Music Opportunities

REPUBLIC (Media Manager), KOBALT, CC YOUNG (Assistant)

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Closing Date: Aug 31, 2018

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Republic Records is seeking a Media Manager, Urban with ideally 6-8 years of experience in the entertainment/music industry. This individual should also ideally have broad musical interest across genres with a particular focus on urban. The position requires a self-starter who can work both independently and within a team environment. Working under the EVP of Publicity the candidate will be involved in all aspects of PR campaigns for releases on Republic Records.


  • Pitch story ideas, arrange and facilitate artist interviews print and online media
  • Pursue television opportunities
  • Organize artist press trips- coordinate daily itineraries
  • Participate and contribute to brainstorm sessions for artist campaigns
  • Artists with indy PR, you will oversee their press campaigns and continuously supply information; liaise between PR firm and artist management and label staff
  • Write or supervise all writing and editing and provide direction to ensure quality control for artist press materials
  • Provide product managers with approved artist materials
  • Communicate regularly with product managers regarding project status
  • Send materials company-wide for key announcements, events, artist success
  • Liaise with other departments on cross promotion
  • Update and maintain database
  • Organize mailings to journalists, and send out packages as required
  • Process invoices for publicity vendors


  • Strong computer skills, ability to quickly adapt and learn new applications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including: PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Strong communication abilities with the ability to write and convey media strategy plans/efforts to executives and management
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, including adaptability, personal effectiveness, and the ability to establish quick rapport
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills a must, as is the ability to juggle many tasks at one time and change gears quickly
  • Must be highly self-motivated and the ability to thrive independently in a flexible, fast-paced team environment
  • Publicity driven with a keen sense of news and trends
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Experience managing multiple short- and long-term plans simultaneously
  • Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
  • Manage account finances, develop accurate estimates and adhere to approved budgets
  • Job requires working non-traditional hours, weekends and some travel


  • Must have excellent written skills including bios, press releases, pitch letters
  • Strong track record on working with top tier press and established relationships with all media types – TV bookers, National Media, Consumer and Music Magazines, Dailies, Weeklies,
  • Key Online, Bloggers, tastemakers,
  • Tour press
  • press days/junkets
  • On-site media/red carpet
  • Event management
  • Crisis management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or Marketing preferred
  • At least 8+ years’ music industry experience with an emphasis on consumer-driven marketing with large agency/client experience strongly preferred

If this aweosome opportunity seems to appeal to you learn how to apply here

Employer: C.C. YOUNG & CO.
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2018

Based in the city of London, C.C. Young & Co are one of the leading music specialist firms of accountants and tax advisors. C.C. Young & Co. provides accountancy and taxation services to music industry clients.

Over the past 20 years, C.C. Young & Co. has enjoyed continued growth and now has departments specialising in tax, touring, recording, publishing, and business management services for artists and managers.

As Office Assistant you are our company’s first impressions on the guests and visitors. It is your responsibility to greet all incoming guests and visitors, help them with directions or any appropriate information that they need, whilst maintaining high level of company confidentiality. Alongside our receptionist you will professionally answer phone calls in a polite tone and re-direct calls to respective departments.

You will provide assistance during meetings, including arranging refreshments. You will also perform various front desk administrative duties including typing, filing, handling and re-directing mail, etc.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE (this list is representative, not exhaustive):

  • Answer incoming telephone calls, determine purpose of callers, and forwarding calls to appropriate personnel and departments.
  • Meeting and greeting visitors/guests/couriers professionally, determining the nature and purpose of visit.
  • Directing and escorting visitors/guests to appropriate destination or waiting rooms where needed.
  • Keeping kitchen and office supplies replenished, inclusive of unpacking stationary and food deliveries.
  • Collecting, sorting, distributing and preparing correspondence, mail, messages and courier deliveries.
  • To assist the receptionist with archiving of files and arranging for them to be sent to our storage facility.
  • Running errands, such as daily lunch runs and the weekly bank-run and purchasing supplies for the office.
  • Cover reception duties in the receptionist’s absence.


  • Experience: Ideally 1 year of related experience. (Experience in an office environment is desired but not essential.)
  • Keen and enthusiastic and able to carry out tasks in a considered yet hasty fashion.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact with people in a positive and courteous manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks according to importance in a fast paced environment.
  • Multi-tasking capability without compromising on quality.
  • Dependable, punctual and able to work in required working hours.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, specifically MS Word and Excel.
  • Someone to use own initiative and make the role their own.
  • Must take the initiative, but also know when to ask for help.
  • Good helpful, approachable attitude.

Those interested in the role should email a CV to

Employer: KOBALT
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2018

Kobalt is seeking a Manager, Investments in New York to be highly involved with the deal process as our company continues to grow. The Manager will be responsible for the investment evaluation of all catalogue and company acquisitions as well as the signing of bands, artists and songwriters.

Working closely with our senior management team, strategy, creative and the Legal and Business Affairs departments, the Manager will oversee all financial aspects of deals, complete the financial modelling and assist with post-closing integration and analysis.


Kobalt is the leading technology-powered music services company, offering end-to-end solutions for over 50,000 artists and songwriters and 800 labels and publishing companies. Through Kobalt technology and services, creators benefit from more money, better reporting, and maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized. With the award-winning Kobalt desktop portal and app, Kobalt clients get real-time insight into their work and activity.

We’re currently over 500 people based across 10 offices and we’re expecting to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you – share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!


  • Perform financial valuation and cash flow analysis
  • Build financial models to evaluate the value of assets
  • Support acquisition and structuring of deal terms in collaboration with Business Affairs
  • Identify any issues in collections or forecasting
  • Assist with financial due diligence
  • Help improve process efficiency through identification of potential improvements to build an efficient analysis framework
  • Conduct industry research
  • Support the senior management team with board presentations


  • 4+ years’ proven analysis experience including investment appraisal and /or evaluations most likely gained through a career in investment banking, PE or VC, consultancy, intellectual property, investment management or with a major corporation
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data providing meaningful and useful analysis for decision making purposes
  • The ability to formulate opinions and discuss merits and weaknesses of potential investments is essential
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, ensuring clear and accurate presentation of findings to stakeholders
  • Advanced modelling skills, including high proficiency in Excel
  • Knowledge of SQL is preferred
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects, data inputs and stakeholders within tight deadlines
  • Confident team player with strong influencing, facilitation and communication skills
  • Music industry experience is a clear bonus – other relevant sectors would be high growth technology or disrupter brands making investments and acquisitions or developing new business models.

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