Music is Universal
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We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles.
The A Side: A Day in The Life
The Universal Music Catalogue A&R team is responsible for all of Universal Music Catalogue music output from vinyl box sets to streaming playlists. The team provide creative output, relationship management and product development that supports a best in class release schedule and content plan.
This role will be integral to supporting the A&R team across all of these areas and will include assistance in the product creation process, research and administrative support.
The B Side: Skills and Experience
Schedule and coordinate key department meetings that are fundamental to the sharing of information between the A&R team and other UMC departments.
Liaise with the archive team for audio and audio-visual asset reports.
Help to research and implement new and emerging digital initiatives.
Liaise with licensing and legal team to monitor progress of releases.
Assist in researching new ideas, projects and asset availability.
Attend scheduling meetings and assist with updates between the A&R and Production teams.
Assist with quality control measures, such as test pressings and artwork sign offs.
Collate, place and distribute product orders for the team.
Assist with streaming analysis and playlist suggestions.
Schedule monthly A&R team meeting and circulate agenda/minutes.
Check, update and track status of label copy for both physical and digital releases.
Ensure all newly created digital masters and assets are archived.
Assist with scheduling of international releases for UK release.
Book couriers and travel as required.
Keep track of budgets and approve payments.
Attend meetings and distribute minutes and feedback where required.
Interest in and understanding of catalogue music
Ability to prioritise and manage workload
Adaptable and able to use initiative
Ability to communicate and liaise with all levels and departments within the business
Highly organised with proven administrative skills
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Great attention to detail
Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits
Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
Private Medical Insurance
25 paid days of annual leave
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
Holiday Purchase scheme
Dental and Travel Insurance options
Cycle to Work Scheme
Salary Sacrifice Cars
Subsidised Gym Membership
Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)
Just So You Know…
The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.