Music Industry Job Board (11/27/16)

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: 

Conversion Campaign associate (Spotify – NYC) 

Job summary: We’re seeking an outstanding Conversion Campaign Associate to help us accelerate our global subscriber growth.The Conversion Campaign Associate will support our Conversion Team by project managing our world-class marketing campaigns. Your team’s key success metric is the growth of our subscriber base, ensuring that each campaign we ship delivers more subscribers at a higher conversion rate than ever before. We are seeking someone collaborative, nimble and very detail-oriented to work cross-functionally on the delivery of emails, ads, and other marketing materials.

Junior Manager, Marketing & Digital (WMG – Burbank, CA) 

Job summary: The primary focus of the position is artist development. In other words, to create and execute proper, compelling marketing/digital timelines to sustainably grow artists in the creative and business arenas. This includes, but is not limited to, creating content, developing websites and social media accounts, shooting music videos, building online communities, leveraging social media and other digital marketing channels to drive those communities, graphic design (for singles, EPs and LPs), shooting photos, networking with blogs and other third parties, designing and creating promotional materials, executing ad campaigns, branding, media training, commissioning remixes, setting up studio time, and much more.This position will be responsible for their own roster of artists and should have excellent communication skills. The right candidate understands, respects and loves music, marketing, promotion, as well as the challenges and complexities of the contemporary marketplace – music or otherwise. This person must be able to work in groups, as well as independently, excel under strict deadlines, multi-task, and properly prioritize.

Chief Marketing Officer (Carnegie Hall – NYC) 

Job summary: For more than a century, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world’s outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages. Today, the venue remains a preeminent concert hall and a vital, active cultural destination for performers and audiences. In this unique role, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) leads and sets the marketing strategy across the institution. The CMO is responsible for the consistency and effectiveness of the message delivered to different constituent audiences through marketing materials, and furthering the Carnegie Hall identity through positioning in the marketplace, strategic licensing and, audience development and outreach. The Chief Marketing Officer has supervisory responsibility for Marketing, Creative Services, Ticket Services (including CarnegieCharge, Box office, Subscriptions Services, Group Sales and Patron Desk) and Digital Content and Engagement, all of which are departments that function as resources for the whole of Carnegie Hall.

Marketing Coordinator (Heid Music – Appleton, WI) 

Job summary: The Marketing Coordinator supports the brand activities for Heid Music. Responsibilities include preparing printed, electronic, and social media collateral to support events and promotional activities. This position will also analyze digital and social media performance and make optimizations within to ensure best performance. The Marketing Coordinator is also involved in developing social media strategies, project plans, and campaigns that build audience engagement. Qualified candidates will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a Business related field. One or more years of related marketing experience is required along with digital marketing expertise. Previous retail sales experience and knowledge of music is preferred.

Personal Assistant to Music Manager (Seminal Music – Los Angeles, CA) 

Job summary: Looking for a personal/administrative assistant to the owner of an artist management company. This role requires exceptional attention to detail, excellent organizational and analytical skills, and most importantly, the ability to prioritize and multi-task under extreme pressure in a fast-paced environment. A high degree of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information, and professionalism in dealing with manager’s business as well as personal contacts is essential.Seeking someone who is always “one step ahead” and can handle a full slate of projects and maintain organization at all times.

Production – Stage Hand (Live Nation – Grand Rapids, MI) 

Job summary: Responsible for ensuring the success of show and event productions by performing the technical aspects related to the show(s) production.

Associate Music Librarian (Pandora – Oakland, CA) 

Job summary: The Curation team is seeking music metadata specialists to ensure that the information in Pandora’s rapidly growing music library remains curated, consistent, and aligned to our standards. The ideal candidate will be capable writing and validating metadata at fast pace, have an exceptional eye for detail, and enjoy working collaboratively with people on Pandora’s Curation and Content Operations teams. Your mission in this role will be to validate and edit large volumes of music metadata as it’s imported into Pandora’s curated library with 100% precision. This will include verifying track and album level descriptive metadata, doing self-directed research as needed, and integrating information between spreadsheet application and Pandora’s internal content management system.

Inside Sales Representative, Music Festivals (WorldStrides – Texas) 

Job summary: The Festival Selection Advisor – Inside Sales (FSA) is responsible for generating new accounts to participate in our adjudicated music festivals. These new accounts are developed via telephone, contacting High School Band Directors, Orchestra Teachers and Choral Leaders. In addition to establishing new accounts, the FSA is responsible for the growth and rebooking of their existing accounts. During Festival Season, the FSA will travel and participate in the execution of OnStage Heritage Festivals events. WorldStrides OnStage provides our FSAs a proven selling system which ensures success while continually improving professional skills.

