Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
07.04.2021

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

Words by Will Brewster

All the latest industry opportunities to add to your application list.

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’s round-up consisting of opportunities from Warner Music Australia, Empire Music Studios, APRA AMCOS, Billy Hyde Music Adelaide, Wonderlick Entertainment and Village Sounds Agency.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Junior Marketing Manager – Warner Music Australia (Sydney)
  • Multimedia All-Rounder – Empire Music Studios (Melbourne)
  • Digital Reporting Analyst – APRA AMCOS (Sydney)
  • Administration / Executive Assistant – Billy Hyde Music Adelaide (Adelaide)
  • Office / Marketing Assistant – Wonderlick Entertainment (Sydney)
  • Junior Agency Assistant – Village Sounds Agency (Sydney)

To discover more job opportunities and industry headlines, head across to Industry News.

Junior Marketing Manager – Warner Music Australia (Sydney)

Warner Music Australia’s Commercial Marketing team are on the hunt to hire a new Junior Marketing Manager to help launch releases in the Adult Contemporary, Heritage, Mainstream Rock and Country niches. Ideally, you’ll have two year of industry experience and the ability to seek out and maintain relationships between artists, management and everyone else in between.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in consumer, digital media, brand or entertainment marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in business (marketing) or related field
  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a broad array of employees and constituents, including artists and senior management
  • A fresh approach, are analytical and a confident communicator. All this allows you to work cross-functionally and autonomously with multiple partners
  • A collaborative, growth mindset, exhibit curiosity, proactively resolve problems and are always looking for opportunities to improve the way we work
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite
  • Advanced photoshop/Canva/content creation skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to construct and implement innovative marketing strategies and ideas
  • Proactive, highly organised, outstanding attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and an effective communicator
  • High energy levels, a love of music and genuine interest in marketing and digital platforms are an absolute must
  • Digital savvy – Strategic mindset with knowledge and understanding of online and digital environments, in particular social media, the digital retail landscape and advertising campaign insights, trends, analytics and evaluate ROI
  • Manage marketing expenditure within budgets set by Director – Commercial Marketing, while monitoring streams/sales on each project

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Set objectives, build, Implement and communicate artist strategy for your assigned roster of artists.  Build or reactivate the existing 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 artist catalogue management
  • Be able to “think outside the box” and implement fresh and effective ways to reach new and existing audiences of your assigned releases
  • Develop and manage creative artist campaigns, maintain close working relationships with artists, managers, international affiliates, 3rd party agencies, business partners and the label as a whole
  • Manage, and execute marketing plans, consider all key pillars: Audience, Partners, Consumption, Advertising, Promotions, E-commerce, Sync and Brands
  • Collaborate, communicate and share the music, goals, vision and strategy to key internal business teams in a timely and professional manner
  • Be an advocate for great communication for the artists you represent, create excitement, contribution and conversation that will drive activity and positive results
  • Create 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
  • Be organised and detail oriented, set clear guidelines on what is next
  • Generate timelines, sometimes agile by nature, and coordinate the efforts of all with an inclusive nature to meet all deadlines
  • Be analytical and when consumption changes be investigative

Find out more and apply today through Warner’s Careers portal.

Multimedia All-Rounder – Empire Music Studios (Melbourne)

Formerly known as Studio 52, Empire Music Studios have recently moved to Heidelberg and are looking to hire a music-focused creative all-rounder to assist in a number of visual asset production tasks.

From photography to graphic design and video editing, this job can be accepted on a full time, casual, flexible or even on a mutual partnership basis, and could suit a multi-faceted musical creative looking to add another notch to their belt.

Find out more and apply here.

