Manager, Label & Product Management

  • Warner Music Group
  • 777 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
  • Jun 08, 2024
Full time Marketing

Job Description

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

A little bit about our team:

ADA Worldwide strives to provide independent artists and label partners with access to the resources, relationships and experience required to share their creative vision with a global audience. We honor our diverse history and embrace the future with unwavering passion & ambition.

As the independent sales and marketing arm of Warner Music Group, the Label Management team works closely with distributed artists and label partners to help realize our common goals for promoting music on a global basis while optimizing sales opportunities. The Label Management team work cross-functionally with 10k Projects and ADA, collaborating with operations, sales, label services, finance, business affairs and the whole of Warner Music Group.

Your role:

The Label & Product Management role is a unique opportunity to work with exciting signed artists and independent label partners ADA while guiding them through best practices and helping to get their creative content to the masses with a specific focus on 10K Projects and their Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B repertoire. In addition to being at the forefront of a creative community, this position has visibility and engagement in new methods of music consumption.

By way of Label Management with an emphasis on Product Management + Digital Strategy, this role will have the ability to make a meaningful impact on 10k Projects and ADA’s business while also developing strong relationships with our partners, employees and co-workers.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Be the liaison between 10k Projects and a select group of ADA distributed label partners along with the internal global teams with a focus on Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B/Reggae.
  • Foster strong relationships with key individuals & companies across the genre as well as our internal teams at ADA and WMG to maximize the relationship with our partners
  • Remain current and help educate all partners on best practices across priority digital commercial accounts as well as new methods of music consumption
  • Work closely with ADA’s integrated digital marketing and commercial teams to bring campaigns and initiatives to life
  • Construct community/fan-building initiatives while brainstorming to implement exciting new online content and activations and optimize them for each distribution platform
  • Collaborate with ADA’s team to strategize, review and engage around artist campaigns to maximize digital marketing visibility and measure KPI’s
  • Create weekly performance reports across socials and streaming for internal teams and label partners to better understand the cadence around priority projects
  • Provide account management teams with key marketing & sales information on new releases, on-going priorities & general label activity
  • Organize/lead set-up meetings for key releases including managing follow-up/action items
  • Analyze sales data with an effort to identify and optimize opportunity
  • Implement, organize and execute creative marketing including the management of project budgets
  • Identify and secure Label Services opportunities including radio, online marketing, press, synch, ticket bundling and more

About you:

  • Showcase a strong knowledge and passion for music across Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B/Reggae.
  • Be motivated, creative, innovative, highly organized, detailed and multi-task oriented while working under pressure
  • Have strong management skills with the ability to drive projects to completion
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have the ability to translate analysis into actionable strategy
  • Have an exemplary knowledge of the digital media with an understanding of how it influences and moves popular culture

We’d love it if you also had:

  • Minimum 3+ years of label / distribution experience with an emphasis on Product Management and Digital Commerce/Marketing
  • Passion for Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B/Reggae music
  • A strong understanding of digital accounts with an ability to activate those relationships
  • Broad knowledge of music, independent record labels and artist managers
  • Strong knowledge of sales and production/metadata
  • Track record of managing productive relationships with independent labels, artists and artist managers

About us:

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 10k Projects, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalog 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.  As well as consumer brands such as Songkick the live music app, EMP the merchandise e-tailer, and UPROXX the youth culture destination.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

#LI-Hybrid and #LI-Onsite

This position will require being in the office 4 days a week.  We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

Salary Range

$67,500 - $75,000 Annually

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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