Warner Music Group Beirut, Lebanon
Nov 28, 2019Full time
With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels. Warner Music Middle East, based out of Beirut-Lebanon and covering the MENA region markets, is seeking an innovative, music passionate and creative A&R Manager to scout for and sign talented artists that have clear commercial potential. A&R Manager – Warner Music Middle East A little bit about our team: You will be joining a dynamic team that implement label interests on all aspects of artists development, licensing, and marketing, etc. The role is plugged into many different teams and continuous liaison with colleagues should come naturally. You will be the expert in your area, knowing all there is to know about artist development. Your daily work involves research and putting reports about potential talents. If you have a strong passion discovering new music and working with talents, this position is for you. Why this could be your next big break: The primary focus of the position is to identify and attract artists and work on music that reflects market trends and company’s creative strategy. It is paramount that the role holder will build and develop relationships with agents/producers/writers in order to support local artist development and commercial objectives across company’s recorded music. It is a fast paced and challenging role that requires a skilled creative personality with great communication skills and the ability to excel under strict deadlines. Here you’ll get to: Scout and identify potential talent/signings (artists, songwriters, producers) to present and recommend to the Managing Director Document and file writer and publishing splits for all songs being released Assist with scheduling and booking recording sessions Help oversee administration of recording budgets Manage internal relationships as required to ensure that the acts are successful Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with other WMG staff Oversee relevant reporting on Chart positions and movement Provide on-going evidence of commercial success with artists Assist in the creative direction of assigned projects Regularly attends gigs for existing or promising artists Assist Managing Director with the development of these acts within the label (including liaison with press, marketing, international, finance and other areas as needed) Build and develop an extensive network of contacts from songwriters, producers, artist managers, venues, studios and DJ’s both regionally and internationally. Communicate effectively with talent, producers, and songwriters Create and deliver weekly and monthly reports with the highest quality of tracks from producers and songwriters around the world relevant to label’s roster Identify songs and songwriters to match label’s artists roster and work on collaborations Contribute to re-mixes and the liaison with promotion companies regarding club promotions About you: You are passionate about music and have good experience within the industry You have first-class communications skills, both written and verbal, and know how to deliver a message You have AMAZING organizational abilities and strong attention to detail You are a self-starter, with an appetite to innovate and ability to think creatively You have the ability to work as part of a team but also to show initiative and the sense to make individual decisions You are collaborative, a team player, with the ability to form strong relationships (internally & externally) You have experience working directly with artists and/or producers/songwriters You have relevant experience of working in music and A&R environments across different music genres, especially regional Middle Eastern and North African music You are able to network extensively and show that commercial success has allowed significant networks to be established within the music business You have a thorough understanding of new music consumption channels You have the ability to plan, organize and execute productions in a timely manner You are naturally curious, willing to learn a little bit of everything, and open to take on anything You have artists/talents facing experience You are able to anticipate issues and risks at module level and escalate accordingly You are fluent in English and Arabic It would be music to our ears if you also had: An extensive network within all levels of the music industry (i.e. managers, lawyers, publishers, booking agents, songwriters, producers, independent labels & publicists) STRONG relationships with quality up and coming producers and songwriters Experience in the music business with a deep knowledge of music trends The ability to oversee studio sessions effectively A college degree or equivalent Why join us? Here at Warner Music Group we’re all about our people. We are one global company made up exclusively of knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people. It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music - at every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart by embracing a philosophy of innovation – it’s part of our company's DNA. Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the most influential forces in culture today. >>> Click on Apply Now to be taken to the application page.