As Vice President, A&R and Co-Director of Urban Music, Arista Records, you will assess and recommend new talent, oversee the recording process for assigned artists, and serve as a liaison between assigned artists and the label.
What you are going to do:
- Evaluate talents and match the tastes of potential audience with a primary focus on urban / pop music.
- Supervise the recording, production, mastering, sequencing of artist projects.
- Attend live showcases / concerts at venues.
- Provide full feedback on new music to the President, Arista Records.
- Review and recommend submitted / solicited demos as well as material online through artist / group websites and social networking sites.
- Look for new songs for existing talent on the label.
- Act as the label’s bond with the artist once they are signed to the label.
- Provide creative input and direction on artist material.
- Find suitable producers, writers / co-authors, sound engineers and recording studios.
- Coordinate pre-production and production, mixing, mastering.
- Plan and monitor recording budgets for assigned projects.
- Keep projects within budget and agreed schedule / schedule.
- Evaluate the recording and mixing progress of the label’s artists.
- Maintain files / recordings of all shows you have attended.
- Work closely with other label departments / employees including marketing, advertising, promotion and sales to try and ensure the commercial success of the recorded material.
- Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, lawyers, concert promoters, radio promotion representatives, retail contacts, commercial and mainstream press, taste makers, etc.)
Who are you:
- Over 10 years of experience in the music industry, with at least 5 years of A&R experience with a demonstrated track record in finding new and emerging artists who align with music offerings / music direction of Arista.
- Previous experience in the various stages of recording, producing, mastering, sequencing and releasing a disc is required.
- Must have a solid knowledge of various genres of music and the ability to separate / identify the commercially viable from the pack.
- Musical / performance context a major asset.
- Computer skills: Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and extensive knowledge of the Internet.
- A proactive and autonomous person with strong problem solving, social and interpersonal skills.
- Exceptional communication and time management skills.
- Must be able to prioritize and multitask.
- Strong organizational skills are required.
- Must be able to work independently, but be a team player and flexible.
- Must be able to create and maintain very strong relationships with artists, managers, lawyers, etc.
What we offer you:
- You 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
- An attractive and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage and 401,000+ employers
- Voluntary benefits such as company paid identity theft protection and pet resources, mental health and meditation resources, advanced fertility coverage, fully paid childbirth leave or the link, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental and neurodiversity disabilities subsidized emergency care for children and the elderly, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, costs of tuition and student loans
- We invest in your professional growth and development
Free time for a winter break
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