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

October 7 - October 13

After a stressful six months for the Australian music industry, we're ecstatic to be bringing back our jobs wrap-up, presenting you with our picks for all the hottest career opportunities going around in the music industry for this week. This week, we're checking out some killer gigs from all around the country, including some cozy roles with Spotify, Warner Music Australia, TMRW, TikTok and InGrooves. Dig in!

MANAGER, LABEL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP (Sydney)

InGrooves has recently expanded to the Australian market, where they'll be seeking to create a national impact by providing artists with cutting-edge marketing, distribution and rights management tools. They're on the hunt for an experienced digital guru to join the team as Manager, Label & Business Development, where they'll be spearheading InGrooves' growth by forming networks and assisting with day-to-day digital operations in Sydney. 

 

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience within a label, distribution, DSP or management company working with labels, managers and artists, preferred.

  • Passionate about music discovery and a fan of independent music with the ability to represent Ingrooves in the marketplace

  • Knowledge and relationships in the independent music community

  • Proven business development and relationship management track record

  • Experience with digital and physical retail distribution is a plus

  • Affinity to local Hip Hop/ genre-bending Gen Z artists is a plus

 

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the day to day relationships with key label partners in Australia and New Zealand, acting as the primary point of contact externally to the label and internally representing their labels’ interests

  • Identify and create new label/ content partner opportunities. Work with Business Development team to target, approach and negotiate new deals

  • Manage, organise and oversee label and release presentations

  • Manage label partners’ priority release campaign logistics from inception through to analysis, working with other internal departments as necessary

  • Liaise with all internal departments including sales strategy, engagement, video, operations, insights & analytics, finance and legal to ensure all label partners’ business needs are met

  • Manage assigned labels’ physical and digital product logistics and operations

 

Interested? Apply here.

 

MUSIC CONTENT AND COMMUNITY SPECIALIST - TIKTOK AUSTRALIA (Sydney)

Surely we don't have to explain TikTok to you. In case you've been living under a rock, these social media titans are making massive moves in the Australian market, and you could be a part of that - they're currently seeking a Music Content and Community Specialist to liaise with big name stakeholders, manage content and execute some huge campaigns. 

 

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 3+ years of working in music related project management or product operations

  • A strong knowledge of TikTok

  • You are passionate about music with excellent knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand scenes

  • Familiar with the digital music eco-system

  • Strong understanding of data analytics

  • Experience using music analytics platforms

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships externally and internally.

  • Sharp creative mind, accustomed to pitching/developing new ideas and formats

  • Highly organized, proactive project manager: adept at balancing multiple fast-turnaround projects simultaneously

  • Strong attention to detail and comfortable multitasking in a dynamic environment

  • Expert knowledge of music, pop culture and internet trends

 

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide operational support for TikTok's Music Editorial team, including updating and developing playlists, in-app promotional banners, and creative visual effects.

  • Curate and localize in-app music content for the market 

  • Manage music CMS and work with Global Music HQ team on day to day content management

  • Develop and use internal reporting tools to identify trending songs and evaluate the performance of programmed music. 

  • Identify and pitch music-related trends for broader Editorial consideration. 

  • Under direction of Director of Music, work with music industry stakeholders to develop editorial processes and priorities 

  • Liaise with artists and creators to drive music success on TikTok

  • Maintain schedule of music releases and editorial campaigns 

  • Work cross-functionally with TikTok partnerships and design to facilitate music-components of paid and partnership-driven campaigns. 

  • Compile song performance data

  • Provide support in the development of ad hoc reports for the music team

  • Co-develop launch plans for key programming tentpoles and coordinate execution with cross-functional partners, including Marketing and Partnerships

  • Generate creative ideas and help drive internal pitch process

 

Have you got what it takes? Apply via LinkedIn today.

 

COMMUNITY AND CONTENT COORDINATOR - TMRW MUSIC GROUP (Sydney)

Formerly known as Ministry Of Sound, TMRW have been front-runners in the world of dance music for decades now. With a current roster of heavy hitters that includes Fisher, PNAU and Duke Dumont, the crew are seeking a versatile, young content champion to join the team as Community and Content Coordinator, where they'll own online channels, assist in strategy development and cook up some of the hottest online content the Aussie dance community has ever seen. 

