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

All the latest local gigs on offer.

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 is a tough place to crack into.

To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of the best jobs in the industry this week in Australia by searching through Seek and leeching LinkedIn, with this week consisting of gigs from Roland Corporation, Ultra Music and Warner Chappell Music.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Roland Store Product Specialist – Roland Corporation Australia (Sydney)
  • Marketing Manager, ANZ – Ultra Music (Sydney)
  • Synchronisation Manager – Warner Chappell Music (Sydney)
  • Senior Artistic Director – Warner Chappell Music (Sydney

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

Roland Store Product Specialist – Roland Corporation Australia (Sydney)

The good folks at Roland – you know the ones – are seeking applicants for the position of Product Specialist at their Sydney Roland Store. Ideally, you’ll have a background in musical instruments and retail, as well as all the nous required to run a retail store effectively.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Previous sales experience, ideally in a retail environment
  • The confidence and organisational skills to manage all aspects of a busy retail environment, including customer service, merchandising, inventory management and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, as you will be required to build relationships and interact appropriately with customers, the host store team, artists and the team at Roland Australia
  • The successful applicant will be able to play a couple of different instruments to a reasonable level, but, more importantly, have a strong understanding about the applications of all musical instruments and can relate to different types of musicians
  • Experience in planning, organising and implementing online or offline events, and presenting videos on social media channels is considered advantageous

Interested? Head to Roland Australia to find out more and apply.

Marketing Manager, ANZ – Ultra Music (Sydney)

Ultra Music are on the hunt to hire a new marketing guru to take the reins and help promote the label in Australia and New Zealand.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years experience in the music industry
  • A great interest and knowledge of Dance Music, with awareness of how Ultra Music fits into the music market in Australia and New Zealand
  • A strong understanding of how the music industry operates in your market, with solid existing relationships across Digital, Radio, Press, Social Media, and other platforms
  • A working knowledge of Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Soundcloud, Beatport, Amazon, YouTube and all other DSPs, as well as a strong understanding of DSP trends and emerging streaming businesses in respective markets
  • Creative, innovative, strategic outlook on marketing tactics and channels with ability to generate new marketing ideas
  • Comprehensive knowledge of digital marketing and social networks, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and all relevant and various local and/or up and coming social media channels; Understanding and interest in Live Streaming and other digital performance trends and opportunities
  • Ability to take lead and direction while working autonomously and thrive professionally and creatively within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Conceiving, implementing, and overseeing all marketing plans and strategies for record releases tailored to the specific needs for Australia and New Zealand from start to finish
  • Finding, creating and maintaining strong relationships with representatives across DSPs, Radio, and Press in Australia and New Zealand; Liaising between Ultra Music and top national digital and radio targets to secure successful releases and drive opportunity for the label and our artists
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams across Ultra to ensure successful execution of the digital, radio, and marketing strategies, making sure the external partners have all the necessary assets and information in order to deliver best results in the market
  • Creating, maintaining, and conducting analytics reports across multiple platforms and extracting key insights for future projects; Using analytics tools and data from DSPs/Radio to generate weekly reports for the market
  • Assisting with managing and organising showcases, events, product presentations in the market
  • Maintaining regional budgets for campaigns, marketing, and media advertising for the market

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Synchronisation Manager – Warner Chappell Music (Sydney)

The publishing division of Warner Music Australia, Warner Chappell Music are looking for a publishing and licensing professional to join their Sydney team as Synchronisation Manager. Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in music licensing for a publisher or record label, and a broad understanding of how pitching pertains to the music and advertising sector.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Prior experience in Music Publishing or a related field within the music industry, bringing an extensive knowledge of music and a passion about staying on top of new releases and trends
  • Ability to be innovative, anticipate needs, create efficient and effective processes and suggest change/improvements within the scope of work is highly valued
  • With strong communication and relationship building abilities, you will provide excellent customer service to our industry partners
  • Excellent organisational skills, good attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines ensures success within our local and global teams
  • You are a self-starter, take initiative, are self-motivated and you take responsibility/ownership of tasks.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations, working on a diverse portfolio

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Facilitate the exploitation of our musical works, by proactively seeking new business opportunities, managing and maintaining client relationships at the highest level, and providing incredible service to our industry partners
  • Expertly manage the licensing of our musical works in various media through the confident negotiation of favourable deal terms, and effective and precise communication with our clients, affiliates, and writers
  • Use your creative skills and musical knowledge to develop compelling pitches to promote our works to our clients and industry partners
  • Have a tangible impact on business growth and turnover, leveraging your industry partner relationships to grow existing client business further
  • Work alongside our colleagues at Warner Music Australia, seeking synergies and opportunities that will benefit WMG writers and artists

Find out more and apply today via LinkedIn.

Senior Artistic Director – Warner Chappell Music (Sydney)

Another gig with Warner Chappell! This one revolves around all things artist management and A&R, and centres around the successful candidate building up Warner Chappell’s A&R strategy and branding within the domestic market.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Significant relevant experience in an A&R environment across different musical genres.
  • At least 5 years of relevant and closely related employment experience in similar role(s)
  • Demonstrate commercial growth and ability to focus on projects that will maximise the potential of the roster
  • Demonstrate recent and significant commercial success
  • Be able to network extensively and show that commercial success has allowed significant networks to be established within the music business
  • Be a self-starter who can inspire, develop and motivate the team to work independently, without close supervision
  • Have the ability to articulate ideas that support the wider business, beyond the A&R team
  • Be effective, positive and inclusive team player with ability to inspire others
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills; known for strong verbal and written communications and capacity to act as spokesperson for the company
  • Be flexible and forward-thinking with capacity to manage and anticipate change

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Build relationships with Managers, A&R representatives, new recording singers, songwriters, groups, orchestras, across Australia and attempt to bring artists into the company
  • Review new songs and related materials, canvass prominent contemporary musical artists, orchestras, groups, instrumentalists, and vocalists, to record or re-record present Company owned songs and music for re-release or new songs or material
  • Manage artistic and media productions to meet quality, cost and timing specifications
  • Lead the coordination of bringing new songwriters and artists international exposure
  • Formulate and develop artistic policies and select and plan artistic programs
  • Control the use of media production facilities such as studios and editing equipment, stage and film equipment and rehearsal time
  • Introduce programs, music, entertainment items
  • Hire and manage artistic staff
  • Act as a catalyst and coordinate the activities between the Company and songwriters and Record Companies, for purposes of collaborations on existing new songs and material
  • Interface with the Legal and Copyright Departments relative to contracts and/or copyrights
  • Interface across all relevant departments within the Company

To apply, shoot your cover letter and resume to [email protected] quoting reference SEE2021.

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