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

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

Words by Will Brewster

Check out everything new to the sector this week.

Whether you’re looking for a casual job to keep the lights on between gigs or you’re on the hunt for a major career change, the music industry’s a tough place to crack into.

To help out, we’ve sifted through Seek and leeched LinkedIn to compile all the best music jobs going in Australia this week, with this week including opportunities at APRA AMCOS, Sony Music Australia, TMRW Music, Universal Music Australia, The Orchard, Yamaha Music Australia and the ABC. Fully loaded!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Licensing Representative – APRA AMCOS (Sydney)
  • A&R and Communications Rep – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)
  • Executive Assistant – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)
  • Graphic Designer & Digital Content Coordinator – Nightlife Music (Brisbane)
  • Marketing Coordinator – The Orchard (Sydney)
  • In-House Lawyer – TMRW Music (Sydney)
  • Campaign Delivery Specialist – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)
  • Royalties Reporting Assistant – Universal Music Australia (Sydney)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead – ABC (Sydney)

To discover more job opportunities, head on over to Industry News.

Licensing Representative – APRA AMCOS (Sydney)

OneMusic, an APRA AMCOS-helmed licensing division based in Sydney, are on the hunt for a Licensing Representative to join their team and assist in day-to-day duties.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Experience in working to set KPIs
  • Prior sales or retail experience with external clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Internet research skills experience
  • Proven strong negotiation skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Working pro-actively to achieve quarterly target figures and KPIs
  • Contacting existing clients across various industries as part of our relicensing project.
  • Identifying & sourcing potential licensing opportunities within designated market/industry areas.
  • Research client information (internet) to ensure accurate figures are being supplied in relation to music usage and to obtain contact/location details.
  • Making contact with clients (written correspondence and outbound client calls) to proactively obtain licence applications within required reporting timeframes.
  • Exceptional phone manner

Find out more and get your application in via Seek.

Artist Relations and Communications Rep – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)

Want to join forces with one of the biggest record labels operating in the world today? Sony Music Australia are looking for a new Artist Relations and Communications Representative to join their Sydney offices and assist the Television Promotions & Communications department.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Communications degree would be advantageous but not essential
  • Industry and artist relations experience
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Keynote
  • Required current Driver Licence and car
  • Passion and will to work in the music industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to remain calm and think constructively under pressure
  • Overall understanding of the Australian music and media landscape
  • Must thrive in a team environment and be able to take initiative and work independently

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure artist relations standards are maintained for artists and artist management whilst on tour, both Australian and International
  • Ensure the smooth implementation and efficient running of publicity schedules alongside the communications team
  • Act as an ambassador and the “face of Sony Music” to touring artists and artist management, both local & International artists
  • Execute phone and video interviews for all artists when required
  • Accompany artists on promo when on media interviews
  • Management of artist schedule logistics and travel alongside the communications managers
  • Management of artist relations calendar
  • Organisation of artist welcome gifts and media gifts
  • Responsible for media campaign reporting and press wraps
  • Distribute company media releases via Salesforce
  • Responsible for weekly ‘Tune In’ newsletter
  • Build and maintain relationships with artists, artist management, media partners and with all departments within the organisation
  • Responsible for compiling media and team presentations and for setting up meetings
  • Attend company events and concerts
  • Any adhoc communications tasks as required

Don’t snooze on this one – get your resume and CV in here.

Executive Assistant – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)

Another Sony gig – this time, you’ll be assisting the marketing team and helping to plug the label’s many releases to the general public on a day-to-day basis.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • 5 years+ Executive Assistant experience supporting at Vice President/ General Manager or equivalent level
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Discretion, diplomacy and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge and/or experience within the music or entertainment industry is desirable but not essential

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • To provide support on all day-to-day operations
  • Diary management for the two (2) Executives; booking, rescheduling and arranging meetings
  • Answer and screen telephone calls and enquires
  • Domestic and international travel coordination inclusive of flights, accommodation, cars, itineraries and related expenses
  • Research for meeting preparation as well as preparing keynote presentations, reports, briefs and other documentation
  • Coordination and execution of any events and logistics as required
  • Undertake and manage special projects as directed
  • Management of key external relationships with artists, clients and guests; enhancing the image and reputation of the Executives and business in all engagements
  • Management of all internal relationships including the CEO’s office
  • Any additional administrative support required to support the efficiency and success of the Executives and the business

Find out more and apply over this way.

