Josh Bowles

International Merchandise Coordinator

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I’m a music industry professional, having worked in the business for around 8 years now. In that time I’ve been an in-house live sound engineer, interned for a handful of record labels, worked as a marketeer for frontline audio releases, marketed live show DVDs & Blu-rays and now work on retail & licensed merchandise for another major record label. I’m also a freelance graphic designer, Director for an apparel company, a guitarist in a punk band and I produce hiphop on the side. Despite all the above, I’m available for freelance work and would love to work on any projects you need doing. I specialise in Album Artwork but am available for any sort of project, big or small.

Skills

  • Music
  • Marketing
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Logic pro 9
  • Asset Creation
  • Band Merchandise
  • Design
  • Album Artwork
  • Graphic Design

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Warner Music Group

    Warner Music Group

    • Music
  • K

    Kobalt Music Publishing

    • B

      BEAT Soup

      • E

        Eagle Rock Entertainment / Universal Music Group

        Work history

        Currently

        Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • An independent, hemp-based apparel company.

        Currently

        International Merchandise Coordinator

        Warner Music Group

        Aug 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Warner Music Artist Services department. Responsibilities included - • Sell artist merchandise into retail through new & existing sales channels • License out specific artwork & approved designs to licensees for the production of various merchandise products • Source out new business including new licensees and direct-to-retail stores • Oversee and manage the product development of licensed products • Coordinate sample & prototype distribution between artist management and label reps • Attend trade shows and meetings with new & existing partners • Manage the merchandise release schedule • Create & develop artist ‘look-books’ for current partners and distribute to potential new parties • Coordinate supply chain with production department • Manage the wholesale online catalogue

        2016

        Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • International Music DVD & BD department. Responsibilities included - • Liaise with management and worldwide PR’s to schedule and oversee phone interviews for Eagle artists • Compile, maintain and distribute a weekly marketing and PR update with information from all territories • Distribute content for album streams for Eagle audio titles to the Marketing Assistant • Supply press releases & promotional screeners to regional radio stations around the UK • Create and distribute tour date sheets to UK & International territories • Organise tickets, guest lists, passes etc for UK live shows by Eagle associated artists for internal team, territories and competition uses • Work with merchandise companies to source or create promotional merchandise as required • Organise and oversee the running of Eagle premieres and events • Coordinate online marketing on Eagle titles • Monitor and set tasks for Eagle Intern & Marketing Assistant on behalf of Department

        2016

        Video Operations Assistant

        Kobalt Music Publishing

        Apr 2016 - May 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Kobalt label Services department. Responsibilities included - • Tidy up metadata within the internal system, SAX • Source missing ISRC’s and video identifiers from third party clients • Liaise with the marketing and publishing departments to create new product shells • Ensure artist & video metadata is inputted correctly in VEVO • Update and manage clients YouTube channels

        2016

        Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Oversee all levels of production from start to finish, including artwork proofing, vinyl test pressing approvals, and sourcing & submitting label copy • Co-managing marketing campaigns and liaising with international reps • Co-managing campaign budgets & handling P&L’s • Managing the label’s social media accounts, as well as artist’s Apple Connect profiles • Streaming optimisation whilst working with UMG’s playlist curation team • Co-ordinating social channels / organising boosted social posts & sponsored advertisements with 3rd party media agencies • Creating social graphics & digital marketing tools • Building social competitions using UMG’s digital toolbox ‘Lemonade’ • Co-ordinating and overseeing all Spinefarm D2C Digital Stores alongside the Digital Stores team • Reporting on weekly sales figures • Liaising with third-parties to create marketing assets such as exclusive merchandise, promotional videos & poster advertisements

        2015

        Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Work new products from creation to release • Reporting on sales figures for top 60 priority artists • Assist product managers with their day-to-day tasks, such as gathering press / interview requests, estimated sales figures & project assets • Liaise with third-parties, such as Eagle Rock Entertainment, Monument Studios & Q-Prime Management • Third-party reporting • DVD Certification • Liaise with International markets, including a weekly video call with the US • USM Newsletter playlist curation

        2013

        May 2013 - Dec 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Assist the artist managers with day to day tasks, as well as coordinate all merchandise orders.

        Education

        2013

        BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production

        Buckinghamshire new university

        Aug 2010 - Apr 2013
        • High Wycombe, United Kingdom
        • Audio engineering, Studio engineering, Music Business,