Music Industry Jobs – DISTILLER (Coordinator), SONY (Assist.), CHANDOS (Sales & Marketing)


Written by Music Gateway Team

22 October 2018

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Position: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Employer: DISTILLER RECORDS
Category: MARKETING – ADMIN
Location: UK – LONDON
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Date Posted: Oct 16th 2018
 

Distiller Music is establishing their prestige as an independent label with an ear for the sounds of tomorrow, releasing records from some of the hottest up-and-comers on the circuit including Anteros, Cassia, Bloody Knees, The Ninth Wave, Danny Goffey and The Ramona Flowers, as well as pioneering Distiller TV, a leading platform in new music discovery.

With direction from Label Manager and Marketing Manager, the main objective of this role is to be a key ambassador for the label and its acts in all international territories. 

The ideal candidate will be involved in the future direction and strategy of the company to aid development and growth of the company and all artists on the label.

DUTIES

  • Work under the direction of the Label and Marketing Managers to establish target countries for acts and how to approach the campaigns in each of the territories.
  • Establish and nurture international contacts, with the goal to help pick promotional teams, physical distributors and potential licensors in target countries.
  • Have complete oversight of industry events and showcasing festivals and events take place across the world, with a specific focus on target countries.
  • Collate and present the international marketing plans for all acts, across all territories in collaboration with Label Manager, Marketing Manager, international promotional teams and distribution partners.
  • Collect feedback on international campaigns and communicate accordingly to Distiller team. (Including airplay reports and develop strategies)
  • Keep detailed track of all international tour dates, sales and streaming numbers and communicating them accordingly.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous relevant experience in the music industry
  • Good, in-depth understanding of streaming services and international territories
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Passion for music, particularly creating success for new artists
  • Ability to spot trends and adapt to them quickly
  • Confidence in networking environments

Please apply with your CV and cover letter explaining why you think you would be right for this position to info@distillermusic.com.

Position: CREATIVE AND DISTRIBUTIONS ASSISTANT
Employer: SONY/ATV
Category: MUSIC
Location: UK
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Date Posted: Oct 17th 2018

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Head of Production and the Heads of Distribution, you will work across a broad range of both creative and admin tasks with a view to developing your skills as a Production Music producer and a distribution assistant.

You will be asked to listen to composer demos, manage the composer database and contribute to music and artwork discussions. Admin tasks will include contracting, invoicing and providing any data needed for the production of tracks and albums.

It is an integral part of the production process to learn how to feed back to clients, composers, designers etc. A key skill that we would like to develop is multitasking across projects, which are at different stages of completion.

You will also spend a minimum of two days a week working with the distribution team, focussing preparation of copyright data for the ingestion into the www.emipm.com search engine.

KEY RESPONSAILITIES

  • Attending production meetings weekly and contribute with creative ideas and support.
  • Support Head of Production / Senior Producer / Producers with composer contracts, processing invoices and other general talks involved in production.
  • Listening and assessing demos and submissions sent in to the production team.
  • Assisting producers with the creation of album briefs.
  • Assisting producer with titling tracks, track descriptions, liaising with proof reader.
  • Assisting producers with artwork briefs, sourcing designers and illustrators. Liaise with designers on amendments.
  • Assisting physical & digital distribution.
  • Working with creatives on marketing videos and promo show reels. Manufacture of marketing materials.
  • Supporting distribution & sales team with track digitisation and Hard Drive – duplication.
  • Releasing Notes/Lyrics Doc, must be updated each month and saved in the relevant folders.

 

JOB SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • A wide interest in music for film and television. Experience of/or a good understanding of production music.
  • Good knowledge and a keen interest in music across a broad range of genres including classical.
  • Ability to read music, define musical terms and instrumentation.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to give accurate feedback to creatives.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to give accurate feedback to creatives.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent project management and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work with team members in other countries.
  • Motivated self-starter with great time management skills and ability to multi-task.

COMMUNICATION

  • Fluent in English.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to escalate issues appropriately.
  • Ability to influence and develop others positively.

