Apple Music – Business Development Manager (US)

Apple Music is a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place.

You can stream any Apple Music song, playlist or album, and download it for future offline listening. Beats 1 is Apple’s first-ever live radio station dedicated entirely to music and music culture. Apple Music is available in 115 countries around the world, on both iOS and Android platforms.

Apple is seeking a dynamic self-starter to develop and manage partnerships with 3rd parties to distribute and market Apple Music, and other Apple content services. This role is based in Santa Clara Valley, California.

Key Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant industry work experience in managing or selling value-added services and/or promotional bundles to wireless and/or cable/broadband providers, and consumer electronics manufacturers.
  • Direct experience within the music industry as a label, publisher or platform a bonus.
  • Strong understanding of the VAS and OTT landscape.
  • Strong business network at Senior Executive level.
  • Proven track record of successful negotiation with both 3rd parties and cross-functionally within a large business structure.
  • Passion, energy and drive to develop and grow a multi-million dollar business program globally.
  • Exceptional business development and partnership management track record.
  • Strong command of business and financial modeling.
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management capability with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Manage research projects to identify the priority partnership opportunities.
  • Help to build business models and programs that help partners to achieve their business goals.
  • Lead negotiations with distribution partners to ensure that Apple Music is made available to large volumes of customers and marketed in accordance with Apple’s high standards.
  • Work with business management teams to negotiate terms with music rights holders that enable the partnerships.
  • Assist in the project management of the integration of the partner into the Apple Music platforms.
  • Manage the ongoing commercial relationships with partners including reporting, analysis and contract renegotiations.
  • BA/BS degree required; MBA or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Additional Requirements

This role involves significant travel.

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