Mixdown’s Top 8 Jobs In The Music Industry (This Week)

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Mixdown’s Top 8 Jobs In The Music Industry (This Week)


If you’ve been fanging for a gig where you can chat smack about drum machines and synths all day, here’s your calling: Roland Australia are seeking a young marketing gun to join the team and help with their digital marketing strategy for 2020. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a creative flair
  • Play at least one musical instrument, but have a very good all-round knowledge of drums, guitar, piano/keys, synthesizers and electronic dance music
  • An understanding of different marketing channels (eg YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Blog) and how to use them
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility for projects; self-motivated and can work unsupervised and meet strict deadlines 
  • Reliable, proactive “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Videography skills would be seen as advantageous, as would bilingual ability

Tasks Include: 

  • Assist in the creation, editing, publishing and promoting of content on Roland’s social media channels and blog
  • Assist in the roll out global promotions on a local level to the required standards and possibly help out with digital marketing in some Asian countries
  • Plan a variety of different highly targeted campaigns, measure the results and make suggestions for further improvement


Interested? You should be – it’s a killer entry level gig. Apply here.



If you want to dip your toes into the wild world of PR, these might be a neat one for you – Good Intent are looking for a new Publicist to join their Sydney offices. With a roster boasting the likes of Bag Raiders, Gyroscope, Kim Churchill and RedHook, you’ll have a lot of fun at this agency. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Minimum 1 year of music industry experience
  • Entry-level music business course a bonus but not essential
  • Thorough understanding of our artists and the scenes and communities that exist around them
  • Commitment to making an active contribution to the Company’s development and being an active member of the team
  • Lateral thinker with the ability to problem solve
  • Good humoured with the ability to communicate professionally with difficult people
  • Patience to work well under pressure

Tasks Include:

  • Prepare targeted media lists
  • Send email pitches to media outlets
  • Compile campaign reports
  • Assist with the upkeep of all media lists across radio, online, print, playlists and TV
  • Continually looking for new relevant outlets
  • Going above and beyond to deliver our clients a premium service, while also developing a good friendship. There is an expectation to attend our artists performances that are local to Sydney
  • Building personal relationships and friendships with media


Check out all the details and apply today via Pedestrian



Inertia are easily one of the best labels in Australia, and their roster is absolutely bonkers. They’re also some of our favourite people to deal with here at Mixdown! You should apply and become part of their Sydney based team.


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • A passion and sound knowledge for independent music, an intimate knowledge of Inertia and [PIAS]’s artists and releases
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Capacity to present to small and large groups on results and contribute as required to various brainstorming meetings
  • Keen interest in creating unique content for social consumption, a sound understanding of graphic design is desired
  • An active interest in the ever changing digital and social landscape, with a keen interest to seek and follow digital trends relating to the music and consumer audience
  • Sharp organisational and time management skills
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Promo Jukebox, AMRAP & AIR IT servicing, and various other industry relevant services

Tasks Include:

  • Create and execute publicity plans that use credible traditional and social media to build desire for Inertia  and [PIAS]’s artists and releases.
  • Contribute to and work with members of the broader label team to develop a strategy for key priority releases. 
  • Creating unique opportunities for artist engagement and promotion, to highlight the artist’s music and character.
  • Secure features, interviews, reviews, live performances, shoots and other compelling media coverage for Inertia’s artists and releases.
  • Collaborate with the broader promo team to maintain Inertia’s relationships with key music, culture, fashion and lifestyle media across Australian social media, online, radio, print and TV.
  • Review reader, listener, viewer, visitor and social numbers for key media outlets & relevant online trends noting shifting audiences to drive robust promotional strategies.
  • Liaise with Inertia’s Marketing Managers to ensure that all available artist content is shared.
  • Managing multiple promotional schedules, writing and distributing timely press releases.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of and engagement with the community radio landscape to create effective radio servicing for multiple releases.
  • Providing advice on the creation of content, images, video and social media messaging to further enable the campaign.
  • Being responsive and detailed in filtering feedback to relevant partners per campaign.


To apply, email [email protected] with your  CV and a cover letter addressing the above criteria.



