[PIAS] Catalogue Manager (UK)

Role: Catalogue Manager
Reporting to: Head of Catalogue
Direct Reports: 0
Location: London

What we do

[PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music in the world across our unrivalled international network. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.

Our Mission
  • To be at the very heart of the independent music ecosystem.
  • To relentlessly and passionately discover, promote, market, sell and distribute the music of independent labels and artists.
  • To spread the music we champion with passion, integrity and care. To help it encounter audiences and success.
  • To constantly challenge ourselves to improve.

What you’ll be doing

Working under the direction of the Head of Catalogue, the role offers the opportunity for you to develop and acquire skills and experience in catalogue planning and content creation. In this role you will assist in the planning of the [PIAS] release schedule as well as the organization and processing of all parts required for production and manufacturing. Delivering impactful and creative marketing campaigns.

Key Deliverables
  • To ensure the smooth running of release planning and manufacturing for a variety of [PIAS] catalogue and international repertoire.
  • Create and deliver marketing strategy plans that drive given turnover and profit targets. Help build a reputation for excellence in the field of music marketing.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Assist the Head of Catalogue on all aspects of reissues and back catalogue campaigns.
  • Manage and coordinate origination of physical and digital releases, making sure all parts for production are delivered within set and agreed deadlines.
  • Work closely with the Integral Supply Chain Team on the timely canvassing of initial orders.
  • Collate and check metadata and production assets provided by repertoire teams.
  • Build strong working relationships externally with [PIAS] Catalogue artists and their teams.
  • Liaise with all teams contributing to overall project, including – production teams, international department, and artist management / designers communicating deadlines clearly to and ensure release dates are met and origination of product is completed within given deadlines.
  • Initiate and implement global marketing campaigns for designated acts and manage a balance of projects that are being campaigned at any one time.
  • Research current market and previous sales history for artist catalogues and developing new campaigns.
  • Work with Sales to maximise new catalogue release sell-in and campaign opportunities at retail.
  • Assist the Sync team by keeping licensing platforms, tools and databases up to date including the uploading of instrumentals and unreleased music.
  • Generally, assist the global PIAS Label Group team on catalogue product and repertoire data related tasks.

Skills and Experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in the music industry, within A&R and/or marketing is preferable.
  • A high degree of attention to detail and accuracy is essential for this role.
  • Methodical approach to work and experience of having to deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly and ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize own workload.
  • Being organized and demonstrating an affinity with problem solving.
  • Data analysis experience preferable.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective relationship building with artists, artist managers, A&Rs, tour agents etc.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with sales teams, promotion teams and other 3rd party services teams
  • Sound knowledge of marketing and of the UK market, media, digital marketing, retail and technology
  • Ability to manage marketing budgets and monitor their efficiency.
  • Ability to construct and implement innovative marketing strategies and ideas.
Personal attributes
  • Passionate about music
  • Gravitas and integrity
  • Takes initiative and capitalises on opportunity
  • Adaptable within a dynamic, changing environment
  • Works to build up credibility and rapport at all levels of the business
  • Takes personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
  • Organised, efficient and effective
  • Languages would be real advantage

What do we offer?
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Great working environment – passion and love for music runs in our DNA
  • Financial Planning drop ins with our Company Financial Advisor
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hybrid working model
  • Summer Fridays
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loans Interest Free
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Monthly stock out
  • Free gig tickets and staff socials
  • Perkbox Employee Reward Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • A great team to work with
  • And much more!

[PIAS] is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to a working environment where no one will be treated less favorably on grounds of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.

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