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Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is looking for an enthusiastic Manager, A&R with experience in Mexican Regional Music to join its exceptional A&R team at Sony US Latin based in Los Angeles, CA.  This role will be a Flex First role (in-office and working remotely).

What you'll do:

  • Attend live shows at clubs, showcases, concerts, and other venues.
  • Providing comprehensive feedback on new music to VP, A&R and/or other requesting label party.
  • Propose new artists for label.
  • Log, review, and recommend submitted/solicited demos.
  • Visit artist/band websites and social networking sites.
  • Search for new songs for existing talent on the label.
  • Coordinate label relationships for an artist once they are signed to the label.
  • Provide creative input and direction on artist’s material.
  • Find suitable producers and recording studios.
  • Coordinate pre-production and production, mixing, mastering.
  • Plan recording budgets for assigned projects.
  • Keep projects within agreed budget and schedule/timeline.
  • Evaluate recording and mixing progress for label’s artists.
  • Coordinate all asset deliverables to appropriate production department/areas in timely manner.
  • Maintain files/records on all shows attended.
  • Work closely with other label departments/employees including marketing, publicity, sales to determine follow up steps once the record has been completed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert promoters, radio promo reps, retail contacts, trade and consumer press, tastemakers, etc.).

Who you are:

  • Passionate about all things music.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree.  
  • Have three (3)+ years of music or entertainment industry experience, with a demonstrated track record of finding new and emerging artists/talent.
  • Ability to work in the Los Angeles, CA area.
  • Have knowledge of the different steps in the making of and release of a record required.
  • Must have prior experience working with artists from a variety of genres.
  • A proactive, self-starter who has strong problem solving, social, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Exceptional communication and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while still paying attention to detail and spotting potential issues is absolutely key.
  • Proven experience in a role that required strict confidentiality, outstanding organizational skills, and ability to maintain composure and effectiveness in stressful situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.  
  • Must be able to work independently but be a team player and flexible.
  • Must be able to create and maintain good relationships with artists, managers, attorneys, etc.
  • Multitasking and organizational skills a must. 
  • Must be available to travel and attend evening showcases as required.
  • Overnights and weekends may be required from time to time.
  • Must be fully bilingual (English and Spanish).
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office (advanced Excel proficiency preferred)
  • Intimate knowledge of the internet and social media platforms.
 

What we give you:

  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth & development
  • Time off for a winter recess

Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

The anticipated annual base salary does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for.  The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.
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