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications or Digital Media or equivalent work experience

  • 1-2 years work experience gained in a professional environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • A native to social media, with a passion for engaging content on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  • Experience developing playlists for YouTube and Spotify

  • Highly organised, with acute attention to detail and multitasking abilities

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with copywriting and direct marketing would be seen favourably

  • An understanding of music streaming platforms

  • Creative problem solving

  • Professional and proactive attitude

  • Displays a high level of motivation and drive

  • A strong passion for music and working in the music industry, specifically electronic and dance music

 

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Developing and executing engaging content, social media and communication strategies for our artists and label

  • Creating and maintaining social media schedules for our roster of artists

  • Coordinating digital assets for both artist and label channels

  • Community management across social media and YouTube channels

  • Utilising basic analytics tools to provide reporting

  • Identifying and harnessing social media trends

  • Developing artist content for placement with media and digital partners

  • Writing press releases and assisting with publicity and promotions administration

  • Release day admin – checking releases and smart link maintenance

  • Website maintenance as required

  • Liaising with artist management and external stakeholders

 

Go on champion - shoot your resume, cover letter and five examples of an artist with impeccable social media over to human.resources@tmrw.com.au today!

 

HEAD OF STUDIOS ANZ - SPOTIFY AUSTRALIA (Sydney) 

The big dogs over at Spotify are continuing their gambit into the podcasting sphere, and they need your help. This Sydney-based role will see one talented individual help to shape Spotify's podcast strategy in the Australiasian market, as well as lead the Studios team and create invigorating new partnerships with fellow industry guns. It's a big role to fill - are you up to the task?

 

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • You have a minimum of 5 years experience in a Leadership role within the Audio industry 

  • You are a passionate pundit of music, podcasts, radio, TV, film and pop culture

  • You have an excellent understanding of the content market landscape including production workflow from creation to consumption

  • You have a deep understanding of content consumption and platform engagement trends

  • You have established relationships with key industry stakeholders and the creator community

  • You have strong strategic and operational skills, as well as relevant people management capabilities

  • You have the ability to influence and communicate cross-functionally as well as communicate and collaborate with all types of personalities

  • You have a strong understanding of how to develop and manage budget

  • You have knowledge and experience in negotiating content acquisition rights

  • You have excellent presentation and people skills

  • You are well organised, dedicated, with the ability to plan and deliver on tight deadlines and pay exceptional attention to detail

  • You are a great teammate, adapt well to change and always have a positive attitude

 

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Build, lead and manage the Studios team in Sydney

  • Manage relationships with third-party content providers, producing original and exclusive podcast content and programming our local editorial offering

  • Define, own and execute Spotify’s audio platform strategy, budget and planning for the region

  • Oversee new Podcast content partner acquisitions and Originals and Exclusive series productions

  • Formulate the annual and quarterly plans, engage internal and external stakeholder inputs and execute locally

  • Collaborate with teams across Spotify including licensing, tech ops, programming, marketing, analytics and more to make our shows perform

 

Find out more about the job and apply via LinkedIn.

 

MARKETING MANAGER - WARNER MUSIC AUSTRALIA (Sydney)

From Coldplay and the Chili Peppers through to Cardi B and Thelma Plum, Warner Music's roster is absolutely packed, and they're going to need an absolute professional to help market it to the Australian market. This is where you come in, because Warner Music Australia currently have a vacancy for a Marketing Manager to join the team, and you might just be the one who gets the call. 

 

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Previous experience within a marketing role, ideally within the entertainment industry

  • A high attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively

  • A genuine passion for marketing and digital channels

  • An unparalleled understanding of the Australian music industry and, of course, a love for music

 

Tasks /  Responsibilities Include:

  • Implementing and communicating artist strategy, driving the building of the fan base, online conversation, content strategy, product mix and consumption drivers for assigned roster from signing of the artist, through the release campaigns and ongoing

  • Development and management of creative artist campaigns, maintaining close working relationships with artists, managers, international affiliates, 3rd party agencies, business partners and the label as a whole

  • Communicating and sharing the music, goals, vision and strategy to key internal business teams in a timely and professional manner

  • Creating products, concepts, advertising, content and tools for use across all media and audience partners for each campaign

  • Identify, create, and reach the target audience through traditional and emerging channels and platforms with creative and personal messaging

 

Visit Warner Music Australia's LinkedIn to find out more and apply. 

 

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