A&R Scout

  • Material Music
  • London, UK
  • Sep 09, 2022
Freelancer A&R

Job Description

Company Summary

Material Music is an independently-owned music company, focused on building outstanding artists and music brands, in the Dance/electronic space. The label roster includes Future Disco, Stress Records, Needwant and Back to Mine. Based in London, UK the company has been running since 2009 and has released records with the likes of Prospa, Ejeca, lau.ra, Kiwi, Kim Ann Foxman, Bondax, Ekkah, Alinka, Fatboy Slim, Nightmares on Wax, Horse Meat Disco and many more. 


Position Summary

Material Music is seeking an individual for an A&R Scout position working a combination of both remotely and in the London office. Primary duties include scouting and developing strong relationships with artists, producers, and managers with the aim of receiving demos to present to the Head of A&R / A&R Manager. 


Core Tasks

  • Scouting new artists and sharing with the wider A&R team

  • Representing Material Music at live shows in and around London

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with A&R team

  • Awareness of emerging artists and signing new artists to Future Disco, Stress, and Needwant

  • Work collaboratively with the rest of the A&R team and champion new artists


Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • Passion and track record for discovering new artists

  • Experience working with artists (performers, songwriters, producers, etc) in a creative space

  • Knowledge & passion of the musical landscape/marketplace, spanning across multiple genres

  • Excellent organisational, time management, and networking skills, with an ability to prioritise

  • Familiarity with label group roster

  • High level of integrity, work ethic, communication, and teamwork skills

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