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

Time to tidy up that resumé.

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 our latest wrap-up spotlighting jobs from The Orchard, Native Tongue Publishing, The Acoustic Centre, Yamaha Music Australia and the Victorian Music Development Office.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Licensing Manager – Native Tongue Music Publishing (Sydney / Melbourne)
  • Label Manager – The Orchard (Sydney)
  • Guitar Technician – The Acoustic Centre (Melbourne)
  • Guitar Sales Assistant – The Acoustic Centre (Melbourne)
  • Music Products, Marketing Coordinator – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)
  • Communications & Office Coordinator – Victorian Music Development Office (Melbourne)

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

Licensing Manager – Native Tongue Music Publishing (Sydney / Melbourne)

One of Australia’s most respected and busiest song publishing entities, Native Tongue Music Publishing are on the hunt to hire a guru to handle their licensing endeavours. Based in either Sydney or Melbourne, this gig will see a lucky candidate work alongside the country’s best music licensing team to secure synch placement for film, television, radio and gaming.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • A genuine love of music and a vast knowledge of music across genres & eras along with an understanding of current trends & dynamics in music licensing
  • 3+ years’ experience pitching, quoting, negotiating and contracting music synchronisation rights
  • Established relationships with the synchronisation licensing/creative community
  • A proven track record generating creative opportunities & securing business from leads
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate calmly and respectfully when under pressure
  • Excellent organisational & time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines/enquiries in a fast paced environment
  • An effective team player with the ability to mentor and guide less experienced staff
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Positive, flexible attitude with the ability to find creative solutions to problems
  • Work with a high level of integrity and experience handling confidential information

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Generate revenue by successfully placing Native Tongue songs in film, television, advertising, video games and other media projects
  • Establish, maintain and grow effective relationships with key industry creative contacts including music supervisors, licensing staff, television networks, editors, advertising agency & other media creatives
  • Effectively quote, negotiate and secure licensing rights with professionalism and attention to detail, meeting the needs of both licensors and rights holders
  • Respectfully manage all approvals with rights holders inclusive of Native Tongue’s international catalogue clients and our direct roster of songwriters
  • Prepare licensing contracts with careful regard to approved terms in accordance with Native Tongue’s contracting specifications
  • Anticipate and understand music requirements of productions, brands, editors and other creatives ahead of the competition
  • Communicate sync market trends, opportunities and risks in relation to Native Tongue catalogue to senior management
  • Collaborate with team members, and international partners to maximize opportunities for Native Tongue songs in the worldwide market
  • Effectively work with licensing team to organise and manage prospects, pitches & open quotes through to licensing, and payment

To apply, email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] by 5pm Sunday May 2.

Label Manager – The Orchard (Sydney)

A leading name in music distribution within the Australian market, The Orchard has an immediate opening for an experienced Label Manager to join their Sydney team.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in a music distributor, label or management environment
  • A strong understanding of digital distribution, metadata requirements and digital marketing
  • Highly experienced in the creation and distribution life cycle of physical releases and associated deadlines from production through release date
  • Established relationships with a variety of publicists, press and radio companies
  • Highly advanced organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to speak effectively across all levels of business and the capacity to identify key relationships and develop them accordingly
  • A willingness to approach new areas of business, with a positive and considered attitude
  • Awareness of changes and developments in the industry, with particular emphasis on competitor activity
  • Strong industry network and relationships within the independent label space
  • Fluent in English, additional languages desirable but not essential
  • Able to travel as required

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Be the first point of contact and maintain day-to-day relationships for a portfolio of clients
  • Liaise with internal departments, from operations, product, sales and marketing to finance, legal and management to ensure all clients’ business needs are satisfied
  • Oversee scheduling of releases, ensuring deadlines are met and all represented sales and marketing needs are managed across digital and physical in the UK and abroad
  • Manage physical product logistics, ensuring all stock requirements and deadlines are met
  • Proof digital metadata using Orchard technology systems to ensure all releases are delivered to required specifications and in a timely manner
  • Strategize and manage priority release campaign logistics from inception through to analysis, working with other internal departments, including retail marketing, digital marketing and advertising and any external partners including press, radio and marketing agencies
  • Supply Sales departments with all materials necessary for selling releases into retail with maximum impact
  • Consistently inform and educate labels with current and developing best practice across all business areas. Develop knowledge and relationships across the industry
  • Drive product adoption of The Orchard’s tools and services across client base
  • Represent The Orchard at events and conferences as required

Head across to LinkedIn for a full job description and prompts on how to apply. 

