Sony Music Entertainment – Director, Hip-Hop/R&B Marketing (US)

At Sony Music Entertainment, we fuel the creative journey. We’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from the first-ever music label to the invention of the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time.

Today, we work in more than 60 countries, supporting a diverse roster of international superstars, developing and independent artists, and visionary creators.

From our position at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to the newest products and platforms, embrace new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and provide powerful insights that help our artists push creative boundaries and reach new audiences. In everything we do, we’re committed to artistic integrity, transparency, and entrepreneurship. Sony Music Entertainment is a member of the Sony family of global companies.


As a member of the Marketing department, this individual will lead, plan, develop, implement and drive innovative and effective marketing plans for individual artist projects, strategic catalog initiatives and cultural moments all of which should drive revenue growth and audience acquisition around the Sony Music Hip-Hop and R&B catalog.

  • Serve as the Team leader, architect and engineer creative, innovative and impactful marketing campaigns across a multitude of priority projects which will influence the online behavior and consumption habits of core hip-hop and R&B music consumers.
  • Directly liaise with artists, artist management and estates on a regular basis to communicate label opportunities plans and expectations.
  • Build and manage quarterly as well as per-project marketing budgets.
  • Participate in near and long term creative planning to ensure a strong and continuous stream of communication around products within Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog.
  • Collaborate with Content Group and A&R to ensure comprehensive, cohesive delivery of all content and product related elements.
  • Work with Digital Group to ensure fully conceived and optimized online, social and mobile marketing plans.
  • Partner with Sales/Commercial team to ensure realization of revenue targets and maximize opportunities for on-platform marketing.
  • Work with international territories to ensure marketing plans are relevant, project needs are met and projects executed as well as sharing best practice strategies and insights.
  • Identify and analyze new and innovative exposure and revenue generating opportunities for Hip-Hop and R&B catalog artists.
  • Seek out new strategic partnerships to accelerate and grow key performance indicators.
  • Partner closely with frontline labels to find creative ways to market artist catalogs leading up to new releases and between new album cycles and single drops.
  • Management of specialized team of Hip-Hop and R&B marketers.
  • Creative and collaborative self-starter with ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment while also managing a team of high performing marketers.
  • 8 years of progressive marketing experience in the entertainment industry with 3 years of experience managing a team.
  • Dynamic and passionate music fan with a deep knowledge of Hip-Hop and R&B.
  • Established network within Hip-Hop and R&B artist, industry and influencer communities.
  • Deep understanding of all streaming and social platforms (both emerging and established) and the behaviors specific to each.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize, multitask, and focus while working under stressful and demanding timelines.
  • Must be curious and adaptable and accepting of abrupt change and unforeseen challenges.
  • Working knowledge of SEO, SEM, Google AdWords and Social Media Ad strategies and campaigns.
  • Proficiency in digital productivity landscape including Microsoft Office, presentation building and various research/analytics tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

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