Assistant, A&R Administration
Warner Music Group
New York, NY
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Job Title: Coordinator, Release Operations
A little bit about our team:
Release operations is key to the core function of the company. In the Label Operations department, we work to ensure that the creative content from the labels are distributed out to the market correctly, on time, and set up to industry and artistic standards. This role interfaces closely with both labels and other production teams to work toward the central goal of releasing content be it singles, albums, preorders, videos, and more. This position walks the line between meeting the creative vision of an artist, and following guidelines set forth by the industry. Getting product to market is the backbone of a distribution company!
Why this could be your next big break:
This role is a unique opportunity to work with exciting independent labels, guiding them, and getting their creative content to the masses. In addition to having a front-row seat to the creative side, this role also has visibility and engagement in the newest technology for music consumption. As a liaison between label partners and production teams, this is a great spot to develop project management skills while working on music from your favorite indie artists.
Here you'll get to:
• Guide labels through a projects' release into the marketplace.
• Interface with creative teams to ensure product setups reflect artistic vision.
• Learn about the latest developments in the landscape of music consumption including the launching of new digital commercial accounts and new types of media consumption like immersive audio or stems.
• Proactively look for opportunities to improve processes and standards within the team.
• Develop an understanding of industry standards and grow other skills related to music distribution.
• Have strong attention to detail with excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
• Show ambition and motivation as a self-starter.
• Work under deadlines and strive under pressure.
• Be a quick study in learning new software systems.
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
• Three years of experience in the music industry
• Background knowledge of industry metadata standards
• An interest in the independent music sector
• College Degree preferred
With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels. As well as consumer brands such as Songkick the live music app, EMP the merchandise e-tailer, and UPROXX the youth culture destination.
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WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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