Digital Reporting Analyst – APRA AMCOS (Sydney)

APRA AMCOS are seeking to add a new Digital Reporting Analyst to their Sydney team to assist in reporting and processing on tasks regarding digital downloads and streaming services.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationships with clients.
  • Basic to intermediate SQL, VBA, Python or equivalent scripting language experience
  • Understanding of the music industry and APRA AMCOS’ role
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerBI skills to manipulate and present data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to translate technical terminology to plain English.
  • Technical understanding of key data processing elements: pre-processing/parsing, aggregation, validation, matching.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with a large and diverse client base.
  • Closely monitor scheduled reporting timelines ensuring on time receipt of data files, liaising with respective providers where deadlines are not met.
  • Escalate reporting non-compliance to Manager and licensing or distribution stakeholders where required in accordance with agreed service levels.
  • Assess music usage/claim/payment reports or product registrations received in various formats from data providers.
  • Use appropriate in-system reporting to track file integrity standards.
  • Identify and resolve problems from both a technical or content integrity standpoint, co-coordinating any investigation into large anomalies with Manager.
  • Analyse, edit, and load incoming usage data into the APRA AMCOS database, ensuring ingested data meets specification.

Read a full job description here, and apply via Seek today.

Administration / Executive Assistant – Billy Hyde Music Adelaide (Adelaide)

Want to join Adelaide’s newest musical megastore? The team behind Billy Hyde Music are on the lookout for an Administration / Executive Assistant to join their Adelaide offices and assist in providing administrative support to all major stakeholders within the company.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Professionally presented.
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skill
  • Familiarity with office gadgets and applications (e.g. e-calendars and copy machines)
  • Strong Computer Skills including Outlook and general applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Can do attitude

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • General Administrative Support (Calls, Emails etc)
  • Supporting Web Sales in our business as an escalation point
  • Generating of Reporting as required
  • General Support to National Operations Manager & Group Buying Manager
  • Manage stationary and supplies for our stores
  • Managing Live Chat Tickets, and Facebook messages and ensuring responses / filtering of messages to stores
  • Completing Administrative Tasks as provided by NOM and GBM daily

Find out more about this job and send off your application via Seek.

Office / Marketing Assistant – Wonderlick Entertainment (Sydney)

With a roster that boasts the likes of Amy Shark, Holy Holy, Airbourne, Grinspoon and more, Wonderlick Entertainment are on the lookout for a new face to join their Sydney office and help out with day-to-day operations and marketing.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • A passion for music and artist development with a desire to grow your career with us
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable with the ability to work autonomously
  • Tech savvy with a solid grasp of social media skills including Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube and Facebook
  • WordPress, Mailchimp, Google Ads, Squarespace, Photoshop and Facebook advertising experience would be a plus
  • Comfortable with engaging as a team player
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail
  • Must be Sydney based and a valid driver’s licence is preferred

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Answer and direct inbound calls and emails
  • Assist with tour marketing and label marketing
  • Electronically service tools, audio & video to partners
  • Book couriers and collect deliveries
  • Communication with our stakeholders
  • General admin including diary and calendar management
  • Book travel for artists
  • Assisting with grants
  • Scheduling of media interviews with artists
  • Help manage artists’ and Wonderlick’s social media and email databases
  • General office management
  • To apply, send an email addressed to office@wonderlick.com.au with the subject line OFFICE / MARKETING ASSISTANT.

Junior Agency Assistant – Village Sounds Agency (Sydney)

A major name on Australia’s live booking front, Village Sounds are on the hunt for a junior to join their Sydney office as an Agency Assistant and provide support to the Office Manager, Agents and Executive team.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Flexible attitude, team player
  • Passionate about Australian live music
  • Ability to prioritise and multi task (when required)
  • Previously worked with confidential information/discretion
  • Organised/efficient/strong time management skills
  • Self motivated and honest
  • Previous experience working within touring, venues or ticketing is desirable
  • Proficient use of Excel and Outlook programs.
  • Experience working autonomously to deadlines and in busy environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional office, email and phone manner

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Sourcing support options for Village Sounds tours
  • Assisting with Ticket Builds & facilitation of tour on sales
  • Working with Agents on artists plans, strategies & all that this entails
  • Supporting the Admin Staff in their day to day operations
  • Diary and Calendar management, working alongside the Agents and Admin Staff
  • A & R. Sourcing new talent

Find out more and apply via LinkedIn. 

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