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The world of electronic music is shaped not only by artists and fans, but also by thousands of independent businesses, from clubs to booking agents, publishers and promoters. It is the network of these companies on which the vitality of our scene depends. Doors Open aims to be more than a job board, helping people to understand what kind of roles are available in the music industry and how they can start their careers.

For this, we created three content series that shine a light on professionals doing exciting and meaningful work within the electronic music community: Behind The ScenesBTS Live and The Glossary.

The sixth episode of Behind The Scenes spotlights the story of Pau Cristòful, Booker at Primavera Sound, MUTEK ES and Nitsa. Starting as a music journalist for the local newspaper when he was only 14 years old, Pau was soon writing for more well-known media such as Go Mag, This is Underground and Vice. The money he made from journalism was invested in the production of shows in his hometown, Vic and in Barcelona. With time, he caught...
In the second instalment of Doors Open's BTS Live, Tony Nwachukwu, CDR's founder, Nicole McKenzie, MIC Records A&R, and Holly Manners, Warner Records A&R, talk about one of the most influential roles in the music industry: A&R or Artists and Repertoire. Watch the full episode to learn more about the necessary skills to succeed in this position, how our guests started their careers and what they take into...
What does a Label Manager do?  A Label Manager is a jack of all trades but is mainly responsible for coordinating and delivering releases - on time, on budget and on brand. What makes a great Label Manager? Professionalism above all. This is a holistic attitude to the role - to name a few key examples: good work ethic, diplomacy, responsiveness, flexibility, ability to manage expectations, and a keen eye for detail. Even...
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