Mixdown's top 4 jobs in the music industry (this week)

March 27 - April 2

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's our list of some of the best jobs going around the country.

ROYALTIES ADMINISTRATOR - Sony Music (Sydney)

 

At Sony Music Australia the royalty department is responsible for the calculation and reporting of intercompany royalties and direct royalties to local artists for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. The royalty administrator will be required to assist in all areas of the department’s function.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Natural predisposition to numeracy
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to complete projects on time/work to deadlines
  • Quick to learn and use of initiative
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics or other numeracy focused qualifications
  • No previous experience in copyright / royalties is necessary

 

Tasks Include:

  • Enter artist, producer, mixer, override and licensee contract information into the royalty processing system
  • Link and activate new repertoire
  • Resolve artist queries and/or calculation errors
  • Liquidate, compile and distribute royalty statements
  • Maintain statement portal database
  • Code incoming invoices
  • Process joint venture sales
  • Assist with processing of sync, PPCA and other revenue
  • Maintain Agreement archive and filing
  • Produce ad hoc management reports and data analysis
  • Carry out financial adjustment journals

 

Sound like your cup of tea? Get all the details and send your application through here

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - Sony Music (Sydney)

 

Sony Music Australia are also on the hunt for a brand new Communications Manager to join the team and help formulate publicity plans for a mix of local and international artists.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Public Relations / Journalism / Marketing degree and practical experience
  • Have an understanding of data and insights and an ability to apply these when building PR campaigns
  • High level of computer literacy –proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and basic accounting software knowledge
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a manner that is consistent with Sony Music’s culture and values, across all levels
  • Outstanding organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, sensitive to relationships and situations
  • High attention to detail
  • True passion for music and an interest in supporting our artists

 

Tasks Include:

 

  • Construct and manage a strategic communications plan for an assigned roster of Australian, International and Commercial Music Group artists across all media, DSPs and creative content creation;
  • Work with artists, managers and label partners to set media schedules for interviews and other media appearances
  • Build strong relationships with digital partner’s PR teams
  • Work closely with the digital team on PR strategies around go to-market artist campaigns and partnerships
  • Manage all servicing of album releases to media accurately and on time
  • Act as an artist liaison for all on ground media activities
  • Be involved in the strategy, ideation and execution of creative ideas to maximise artist development and exposure
  • Maintain communications with artist management and overseas labels on a regular basis regarding schedules and artist developments
  • Liaise with all stakeholders in managing the promotion of assigned artists on tour and new releases
  • Work with international affiliates on securing promotional windows in Australia for inbound international artists;
  • Liaise with the promotions, marketing, content creation, A&R and artist management divisions (where required) when strategising, planning and executing artist activity;
  • Plan and event manage award presentations, meet & greets and company/artist functions

 

Don't miss out on this opportunity - apply here

 

 

DRUM/GUITAR SALES - Dream Music (Sydney)

 

Dream Music are currently looking for a swathe of new talent to join their Sydney team in the drum and guitar sales team. With an immediate start, negotiable salary and plenty of room for career progression, this one is perfect for those looking to make a splash in the instrument sales sector. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Professional sales focused approach with a drive and passion to succeed
  • A trustworthy and confident team player, helpful and cooperative
  • Ability to build customer rapport quickly and easily both in person, over the phone and also via online mediums
  • Be flexible with a willing and 'can do' attitude
  • Maintain a positive and proactive outlook, be self motivated and results driven
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management and follow-up skills extremely important
  • Possess great attention to detail
  • Previous industry experience preferred

 

Tasks Include:

  • Telephone sales calls
  • Dealing with customer sales leads & enquiries both in person & liaising via online emails
  • Placing orders, listing & editing products for sale online
  • Setting up & packing down of gear
  • Packing orders and products ready for dispatch, booking parcels etc.

 

Interested? Email your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining the position you are applying for along with your musical background & attributes to jimmy@dreammusic.com.au 

 

MARKETING/BOOKING ASSISTANT - Picnic Touring & Events (Sydney)

Picnic are a boutique touring and events company based out of Sydney, with an emphasis on locating, cultivating and touring the finest acts in underground electronic music. They're looking for a paid part time marketing and booking assistant to help them out three days a week - sounds like a pretty neat gig!

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Serious about the music industry
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills with a thorough knowledge and proficiency with Word & Excel
  • Excellent knowledge and experience across Social Media platforms 
  • Excellent work ethic – reliability is key in this role
  • Highly organised
  • Initiative and the ability to work unsupervised 
  • Current drivers license and availabilities to assist and work on events/tours

 

If you're interested in getting your foot into the door of electronic music promotion and touring in Sydney, this one will be perfect for you. Head here for all the details and to apply. 

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