980 The Mission (Christian Teach/Talk), AM 1280 The Patriot (News/Talk), Business 1440 KYCR (Business News/Talk), and our brand new radio station, Wellness Radio 1570 KDIZ (Health/Wellness). We also offer our audience an all-digital station, (contemporary Christian music). A member of our multimedia marketing team is truly on the front-lines serving our loyal listeners and interacting each day with our local advertising partners.

Assistant (Sony – NYC)

Job summary: The Assistant will provide administrative support to Disruptor Management, a Joint Venture with Sony Music Entertainment. Disruptor Management is the artist management division which continues on the philosophy of the label with a 24/7 meticulous dedication to career building, creating loyal fan bases, and strategic planning for commercial success.

Online Editor (Radio One – Indianapolis)

Job summary: The Online Editor facilitates the content objectives (i.e. developing and managing content) for Radio One’s music radio station websites in the market. The position is responsible for increasing the sites’ online traffic and engagement through the maintained programming of local, regional and national content, the management of internal and external content sources, implementation of various traffic driving products and by linking the stations’ on-air and off-line marketing and promotional activities to the sites. The position leads the development of local traffic driving strategies and executes strategies developed at the national level.

Product Marketing Manager (Sounds True – Louisville, CO)

Job summary: Sounds True, a growing multimedia publishing company specializing in personal growth, spirituality, and holistic living, seeks a full-time product marketing manager to join our Trade Sales and Marketing team. Our Trade Sales and Marketing team connects Sounds True books, audios, and music to a vibrant community of readers and listeners. We’re looking for someone with a love of books, a genuine interest in our content, and expertise in innovative marketing.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with Trade Sales and Marketing team to create leading-edge marketing campaigns for book/audio/music products
  • Cultivate close working relationships with authors and artists to support their marketing needs from acquisition through publication and beyond
  • Plan, develop, execute, and evaluate product marketing campaigns in both traditional and emerging channels
  • Deliver know-how in digital marketing trends and best practices
  • Continually research core markets and industry developments to establish clear, unique branding vision for each product
  • Collect and analyze sales and marketing metrics to forecast opportunities and challenges

Content Marketing Manager (Complex – NYC)

Job summary: Complex ( is seeking a talented Content Marketing Manager to join our Audience Development team and develop highly creative marketing plans impacting an enormous global audience. The Content Marketing Manager’s work will help promote a wide range of Complex Media’s programming content.The ideal candidate should demonstrate fresh thinking and creative, cutting-edge work that stands out from the clutter.

Global Head of Music Partnerships (DailyMotion – NYC)

Job summary: As one of the leading websites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts over 130 million unique monthly visitors and streams 3.5 billion videos views worldwide every month offering the best content from independent content creators to premium partners, being the 35Th website worldwide. With 35 localized versions in 18 different languages, our mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection.


  • Within the Content & MarketingTeam, your goal will be to manage Music at a global level for Dailymotion.
  • Work closely with the content and marketing teams at a local level. Your expertise will help facilitate partner relations and ensure artist and label promotional activities when relevant.
  • Be conscious of what makes a great video experience for music fans. Your product insights will help the product team fashion an unbeatable user experience for this key content vertical. Your goal will be to manage at the global level the Music vertical on Dailymotion.
  • You’ll be responsible for signing deals with major-key music companies and/or independent music labels, enabling them to syndicate their content on Dailymotion and/or use Dailymotion video player on their digital properties. You will be directly responsible for strategic partner relations with all major-key companies.

Marketing Manager (AEG Live – San Francisco)

Job summary: The Manager Marketing is responsible for all marketing assets for shows on calendar. This position will work in conjunction with artist management, Radio/TV, and marketing team to create and develop an effective marketing plan that will reach the correct demographic and target customers appropriate for each show. The Marketing Manager will develop graphic content used to inform the general public of shows for the purpose of gaining ticket sales. This position will also be responsible for maintaining and tracking budgets to make sure funds are allocated correctly. The Marketing Manager will oversee social media accounts and ensure they are up to date with engaging material. This position will create and maintain high level partnerships with digital companies and execute and monitor paid campaigns. Additionally, the Digital Marketing Manager will design, build and maintain social media presence and ensure that they are implementing current trends and promotions.

Creative Operations Manager (Ogilvy – Denver)

Job summary: The Creative Operations Manager works collaboratively with all internal departments, helping to coordinate and allocate creative staff in conjunction with client creative lead and the ECD, monitoring workloads,managing external digital talent, managing 3rd party vendor resources, and owning and initiating internal process initiatives regarding workflow, creative department processes, etc., that ensure increased collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness and seamless delivery for our clients wide ranging projects. Has a deep understanding of technology production and the processes to deliver interactive and web. As a critical liaison between senior management, account and creative department, builds strong relationships and inspires excellent communication and teamwork among both the account and creative staff. Builds successful relationships with external resources – freelancers and vendors – and facilitates account and creative team members to develop and nurture relationships with these critical resources as well. The Creative Operations Manager is responsible for building a deep understanding of Leopard capabilities and offerings, internal creative talent, overall process and how Leopard works with external resources and vendors. With that knowledge, assigns or actively engages in assigning appropriate talent and assembles strong teams for successful delivery of client projects. As a senior member of the creative team, looked to help build and maintain an efficient and engaging work environment, problem solve to remove roadblocks and lead initiatives in process and efficiency improvements. Reports to Executive Creative Director.

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.

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.