Music Assistant, The Current (American Public Media – St. Paul, MN) 

Job summary: The Music Assistant wears many different hats within the Current. This position organizes and maintains the music databases used by The Current. For Local Current, the Music Assistant manages the music library and Local Current database, completes rotations, programs and mixes music for voice tracking, and hosts a regular Local Current shift. The Music Assistant assists the hosts of the Duluth Local Show and H2. This position is involved in many tasks supporting the broadcast and non-broadcast activities of 89.3 The Current. 

Production, Audio Engineer (Live Nation – Grand Rapids, MI) 

Job summary: Responsible for ensuring the success of show and event productions by performing the technical aspects related to the show(s) production. Assist in all aspects of stage operations, assist in all on-site A/V operations. While providing excellent professional service

Manager, Marketing Events (Sony – Nashville)

Job summary: Do your friends and colleagues know that if they put you in charge of an event, it will come off without a hitch, on-time, and on-budget?Do you have a “roll-with-the-punches” attitude and don’t get flustered no matter what the day brings?Do you have experience dealing with big personalities?Do you love working behind the scenes, helping others be successful, keeping tracking track of large amounts of details and varied tasks?If so, consider this position as a Manager of Marketing Events. We are looking for the just the right person to manage the planning and execution of events which support the marketing strategy for Sony Music Nashville artists. In addition, you will support the marketing team with key tasks on artist projects.

Marketing Prod Producer – Apple Music, iTunes, Apple News ( Apple – CA)

Job summary: This person will work collaboratively across Apple Music, iTunes, and Apple News marketing, business, label relations, legal, and engineering teams. They will be responsible for leading and producing high-profile projects with a focus on collaborating across the various internal cross-functional teams. This person will see projects through from concept to execution, and make sure every team understands the role they play and the expected timelines and deliverables. The person in this role must continually be collaborating across teams to be the definitive point person on all projects. Experience working cross-functionally and under demanding (and constantly shifting) deadlines is a must. This position requires someone who has a drive and passion for their work, as well as a track record of leading, taking responsibility, solving problems, and thriving in a high-pressure team environment. This producer will join a seasoned and established team of Producers who work across Apple Music + iTunes Production functional teams (Creative, Editorial, UI, Programming, Localization, Engineering, and Original Content) to lead, develop, and execute projects from inception to completion.

Account Director (Spotify – Chicago)

Job summary: We are looking for an outstanding Ad Sales Account Director to join our team in Chicago. We’re looking for someone with a proven record of revenue generation and a deep interest and passion for online media and innovation. We want someone who loves our product and knows how to sell creative solutions for clients and partners. You should be confident without ever being arrogant and you work hard, but know how to have fun.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Manager, Accounting (Live Nation – Hollywood)

Job summary: The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities. He/She establishes financial status by developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information; managing staff. The successful candidate for this position will report directly to our Director, Finance and play an instrumental role in the financial future of the company.

Marketing Assistant (LA Philharmonic – Los Angeles)

Job summary: Seeking an engaged and proactive individual to provide effective administrative and organizational support to the Vice President, Marketing & Communications, and assist with general marketing functions as needed by other Marketing directors and managers.

Creative (Vice – NYC)

Job summary: VICE Media is seeking a Creative to work in our Brooklyn, NY Office with a strong copywriting background to be responsible for developing ideas for video show franchises, events, media properties and 360 programs that we can partner with brands to create. This particular Creative role will interact with many departments of the company (marketing, sales, design, production, and others) but will focus on working with VICE’s in-house agency, Virtue Worldwide. They will assist in creative development and overseeing execution of integrated projects from concept to production. We are looking for a creative hybrid with various backgrounds and specific deep interests in youth culture and music, with a focus on electronic/dance music.

Music Editor (Amazon – Seattle)

Job summary: Amazon Music is looking for a creative and organized copywriter to craft homepage, email, and other editorial copy, as well create, write, record, and post content for all Amazon Music social platforms. The copywriter will collaborate with leaders across Amazon Music’s editorial, engagement, marketing and label relations teams to conceive and execute thoughtful, innovative, on-brand copy for our homepage, emails, and all social platforms.

Manager, Music Publishing Business Development, YouTube(Google – USA)

Job summary: As Manager, Music Publishing Business Development, you will build and maintain strategic relationships with our music publishing partners, including leading negotiation on complex licensing and partnership agreements, managing existing publisher partnerships, launching new relationships, driving new business opportunities, resolving business issues, and analyzing and tracking key metrics to identify trends. You are as comfortable negotiating complex licensing agreements as working cross-functionally with colleagues across multiple disciplines to ensure our music partners are positioned for success and our users enjoy the best experience possible.

