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Manager, Creative

Warner Music Group

Los Angeles, CA 01-17-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
At Warner Chappell Music (WCM), we shape the culture of songwriting and champion songs that resonate for generations by creating transformational opportunities for songwriters everywhere. Our people and culture are at the epicenter of our company, and we are looking for team members who share our service-oriented mindset and have a passion for looking after our songwriters.

As the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), we're a collective band of music lovers, innovative connectors, and relentless supporters of our songwriters and catalog of iconic works. We lead with curiosity, collaborate across departments, borders, languages, and genres, and we're committed to delivering on the promises we make to each other and to our songwriters.

Job Title: Manager, Creative

A little bit about our team:

The sync team is a collaborative group of creatives who are responsible for placing Warner Chappell music in films, trailers, television shows, video games, marketing campaigns, promos, and sports programming. We work together and independently to deliver unique sync opportunities and generate revenue.

Your role:
• Meet and work with songwriters/producers/composers/artists and their management teams to gain a true understanding of their vision and music to best prepare you for pitching their music as well as keeping them informed on upcoming video game, sports, promo, trailer, film and TV projects or opportunities
• Actively pitch and market songwriters, producers and publishing catalog to the gaming, sports programming, film and tv communities
• Establish, grow and maintain effective relationships with sync partners (music supervisors, sports licensing agents, gaming companies, TV and film studios, trailer houses)
• Coordinate with video game companies to place music for in game uses, soundtracks and marketing campaigns
• Pitch music to sports broadcast networks for TV promos, general programming, and social media campaigns
• Facilitate songwriting sessions to create original music for pitching
• Create playlists by category, lyrical themes, genre and other criteria to expedite music searches
• Build and maintain close relationships with all strata of publishing employees with a special emphasis on Creative Services and A&R departments.
• Attend meetings with A&R teams for new signing support, talent relations and sync updates
• Participate in weekly WC sync creative meetings, giving ideas on how we as a team can develop, grow, and promote our songwriters and copyrights within the sync world
• Collaborate with international teams and affiliates to create marketing strategies for new releases
• Participate in discussions around events and showcases to promote Warner Chappell writers to the sync community
• Closely monitor trends in the sync ecosystem
• Willingness to attend after-hours events and occasionally travel
• Represent WCM at concerts, showcases, listening parties, mixers, and other events

Here you'll get to:
• Demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with a wide range of personalities and styles
• Fast paced work environment requires strong multitasking skills, excellent time management, and a high attention to detail
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills
• Knowledge of all standard computer programs (PC experience: Outlook, Word, Excel, Internet)
• Ability to conduct deep level research
• Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrate ability to be innovative and suggest change/improvements within scope of work
• Anticipates needs and creates efficient and effective processes
• Self-starter, self-motivated and takes responsibility/ownership of tasks
• Thinks outside the box proactively, strategically and analytically

We'd love it if you also had:
• Bachelor's degree in music business, business administration, or a related field preferred
• At least three (3) years of experience in synchronization in music publishing, recorded music or other music rights administration
• Knowledge of music publishing, relevant licensing terminology, sync market dynamics and trends
• Established relationships with key partners in the sync market specifically video game companies and sports programming
• Deep knowledge of music history, visual media trends and pop culture
• Genuine interest in sync and visual media, and you watch film and television regularly
• Sincere love for music across all genres, an active music listener and concertgoer

Links to relevant documents:

2024 Benefits At A Glance final.pdf

EVerify Participation Poster.pdf

Right To Work - English.pdf

Right to Work - Spanish.pdf

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpow90-18-207-129-175-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Warner Music Group

With a legacy extending back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs that are moving entertainment culture across the globe. Operating in more than 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville.