Sony Music Entertainment – Senior Director, A&R (US)

As a Senior Director, A&R, you will evaluate new talent and serve as a liaison between assigned artists and the label.

What you’ll do:
  • Oversee the recording, production, mastering, sequencing of artist projects.
  • Provide comprehensive feedback on new music to executive management.
  • Review and recommend submitted/solicited demos as well as online material via artist/band websites and social networking sites.
  • Search for new songs for existing talent on the label.
  • Act as label liaison with the artist once they are signed to the label.
  • Provide creative input and direction on artist’s material.
  • Find suitable producers, writers/co-writers, sound engineers and recording studios.
  • Coordinate pre-production and production, mixing, mastering.
  • Plan and monitor recording budgets for assigned projects.
  • Keep projects within agreed budget and schedule/timeline.
  • Evaluate recording and mixing progress for label’s artists.
  • Maintain files/records on all shows attended.
  • Work closely with other label departments/employees including marketing, publicity, promotion and sales to try to ensure recorded material is commercially successful.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert promoters, radio promo reps, retail contacts, trade and consumer press, tastemakers, etc.).
Who you are:
  • 7+ years of music industry experience, with a demonstrated track record of finding new and emerging artists that fit in with the label’s musical offerings/musical direction.
  • Experience with the different steps in the recording, production, mastering, sequencing and release of a record required.
  • Must have strong knowledge of various genres of music and the ability to separate/identify the commercially viable from the pack.
  • Musical/performance background a strong plus.
What we give you:
  • You join an inclusive, collaborative and global community where you have the opportunity to fuel the creative journey
  • A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork
  • An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching
  • Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition and student loans
  • We invest in your professional growth & development

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