Assistant, Artist Development

Warner Music Group | New York, NY

Posted here September 10

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

We represent and implement label interests on all aspects of tour related business, promotional tours, live appearances, artist scheduling, ticket buys, tour marketing, special events/showcases, and those respective budgets. We liaise with managers, agents and promoters to maximize opportunities in the marketplace for full Elektra Music Group roster with an ultimate goal towards artist growth.

Why This Could Be Your Next Big Break

You will coordinate administrative responsibilities of the department. Top priorities for this role includes the tracking of budgets, processing invoices/payments, organizing & executing domestic ticket buys, maintaining internal touring database and disseminating all touring-related updates for our artists on a company-wide daily basis. This position requires an extreme attention to detail, organization, effective communication skills with emphasis on multi-tasking.

Here You’ll Get To

  • Sort label related guests and clients for tickets & passes to Elektra shows. This includes coordinating with managers and tour managers for artist guest list space & purchasing tickets (outlined below).

  • Execute ticket buys for domestic label artist shows – including putting tickets on hold with box offices, soliciting the company for requests, budgeting for the entire tour, placing buys, and distributing tickets and appropriate VIP/AAA passes in a timely manner. Will require attending many of the label’s New York area shows.

  • Update the internal tour data system with all domestic tour dates, and distributing appropriate show updates to all relevant internal and external personnel.

  • Develop and maintain key relationships with others in the industry, including box office personnel, junior staff with agencies and promoters, artist managers, tour managers, and label staff.

  • Work with our team to research new lifestyle marketing ideas, showcase/event spaces, travel vendors, etc.

  • Have full administrative support to the Director of Artist Development & department as a whole – duties include but are not limited to: Opening purchase orders, processing invoices, maintaining internal contact databases, answering phones, mailings, expense reports.

Rockstar Candidates Will Be Able To

  • You are organized.

  • You are eager to build your interpersonal/networking skills

  • You have a strong ability to multitask, work under pressure, and juggle conflicting priorities and deadlines

  • BA or BS degree (or equivalent)

  • Proficient in excel, word

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

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • An interest in live music and a knowledge of touring

  • At least 1 year experience in an internship or “college rep” role in the music industry

View full listing and apply here.

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