Pop/Rock A&R Assistant
ATL - Atlantic Recording Corp - New York, NY

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With its broad 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, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Department Description: The A&R Department operates as the primary source of talent scouting and record making within Atlantic Records. It is A&R that allows us to locate and sign new talent and continue making records for currently signed artists. In the new model of deals it is also the A&R department that is primarily responsible for creating 360 deal opportunities for all new and currently signed artists.

High Level Job Description :

Assist the EVP / Head of A&R on the Rock and Pop genre department and coordinate active on-roster artist projects.

Detailed Job Description/ Responsibilities :
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Vice President / Head of A&R. This includes scheduling meetings, travel arrangements, expense reports, and heavy phones.
  • Schedule writing sessions and coordinate travel for management and label artists/writers on roster
  • Coordinate all department-related events, such as Senior and Junior A&R meetings, showcases, and ticketing.
  • Handle ticket solicitations for the department
  • Assist and participate in the coordination of record production. Work with mixing and mastering engineers, studio managers, and artists and making sure to meet production deadlines.
  • Work closely with all departments including publicity, sales, marketing, product management, finance and legal
  • Act as a liaison between the label, artists, and the management companies that represent them
  • Arrange artist studio schedules, travel arrangements and co-writes
  • Assist in researching new acts
  • Attend showcases to scout for new talent
  • Keep artist demos, mixes etc. organized

Required Competencies/Skills :
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment with many different projects
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Professional and able to work under pressure with high-profile clients
  • Must have ability to work with very demanding boss
  • Must have an interest in A&R and searching for new artists
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Familiarity with industry resources, such as Mediabase and Sound Scan.

Special Requirements/Preferences :
  • Previous music industry experience is preferred
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong PC/Mac skills
  • Knowledge of technical audio studio terminology and programs, such as Pro Tools, is a plus
  • Knowledge of iTunes, Soundscan, and Mediabase is preferred
  • Knowledge of contemporary commercial music trends, what’s on radio, what’s selling, etc is preferred
  • Knowledge of contemporary music history is preferred
  • Must have insane passion for music
  • Familiarity with the New York area and music scene is preferred

Education Required :
  • College degree preferred

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