MIXDOWN'S TOP 3 JOBS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (THIS WEEK)

October 18-25

Whether you're fresh out of uni, looking for a major career break or simply wanting extra money in between gigs, the music industry is a competitive place. To make things a little easier, here are our list of some of the best jobs going around the country.

MUSIC MENTORS - THE BLUE GUITAR PROJECT (Sydney)

 

Musical education is a fundamental part of schooling that's often overlooked and underfunded by both teachers and governments alike. The Blue Guitar Project is a Sydney-based youth charity aiming to support teenagers by promoting all aspects of music, including lyric writing, production, photography and guitar making, culminating in an exhibition at the end of the program. Currently, The Blue Guitar Project is seeking talented music mentors to help out disadvantaged kids and inspire others to make a difference with music, with both casual and intern roles available.

 

Skills/Responsibilites Required:

  • Must be expierenced in writing, recording, performing and teaching music
  • A Working With Children Check is required if successful

 

To apply, send through a resume with a photo to Roxy Lee at roxylee@blueguitarproject.org

 

WRITER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE - APRA AMCOS (Adelaide)

 

Representing the publishing rights of Australian recording artists and musicians, APRA AMCOS is currently seeking a Representative to join their Writer Services department in Adelaide.

 

Skills/Responsibilites Required:

  • Experience within the music business industry
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Public presentation experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Customer service focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills

 

Tasks Include:

  • Providing high quality APRA AMCOS membership service to existing and potential members and their representatives
  • Co-ordinating, budgeting, facilitating and evaluating SA Writer Services events as required.
  • Deliver presentations to music industry colleges, TAFE and tertiary institutions as part of the APRA AMCOS educational outreach program
  • Actively promote and establish music industry relationships with APRA AMCOS

 

If this sounds like you, send a cover letter and resume with references through to Chris O'Neill at coneill@apra.com.au by Friday 17 November.

 

PUBLISHER RELATIONS + REPETOIRE DEPARMENT - APRA ACMOS (Sydney)

 

APRA ACMOS also have three positions up for offer in their head office in Sydney, including roles for a Registered Works Officer and Research Officer in their repetoire department and a Resolutions Officer in their publisher relations department. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Strong research skills especially the effective and efficient use of search engines, online resources and databases
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office, in particular Outlook, Excel and Word
  • A broad knowledge of various musical genres
  • Computer literacy with good typing/data entry speeds

 

Tasks Include:

Registered Works Officer 

  • Dealing with registrations detailling ownership claims and records of musical works
  • Adding/amending ownership details
  • Licensing works within the APRA AMCOS repertoire

 

Research Officer

  • Identifying musical works, ownership completion and database maintenance
  • Enabling the accurate distribution of royalties and supporting the licensing of public performances, recordings, broadcast and communication

 

Resolutions Officer

  • Providing a high level of customer service to publisher members and assisting them with APRA AMCOS business queries
  • Assisting publishers with resolving publisher counterclaims of high earning works
  • Enabling correct distribution payments and processing publisher bulk registration files

 

If you're interested in any of these roles, send a resume with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and the selection criteria to PRR-recruitment@apra.com.au. Please note: unless a preference is stated in your cover letter, you will be considered for all three positions.

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