Empire – Distribution Manager (UK)

EMPIRE is an independent label, born and grown out of the Bay Area. We have grown to become the largest independent record label in the U.S., with a significant global presence covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North and South America. We keep ourselves busy with a large range of music-related services from original content and marketing, to distributions and recordings.

EMPIRE is looking for a multi faceted Distribution Manager to support the Label Operations team. The ideal candidate will be an extremely detail-oriented person, who can handle the duties listed below as well as anything thrown their way.

  • Deliver audio and video content to digital services in coordination with the US, UK, African, and MENA teams at EMPIRE.
  • Liaise with the digital production and content team to ensure all projects are scheduled correctly within our content management system.
  • Provide a metadata service for EMPIRE’s labels. The team manages repertoire setup, research, completion and approval tasks for both frontline and catalogue releases
  • Handle all release requirements for all catalogue digital initiatives and retailer exclusives
  • Ensure quality control on data entered into the system
  • Perform production-based customer service for EMPIRE labels and label managers
  • Ensure all releases are scheduled accordingly
  • Asset trafficking and approvals between content providers and internal parties
  • Process product requests from labels
  • Provide outstanding customer service to EMPIRE label partners
  • Previous Distribution/Operations Management experience, having a proven track record of delivering audio/video content successfully within the music industry
  • Ability to coordinate with an international team based in San Francisco
  • Familiar with XML and metadata formatting for music services
  • Database and Excel experience
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, multi-task and be highly flexible in order to juggle priorities and meet all deadlines
  • Previous experience working with various genres of music, working knowledge of various audio formats
  • Quick and accurate resolution of data issues is critical to the success of this role
  • A detailed understanding of metadata requirements and related issues across all product types, media and genres, with an expertise in Apple, Spotify, and all major services.
  • Strong interpretative skills – able to translate customer’s requests into tasks that will solve the underlying issue
  • Familiarity with rights management
  • Experience in quickly understanding new information systems and processes
  • Highly skilled in cross team functionality and communication
  • Ability to work closely with other team members while, at the same time, taking responsibility for and initiative over personal workload
Desired Education/Skills:
  • 3+ years of music business experience
  • Self-motivated,problem-solver mentality
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong passion for and knowledge of music
  • Highly analytical and detail oriente
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a project deadline environment
  • Comfortable working with large volumes of data
  • Exceptional communication skills – able to deal with varying personalities and levels
  • Highly-organized, meticulous about follow-up, deadline oriented, resourceful and innovative
  • Bonus points for familiarity with content ID and Youtube CMS
  • Expertise in video delivery

If you think you’re the right candidate – Email jobs@empiredistribution.com and include:

  • Your resume
  • A few sentences about yourself or your career goals.
  • The top 3 artists you have been listening to lately

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