Sponsorship Coordinator (Live Nation – Bala Cynwyd, PA)

Job summary: This position will provide support and sales assistance to Local Sponsorship Sales, overseeing the fulfillment of local, regional, and national accounts by ensuring the delivery of contractual elements and providing excellent customer service. Coordinators will also be responsible for managing all sponsorship inventories.

A&R Coordinator (Disney Music Group – USA)

Job summary: The Coordinator will provide day-to-day administrative support to the Senior VP and Executive Director, A&R and Music Publishing, and others A&R executives as necessary, which duties may include, but are not limited to: Answering and screening calls, maintaining calendar, scheduling meetings and travel arrangements, assisting in the preparation of meetings and presentations, preparing expense reports and supporting other departmental executives as necessary.

Marketing Strategist (Loove Music – Brooklyn)

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.

Outbound Marketing Specialist, Amazon Music (Amazon – Seattle)

Job summary: The Amazon Digital Music team is looking for a motivated, customer-obsessed, analytical marketer to drive adoption and engagement for Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music, worldwide music streaming services. As an Outbound Marketing Specialist, you will be expected to work with marketing managers on the development, execution and analysis of adoption and engagement marketing programs across outbound marketing channels, including email, push messaging, in-product messaging, and more. You will work closely with Marketing Managers on implementation of best-in-class customer experience, to create effective marketing communication vehicles, and to use them to drive engagement for Amazon Music Unlimited and adoption and engagement for Prime Music. This role is responsible for working in a team to get lots of people to listen, and keep listening, to great music.

The ideal candidate will be able to execute at a high level and capacity (executing and reporting on campaigns with merchandising and marketing tools, and analyzing customer engagement data). The Outbound Marketing Specialist should be passionate about the customer and must have proven analytical capability, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be able to automate and scale to drive personalized, contextual, and relevant messages to customers. This role must operate from a company-wide perspective and lead cross-functional and cross-business projects.

Music content consultant (Zedge – New York)

Job summary: As a music content consultant ZEDGE you will have a chance to drastically raise the profile of sound engineers, artists and musicians who are doing awesome work. ZEDGE has an audience of over 30 million monthly active users who are all looking for the newest, coolest music in the form of ringtones, notification sounds, and entertaining audio content in all formats.

Your days will consist in building a network of new audio content creators and getting their awesome, high-quality content onto the ZEDGE platform. You will identify artists that can create awesome phone sounds for Zedgers. You will also apply your own market intelligence and pop culture savvy to get ahead of trends.

Manager, Events & Activations (Tidal – NYC)

Job summary: TIDAL is looking for an organized coordinator to help manage key company initiatives, which include exclusive TIDAL X events, live-streams, live performances, artist relations, content and partner growth strategies, and original content creation. 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. Coordinators are required to make crucial decisions, often under pressure, and therefore must exemplify a solutions-first approach. They are extremely organized, passionate about process, advocate for great ideas, and seek flawless delivery from start-to-finish.

Music Licensing Manager, West Coast (Audio Network – Los Angeles)

Job summary: The Music Licensing Manager will be responsible for winning new clients, developing existing relationships and long-term growth of license sales within his/her regional assignment on the west coast. Working from our DTLA office, the role will focus primarily on ad agencies and branded content creators alongside continued support to the wider local and global teams with sales strategy, music pipeline, and marketing to a new sector of business.

Regional Account Manager (ASCAP – Dallas, TX)

Job summary: We are looking for an outside sales professional who is excited by the prospect of closing new business to business (B2B) accounts on the first visit. The Regional Account Manager is the key onsite follow up / “closer” to our phone and internet campaigns. This individual can effectively communicate the benefits of the ASCAP license – which allows music users to perform music legally under the requirements of the US Copyright Law. Candidates who exhibit the most success in this position can “visualize” the close before stepping through the door and enjoy overcoming objections on the way to the close.

Brand Manger (UMG/Bravado)

Bravado is currently looking for a Brand Manager who will work with the unique needs and challenges of our clients to deliver full service, on or off-site marketing support in a variety of categories including strategic planning, sales, finance, insights, operations, innovation, product management, and creative development.

Assistant, Marketing & Digital (WMG – Burbank, CA)

Job summary: The Shop develops, executes and/or coordinates the marketing, digital marketing, art/design, video content, touring/performance, artist development, publicity, brand, sales/promotion, specialty radio and – in some cases A&R – strategies for our unique roster. Provide administrative support for The Shop and VP, Video Production. Assist with overall marketing strategy and digital marketing (website and social media management) for roster. In short, the job is a mixture of administration, traditional marketing, as well as digital 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.