Guitar Technician – The Acoustic Centre (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s leading acoustic instrument retail outlet The Acoustic Centre is on a hiring spree! Firstly, they’re looking to recruit a seasoned guitar tech to assist in the set up, repair and maintenance of warehouse inventory.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a meticulous eye for detail and previous experience in setting up and repairing acoustic instruments, as well as a general understanding of retail and customer service.

Is this the one for you? Find out more here.

Guitar Sales Assistant – The Acoustic Centre (Melbourne)

Additionally, Acoustic Centre are also looking for a guitar-savvy retail genius to join their ranks as a Sales Assistant in South Melbourne.

On top of possessing standard retail nous, you’ll need an expert knowledge of acoustic guitars and related instruments, as well as a familiarity with digital marketing and social media, stock maintenance, following-up leads and liaising with distributors and exporters.

Head to Seek to find out more and apply with your resumé and cover letter. 

Music Products, Marketing Coordinator – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

Yamaha Music Australia are on the look out for a cunning Marketing Coordinator with a speciality in Music Products to join their South Melbourne offices. This role will see a lucky candidate support the marketing team via asset creation and maintenance, promotional campaigns, artist relations and more.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Organised and driven
  • Energetic and creative
  • A dedicated marketing professional – hungry for knowledge and results
  • A musician or music lover
  • A great communicator – visually, verbally and in writing
  • Capable of working independently while maintaining comprehensive documentation of your work
  • Highly computer literate including a detailed understanding of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience working with ERP and CRM systems advantageous

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Work with various teams across the Music Products Division to create and deliver strategic marketing plans
  • Develop, improve and maintain a suite of promotional tools and assets for use in consumer campaigns
  • Create world class video and streaming content with our in-house content producer and product specialists
  • Develop concepts, scripts and production plans, help execute the filming and production of video and streaming content
  • Help create, collate, proof and edit copy for the many and varied tools used to promote YMA’s products to the market
  • Create editorial and social media content
  • POS and merchandise development and distribution
  • Event planning and management
  • Analyse and report on effectiveness and ROI of activities across the entire marketing function

Find out more and apply via Seek. 

Communications & Office Coordinator – Victorian Music Development Office (Melbourne)

VMDO are looking to recruit a Communications & Office Coordinator to assist in day-to-day operations at their headquarters in the newly opened Collingwood Yards. This role will see you work alongside Music Victoria, Music Market and VMDO to help run venues and deliver communications pertaining to all related endeavours.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Two or more years administering either an office or performance venue for hire
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience writing for various formats including electronic communications, copywriting for social media platforms, newsletters and websites or report writing
  • Experience in a public facing role including engagement with people from various communities and diverse backgrounds
  • Experience managing multiple projects, often with competing priorities, being well organised, having strong attention to detail and familiar and comfortable with developing and implementing systems and processes
  • Experience working with databases, mail delivery software and filing system such as Dropbox
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team as well as on a self-directed basis

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Manage the upkeep of the VMDO and Music Market website and posting content such as new items, events, projects, resources and other sections
  • Draft regular VMDO and Music Market newsletters, including copywriting, input into content selection and Mailchimp layout
  • Upkeep VMDO and Music Market stakeholder database through Nimble and Mailchimp (or other systems as advised), including segmentation into projects and locations when required
  • Maintain VMDO and Music Market social media content including planning and scheduling, across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other accounts.
  • Ensure all social media posts are in line with VMDO and Music Market social media strategies
  • General copywriting for VMDO and Music Market communication channels
  • Execute basic marketing plans for VMDO and Music Market programs and events, including digital marketing ads, radio and print
  • Manage booking enquiries for the Music Market co-working, business and event spaces
  • Oversee and maintain the booking system for the Music Market co-working, business and event spaces, including worksheets and agreements
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the VMDO and Music Market offices, ensuring that general office organisation is constantly maintained

For a full job description, head here. Apply via the VMDO website today.

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