Music is Universal
It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.
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The A Side: A Day in The Life
Working with world renowned artists including Ludovico Einaudi and Max Richter alongside internationally ground-breaking young artists such as Erland Cooper, Jean-Michel Blais and various Soundtrack releases is all in a day’s work at Decca Records. Home to icons of classical, jazz, country, Americana and more, Decca Records - synonymous with 60s rock’n’roll - has been defining music of all genres since 1929.
We are an exciting and vibrant label at Decca with a team who are passionate about delivering outstanding campaigns of all genres to a broad demographic of music lovers.
Our ideal candidate will have a passion to deliver the diverse music and artists on our roster to the broadest audiences with creativity and a holistic vision. We are looking for someone with a desire to excel in their role and show an inexhaustible energy for the artists they are responsible for.
The B Side: Skills & Experience
To establish, maintain and develop overall artist timelines for all aspects of their businesses. New albums, catalogue albums, streaming initiatives, digital marketing and audience acquisition campaigns etc
Produce innovative content marketing campaigns
Offer strong, cohesive briefs to creative agencies and then select the best treatment to meet the needs of the campaign.
Be responsible for all content creation related to your artists.
Oversee all market research activity, on and off-line, liaising closely with the Universal Music Insight division.
Embrace new technologies and their benefits – commercial and creative – for the growth of the unit and the business.
Keep the wider label aware and energised by your work
Manage relevant artist showcases and events
Operate within agreed budgets for marketing plans and keeping accurate records of expenditure and planned expenditure.
Work with the Digital and Streaming teams to devise cohesive campaigns across all platforms.
Liaise with the A&R Managers and producers with regards to master delivery, mixes, samplers, label copy, music samples and technical issues relevant to the initiation and marketing of a product.
Work closely with the wider label – A&R/Digital/Audience/Press/Promotions/Sales etc. to ensure broad input into your artists from the skills within the Decca and wider Universal team
Liaise regularly with artists and their management.
Proven experience of successfully managing a wide range of artists in the modern classical genre / neoclassical space.
Proven knowledge of charts, trends and artists.
Proven capability to work autonomously, demonstrating the ability to make decisions.
Drive and ability to push campaigns through to completion.
Experience of managing budgets.
Proven ability to contribute to innovative, creative and commercially successful marketing strategies.
Excellent relationship-building and relationship-management skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
Capacity to represent the company across inter-disciplinary groups.
Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
Experience with photo and video shoots, including managing budgets, briefs and contracts.
Experience of working with and guiding external creative and media buying agencies.
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)
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.