Graphic Designer & Digital Content Coordinator – Nightlife Music (Brisbane)

Nightlife Music is a premium music subscription service that deals with a broad range of hospitality, fitness, retail and tourism clients. They’re hunting for a talented Graphic Designer with experience in Digital Content Creation to join their Brisbane office and support brand and marketing campaigns.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Supplied and proven examples of work. Creative portfolio to be supplied
  • Degree in Digital Marketing, Graphic Design or design equivalent preferred but not essential. Individuals currently completing their studies will also be considered
  • 3+ years industry and/or personal design experience
  • Proficient in Adobe CC, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere
  • Digital marketing and social scheduling application software experience preferred but not essential
  • Email marketing software (Mailchimp) preferred but not essential
  • SEO /Adwords and website design a bonus
  • Video production skills – pre-production planning, storyboarding, audio & video editing – an advantage but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal, written, presentation and oral communication skills, including an ability to communicate design philosophies with other designers and the team
  • An attitude to deliver work within a deadline-driven work environment with an exceptional eye for detail

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing and developing marketing campaigns for print, digital and social mediums
  • Compiling creative digital signage solutions for in-venue TV screens and our suite of apps
  • Maintaining the Nightlife website, including authoring of blog posts and support site articles on our website
  • Scheduling and development of social media content
  • Creation of email newsletters and maintenance of distribution lists
  • Managing community engagement and digital file assets across all website and social channels
  • Assisting with internal and external event and product photography
  • Developing creative briefs from concept to completion with internal stakeholders
  • Forecasting design, industry and marketing trends and guiding on brand campaigns
  • Delivering consistent branding and styles across both internal and external documents

Don’t delay – apply today.

Marketing Coordinator – The Orchard (Sydney)

A leading music distribution company responsible for distributing songs for the likes of Skepta, The Jungle Giants and Jorja Smith, The Orchard are looking for a Marketing Coordinator to join their Sydney team and help push their music out to audiences in Australia and New Zealand.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • 2-3 years experience in music project management
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the local music industry and digital landscape from implementing artist campaigns, marketing strategies, and related concepts
  • Have an extensive knowledge & network within the music industry (i.e. managers, lawyers, publishers, booking agents and labels). International experience is preferred
  • Highly advanced organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize tight deadlines
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required and ability to travel and a willingness to attend industry events and shows

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans/timelines and strategies for new and existing projects
  • Monitor project cycles through from start to finish
  • Ensure plans are consistent with artist and company strategies
  • Maintain regular contact with the Director of Marketing and General Manager on all projects / initiatives
  • Generate creative assets, communication tools, infrastructure and materials for running campaigns across our Artist Services clients
  • Act as point person for artists and their management teams
  • Engage artist & label target markets and respond to changes in the marketplace to better represent artists & labels
  • Identify and develop relationships with new artists and labels for The Orchard’s artist services networks including its pioneering distribution platform, marketing, digital & traditional publicity, sync services and more
  • Work closely with the sales & operations team to define marketing materials and
  • programs
  • Facilitate and nurture industry relationships
  • Be adept at multi-tasking, problem solving, have a keen attention to detail, be a team player and have the ability to stay on target for timely delivery of work
  • Act as local industry representative attending events and conferences as required

Head to The Orchard’s LinkedIn and get your application in today.

In-House Lawyer – TMRW Music (Sydney)

Formerly known as Ministry of Sound, TMRW Music are on the lookout for a music-savvy lawyer to join their offices on a full-time or part-time basis. This position would best suit an early stage lawyer with a passion for music, and is based in TMRW Music’s Sydney office.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • An LLB, LLM, JD or equivalent qualification
  • Admitted to practice Law in any State or Territory of Australia
  • Must hold a current Australian State or Territory practicing certificate
  • Have 2-5 years’ experience as a qualified lawyer (ideally gained in a national or boutique IP firm or in-house of a large corporate)
  • Knowledge of or previous experience with IP and/or Commercial Law in music, events or related industries
  • A passion for music, entertainment and culture
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • A desire to build a career in media and entertainment law
  • Solid credentials and references
  • Well organised and have strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work fast and at times under pressure

Check out this listing in full over at Pedestrian Jobs.

