EMPIRE – Sr. Director or Director, Strategy and Data Analytics (US)

Sr. Director or Director, Strategy and Data Analytics

EMPIRE is a premier and dynamic music company that prides itself on the development and support of independent artists. We are a rapidly growing firm that has been making waves in the music industry, with an extensive portfolio that spans multiple genres and reaches audiences worldwide.

We have 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 distribution and recordings.

Our commitment to artistic creativity, innovation, and progressive business solutions forms the foundation of our corporate culture. We believe in fostering talent, not just in our artists but also within our professional teams. As we continue to expand, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

The Role Remix

EMPIRE is looking for an experienced Sr. Director OR Director of Strategy and Data Analytics to join our growing international team. This role will report into the Chief Business Officer and will work closely with our executive team to build and lead a data analytics team to help guide key business decisions and inform long-term strategies.

  • Building and leading a world class data analytics team to support the EMPIRE portfolio across music label, distribution, and publishing business units.
  • Developing a vision and roadmap for enhancing existing analytics platforms and building new analytics capabilities.
  • Analyzing highly complex / large scale data and translating into clear, actionable insights for the executive team.
  • Delivering effective presentations of findings to executive team and cross functional leaders, creating high impact visuals of quantitative information. Present your insights with a focus on the “why” and the “what” Collaborate with cross functional teams including product, finance, marketing, legal, and commerce to build functional capabilities and reporting.
  • Developing and automating reports, iteratively building and prototyping dashboards to provide insights.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional partners to understand their business needs.
  • Completing end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering, analysis, and ongoing communications.

Key Notes for Success
  • 7+ years of professional experience including in the media, music, direct-to consumer, and / or entertainment industry
  • 7+ years of experience in consumer insights / market research
  • Experience building a 0 to 1 data analytics team
  • Experience building 0 to 1 internal data collection processes, dashboards, and systems
  • Demonstrated success in leveraging data and insights to inform business decisions and achieve broad buy-in of strategic initiatives.
  • Background in leveraging multiple streams of consumer research, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data (e.g. NPower, Gracenote, comScore, MRI, Google Search, Antenna, Parrot and/or other sources), to establish 360-degree customer analysis.
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive and positive attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Proven ability leading project-based teams and deal-making
  • Prior M&A and corporate development experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Based in San Francisco, CA, or willing to relocate.

Pay Range: $100,000 – $150,000/annual salary + benefits + discretionary bonus + profit sharing program

The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If you are passionate about the music industry, and looking for a challenging role in a fast-paced, innovative environment, apply today. We look forward to hearing from you.

At EMPIRE, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We use E-Verify to confirm the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires.

Perks Playlist
  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Company Paid Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, and Sick)
  • Company 401(k) Plan
  • Wellness Resources
  • Commuter Allowance
  • Cell Phone Allowance


Founded in 2010 by Bay Area native Ghazi, EMPIRE is currently leading through its innovative and progressive approach to the digital music era across its label, distribution and publishing arms.

With its focus on early stage artist development, the San Francisco based company has been instrumental in identifying future icons and launching the careers of both Multi- platinum and Grammy Award winning artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Fireboy DML, Yung Bleu, Migos, Asake, XXXtentacion, and Anderson .Paak to name a few.

After this early success, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and premier independent record label. More than a decade in, EMPIRE continues to grow – expanding the Publishing division with a partnership with superproducer Hit-Boy and his Surf Club collective and acquiring Dirtybird Records in 2022 to amplify the Dance arm.

EMPIRE has expanded the team throughout the globe on the African continent, Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. With the company and roster excelling at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels.

Through crafting bespoke deals that are always in favor of the artist, EMPIRE is able to form a true partnership with each artist and label on its roster. Coupled with their unique software for analytics, recoupment, and royalties, which is available to every partner, the company offers a level of transparency unprecedented in the music industry.

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