Director of a&R
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
  • Must be well organized and highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work under high pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible, able to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • 5-10 years music industry experience with a track record of finding top songs for artists
  • Must be flexible regarding hours; availability on nights/weekends as required; ability to travel and attend shows as required
  • Strong computer skills
  • Discover new talent for signing to UnitedMasters label tier
  • Develop artist projects, music, and team to build and grow their career
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry professionals, including managers, agents, attorneys, etc., and seek new relationships necessary to ensure artist success
  • Find producers, writers, session musicians and mix engineers for projects
  • Understand deal points (advances, publishing splits, royalties) and market rates for talent and work with A&R administration to build recording budgets
  • Provide detailed and constructive creative feedback on new music to all stakeholders including artists, producers, and label teams
  • Keep projects within agreed budget, schedule, and timeline
  • Confirm all recording-related documents are accurate and fully executed
  • Manage & coordinate full A&R lifecycle, from research to recording/production process to product release
  • Work closely with all necessary departments and team members including marketing, sync, partnerships, distribution, legal and finance to ensure recorded material is commercially successful
  • Research data and assets across a wide variety of artists and genres
Desired Qualifications
  • Have a knack for finding “trends” before they become mainstream
  • Passionate about the music industry and all modern music genres
  • Must have strong knowledge of music and the ability to identify what is commercially viable and most importantly, be able to see the next music trends on the horizon
  • Ability to negotiate and influence, leading all parties to an amicable outcome
  • Work well independently, take initiative, and identify potential issues to successfully problem solve and make sound business decisions
  • Ability to work cohesively with others and interact comfortably, effectively, and professionally with external partners

201-500 employees

Company Overview
UnitedMasters gives musicians an alternative to exploitative record label deals.