Campaign Delivery Specialist – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

Experienced in the marketing cloud? Yamaha Music Australia want you. This Melbourne-based position will see you coordinate Yamaha’s digital presence in Australia and help promote the brand to new audiences in the domestic market.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • A Marketing Cloud expert with relevant qualifications or equivalent high-level experience (in Email Studio, Journey Builder, Social Studio, Advertising Studio and Cloud Pages)
  • Marketing / IT / Business qualifications and/or at least 5 years proven experience
  • Skilled in elements of email design and development (such as HTML, AmpScript, inline CSS, dynamic EDMs) and some web design or development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, UX, Responsive Design)
  • Have a technical understanding in database management (SQL, APIs, data structuring, Salesforce CRM integration)
  • Passionate about data, finding ways to measure, collect, organise, analyse and communicate it to managers and colleagues
  • Expert knowledge of social media including advertising and analytical tools.
  • Salesforce CRM experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite, preferred
  • Possess high level copy writing and proofing abilities
  • Committed to delivering engaging customer experiences
  • Able to build rapport and interact with all internal and external stakeholders with a flexible and mature attitude
  • Have an understanding and love of musical instruments and/or home audio

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Be the internal lead and expert for Marketing Cloud
  • Support & execute delivery of digital content for marketing activities across all digital platforms, including executing automations and journeys
  • End to end management of digital marketing campaigns
  • Manage customer database, automation and analytics
  • Manage Social Media presence, optimisation, analytics and growth
  • Measure and report on the performance of all digital marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with marketing and design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout
  • Manage local web updates from the global web team
  • Diverse admin support for the broader Customer Engagement digital marketing team

Head to LinkedIn today to apply.

Royalties Reporting Assistant – Universal Music Australia (Sydney)

Universal Music Australia are currently accepting applications for an entry-level royalties reporting assistant to join their team in Sydney on a 12 month contract and learn the ins and outs of royalties. Interested? Read on…

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Strong analytical system skills – fully conversant with Microsoft applications, particularly Excel
  • Ability to interpret recording and licensing agreements, and extract relevant accounting and business points from document(s)
  • Strong organisational skills due to high volume of paperwork generated within royalty administration
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst remaining focused on workload objectives
  • Capable of undertaking long periods of data entry whilst remaining alert to potential documentation problems and input errors
  • You have an impeccable eye for detail, outstanding administration and organisation
  • Maintain a high service acumen for our Artist community
  • Team player and adaptable in a fast-paced work environment

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Entry and maintenance of data in our bespoke royalty & metadata systems
  • Use of shared inboxes to handle and respond with updates & queries
  • Contract interpretation
  • Communication with internal Universal departments for royalty & metadata related matters
  • Work on team projects to assist in system upgrades and improvements
  • Assistance with the monetisation of content

Get your application in today via LinkedIn.

Diversity and Inclusion Lead – ABC (Sydney)

Here’s an exciting gig from Aunty – ABC’s Music division are looking to fill a unique leadership position that oversees cultural and social diversity across Triple J, Double J, ABC Classic, Country and Jazz. This role, based in Sydney, is open to only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as part of the ABC’s Reconciliation Action Plan, ABC Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2019 – 2022 and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • High-level leadership and negotiation skills with significant experience leading a team to make content across radio and digital platforms
  • Outstanding editorial skills and judgement
  • High level understanding of the Australian music industry
  • Sophisticated oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to all levels of an organisation
  • Experience establishing rapport, credibility and collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Experience effecting outcomes through the application of diversity and inclusion principles and policies

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and leading the Diversity & Inclusion strategy across the Music & Creative Development team inclusive of cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Disability, Gender and LGBTQI+
  • Collaborating with Content Managers and Music Directors to ensure diversity across music programming and programs
  • Developing and leading content campaigns that celebrate cultural diversity in all forms
  • Developing and managing partnerships with external organisations
  • Representing the Music & Creative Development team across ABC campaigns, working groups and projects
  • Providing support for the diverse staff in the Music & Creative Development Team, including their career development and personal support

Find out more and apply via the ABC’s careers portal today.

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