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Manager, A&R

Sony Music

Culver City, CA 05-31-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About Sony Music Entertainment

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We've played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We've nurtured some of music's most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.

Today, we work in more than 70 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators. From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we're committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship.

Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.

AWAL has revolutionized the recording business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do and transforming the way artists release music. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a comprehensive global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to achieve success while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL include Laufey, Jungle, Little Simz, JVKE, Lauv, Tom Misch, DJO, Steve Lacy, Boy With Uke, Girl in Red and many more.

AWAL is currently over 180 people based across global offices and we're continuing 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 best addition to our successful team.

AWAL is a member of the Sony family of global companies. Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

AWAL is looking for an enthusiastic Manager, A&R, to become a part of our team.

The Manager, A&R will be responsible for finding and acquiring recording artists, songs and producers as well as leading artist development efforts for artists in all genres. This role will report directly to the President and Head of A&R, AWAL North America and will be based in Los Angeles.

What you'll do:
• Attend live shows at clubs, showcases, concerts, and other venues.
• Provide comprehensive feedback on new music to the Head of A&R and/or other requesting senior A&R executives.
• Propose new artists for AWAL.
• Log, review, and recommend submitted/solicited demos.
• Visit artist/band websites and social networking sites.
• Search for new songs for existing talent on AWAL.
• Coordinate label relationships for an artist once they are signed to AWAL.
• Provide creative input and direction on artist's material.
• Find suitable producers and recording studios.
• Coordinate pre-production and production, mixing, mastering.
• Plan recording budgets for assigned projects.
• Keep projects within agreed budget and schedule/timeline.
• Evaluate recording and mixing progress for AWAL artists.
• Coordinate all asset deliverables to appropriate production department/areas in timely manner.
• Maintain files/records on all shows attended.
• Work closely with other label departments/employees including marketing, publicity, sales to determine follow up steps once the record has been completed.
• Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert promoters, radio promo reps, retail contacts, trade and consumer press, tastemakers, etc.).

Who you are:
• Passionate about all things music.
• Hold a bachelor's degree.
• Have three (3)+ years of music or entertainment industry experience, with a demonstrated track record of finding new and emerging artists/talent.
• Ability to work in the Los Angeles, CA area.
• Have knowledge of the different steps in the making of and release of a record required.
• Must have prior experience working with artists from a variety of genres.
• A proactive, self-starter who has strong problem solving, social, and interpersonal skills.
• Exceptional communication and time management skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still paying attention to detail and spotting potential issues is absolutely key.
• Proven experience in a role that required strict confidentiality, outstanding organizational skills, and ability to maintain composure and effectiveness in stressful situations.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
• Must be able to work independently but be a team player and flexible.
• Must be able to create and maintain good relationships with artists, managers, attorneys, etc.
• Multitasking and organizational skills a must.
• Must be available to travel and attend evening showcases as required.
• Overnights and weekends may be required from time to time.
• Strong computer skills including MS Office (advanced Excel proficiency preferred)
• Intimate knowledge of the internet and social media platforms.

What we give you:
• You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to channel your passion every day
• A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork empowering you to bring your best
• An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
• Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans
• Investment in your professional growth and development enabling you to thrive in our vibrant community.
• The space to accelerate progress, positively disrupt, and create what happens next
• Time off for a winter recess

California based applicants have certain rights under California law. Please see our California Recruitment Privacy Policy for more details.

The anticipated annual base salary does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

California Pay Range

$66,560 - $75,000 USD

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g42jwy-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $66,560 to $75,000 Per Year ($ USD)