Label Manager

  • The Orchard
  • Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Communications Label Management Music Management

Job Description

As the Manager, Label Management, your role is crucial in ensuring our clients' label releases are launched effectively in the market. You will keep our clients up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the music industry, including best practices and retail strategies. Owning and maintaining solid relationships with our clients and their team is essential to achieving our objectives.

What you'll do

  • Serve as the primary point of contact at The Orchard, maintain positive and productive relationships with artists, management, agents, and industry contacts of varying sizes and genres. Provide advice and assistance on all aspects of music distribution to ensure their success.
  • Provide guidance and support to labels on digital release best practices and metadata requirements. Oversee approvals and updates of digital releases
  • Collaborate with labels and internal departments to help create, communicate, and execute new release and catalog development plans and strategies.
  • Liaise with all internal departments, including finance, marketing, and legal, to meet all label business needs.
  • Manage overall distribution release process from strategy, to set up and coordinate with sales, manufacturing, and inventory management; may include physical
  • Distribute critical assets to global retail and marketing teams, to ensure all cross-functional stakeholders are appraised of our labels' efforts to support releases.
  • Oversee the complete life-cycle of audio and video products from ingestion to delivery, including seeing releases from label submission via our Workstation portal through to delivery via our Admin backend
  • Collaborate with various teams at The Orchard to ensure our labels’ audio and video catalogs are effectively delivered, claimed, and monetized
  • Drive label engagement utilizing internal marketing and data analytic tools to guide and support strategic decisions for marketing and sales goals. Continuously interpret data, and propose solutions and optimization to labels and artists to ensure that the label remains competitive in the music industry
  • Attend artist shows after work hours as necessary.
  • Perform a wide range of additional tasks per the label rosters evolving needs. Including but not limited to, collaborating with the digital marketing and design team to deliver compelling release campaigns, creating and presenting comprehensive label business reviews, catalog ingestions, clearing claims, and managing rights conflicts.

Who you are

  • At least 3+ years of experience in music partnership management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines
  • A strong passion for music and the music industry
  • Proven track record of success in managing labels
  • Extensive knowledge of the music industry, including trends, challenges, and opportunities
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial and budget management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with artists, labels, and other key partners
  • Creative thinker with the ability to develop and execute innovative marketing and promotional campaigns

What we give you

  • You’ll join an inclusive, collaborative, and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey.
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • Our Hybrid approach combines the flexibility of remote working with the benefits of in-person collaboration at least 3 days a week to come together to do our best work. Managers will partner with their teams and employees to establish work arrangements that meet the business, team, and individual needs.
  • Opportunities to connect with our valuable resources, such as our Counsel of Equity & Progressive Action (CEPA). A group created by a group of our employees tasked with developing and implementing innovative solutions to advance a globally shared goal of ensuring fair and inclusive spaces for all
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth & development
  • Time off for a winter recess

About The Orchard

The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide –  distributing music from independent artists, including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith, and Kelsea Ballerini. With cutting-edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers worldwide. The Orchard focuses on providing a comfortable, social, and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.

The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Salary Range

Competitive, dependent on experience.