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At Epidemic Sound we are reinventing the music industry. Our carefully curated catalog, with over 30,000 tracks, is tailored for storytellers, streaming services, and in-store soundtracks. Countless clients around the world, from broadcasters, production companies, DSPs, and YouTubers rely on our tracks to help them tell their stories. Epidemic Sound’s music is heard in hundreds of millions of online videos daily, across millions of playlist streams, and in thousands of in-store locations. Headquartered in Stockholm, we’re spread across offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Sydney. We’re growing fast, have lots of fun, and are taking the music industry with us.

We are now looking for an A&R to join our Music team in Los Angeles!

Job description

As A&R you will serve as creative and strategic liaison between signed artists and Epidemic Sound. You will find, nurture, and maximize musicians to offer them the opportunity to partner with us to work, develop, and earn money from their music while soundtracking the globe. You will be responsible for each part of the musician experience including Scouting, Signing, Music Review, Relationship Management, Release Planning, and Execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Audit and organize the current roster of LA-based Epidemic Vocal Music Creators to assist in the transfer of review responsibility from Sweden to the US. Roles including:
    • Vocal music review, when necessary
    • Vocal coordination, when necessary
    • Establishment of artist projects from existing roster
  • Serve as the main point of contact for 6-12 Artists based on genre, location, and workflow. Coordinating ordering, budgeting, and production of tracks and products by your roster of artists.
  • Continually prospect for new Artists and manage the scouting and signing of new music creators across a wide variety of genres and styles on your respective coast. 
  • Provide final technical creative approval for track, products, and assets by and for your roster. 
  • Collaborate with Streaming and Design teams to plan and execute releases and packaging.
  • Serve as creative and strategic liaison between signed artists and the Company.
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on their music to develop them into better producers, songwriters, instrumentalists, and vocalists.
  • Coordinate asset production.
  • Interface with high-level Company executives as an advocate for the Music team and Epidemic Sound Artists.
  • Administrate and review music submissions for consideration.
  • Network within the music creation, business, and educational communities to spread awareness of Epidemic Sound.
  • Have, and be able to communicate to a third party, a complete technical and legal understanding of the Epidemic Sound business model and music licenses.
  • Effectively articulate Epidemic Sound’s unique rights structure and the benefits thereof from an artist's perspective to artists, prospective clients, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring any composers that sell music pieces to the Company fulfill any and all legal requirements as stipulated by the Company
  • Work closely with Directors of Creative Licensing and Licensing Managers for a deep understanding of current needs from customers in North America
  • Develop relationships with the music creator and music business communities in the US to achieve wider recognition of the Company as a legitimate option for artists
  • Maintain a rigorous understanding of music needs by business area both within the US and globally to direct US intake

Who are you?

You have a superb work ethic, drive and passion for the artist journey, as well as top-notch organization skills, able to manage several artists and projects simultaneously.

It would be music to our ears if you have:

  • A relentless work ethic and top-notch organization skills
  • 1-2 years of Music Business Experience
  • 3-5 years of Music Production Experience
  • A strong network of musicians, artists, managers, influencers, and producers
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the Music Licensing and Publishing landscape

 

 

Curious about our music? Find our music on Spotify here → https://open.spotify.com/user/...

We have lots of fun soundtracking the world and our annual Spring Bash is an event that captures this perfectly. Take a look at last years celebration!

 

Application

Do you want to be a part of our fantastic team? Please apply by clicking the link below.

We believe that bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives makes for a healthy workplace, a more successful business and a better world. We value diversity and encourage everyone to come and soundtrack the world with us.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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