Music Supervisor

  • Big Sync Music
  • London, UK
  • Oct 13, 2020
Full time Account Management Licensing Project Management

Job Description

// Description

We are seeking a Music Supervisor to service our European Brand teams and advertising agencies including but not limited to TV producers, creatives, account teams, brand managers on both a local and global level.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years music supervision experience and will be expected to manage search, licensing, composition and production music projects across Europe. The successful candidate will develop creative measures to not only increase the client portfolio but also maintain current customers in the UK and across Europe.


// Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

1. Successfully implementing company policy

2. Assist with relationship management of existing accounts

3. Facilitate music searches and music creation

4. Oversee all music licensing and rights management

5. Controlling project finances

6. Using agency and brand contacts to research and generate new business

7. Conceptualize, initiate and maintain marketing strategies including advertising, external communications, PR and events

8. Contribute to the development of the wider team.

9. Delivering presentations and research materials

10. Attending meetings with clients


// Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Direct and applicable music supervision background in either Film, TV or Advertising.
  2. Understanding of music licensing, composition, production music and the synchronisation industry as a whole.
  3. Contacts and relationships within the European synchronisation sector
  4. Superior negotiating skills
  5. Excellent time, planning and project management skills
  6. Be resilient, detailed and creative
  7. Be able to successfully work on own initiative
  8. Be able to handle demands, targets, guidelines, and high stress situations
  9. Be consistent, dependable and efficient
  10. Patience and know-how help develop assistant Music Supervisors.


// Music Supervision:

Big Sync Music is responsible for sourcing and licensing music for advertising, TV and film and this role will cover music creation or original composition (tracks written specifically for media), library or stock music, independent music and contemporary/existing music. As part of that role we will speak to unsigned musicians, independent composers and composition companies, major and independent record labels and publishers in order to negotiate and secure music rights. We also advise on the creative, suggesting tracks or musicians to supply music.

// Current Client Relations:

With Unilever as our anchor client we have a duty to service not only the various brand teams (of which there are over 400 around the world) but also the rostered ad agencies. Much of day to day contact is with the clients and therefore we are constantly looking to introduce, maintain and improve our service offering through presentations, workshops and client feedback meetings. The successful candidate will take an active part in setting up these meetings, delivering information and looking for ways to improve the service offering and relationship. The role may also include music supervision work including music search, producing original composition and sync licensing.

// Strategy:

Big Sync is always seeking to expand its client base on a long- or short-term basis. The successful candidate will assist the company to create a strategy to raise the profile of Big Sync and maintain all lines of communication with existing and potential clients and the industry as a whole. In addition, creating long term music strategies for clients, including audio branding, licensing and content creation.

// The Role:

Having previously worked as a music supervisor, the candidate will have experience of high-level accounts in the world of either Film, TV or Advertising so it goes without saying that a passion for music is essential. The candidate should feel comfortable talking about music and the industry as a whole to creatives, brand teams and producers. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and ambitious person that enjoys being part of a hardworking team and shares our values of transparency, creativity and work ethic.

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