Firebird – Director, Release Planning & Distribution (US)

TITLE: Director, Release Planning & Distribution

REPORTS TO: VP and Head of Artist & Label Services

DEPARTMENT: Firebird Label Services

LOCATION: New York, NY or Los Angeles, CA


The Firebird Label Services division provides Firebird Music’s artist, management, and label partners, as well as its wholly owned labels and repertoire, with access to all the resources needed to share their music with a global audience. FLS offers recorded music strategy, distribution, release management, marketing & promotion, and more to meet its partners’ creative and business needs.


The Director, Release Planning and Distribution performs day-to-day management of smooth product creation according to set protocols, efficient product distribution, and successful market delivery. In this role, the Director will give technical onboarding and continued support to Firebird partners as they work to correctly deliver creative assets to precise specifications. This position will ensure that products are properly established and archived within company systems, and that products are distributed to the marketplace on time and according to industry standards.


New Partner Set Up

  • Responsible for onboarding new partners to the Firebird Label Services system, including the Firebird Music Portal which facilitates product set-up and distribution
  • Manage the ingestion of artist and label music catalog into Firebird’s distribution pipeline

Product Set Up

  • Oversee and optimize the flow of data into Firebird’s new release system
  • Liaise with external partners, internal Project Directors, and A&R Administrators, to maximize product opportunities such scheduling the release of singles, EPs, albums, videos, physical goods, and more
  • Update internal team as well as external partners with new release and on-sale schedules
  • Keep a keen eye out for potential release traffic jams, system overloads, and conflicts of interest
  • Ensure that metadata is collected, comprehensive, accurate, and entered into Firebird’s centralized database
  • Establish a permissions-restricted system by which partners can share and access assets and data
  • Establish and respond to the “Firebird Support Hotline,” assisting self-service partners as they set up their own releases and distribution

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure products are properly delivered to the appropriate distribution channels and work to quickly rectify issues should they arise
  • Perform site checks to ensure products are brought to market correctly and according to project expectations
  • Request product takedowns as necessary and confirm compliance

  • You have 3+ years of experience in recorded music product management and/or operations, music distribution, or music management operations
  • Have a strong understanding of metadata, new release production, recorded music sales and streaming, and delivering to DSPs
  • You are well versed in current (as well as recent past) popular music across all genres, cultural trends, and music industry operations
  • You analyze situations and formulate actionable paths forward
  • You are detail oriented and able to take a broad overview simultaneously
  • You have a track-record of productive relationships with artists, managers, and independent labels
  • You are a collaborative and supportive teammate
  • You are a clear and effective communicator with excellent writing skills
  • You are a results-oriented self-starter… a starter and a closer
  • You are well organized and flexible
  • You are a problem solver who’s able to multi-task and stay cool under pressure
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace


Bachelor’s Degree preferred


Firebird is a diversified music company that empowers artists to accelerate and capture the full value of their content and brands.

Our platform has two operating units:

Firebird Management, where we serve as CEO of Artist Inc., drive artists’ careers as capital and business partners building brand extensions across consumer products, digital, media, live and more, and where we are evolving the model to participate in 100% of artist revenue streams and be an asset co-owner

Firebird Recorded Music and Publishing, where we power the creation of artists’ core enabling IP and participate as an equity owner

Firebird has centers of excellence in digital and marketing, data and analytics, consumer products, label services, and finance that support the artists we partner with in our operating units

Each operating unit is an entry point for a broader, aligned partnership with an artist across the entirety of their business.

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