Stones Throw Records – Project Manager (US)

Stones Throw Records- Project Manager

The Company

Stones Throw Records is an independent record label founded in 1996 by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf with offices in Los Angeles and London. Known for a richly diverse roster, past touchstone releases include albums by Madvillain, J Dilla, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and Aloe Blacc.

The current roster includes artists such as Sudan Archives, Mild High Club, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Benny Sings, NxWorries (Anderson. Paak & Knxwledge), Automatic, Jerry Paper, John Carroll Kirby, Kiefer and Los Retros.

Position Summary

Stones Throw Records is seeking a full-time Project Manager based in our Los Angeles office who is prepared to hit the ground running. The ideal candidate is a creative, self-motivated individual with minimum 3-5 years music business experience in marketing, project management and/or artist management with a deep knowledge of the music industry landscape and demonstrable experience in breaking artists.

Familiarity with the label, our fan base and our artists’ music as well as a general passion for music is essential. Ability to stay organized, manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize a heavy workload independently in a busy work environment is a must.

The ideal candidate should be able to identify the stories behind artists and campaigns and communicate them in a fluent, engaging manner. The candidate should be very familiar with the workings of an independent record label and have deep engagement with the current landscape, relevant and emerging social media networks, trends in the music industry, successful artist and record campaigns, digital platforms, media, and music culture.

  • Work with key staff members to develop, execute and implement ambitious, creative and effective marketing ideas, campaigns and timelines.
  • Interface with artists, managers, publicists, booking agents, radio promotion and other 3rd party partners.
  • Be the internal and external point of contact for an artist and oversee campaigns from the beginning to end.
  • Oversee timelines and marketing budgets for artist campaigns.
  • Create regular reports of all marketing work and updates on individual campaigns to be shared with Stones Throw staff and our partners at distribution, DSPs, external agencies and artist management.
  • Work closely with rest of marketing team in the US and internationally; oversee project coordinators.
  • Create one sheets and sales updates and communicate with distribution to maximize sales.
  • Prepare releases for digital and physical production with production manager, designers, and digital staff.
  • Liaise with key staff members to tailor digital strategies to individual artists and campaigns.
  • Pitch developing artists to booking agents and work closely with live agents and venues to incorporate live strategy into record campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain contacts in the creative services (e.g. video directors, videographers, photographers, designers, etc.) and oversee creation of creative content including music videos, online campaigns, and other promotional marketing assets.
  • Pitch and develop creative ideas for campaigns.
  • Develop marketing partnerships to align label and artists with brands and their music programs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners outside of the traditional music retail sphere, including new media platforms, brand partnerships and lifestyle marketing.
  • Copywriting for bios, one sheets, blurbs, etc.
  • Pay close attention to detail and ensure all work is done to a high standard.
  • Stay up to date with developments in the music industry.
  • Attend label events and artist shows and represent the label in the music community.

  • Prior experience in a product or project management or marketing role at a record label, music distributor, artist management firm or booking agency. Level of experience commensurate with hitting the ground running as a Project Manager in a new environment.
  • Experience in leading projects through full album cycles for developing as well as established artists.
  • Strong communication, project management, budget, creative and pitching skills, honed in the music industry.
  • Relationships in music and related industries including press, radio, booking agencies, brands, tastemakers, etc.
  • Contacts and relationships in the creative services arena (e.g. video directors, videographers, photographers, designers, etc.)
  • Resourceful at working within independent label budgets.
  • College degree in relevant field of study or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
  • High level of integrity, work ethic, and collaboration skills.
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm about Stones Throw’s history and roster.


$70k-$85k salary plus health benefits, 401K matching, PTO, paid holidays (including December 24 to January 1), and other benefits.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Stone Throw is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants, employees and partners.


To apply for the role, please fill out the Google form with your resume and cover letter by April 24th, 2024:

Please note that applicants must be based in or planning to move to Los Angeles; applications for full-time remote work will not be considered.