TEAM WORK AND COLLABORATION

  • Cooperate with composers, agents, sales teams.
  • Be flexible and cooperative with the needs of the sales team such that, to achieve deadlines, there may be a requirement for cross-functional work to be undertaken as directed by the senior production staff.
  • Open-minded and motivated to recommend changes to processes and procedures where this would result in a more effective service.
  • Respond appropriately to direction regarding Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements.

TIME AND WORK MANAGEMENT

  • Ability to prioritise workload efficiently to ensure all responsibilities are met and delivered on a timely basis and open issues are followed through and resolved satisfactorily.
  • Ensure that where there are planned absences or holidays, appropriate documentation and hand-over procedures are in place to ensure that Sales team can continue an appropriate and professional service.
  • Consult line manager where appropriate to communicate issues, ideas or solutions, solve problems and ensure customer service levels are maintained.

INITIATIVE AND MOTIVATION

  • Flexible, effective and enthusiastic approach to the role.
  • Performs duties and assigned tasks with considerable degree of independent accountability.
  • Continuously strives to deliver an effective service, looking for new opportunities and approaches to improvement.
  • Individual prepared and motivated to be part of a changing environment with an interest in developing the role, skills and relationships.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this role, please attach your CV to an email cover note and forward to RecruitmentUK.SonyATV@sonyatv.com

Position: SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
Employer: CHANDOS RECORDS
Category: CLASSICAL
Location: UK – ESSEX
Salary: £30,000 – £40,000
Date Posted: Oct 19th 2018

OVERVIEW
Chandos Records is one of the world’s premier classical music record companies, best known for its groundbreaking search for neglected musical gems and for its superb sound quality. We produce more than fifty albums a year and have an impressive back catalogue of more than 2,000 recordings.
We are looking for a Sales and Marketing Manager to oversee the distribution activities, optimise physical and digital turnovers, and act as a point of contact internationally between the label and various industry stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary purpose of this position is to drive physical and digital sales internationally by developing and managing first-class marketing plans, ensuring optimal editorial exposure to the label and its artists, and managing a multi-disciplinary team as well as relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders.

SALES MANAGEMENT

  • Prepare monthly releases submissions: writing sales notes, verifying metadata, implementing and coordinating release plans
  • Liaise with distributors for special requests, promotions, back catalogue campaigns, contract negotiation, and other business matters
  • Present new releases and marketing plans at monthly sales meetings and annual conferences (travel may be required)
  • Supervise monthly promotions for the Chandos website
  • Explore new markets and new distributors
  • Ensure sales opportunities are fully exploited for artists’ concerts
  • Prepare, plan, and design a production schedule in full consultation with key distributors and Chandos colleagues to ensure all new release information is received on time.

MARKETING

  • Manage, allocate, and follow up on the annual marketing budget
  • Negotiate annual advertising plans with magazines, websites, and radios
  • Brief designers and occasionally design artwork (display, video)
  • Supervise social media and streaming activities
  • Set up special promotional events and operations, liaising with external partners
  • Drive and analyse traffic to the website, creating relevant and effective content, managing newsletters, and developing Ad-Words campaigns.

MEDIA

  • Maintain and develop a network of journalists, keeping them up to date with Chandos activities and securing editorial features where possible
  • Supervise and follow up on new release information and promo copies.

PROFILE:

ESSENTIAL

  • Good working knowledge of classical music and digital trends either by qualification or experience
  • Proven track record in a sales or marketing environment with experience in writing copy, booking advertising, and customer relationship management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • The ability to build relationships and communicate effectively at all levels
  • The ability to work well under pressure with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to effectively manage a small multi-disciplinary team
  • Diplomacy in communicating difficult decisions and maintaining positive relationships
  • The ability to represent Chandos at a senior level.

PREFERRED

  • Degree in Business, Marketing, Digital Communication, Music or equivalent
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic
  • Expertise in digital marketing tools, platforms, and strategies
    Passion for music with an interest in classical repertoire

If interested in this possition, you can apply here.

 


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