Full Time Job

Director, Touring

Universal Music Group

Hollywood, CA 03-26-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Capitol Records is home to some of the biggest artists in the world including Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Niall Horan, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty and more. As a leader in the music industry, we are always looking for talented and driven individuals to join our family.

Capitol Music Group is seeking a candidate to join the Artist Relations & Touring Team. This is a unique, multi-faceted position that will focus on budgeting and accounting [including but not limited to Touring and TV / Radio appearances]. Organizational skills, while multitasking, are required and excel is necessary for managing and monitoring costs. Working on this team, you must be able to operate in high stress situations, using quick problem-solving techniques while maintaining a high attention to detail. Whilst you will work closely with all departments, the role will be expected to have a strong relationship with the Finance Department.

As an Director, Touring (Budgeting), you will be responsible for managing and analyzing budgets, working closely with artist mangers to submit budgets to the Label that reflect the proposed activity in the most financially efficient way. You will also be responsible for handling any payments associated with the budgets. In this role, you are expected to develop strong relations with artist management due to the volume of communication required on budgets.

This is an extremely fast paced detail-oriented department that requires resourcefulness, poise, a sense of humor, and the ability to work quickly, calmly and accurately under pressure and intense deadlines. Willingness to field emails and calls after hours as well as to work nights and weekends is a requirement. Capitol Music Group is constantly evolving; thus, it is imperative to collaborate cross-functionally to identify artists' visions and set expectations related to how we can develop mutually beneficial partnerships.

How you'll CREATE:
• The most crucial functions of this position are having great attention to detail of what production and creative elements in the Touring and TV/Radio world cost and be able to navigate those costs with artist managers.
• Understanding backline and technical needs that are needed for a performance.
• Making sure artists have the sufficient funding in their internal budgets.
• Communicating with management on artists spend and approved costs.
• Communicating with the Finance Department on the funds needed for tour and artist performances.
• Collaborating with the Vice President of artist relations of how costs can be saved in budgets prior to retrieving approvals from the Finance Department.
• Navigating problems with spend for tours and events by being able to find a solution.

Bring your VIBE:
• The ability to master new tasks quickly and a willingness to pitch in on all tasks.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on attention to detail.
• Experience handling high stress situations with creative individuals and remaining focused on accomplishing the task at hand.
• Strong computer and technology skills – especially proficiency with Excel.
• Resourcefulness and creative problem solving.
• Experience creating and managing a budget.
• Ability to fast and effectively cultivate artist satisfaction and make our relationship impactful and successful through promo tours and events.
• Ability to address executive audiences, demonstrating excellent leadership skills.
• Ability to work late hours in the field during high volume months.
• Ability to establish strong relationships with artist, artist managements and agents.
• Interest in a wide variety of music including rock, pop and hip hop.

• Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in music or entertainment.
• Minimum 2 years of finance and or accounting experience

• Bachelor's Degree

Perks Playlist:
• Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit
• Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:
• 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services
• Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)
• A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants
• Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
• 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation
• Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:
• Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees
• 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees
• 2-weeks paid Winter Break
• 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)
• Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
• Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an E-Verify employer in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.


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Salary Range:
85,300.00 - 125,300.00 USD Annual

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. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re04m2-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $720.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
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