As well as being one of the country’s leading streaming distributor services, Gyrostream also operate as a PR and label firm. How crazy is that!  They’re on the hunt for a talented music industry professional to join on as A&R Manager and help lead their team to greater prospects in our country’s little industry. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • Ability to be both creative and data-driven to achieve outcomes
  • Proven ability to source and cultivate relationships with third parties
  • Strong experience and understanding of the local music industry and digital landscape
  • Excellent knowledge of the digital space, including music retail, analytics and social media, with an ability to adapt to a constantly changing landscape
  • Highly advanced organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize to tight deadlines
  • In-depth knowledge of content marketing, consumption habits, fan communication methods, and social trends
  • Passionate about Independent music, with a willingness to attend industry events and shows.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required and able to travel 
  • Proven experience in the music industry in a management, production, or curation capacity and has an established network within the local music industry

Tasks Include: 

  • Develop and retain strong relationships with independent artists, managers and labels
  • Scout new and established musical talent: artists / producers / beatmakers
  • Identify potential artist and management targets
  • Coordinate with artist management and GYROstream in-house teams to ensure delivery of distribution and services value proposition
  • Manage release setup to ensure the production process stays on schedule
  • Represent GYROstream in meetings, at shows, and on calls with artist management and bands/brands
  • Analyze the impact of spending, marketing, and promotional activity, and put together materials to communicate findings to management
  • Act as local industry representative attending events and conferences as required
  • Promote GYROstream’s full suite of artist services and brand to clients


Intrigued? Head over this way to find out more and apply. 



Whoah – maybe I should apply for this gig. If you reckon you’ve got what it takes to be the next Tom Tilley, Triple J are on the look out for a Digital Reporter/Producer to join their Hack team and create engaging content for their airwaves and digital channels. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • You need to be bold, innovative and surprising.
  • You’ll be a team player, at your best when working closely with other people, and always looking to improve your work and try new things.
  • You need to know triple j’s young audience inside out and understand the issues that really matter to them, in a creative and engaging manner. 

Tasks Include:

  • You’ll be producing short form video, graphics, images and copy for Hack’s website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
  • You’ll use your quick wit and writing skills to identify the stories that matter to the audience and know how to roll them out creatively.


There’s a pretty extensive criteria to consider here, so we recommend checking out all aspects of the position on the ABC’s Careers website.



In a similar vein, there’s also a position available as the Breakfast Producer for Triple J’s early morning shift. This means you’ll be dealing with Like A Version, which is very, very cool. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Experienced in crafting the sound and direction of a high profile program for a young audience
  • Able to make quick decisions and guide the direction of a demanding daily program
  • Super organised and able to plan programs and content far in advance

Tasks Include:

  • Oversee and co-ordinate the content and sound of triple j’s Breakfast program to create compelling, entertaining and engaging radio
  • Work with the breakfast team to maintain the program’s content across all platforms, including websites and social media

If you’re keen, check out the full criteria over at the ABC Careers website and follow the prompts to apply. 



One of Melbourne’s leading community radio stations, Triple R, is on the hunt for a talented and organised individual to join their Brunswick office and help coordinate events at the station.


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Available for work outside regular working hours
  • Confident and encouraging personality
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high stress or live performance environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dependable, accountable, and able to work autonomously
  • Broadcasting experience
  • Computer literate including web content maintenance skills

Tasks Include:

  • Work with the volunteer presenters, programming & content and sponsorship staff, and external artists and organisations to plan and deliver events that maximise benefits to Triple R Subscribers and outreach opportunities for the station to engage with and introduce new listeners.
  • Recruit and coordinate events crews made up of volunteers, staff and contractors
  • Liaise with artists, techs, and presenters to plan all event and technical requirements to ensure the smooth-running of an event and live broadcast (where applicable)
  • Liaise with the Volunteers Coordinator and the Programming & Content Manager to appoint outside broadcast, live-to-air and events volunteers
  • Train volunteers in the tasks required
  • Coordinate and recruit volunteers to keep these projects sustainable
  • Accountability for the completion of volunteer tasks
  • Liaise with Content and Communications Coordinator and Sponsorship staff to ensure all events are well promoted on air and online


To apply, email your application to [email protected] with the subject “Events Producer application – your name”.



Now this is a big one – the Australian Council For The Arts are accepting applications for a new Head of Music to take care of all affairs in their Sydney office. This is a major role with a lot of responsibility attached, and there’s every chance you could create some serious positive change in the music industry if succesful. 


Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Exceptional understanding of and commitment to the Australian music industry
  • High level relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the music industry
  • Established and credible professional networks in the music industry
  • Proven experience in capturing information from data sources to achieve strategic outcomes 

Tasks Include:

  • Committing to a deep and ongoing engagement with the Australian music sector to stay abreast of and influence emerging and long-term opportunities and issues
  • Assuming custodianship of a constantly evolving body of analysis, research and sector intelligence to inform the Australia Council’s investment, advocacy and activities
  • Being a powerful ambassador and advocate to stakeholders including the industry, government and the public


To access the position description and apply, follow the link here.