Assistant, A&R Administration

Warner Music Group | New York, NY

Posted here September 17

Job Description

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, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog 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 groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

A Little Bit About Our Team

The intersection of A&R, Business Affairs and Finance, A&R Administration oversees the recording process from a business perspective. This includes administering all A&R related budgets and handling recording related legal issues and logistics. Further, the department serves as the primary interface between A&R/Marketing/Legal and Production in the creation and release of all commercial and promotional products. You will be one of three departmental support staff members, reporting to the EVP of A&R Operations.

Why This Could Be Your Next Big Break

You’ll provide strong administrative support and work independently to solve problems in a fast moving business environment.

Here You’ll Get To

  • Assist supervisors with day to day management of recording projects.

  • Complete general administrative duties: answer phones, calendar management, filing, scanning, etc.

  • Coordinate artist travel, including flights, lodging, and ground transportation and the tracking of the associated spend.

  • Process invoices, including the creation of vendors and coding of invoices in our financial systems.

  • Correspond with vendors to issue purchase orders and resolve outstanding invoice issues.

  • Arrange tracking, mixing, and mastering sessions.

  • Draft transmittal letters and form legal documents, including Work For Hire and Remix agreements.

Rockstar Candidates Will Be Able To

  • Excellent phone and communication skills.

  • Comfortable with spreadsheets, numbers and math.

  • Self-motivated and able to complete tasks independently.

  • Detail oriented, well organized and focused.

  • Calm under pressure.

  • Hard worker for whom no task is too small.

  • Microsoft Word and Excel competent.

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Some knowledge of the recording processes a plus.

  • Prior assistant experience including answering phones, booking travel and handling T&E.

  • More interest in the business side of the music industry than the creative side.

  • This is a position for someone who likes to work behind the scenes and as part of a team.

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