Director, Marketing
Sony Music Entertainment - Nashville, TN

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The marketing team of Sony Music Nashville has a hand in building the careers of both new and established country artists – moving them from a voice to a collection of songs to a brand. We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker who will contribute to the efforts of our highly energetic and creative staff.

If you have a knack for forging consensus in a creative environment…
If you’re a fearless, thick-skinned communicator who can defend your ideas in a group setting…
If you’re an energetic self-starter who has superb time management and prioritizing skills…
…we want you to apply today! Consider joining the team that markets artist such as Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Jake Owen and Chris Young.

Generate and pitch ideas as a member of the creative team that develops strategic and tactical marketing campaigns for assigned record label artists. Draft marketing plans as consensus is developed among team members. Lead evaluation of effectiveness of marketing strategies and make recommendations of changes needed to respond to changing market conditions.
Serve as project manager for releases, collaborating with promotion, media, digital marketing, creative, and sales staff. Develop and oversee timelines and lead planning meetings.
Communicate label marketing plans and expectations to management and communicate management and artist expectations and goals to label staff.
Develop label marketing efforts with third-party brand partners, Evaluate and select appropriate partners. Develop relationships with partners whose goals may align with strategic plan for individual artists
Foster mutually beneficial relationships with industry trade organizations and video networks.
Communicate as needed with appropriate booking agents and business managers.
Develop measurable advertising campaigns that support the overall project goals.
Collaborate with artist teams, both internally and externally, to exploit product availability via tour visibility.
Create marketing budgets and provide budget oversight for all artist releases, meeting annual overhead and profitability targets.
Interact with Business Affairs staff regarding legal issues

At least 5 years of experience in marketing, advertising, brand management or related field with substantial exposure to a wide variety of disciplines, including brand strategy, marketing plan development, and online marketing
Experience working in a collaborative environment
Some working knowledge of digital technology, the digital music space, social media, and online marketing preferred
Superior written and verbal communication skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills
Demonstrated presentation skills
Strong prioritizing and organizational skills and the ability to carry detailed projects through to completion
Willing to work frequent nights and weekends and available for frequent travel
The ideal candidate…
Has knowledge of effective marketing and advertising principles
Is interested in applying your brand management experience to the marketing of country music artists
Has some working knowledge of digital technology, the digital music space, social media, & online marketing
Has an interest in the country music industry
Sony Music Nashville includes three country label operations –Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville, RCA Records Label Nashville. Enjoy a challenging and creative atmosphere in the music industry! Employees work in the Music Row area of Nashville, Tennessee, and receive outstanding benefits including 401(k) match, medical/dental/life/disability insurance.

Use your cover letter to convince us you are the perfect person for this job! Tell us about your success as a marketing leader. Apply online at (click on Careers). Note: if you have previously applied for a Sony Music Entertainment job and wish to submit a different résumé or cover letter than the one you last used, follow these steps. First, apply for this job online. Then, go to and, after logging in, click on “Update Profile.” From there, you can upload a new résumé, or copy and paste a new cover letter. Be sure to click “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page when you’re done.

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Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and...