Internship

Intern - A&R Admin

Universal Music Group

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Few labels can boast as long, prestigious and varied a musical history as Polydor. From the '60s 'beat boom' onwards, through the eras of progressive rock, disco and punk, the label has been at the vanguard of every significant musical development. Today the likes of Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Glass Animals, Sam Fender, Lana Del Rey, Celeste, Haim, Mura Masa and Olivia Rodrigo maintain Polydor's enviable cutting-edge reputation.

The A&R Admin Intern will sit in the heart of the busy A&R team and work across multiple artists and their campaigns. They will support the artist's recordings and releases as well as the creative and administrative A&R teams.

Skills & Experience

Be Administrative
• Distributing, filing, and keeping audio secure
• Check, update and track status of label copy for both physical and digital releases
• Assist A&R team in product initiation and product workflow
• Ensure all newly created digital masters and assets are archived
• Assist with quality control measures, such as test pressings and artwork sign offs
• Collate, place, and distribute product orders for the team and manage stock
• Schedule weekly A&R team meeting and circulate agenda/minutes
• Book couriers and travel for artists and team as required
• Sourcing and booking recording studios, engineers, and equipment hire.
• Booking and administrating mastering and ''dolby atmos'' sessions.
• managing all remixes admin: Issuing Remix agreements, making payments and running an XL sheet record

Be Collaborative
• Liaise with the archive team for audio and audio-visual asset reports
• Schedule and coordinate key department meetings that are fundamental to the sharing of information between the A&R team and other Polydor departments
• Help to research and implement new and emerging digital initiatives
• Liaise with licensing and legal team to monitor progress of releases
• Assist in researching new ideas, projects and asset availability
• Assist in researching new artists
• Support cross-label project teams as required
• Attend scheduling meetings and assist with updates between the A&R and Production teams, proactively and reactively
• Assist with streaming analysis and playlist suggestions
• taking on miscellaneous tasks as required by department heads and personnel

Be Financial
• Keep track of budgets and approve payments
• Process Uniport invoices for various artists expenses such as travel on behalf of the department

Person Specification

Necessary
• Passionate about music
• Experience of working in a fast-paced office environment essential
• Great attention to detail
• The ability to learn quickly and be proactive as well as reactive
• Highly organised with the ability to keep calm under pressure
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Flexible and able to prioritise own workload
• Self-motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic
• A desire to progress in the music industry
• Great computer skills i.e., Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word
• A specific interest to work within A&R administration/project management
• Experience working in music (personal or professional) ideally within a studio environment
• Adaptable and able to take initiative

Desirable
• Familiar with R2, Studiohub & Uniport (or similar)
• Very interested in new artists, producers and writers and undiscovered talent

Your Benefits
• Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
• Private Medical Insurance
• 25 paid days of annual leave
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
• Holiday Purchase scheme
• Dental and Travel Insurance options
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Salary Sacrifice Cars
• Subsidised Gym Membership
• Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz676q-3-238-24-209-42 in your application.

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