A&R Manager

New York, NY

UNITEDMASTERS – A&R

Full-time

# Who are we?

As a new industry alternative for independent artists, UnitedMasters provides premium music distribution services and facilitates unique partnerships between artists and the world’s biggest brands. We enable artists to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights while introducing them to millions of new fans worldwide through our direct brand partnerships.

The UnitedMasters team is made up of musicians, marketers, engineers and storytellers with backgrounds from YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora, Facebook, Dropbox, Complex, VICE and more. We work hand in hand with the award-winning creative teams that forge those innovative partnerships at Translation.

# Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility will be signing talent to UnitedMasters for both top tier exclusive deals and artist distribution deals.
  • Focus on scouting talent, on-boarding talent to the UM platform, and acting as the liaison between those artists and UM.
  • For certain artists, help develop music, set up producer sessions, writers, and securing featured artists.
  • Become fluent in the platform and know how to use our internal systems and backend to enable A&R work.
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on new music to Director of A&R.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders

# Qualifications

  • Fantastic communication and relationship building skills
  • A&R and/or Artist Manager experience
  • Bachelor's Degree ideal but not necessary
  • Vast knowledge of Urban music and the ability to identify artists with success potential
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with artists, managers, attorneys, producers, and writers
  • Ability to travel as needed for potential signings and existing clients
  • Experience with MS Office, G Suite, Slack, etc
  • Data and detail oriented, disciplined, and hard-working
  • Love of music and a keen interest in how artists and labels present their work.
  • Lover of all things related to Music and Culture

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