Nettwerk – Director, A&R (US)

Position: Director, A&R

Department: Label/A&R
Reports to: SVP, A&R & Creative Operations
Responsible for: Leading A&R processes and projects
Location: Hybrid/Remote – New York/LA
Salary: $75 000 -110,000 USD/year

Position Summary:

The Director, A&R is a seasoned industry professional with developed experience, knowledge, and skills in the Modern Rock/Alt Rock/Indie category. This candidate has a proven track record of successful signings and the ability to lead projects independently. This position requires mentorship of junior team members and effective high level collaboration with various Nettwerk departments.

About the role

Nettwerk Music Group is a full-service artist development and music intellectual property brand builder with a history spanning nearly 40 years. Nettwerk operates a global organization with offices in major cities around the world and an infrastructure to match. At Nettwerk we pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate shifts in consumer behavior and to effectively leverage technology in order to place great music in the hands of fans. We’re looking for inspired, skilled and energetic people to help us deliver on that promise.

What you’ll do
  • Work closely with A&R leadership on initial signing approval.
  • Independently run A&R projects post signing approval.
  • Collaborate with other senior A&R team members on projects that might not be solely on your roster.
  • Manage relationships and effectively communicate with artists, songwriters, publishers, mixers, mastering engineers, etc.
  • Establish a strong network of industry professionals to assist and attract artists / artist managers.
  • Act as primary A&R liaison between Nettwerk and the artist and lead projects with internal teams.
  • First point of contact for Nettwerk Marketing Managers on signed projects.
  • Expectation to further individual knowledge of the musical landscape, Nettwerk systems and overall communication / business skills in order to develop in the role.

  • 5+ years of experience working directly in A&R within a music label in the category of “Modern Rock”
  • Proven network within the North American music industry in the category of “Modern Rock”
  • Advanced leadership skills
  • Advanced understanding of record label processes
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced network of industry relationships
  • Must sign a minimum of five artists per year

Nettwerk is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.